Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Tuesday 2nd December 2014

Yuzawa Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 10:02am on Tuesday 2nd December 2014
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Mostly cloudy, sun!
Base temp:
4°C

Top temp:
-3°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Not snowing now
wind condition
Light to moderate at times
Decent
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Archive report: Posted at 10:02am on Tuesday 2nd December 2014
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

I was hoping to get up and be able to report some snow this morning.

Unfortunately, took a look out of the window at 7am and... the sun was out! For a time just before there was lots of clear blue sky opening up especially just to the north in Minamiuonuma. What's all that about then!?

OK so let's rewind a bit. It's definitely colder than yesterday, but then again yesterday was borderline warm. As of 10am it's around 4 degrees in town.

Kagura updated their report at 7:30am when they reported a temperature of -4 degrees but missed out mentioning new snow. The truth is that there was probably just a dusting up there, certainly nothing substantial and a look at the webcams from Kagura doesn't really show any snow on the trees at all. I think they would say themselves that they are borderline struggling to keep open right at the moment with that thin strip of snow on the main run, helped along by a daily portion of man-made snow, and in real need of a good snowfall.

I was actually waiting a bit to post this report in the hope that we might suddenly get attacked by the winter snowstorm but it isn't happening just at the moment. As I write this the sun is shining down but there does look like more cloud building up to the south. The forecast still has us down for sleet/rain/snow today, so take your best guess!

I think the best thing to do is to leave it until tomorrow and post a fresh report then.

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I have updated the official resort opening date list below with the resorts in neighbouring Minamiuonuma. A handful of those are right next to Yuzawa and just 10 minutes away from Echigo Yuzawa Station, so as close to the centre of Yuzawa as some of the skijo actually in Yuzawa. Of course, you can check them all out on SnowJapan in the main Snow Resorts section of the site. Here's lists of the resorts in both Yuzawa and Minamiuonuma:

Ski resorts in Yuzawa town

Ski resorts in Minamiuonuma City

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Resorts currently open:

Kagura:
A 600m run at the main Kagura area is open, access via Mitsumata Ropeway.
A shuttle bus takes people from the top of the Ropeway to the base of the Kagura Gondola, which then takes them up to the base of the main Kagura area.
The Kagura Number 1 Romance pair lift is operating to service the open course.

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Planned opening dates for resorts in Yuzawa Town:

Saturday 6th December:
Iwappara
Joetsu Kokusai
Kagura Tashiro

Saturday 13th December:
Maiko Snow Resort
Naeba

Friday 19th December:
Ishiuchi Maruyama
Muikamachi Ski Resort
Yuzawa Nakazato
Yuzawa Kogen
Yuzawa Park

Saturday 20th December:
Chateau Shiozawa
GALA Yuzawa
Ipponsugi
Kandatsu Kogen
Ludens Yuzawa
Nakazato Snow Wood
Muimamachi Hakkaisan
NASPA Ski Garden
Yuzawa Kogen (Nunoba area)

Tuesday 23rd December:
Itsukamachi

Thursday 25th December:
Hakkaisanroku

Saturday 27th December:
Ishiuchi Hanaoka

Late December
Mt Granview

Archive report: Posted at 10:02am on Tuesday 2nd December 2014
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

Limited part of Kagura is open

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January observed snowfall total - 297cm 254cm
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