Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Tuesday 29th December 2015

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:07am on Tuesday 29th December 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloud and snow
Base temp:
0°C

Top temp:
-9°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snowing
wind condition
Slight
Limited
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This report
Tuesday 29th December 2015, 9:07am
22cm
Monday 28th December 2015, 8:26am 28cm
Sunday 27th December 2015, 7:45am 10cm
Saturday 26th December 2015, 8:02am 4cm
Friday 25th December 2015, 8:01am 0cm
Thursday 24th December 2015, 8:03am 0cm
Wednesday 23rd December 2015, 8:45am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 64cm
Last 14 reports (total): 83cm
Current month (December 2015) total: 83cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 83cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:07am on Tuesday 29th December 2015
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

The sun was out yesterday morning over the region. Lovely. And the snow quality was pretty good too actually. There wasn't enough of it yet of course - patches of ground and things sticking up through it in places, especially on lower runs that are open, and it was a bit uneven riding... but decent all the same. And of course everyone happy to be able to get open at last!

Snow was falling to the north of Yuzawa and in parts of Minamiuonuma by late morning and early afternoon, but the clouds remained generally to the north of Yuzawa for the day. By late night though snow was falling again and I have the very good news of another decent delivery of snow this morning.

There was just over 20cm of fresh snow on the car this morning and resorts around town are reporting 20-30cm of new snowfall.

Excellent news.

It's continuing to snow as well this morning and fingers crossed it will continue into tomorrow morning and so we should be getting more cm.

Resorts are now starting to be able to open up more with this new snow. Some are now close to fully open, with others still 'part' open. But I think I am correct in saying that all resorts in the area are now at least part open, which is great news. Expect more courses to be open today and tomorrow especially if we do get a decent snowfall during the day today.

I have updated the information for each resort below, but here are a few other headlines:

The legendary Mt Granview should be open this morning.

The Dragondola connecting Naeba with the Tashiro area of Kagura is starting to operate from this morning.

The lift ticket/connection between Yuzawa Kogen <> GALA Yuzawa <> Ishiuchi Maruyama is available from this morning - but importantly note that until the South Area of GALA Yuzawa opens up - not yet - you need to get a bus from the base of Yuzawa Kogen to GALA Yuzawa.

I think that is about it for now. I look forward to bringing you news of more snow tomorrow morning.

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Resort operations (Tuesday 29th December 2015) - subject to change:

Resorts in Yuzawa:

GALA Yuzawa
The Central Area and most of the North Area are now open.

Ipponsugi
Ipponsugi is now open.

Iwappara
A large area of Iwappara is now open.

Joetsu Kokusai
Most areas of Joetsu Kokusai are now open.

Kagura
Almost all of the courses and lifts at Kagura are now open.
The only areas not open yet are the top pair lift and the Mitsumata downhill course back to base.
The top pair lift (Kagura Number 5 Romance lift) plans to be open this season from 1st January.
The Dragondola connecting Tashiro with Naeba is now operating.

Kandatsu Kogen
Kandatsu Kogen is 80% open with four lifts (Tozawa, Onaka, Ikenodaira and Shiraitayama) operating.

Ludens Yuzawa
Ludens Yuzawa is now open.

Naeba
Large areas of Naeba are now open.
The Dragondola connecting Naeba with Tashiro is now operating.

Nakazato Snow Wood
Nakazato Snow Wood is now open.

NASPA Ski Garden
All of the lifts at NASPA Ski Garden are now operating and most of the courses are open.

Yuzawa Kogen
Yuzawa Kogen is open with the Ropeway, Kogen Express, Cosmos pair lift, top Panorama lift and Nunoba family lift operating.

Yuzawa Nakazato
Yuzawa Nakazato is part open from today with the Number 2 Romance lift, Number 3 Romance lift and Number 2 lifts operating.

Yuzawa Park
Yuzawa Park is part open.


Resorts in Minamiuonuma:

Chateau Shiozawa
Chateau Shiozawa is part open from today.

Hakkaisanroku
Hakkai Sanroku is now open.

Ishiuchi Maruyama
Most of Ishiuchi Maruyama is now open.

Itsukamachi
Itsukamachi is now part open.

Maiko Snow Resort
More of Maiko Snow Resort is now open. The top Okusoeji area is open (need to take Gondola back down), as well as the Paradise and Family courses of the Maiko area.

Mt Granview
Mt Granview plans to be open from today!

Muikamachi Hakkaisan
Most of Hakkai-san is now open.

Muikamachi Ski Resort
Muikamachi Ski Resort is now open.


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List of ski resorts in Yuzawa town
List of ski resorts in Minamiuonuma City

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Iwappara 6 day snow and weather forecast
NASPA Ski Garden 6 day snow and weather forecast
Kagura 6 day snow and weather forecast

Archive report: Posted at 9:07am on Tuesday 29th December 2015
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

All resorts in the area are now at least part open. With more snow falling, expect more courses/lifts to open quickly.

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  2015/2016
*as of Tuesday 29th December 2015
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
Season
29th December 22cm 0cm 10cm
28th December 28cm 0cm 10cm
27th December 10cm 25cm 2cm
26th December 4cm 35cm 0cm
25th December 0cm 15cm 15cm
24th December 0cm 2cm 0cm
23rd December 0cm 20cm 3cm
Previous 7 days total 64cm 97cm 40cm
Previous 14 days total 83cm 262cm 95cm
November observed snowfall total 0cm 0cm 5cm
December observed snowfall total 83cm 559cm 131cm
January observed snowfall total - 420cm 297cm
February observed snowfall total - 228cm 204cm
March observed snowfall total - 95cm 191cm
April observed snowfall total - 1cm 5cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 83cm 1303cm 833cm
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2015/2016 season 0cm
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0cm
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83cm
[83cm]
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[83cm]
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[83cm]
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[83cm]
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[83cm]
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[83cm]
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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