Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 31st December 2009

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 10:06am on Thursday 31st December 2009
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Archive report: Posted at 10:06am on Thursday 31st December 2009
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I was waiting a bit later to post this mornings report.... waiting for the snow to start! Unfortunately, it was disappointing to see that we didn't have any snow at all overnight in Yuzawa, but the very good news is that since just a few minutes ago the snow has started falling.

With the forecasts often not quite coming true of late, I'm wary of passing on this info - but the official forecast for the Yuzawa region between now and 9am tomorrow morning is an average of 40cm and a maximing of, get this, 90cm! So that would certainly be a New Year treat. It is coming down nicely now as I write this and already starting to stick, so things are looking good.

I will write a last report of the year later on today with the latest....

Official resort snow depths @ 31st Dec 09, AM:
Mt Naeba:
100cm
Kagura:
150cm
Kagura - Tashiro:
130cm
GALA Yuzawa:
120cm
Kandatsu Kogen:
95cm
NASPA Ski Garden:
70cm
Iwappara:
75cm
Yuzawa Kogen:
120cm
Nunoba:
60cm
Yuzawa Park:
60cm
Yuzawa Nakazato:
70cm
Kayama Captain Coast:
75cm

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Update PM:

Last report of 2009!

Well, the day may have started off with disappointment but things have changed a lot since then. As I reported earlier, the snow started falling in Yuzawa at around 10am and after a few periods of it clearing up and being just cloudy again during the morning, it has really been snowing in style the last few hours along with there being some strong winds and a very cold feeling -3 degrees at the moment out there.

That heavy snow we were promised is now with us and it looks like it will be continuing for some while... I'd say we have had 20cm or so of snow since this morning and that will quickly increase into the evening and overnight. The official local forecast has 30-60cm falling between now and 9am tomorrow morning. Another 60cm would be just the ticket for a New Year 'otoshidama' (present) I reckon!

The snow is set to hopefully continue through the weekend and perhaps even into early next week so if you are planning on a New Year ski or snowboard you'll be enjoying some excellent conditions out there - especially once these stormy conditions pass on.

The winds have been too strong for Gala Yuzawa which has closed this afternoon. The strong winds have also been affecting Kagura with the quad and connecting course with Tashiro closed. They have also announced that they are still planning to be open 7:30am tomorrow but that might be affected by weather conditions early in the morning. Right now the forecast looks like snow snow and snow with wind so the chances of a not fully open Kagura tomorrow are definitely there. If you are planning to go, best to give them a call or visit their site early on for the latest.

All that's left for me now is to say thanks for reading this year and see you tomorrow. Have a fun evening wherever you are and whatever you are doing!

Archive report: Posted at 10:06am on Thursday 31st December 2009
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