Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 30th December 2015

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 7:49am on Wednesday 30th December 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
0°C

Top temp:
-6°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snowfall
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Light
Limited this morning but due to clear
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Wednesday 30th December 2015, 7:49am
9cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 73cm
Last 14 reports (total): 92cm
Current month (December 2015) total: 92cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 92cm

Archive report: Posted at 7:49am on Wednesday 30th December 2015
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Good morning from Yuzawa where snow was falling for most of yesterday. Not a huge number to report this morning with just over 10cm of fresh snow since my last report yesterday morning.

Still it's all good and the snow over the last few days has given everywhere a needed breath of life. In just a few days we have gone from hardly anywhere being open to all resorts now being at least part open - and quite a few places are now boasting a 'mostly open' status.

Generally you will find that courses that remain closed at this stage are steeper slopes that need more snow to be able to open. Otherwise, snow cover is good (if not particularly deep) and there is a lot of choice now. There may well be further un-announced course openings during the day as resorts deal with the ongoing situation.

This morning light snow is continuing to fall as I write this report, though it is expected to ease off sometime this morning or early in the afternoon. I wouldn't expect much in terms of new cm.

Lets take a look ahead at the forecast.

Today once the snow clears is expected to be just cloudy with clearer skies overnight. Tomorrow might start with some sun and be milder than it has been but hopefully there might be more snow during the evening and as we enter 2016. After that there isn't a great deal of promise of snow through until early week and it will tend to be a bit milder - hopefully not too much, in which case there may be some rain involved around Sunday. We can only hope not.

Anyway for now it should be a good day out on the slopes and I hope that if you are in Yuzawa or Minamiuonuma and reading this you can get to enjoy it.

See you tomorrow morning.

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Resort operations (Wednesday 30th 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
Iwappara is now mostly open.

Joetsu Kokusai
Joetsu Kokusai is now mostly open.

Kagura
Almost all of Kagura is open.
The only areas not open yet are the top pair lift (from 1st January) and the Mitsumata downhill course back to base.
The Dragondola connecting Tashiro with Naeba is now operating.

Kandatsu Kogen
Kandatsu Kogen is 80% open with all their planned lifts operating.

Ludens Yuzawa
Ludens Yuzawa is now open.

Naeba
Large areas of Naeba are now open (the top runs and a few central areas aside).
The Dragondola connecting Naeba with Tashiro is now operating.

Nakazato Snow Wood
Nakazato Snow Wood is open.

NASPA Ski Garden
NASPA Ski Garden is now open with all lifts operating.

Yuzawa Kogen
Yuzawa Kogen and the Nunoba area area now mostly open.

Yuzawa Nakazato
Yuzawa Nakazato is now mostly open.

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
Almost all of Ishiuchi Maruyama is now open.

Itsukamachi
Itsukamachi is now part open.

Maiko Snow Resort
Most of Maiko Snow Resort is now open.
Nighta starts from tonight!

Mt Granview
Mt Granview is now open.

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
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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 7:49am on Wednesday 30th December 2015
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

All resorts are now at least part open, quite a few almost fully open

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*as of Wednesday 30th December 2015
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2013/2014
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30th December 9cm 2cm 0cm
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
Previous 7 days total 73cm 79cm 37cm
Previous 14 days total 92cm 254cm 65cm
November observed snowfall total 0cm 0cm 5cm
December observed snowfall total 92cm 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 92cm 1303cm 833cm
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92cm
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2014/2015 season 0cm
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0cm
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559cm
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420cm
[979cm]
228cm
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95cm
[1302cm]
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0cm
[1303cm]
2013/2014 season 0cm
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5cm
[5cm]
131cm
[136cm]
297cm
[433cm]
204cm
[637cm]
191cm
[828cm]
5cm
[833cm]
0cm
[833cm]
2012/2013 season 0cm
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8cm
[8cm]
217cm
[225cm]
254cm
[479cm]
238cm
[717cm]
42cm
[759cm]
3cm
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0cm
[762cm]
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