Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 9th April 2017

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 7:52am on Sunday 9th April 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Rain
Base temp:
8°C

Top temp:
4°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Rain
wind condition
Light southerly
visibility condition
Fair to limited in places
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Last 7 reports (total): 0cm
Last 14 reports (total): 7cm
Current month (April 2017) total: 0cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 954cm

Archive report: Posted at 7:52am on Sunday 9th April 2017
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Morning from Yuzawa.

And unfortunately, it's raining... even up at Kagura. :(

Not the best way to sign off the for the season at Iwappara, Joetsu Kokusai, Maiko Snow Resort and NASPA Ski Garden - all open for the last day of their season today. Hopefully, it will ease off before the lifts start though rain is currently forecast until late afternoon.

Oh well, there's nothing we can do about the weather is there.

Yesterday temperatures hit 20C in the area though today it is not as warm, as you might expect.

Tomorrow we should be seeing a return to sunshine and a bit warmer than today.

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Naeba and Maiko Snow Resort ski resorts have re-opened for the weekend.

Maiko Snow Resort has got the Gondola, Okusoeji quad and Nagamine Number 2 quad operating (the Maiko Area is not open).
Naeba have their Number 2 Gondola, Number 5 high speed lift and Takenokodaira romance lifts operating.

Tomorrow is the last day of the season for the following ski resorts:

- Iwappara
- Joetsu Kokusai
- Maiko Snow Resort
- NASPA Ski Garden

From tomorrow, only GALA Yuzawa, Kagura, Kandatsu Kogen - and Naeba at the weekends - will remain open.

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Official snow depth information (and available info) as of Sunday 9th April 2017

GALA Yuzawa
The Central Area, North Area, downhill course and sledding area are all open today.
Official snow depth: 300cm

Iwappara
3 courses are Iwappara remain open.
Official snow depth: 60cm

Joetsu Kokusai
9 courses at Joetsu Kokusai remain open - the area in front of the main hotel and the Panorama Zone.
Official snow depth: 150cm

Kagura
Almost all of Kagura courses remain open.
Closed courses according to official website - Gondola East Course at Tashiro and the downhill course back to Mitsumata car park.
Kagura Park is open this weekend and then daily from Wednesday 12th April.
Official snow depth: Kagura - 350cm; Mitsumata - 300cm; Tashiro - 320cm

Kandatsu Kogen
All courses at Kandatsu Kogen remain open.
Spring nighta (6pm-10pm) on Saturdays and nights before holidays until 22nd April.
Official snow depth: 240cm

Maiko Snow Resort
The Okusoeji and Nagamine areas are open for this weekend.
Official snow depth: 230cm (top); 40cm (base)

Naeba
The Number 2 Gondola, Number 5 high speed lift and Takenokodaira romance lifts operating for the weekend - top to bottom skiing possible.
Official snow depth: 200cm

NASPA Ski Garden
All courses apart from C course remain open.
Official snow depth: 160cm

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Planned season closing dates

** This information is subject to change due to snow and weather conditions.

Today:
- Iwappara
- Joetsu Kokusai
- Maiko Snow Resort
- NASPA Ski Garden

Sunday 7th May:
- GALA Yuzawa
- Kagura (Tashiro)
- Kandatsu Kogen
- Naeba (** note: open on weekends only until 28th April; daily from 29th April)

Sunday 28th May:
- Kagura area (via Mitsumata)

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Other ski and snowboard resorts in the Yuzawa and Minamiuonuma area are now closed for the season.

Archive report: Posted at 7:52am on Sunday 9th April 2017
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

See above for what is open

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[146cm]
470cm
[616cm]
267cm
[883cm]
71cm
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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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