The road condition is also terrible. This is a highway in Yuzawa where the snow is very often cleared but still road is covered with deep snow.
This was filmed in morning (16th). It has been snowing hard since then. So, I assume it has got even more difficult now.
Might have heard the place name wrong.Isn't it at Kagura (Yuzawa)?. I know a 33 year old female snowboarder died at Kagura yesterday(16th). She got buried in the deep snow and suffocated to death. She is from Tokyo.
Edit:NHK was reporting Kagura's case a moment ago. https://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/html/20201217/k10012768301000.html
Might have heard the place name wrong.
Sugadaira in Nagano hit minus 20C last night! Not bad for December.
Wow, that is actually quite serious. Really unusual for places to lose power. I have never experienced a blackout in Japan. We had a very local incident where the transformer for our place blew in a "storm". They tried to get out to us that night but due to border issues re clearing snow they had to turn back at about midnight but were there at 7.30 am in the morning. They got just past Tangram but could not get up the hill even in a jacked up 4wd.
I had heard that Yuzawa was copping it even more than Myoko, which is unusual. Has made me think of a few of the "adventures" I have had over the years. I think I have been lucky because I have only been delayed rather than stuck over night. Though in some of the weather incidents I have experienced other people have been stuck.
The weather graphic in the video shows the weather event that brings Myoko so much snow. Northerly from Siberia, warm sea of Japan, dumps snow on Mt Myoko.
It can get bitterly cold there that's for sure. Especially around 1500-1600 m upwards. As cold as anywhere we've been further north. That's interesting re the extendable lift towers. The double?If you look at the weather tutorial, Yuzawa gets more snow with winds in a different direction to the resorts on the east side of Mt Myoko.
i.e. Myoko needs a slightly more NNW wind that produces orographic lift from Mt Myoko, which makes it snow on the east side... To far to the north, and there's no lift, too far to the WNW and Suginohara gets more snow.
Yuzawa town can get big snow on a northerly, and Kagura has multiple directions for good snow because it's exposed... It can get twice as much snow as Naeba, only 5km away and to which it is joined by the Dragondola. When you ski at both on the same day, you can notice that Kagura is so much colder and more snowy. Kagura sometimes gets as much full season snow as Myoko.... They have some extendible lift towers to cope with the depth of snow.