Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 28th December 2017

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:34am on Thursday 28th December 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Snow clouds
Base temp:
-2°C

Top temp:
-6°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow at the moment
wind condition
WNW
visibility condition
Limited > poor
This report
Thursday 28th December 2017, 8:34am
42cm
Wednesday 27th December 2017, 8:51am 54cm
Tuesday 26th December 2017, 8:15am 9cm
Monday 25th December 2017, 8:23am 0cm
Sunday 24th December 2017, 9:12am 0cm
Saturday 23rd December 2017, 7:39am 0cm
Friday 22nd December 2017, 7:48am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 105cm
Last 14 reports (total): 168cm
Current month (December 2017) total: 242cm
2017/2018 season so far total: 256cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:34am on Thursday 28th December 2017
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Good morning from Yuzawa.

We are still enjoying a full-on traditional Yuzawa snow storm, I am happy to report. Having said that, there's probably less new snowfall to report than I thought there would be this morning with snow falling through the day yesterday and overnight. Still, there is a good new 40cm at our measuring point. I suspect strong winds blowing the fresh snow around wildly at times yesterday is affecting the number today... indeed, Kagura are reporting a large 50-80cm of fresh snow this morning.

Here's the fresh snowfall numbers resorts are reporting this morning:

Kagura - 80cm
Kagura Mitsumata - 50cm
Kagura Tashiro - 60cm
Maiko Snow Resort - 30+cm

There's lots of snow around town and even more on the slopes. It's what we love to see.

I suspect that I will soon not need to be mentioning what is open and what is not open because we'll be getting to that 'all open' stage.

The forecast seems to be saying that the peak of this particular batch of heavy snow has passed and things will be calming down as the day goes on. We still might be getting further snow though today and tomorrow with the chance of some sun over the weekend. Snow shouldn't be far away though as we enter January, so things are looking good!

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Updated: Thursday 28th December 2017

** Official snow depths (where available) and resort specific information. Note that while we manually check this information each morning, sometimes official information is updated later than the time of these reports and so at times there may be an apparent delay.

Ski resorts in Yuzawa:

GALA Yuzawa
GALA Yuzawa is open with 6 lifts operating and 9 courses (Central and Northern Areas) open.
The sledding area is also open.
- 170cm

Iwappara
- Iwappara is open. Nighta until 8pm.
- 140cm

Kagura
Almost all of Kagura is open.
Only the Mitsumata area open this morning due to weather conditions. Kagura may open depending on weather.
The Dragondola connecting Kagura with Naeba is now operating (when weather allows!)
The top Kagura Number 5 lift should be open from 1st January.
- Kagura area: 280cm
- Mitsumata area: 180cm
- Tashiro area: 230cm

Kandatsu Kogen
Kandatsu Kogen is mostly open.
- 150cm

Naeba
Naeba is open.
The Dragondola connecting Naeba with Kagura is now operating (when weather allows!)
- Base: 150cm

NASPA Ski Garden
- NASPA Ski Garden is open with all lifts operating and all the main courses available. The Mogul and Slopestyle areas are not yet available.
- 155cm

Yuzawa Kogen
Yuzawa Kogen is open with all lifts operating and courses open.
- Top: 150cm
- Base: 100cm

Yuzawa Park
Yuzawa Park is now open with all lifts operating
- 110cm

Yuzawa Nakazato
Yuzawa Nakazato is part open with six lifts operating.
- 110cm

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Ski resorts in Minamiuonuma (just to the north of Yuzawa):

Ishiuchi Maruyama
Ishiuchi Maruyama is open. They don't seem to be publishing a snow depth number!

Joetsu Kokusai
Joetsu Kokusai is open with 19 courses available.
- 140cm

Maiko Snow Resort
All three of the main areas of Maiko Snow Resort are (at least part) open.
Gondola on hold this morning due to strong winds.
Nighta operations are scheduled to begin from 28th December.
- Top: 170cm
- Base: 110cm

Muikamachi Hakkaisan
Most of Hakkaisan is now open.
- 180cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:34am on Thursday 28th December 2017
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

Most resorts and areas now open - and probably more still with this heavy snowfall

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  2017/2018
*as of Thursday 28th December 2017
2016/2017
Season
2015/2016
Season
28th December 42cm 9cm 28cm
27th December 54cm 0cm 10cm
26th December 9cm 0cm 4cm
25th December 0cm 0cm 0cm
24th December 0cm 2cm 0cm
23rd December 0cm 0cm 0cm
22nd December 0cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 105cm 11cm 42cm
Previous 14 days total 168cm 64cm 61cm
November observed snowfall total 14cm 2cm 0cm
December observed snowfall total 242cm 144cm 92cm
January observed snowfall total - 470cm 143cm
February observed snowfall total - 267cm 151cm
March observed snowfall total - 71cm 38cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 256cm 954cm 424cm
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This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Yuzawa Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
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  October November December January February March April May
2019/2020 season - - - - - - - -
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - 14cm
[14cm]
242cm
[256cm]
- - - - -
2016/2017 season - 2cm
[2cm]
144cm
[146cm]
470cm
[616cm]
267cm
[883cm]
71cm
[954cm]
0cm
[954cm]
0cm
[954cm]
2015/2016 season 0cm
[0cm]
0cm
[0cm]
92cm
[92cm]
143cm
[235cm]
151cm
[386cm]
38cm
[424cm]
0cm
[424cm]
0cm
[424cm]
2014/2015 season 0cm
[0cm]
0cm
[0cm]
559cm
[559cm]
420cm
[979cm]
228cm
[1207cm]
95cm
[1302cm]
1cm
[1303cm]
0cm
[1303cm]
2013/2014 season 0cm
[0cm]
5cm
[5cm]
131cm
[136cm]
297cm
[433cm]
204cm
[637cm]
191cm
[828cm]
5cm
[833cm]
0cm
[833cm]
2012/2013 season 0cm
[0cm]
8cm
[8cm]
217cm
[225cm]
254cm
[479cm]
238cm
[717cm]
42cm
[759cm]
3cm
[762cm]
0cm
[762cm]
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