Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Tuesday 30th December 2014

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:06am on Tuesday 30th December 2014
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Partly cloudy, some sun in places.
Base temp:
2°C

Top temp:
-4°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Not snowing now, but snow forecast later
wind condition
Slight
Varied
This report
Tuesday 30th December 2014, 8:06am
2cm
Monday 29th December 2014, 9:30am 0cm
Sunday 28th December 2014, 8:02am 0cm
Saturday 27th December 2014, 7:48am 25cm
Friday 26th December 2014, 8:01am 35cm
Thursday 25th December 2014, 7:40am 15cm
Wednesday 24th December 2014, 7:01am 2cm
Last 7 reports (total): 79cm
Last 14 reports (total): 254cm
Current month (December 2014) total: 559cm
2014/2015 season so far total: 559cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:06am on Tuesday 30th December 2014
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

It wasn't the best of days yesterday in terms of weather and associated conditions. Rain at times, some snow at higher elevations, and limited visibility as well in many areas due to cloud and fog.

This morning Kagura are reporting 5cm of snow but there's no fresh to see down here in town - Maiko is reporting 2cm on it's slopes so perhaps a thin cover early morning around the resorts.

It looks a bit wet out, but not raining or snowing now. In fact the sun is starting to shine through some thin cloud over there. The forecast for the day however is snow and it does look like snow clouds should be over the area again a little later on this morning.

I didn't mention this on Saturday when this started but better late than never - the link up between Yuzawa Kogen, GALA Yuzawa and Ishiuchi Maruyama resorts is now open. Between the first two it's a Ropeway across from Yuzawa Kogen to the South Area of GALA Yuzawa. The link between GALA Yuzawa and Ishiuchi takes you from the North Area of GALA Yuzawa to the top of the Ishiuchi Maruyama resort area. A special ticket is available that allows you to have free ride of all of that lot.

Lots of New Years events going on around the resorts mostly tomorrow night and Thursday night - expect to see a few fireworks going up!

So how's the weather going to be? Well, forecasts are telling us to expect some today, a milder day tomorrow but temperatures to take a drop tomorrow night and snow to be falling. Might not be the best weather for the fireworks. Good chance of heavy snow into and over New Years Day.

It would be good to get a refreshening of the snow out there, but we can't really complain with all the snow we have had this December. Here's hoping 2015 gets off to a snowy start and continues that way.

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Official snow depths:

GALA Yuzawa:
300cm
Ishiuchi Maruyama:
220cm
Iwappara:
160cm
Joetsu Kokusai:
180cm
Kagura:
250cm
Kandatsu Kogen:
210cm
Maiko Snow Resort:
210cm
Naeba:
180cm
NASPA Ski Garden:
240cm
Yuzawa Kogen:
230cm (Kogen)
180cm (Nunoba)
Yuzawa Nakazato:
160cm

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Nighta in the area

Nighta 'night skiing' - where some slopes are floodlit for skiing and snowboarding in the evening, is available at the following resorts in the area.

Ishiuchi Maruyama:
Every day until 21st March (until 8:50pm)
Iwappara:
Every day until 22nd March (until 8pm on weekdays and Sundays, 9pm on Saturdays)
Joetsu Kokusai:
Every day until 22nd March (until 9pm)
Kandatsu Kogen:
From 23rd January, 'all night' on holidays (6pm or 10pm until 4am the next morning)
Maiko Snow Resort:
Every day until 14th March (until 8pm)
Naeba:
Every day until 29th March (until 9pm)
NASPA Ski Garden (skiers only):
27th December until 3rd January; 11th January; Saturdays until 29th February (until 7pm)
Yuzawa Nakazato:
27th December until 3rd January; 11th January; Saturdays from 10th January until 14th March (until 8:30pm)

Chateaux Shiozawa also have nighta but only on certain days - no fixed schedule available at the moment). Resorts not mentioned above do not operate 'nighta'. Some resorts offer tickets that include nighta, others need a seperate lift ticket.

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Ski and snowboard resorts in Yuzawa town
Ski and snowboard resorts in Minamiuonuma City

Archive report: Posted at 8:06am on Tuesday 30th December 2014
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

All resorts are open

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  2014/2015
*as of Tuesday 30th December 2014
2013/2014
Season
2012/2013
Season
30th December 2cm 0cm 0cm
29th December 0cm 10cm 3cm
28th December 0cm 10cm 0cm
27th December 25cm 2cm 20cm
26th December 35cm 0cm 20cm
25th December 15cm 15cm 10cm
24th December 2cm 0cm 20cm
Previous 7 days total 79cm 37cm 73cm
Previous 14 days total 254cm 65cm 120cm
November observed snowfall total 0cm 5cm 8cm
December observed snowfall total 559cm 131cm 217cm
January observed snowfall total - 297cm 254cm
February observed snowfall total - 204cm 238cm
March observed snowfall total - 191cm 42cm
April observed snowfall total - 5cm 3cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 559cm 833cm 762cm
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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
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season - - - - - - - -
2014/2015 season 0cm
[0cm]
0cm
[0cm]
559cm
[559cm]
-
[559cm]
-
[559cm]
-
[559cm]
-
[559cm]
-
[559cm]
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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