Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 1st April 2017

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 7:35am on Saturday 1st April 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
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Base temp:
3°C

Top temp:
-1°C
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visibility condition
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This report
Saturday 1st April 2017, 7:35am
0cm
Friday 31st March 2017, 8:23am 0cm
Thursday 30th March 2017, 8:06am 0cm
Wednesday 29th March 2017, 8:35am 0cm
Tuesday 28th March 2017, 8:36am 4cm
Monday 27th March 2017, 8:51am 3cm
Sunday 26th March 2017, 8:00am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 7cm
Last 14 reports (total): 24cm
Current month (April 2017) total: 0cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 954cm

Archive report: Posted at 7:35am on Saturday 1st April 2017
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Good morning from Yuzawa.

A few spots of rain in some places later in the day yesterday but generally cloudy... and it's a grey and cloudy start to the day today too. Cloud is what is forecast for the day and sun is likely tomorrow (with the chance of a bit of snow/rain later tonight).

Oh, just noticed Kagura are reporting 0-1cm of snowfall!

Anyway - here we are in April.

Ipponsugi, Ishiuchi Maruyama, Itsukamachi, Maiko Snow Resort, Muica Snow Resort, Yuzawa Kogen, Yuzawa Nakazato and Yuzawa Park will all be done for the season come the end of tomorrow.

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I don’t know how many of you have been following the numbers, but this season just in terms of snowfall we have done rather well. Here’s how much snowfall we have observed at town level in Yuzawa this season:

2016/2017 season until the end of March 2017: 954cm
2015/2016 season until the end of March 2016: 424cm
2014/2015 season until the end of March 2015: 1302cm
2013/2014 season until the end of March 2014: 828cm
2012/2013 season until the end of March 2013: 759cm

Not as good as the extremely impressive 13m that we enjoyed in the 2014/2015 season, but over double the amount that fell last year. (Phew!)

There's more to the story than just raw snowfall numbers though and I’ll take a look back on the season in the last report of the season in May.

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Official snow depth information as of Saturday 1st April 2017

** Note: the report is too early today for many of the below to be updated

GALA Yuzawa
Central, North, downhill course and sledding area are all open
Official snow depth: 360cm

Ishiuchi Maruyama
Official snow depth: 240cm

Iwappara
Official snow depth: 120cm

Joetsu Kokusai
Official snow depth: 200cm

Kagura
Official snow depth: Kagura - 380cm; Mitsumata - 330cm; Tashiro - 350cm

Kandatsu Kogen
Official snow depth: 280cm

Maiko Snow Resort
Official snow depth: Upper - 280cm; Base - 90cm

Naeba
Official snow depth: 230cm

NASPA Ski Garden
Official snow depth: 195cm

Yuzawa Kogen
Official snow depth: Top - 230cm; Base - 130cm

Yuzawa Park
Official snow depth: 160cm

Yuzawa Nakazato
Official snow depth: 125cm

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Planned 'Nighta' operations (floodlit night skiing)

** Subject to change due to snow and weather conditions

Kandatsu Kogen
'Hobo All Night' ('Almost All Night' from 6pm-4am) is on Fridays, Saturdays and nights before holidays until 1st April 2017. Spring nighta (6pm-10pm) on Saturdays and nighta before holidays from 7th April until 22nd April

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Planned season closing dates

** This information is subject to change due to snow and weather conditions. We will be checking and updating these dates as more information becomes available.

Sunday 2nd April:
- Ipponsugi
- Ishiuchi Maruyama
- Itsukamachi
- Maiko Snow Resort (but open again on 8th, 9th April)
- Muica Snow Resort
- Yuzawa Kogen
- Yuzawa Nakazato
- Yuzawa Park

Sunday 9th April:
- Iwappara
- Joetsu Kokusai
- NASPA Ski Garden

Sunday 7th May:
- GALA Yuzawa
- Kagura (Tashiro)
- Kandatsu Kogen
- Naeba (daily until 2nd April; weekends only 3rd-28th April; daily from 29th April)

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

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Now closed for the season:

- Chateau Shiozawa
- Ishiuchi Hanaoka
- Mt Granview
- Muikamachi Hakkaisan
- Hakkai Sanroku

Archive report: Posted at 7:35am on Saturday 1st April 2017
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

Resorts will surely be opening as planned this morning

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Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Recent Yuzawa Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 1st April 2017
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Yuzawa Now reports up until Saturday 1st April 2017
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Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 1st April 2017
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Yuzawa Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  2016/2017
*as of Saturday 1st April 2017
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
1st April 0cm 0cm 0cm
31st March 0cm 0cm 0cm
30th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
29th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
28th March 4cm 0cm 0cm
27th March 3cm 0cm 0cm
26th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 7cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 24cm 5cm 30cm
November observed snowfall total 2cm 0cm 0cm
December observed snowfall total 144cm 92cm 559cm
January observed snowfall total 470cm 143cm 420cm
February observed snowfall total 267cm 151cm 228cm
March observed snowfall total 71cm 38cm 95cm
April observed snowfall total 0cm 0cm 1cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 954cm 424cm 1303cm
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 1st April 2017
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
2016/2017 season - 2cm
[2cm]
144cm
[146cm]
470cm
[616cm]
267cm
[883cm]
71cm
[954cm]
0cm
[954cm]
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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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