Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Friday 18th March 2016

Yuzawa Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:50am on Friday 18th March 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloudy, blue sky
Base temp:
8°C

Top temp:
2°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Light northerly
Very good
This report
Friday 18th March 2016, 8:50am
0cm
Thursday 17th March 2016, 8:49am 0cm
Wednesday 16th March 2016, 9:10am 0cm
Tuesday 15th March 2016, 9:10am 1cm
Monday 14th March 2016, 8:22am 0cm
Sunday 13th March 2016, 9:10am 0cm
Saturday 12th March 2016, 9:13am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 1cm
Last 14 reports (total): 4cm
Current month (March 2016) total: 33cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 419cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:50am on Friday 18th March 2016
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Good morning from Yuzawa and it's going to be another warm one.

Yesterday afternoon I was driving on Route 17 in Yuzawa and noticed the temperature on the board by the side of the road... 16C! Yikes.

It sure felt warm too. And today is probably going to be similarly warm, though there is more cloud around at the start of the day. It's bright though and there is some blue sky to be seen.

The news isn't much better for tomorrow as while it should be cooler, rain is on the forecast (and perhaps heavy at times as well).

I'm sorry but nature just has not been fair to us this winter! Where do I lodge a formal complaint?!

Sunday should be better than tomorrow and it's actually forecast to get a bit colder.

Monday is a national holiday in Japan and so it's a 3-day weekend coming up.

Interestingly, check the forecast for Wednesday next week. Snow?!

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Resort official snow depths (Friday 18th March 2016) and any specific news at time of writing:

Spring. Sadly, snow melts and unfortunately melts faster when there's less of a base. There are now lots of patches of ground on view on some lower slopes around town, some more than others. Some courses/areas at resorts are now closed due to the snow situation. If you are coming, recommended to check with the individual resorts for their up-to-date details. You can get to their websites by the links below.

Snow cover is not a problem higher up.

Resorts in Yuzawa and Minamiuonuma:

GALA Yuzawa
140cm

Ishiuchi Maruyama
100cm

Iwappara
85cm

Joetsu Kokusai
100cm

Kagura
160cm (Mitsumata)
190cm (Tashiro)
220cm (Kagura)

Kandatsu Kogen
105-145cm

Maiko Snow Resort
115cm (upper)
20cm (lower)

Muikamachi Hakkaisan
120cm

Naeba
120cm

NASPA Ski Garden
70cm

Yuzawa Kogen
110cm

Yuzawa Nakazato
70cm

Yuzawa Park
45cm

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'Nighta' (floodlit night operations)

Details of the 'nighta' operations at ski and snowboards resorts around Yuzawa and Minamiuonuma.
Subject to change due to snow conditions.

Ishiuchi Maruyama
Open daily until 8:50pm (until 20th March).
The Chuo No 1 and Chuo No 2 lifts are open daily.
The Kanko No 1, Kanko No 2, Kanko No 3, Hatsukaishi Entrance lift, Hatsukaishi No 2 pair lifts are open on weekends and holidays.
The basic charge is 2000 yen but various tickets are available.

Iwappara
Open daily until 9pm on Saturdays and until 8pm on weekdays and Sundays (until 21st March).
The charge is 1500 yen for adults and 1000 yen for children and seniors.

Joetsu Kokusai
Open daily until 9pm (until 21st March).
The charge is 1500 yen for adults and 1000 yen for children and seniors.
On weekdays the area in front of the main hotel is open - a larger area (including Osawa and Atema) is open on weekends.

Kandatsu Kogen
Open from 6pm until 4am on Fridays, Saturdays and evenings before holidays through 26th March.
Open from 4:30pm until 11pm on weekdays until 24th March.
Various tickets are available starting at 2000 yen for adults, 1700 yen for seniors and 1000 yen for children.

Naeba
Open daily until 27th March.
From 4pm until 8:30pm on weekdays and Sundays (2000 yen); until 9pm every Saturday and on 20th March (3000 yen).
'All Night' opening is planned for Saturday 26th March when Naeba will be open from 10pm until 5am.

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List of ski resorts in Yuzawa town
List of ski resorts in Minamiuonuma City

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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 8:50am on Friday 18th March 2016
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

Resorts opening as planned this morning

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*as of Friday 18th March 2016
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17th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
16th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
15th March 1cm 0cm 5cm
14th March 0cm 3cm 0cm
13th March 0cm 10cm 0cm
12th March 0cm 14cm 0cm
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January observed snowfall total 143cm 420cm 297cm
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March observed snowfall total 33cm 95cm 191cm
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Season observed snowfall total 419cm 1303cm 833cm
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This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Yuzawa Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
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2015/2016 season 0cm
[0cm]
0cm
[0cm]
92cm
[92cm]
143cm
[235cm]
151cm
[386cm]
33cm
[419cm]
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[419cm]
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[419cm]
2014/2015 season 0cm
[0cm]
0cm
[0cm]
559cm
[559cm]
420cm
[979cm]
228cm
[1207cm]
95cm
[1302cm]
1cm
[1303cm]
0cm
[1303cm]
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[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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