Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Monday 31st December 2018

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:38am on Monday 31st December 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Snow clouds are still over Yuzawa
Base temp:
-2°C

Top temp:
-7°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow
wind condition
Light
visibility condition
Varied
This report
Monday 31st December 2018, 8:38am
28cm
Sunday 30th December 2018, 7:57am 39cm
Saturday 29th December 2018, 8:58am 50cm
Friday 28th December 2018, 7:30am 47cm
Thursday 27th December 2018, 7:52am 0cm
Wednesday 26th December 2018, 8:34am 0cm
Tuesday 25th December 2018, 8:00am 2cm
Last 7 reports (total): 166cm
Last 14 reports (total): 180cm
Current month (December 2018) total: 253cm
2018/2019 season so far total: 255cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:38am on Monday 31st December 2018
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Good morning from Yuzawa.

I might well have said this yesterday, so sorry if that is the case but - what an end to the year! This snow just doesn't seem to want to stop falling. It's like it was bursting to get started and the last four days has been a big long release.

I measured another 6cm during the day yesterday and another 22cm overnight. That's at town level, of course. So 28cm to add to my reports - and a total of 164cm over the last 4 reports. Blimey!

Resorts are reporting less than I am measuring:

Kagura - 30cm
Ishiuchi - 20cm
Maiko - 20cm

It's interesting. Once we get decent snowfall, you almost feel that ski resorts tend to 'under-report' actual snowfall. After all, they don't want to scare folk off do they.

Lots of ski hills - especially those catering for families and the like - would actually now prefer the clouds to clear and have some sunshine over the next few days. That would be 'ideal' for the New Year period. Everyone concentrating just on snow though should be very happy with the current situation.

Looks like Kagura is open as normal this morning so there should be some excellent untouched conditions to find up there.

It is still snowing this morning but we are expecting less during the day today and there might be some sunshine tomorrow morning. We might even get some clearer conditions later on today. But don't worry, temperatures should remain low and there is more snow on the forecast from mid week.

Have a fun New Years Eve.

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Updated: 8:30am, Monday 31st December 2018

** Official snow depths (where available) and resort specific information. Information is checked manually each morning but sometimes official information is updated later than the time of these reports

Ski resorts in Yuzawa:

GALA Yuzawa
- 230cm (official snow depth)

* The Central and Northern Areas of GALA Yuzawa are open
* All lifts apart from Chariot, Landau Ropeway (to Yuzawa Kogen) and Waggonette are now normally operating
* All of the Central Area is open including the ‘Snow Enjoyment Park’
* The Broadway, Swan and Roman Holiday courses in the Northern Area are open

Iwappara
- 165cm (official snow depth)

* All lifts and courses are now open

Kagura
- Kagura area: 250cm (official snow depth)
- Mitsumata area: 210cm (official snow depth)
- Tashiro area: 230cm (official snow depth)

* All areas and almost all lifts and courses across Kagura are now open
* Downhill course back to Mitsumata Ropeway is now open
* The top Kagura Number 5 romance lift should be open from tomorrow!

Kandatsu Kogen
- 160cm (official snow depth)

* All lifts are now normally operating

Naeba

* Please see our Naeba Now report for daily updates from Naeba

NASPA Ski Garden
- 220cm (official snow depth)

* All lifts and courses are now normally open

Yuzawa Kogen
- Top: 180cm (official snow depth)
- Base: 120cm (official snow depth)

* All lifts and courses are now (normally) open

Yuzawa Park
- 150cm (official snow depth)

* All lifts are now operating

Yuzawa Nakazato
- 135cm

* All lifts are now operating

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Ski resorts in Minamiuonuma - just to the north of Yuzawa:

Ishiuchi Maruyama
- 190cm (official snow depth)

* All lifts are now operating

Joetsu Kokusai
- 180cm

* Joetsu Kokusai is now mostly open

Maiko Snow Resort
- Top: 190cm (official snow depth)
- Base: 130cm (official snow depth)

* All lifts are now operating with most courses open

Muikamachi Hakkaisan
- 180cm (official snow depth)

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

All resorts open

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The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 31st December 2018
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Yuzawa Now reports up until Monday 31st December 2018
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Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 31st December 2018
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Yuzawa Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
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  2018/2019
*as of Monday 31st December 2018
2017/2018
Season
2016/2017
Season
31st December 28cm 1cm 2cm
30th December 39cm 19cm 26cm
29th December 50cm 15cm 1cm
28th December 47cm 42cm 9cm
27th December 0cm 54cm 0cm
26th December 0cm 9cm 0cm
25th December 2cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 166cm 140cm 38cm
Previous 14 days total 180cm 182cm 41cm
November observed snowfall total 2cm 14cm 2cm
December observed snowfall total 253cm 277cm 144cm
January observed snowfall total - 392cm 470cm
February observed snowfall total - 162cm 267cm
March observed snowfall total - 11cm 71cm
April observed snowfall total - 1cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 255cm 857cm 954cm
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 31st December 2018
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Yuzawa Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  October November December January February March April May
2018/2019 season - 2cm
[2cm]
253cm
[255cm]
- - - - -
2017/2018 season - 14cm
[14cm]
277cm
[291cm]
392cm
[683cm]
162cm
[845cm]
11cm
[856cm]
1cm
[857cm]
0cm
[857cm]
2016/2017 season - 2cm
[2cm]
144cm
[146cm]
470cm
[616cm]
267cm
[883cm]
71cm
[954cm]
0cm
[954cm]
0cm
[954cm]
2015/2016 season 0cm
[0cm]
0cm
[0cm]
92cm
[92cm]
143cm
[235cm]
151cm
[386cm]
38cm
[424cm]
0cm
[424cm]
0cm
[424cm]
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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