Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 1st March 2017

Yuzawa Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:12am on Wednesday 1st March 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Clear and sunny
Base temp:
2°C

Top temp:
-4°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Slight breeze
visibility condition
Excellent
This report
Wednesday 1st March 2017, 8:12am
0cm
Tuesday 28th February 2017, 10:41am 0cm
Monday 27th February 2017, 8:28am 0cm
Sunday 26th February 2017, 8:51am 0cm
Saturday 25th February 2017, 9:24am 1cm
Friday 24th February 2017, 8:15am 11cm
Thursday 23rd February 2017, 8:37am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 12cm
Last 14 reports (total): 76cm
Current month (March 2017) total: 0cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 883cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:12am on Wednesday 1st March 2017
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

And so we enter March...

If you look at the bottom of this page and on the Snowfall Analysis page, you'll notice that we are actually doing rather well this season in terms of snowfall - way better than last year and holding well compared to other recent years too. I think the one big point about this season other than the snowfall has been how it has tended to warm up (and a bit too much rain) between the snow...

Anyway, let's see how March goes. In recent years we have reported between about 40cm and almost 2m of snowfall in the month of March. What kind of March will it be this year?

Back to yesterday, and it was lovely clear skies for most of the day, a bit of cloud appearing in the afternoon. But a fine day weather wise and rather mild. I noticed the temperature by the side of the road in Ishiuchi yesterday afternoon saying +8C.

This morning has also started off with clear sunny skies again with a bit of a generally hazy feel, especially looking towards the sun. Some nice blue contrast going on in some directions.

A high of around +6C forecast for town this afternoon, and they often seem to under-estimate that, so another mild day.

Look for some rain tomorrow, hopefully turning into snow Friday.

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It is the 65th Echigo Yuzawa Onsen 'Yuki Matsuri' (Snow Festival) this coming Saturday (3rd March). The festivities start at 6pm on the onsen road of Yuzawa (West Exit of the station) along with a torchlit skiing display and fireworks at 8:40pm.

Would be nice if there's some fresh snow on the ground for that!

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Official snow depth information as of Wednesday 1st March 2017

GALA Yuzawa
Upper part of $2,600,000 closed today due to avalanche danger. Otherwise open as planned.
Official snow depth: 360cm

Ishiuchi Maruyama
Official snow depth: 250cm

Iwappara
Official snow depth: 200cm

Joetsu Kokusai
Official snow depth: 250cm

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

Kandatsu Kogen
Official snow depth: 280cm

Maiko Snow Resort
Official snow depth:
Upper - 290cm
Base - 140cm

Muikamachi Hakkaisan
Official snow depth: 370cm

Naeba
Official snow depth: 290cm

NASPA Ski Garden
Official snow depth: 240cm

Yuzawa Kogen
Official snow depth:
Top - 300cm
Base - 210cm

Yuzawa Park
Official snow depth: 180cm

Yuzawa Nakazato
Official snow depth: 175cm

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'Nighta' (floodlit night operations)

Below are details of the planned 'nighta' operations at ski and snowboards resorts around Yuzawa and Minamiuonuma this season.
This information is subject to change due to snow and weather conditions.
*** Please note that this section will not be updated every day.

Ishiuchi Maruyama
Daily until 19th March 2017.
Nighta is from 5pm until 8:50pm.
The Chuo Number 1, Chuo Number 2 and Kanko Number 3 Express lifts are open daily.
The Kanko Number 1 Express lift, Hatsukaishi Entrance lift and Hatsukaishi Number 2 pair lifts are also open on weekends and holidays.

Iwappara
Daily until 20th March 2017.
Nighta is from 5pm until 9pm on Saturdays and until 8pm on weekdays and Sundays.
The Main course, Grand course and West courses are open during nighta.

Joetsu Kokusai
Daily until 20th March 2017.
Nighta is from 5pm until 9pm.
The area in front of the main base hotel is open for nighta.

Kandatsu Kogen
'Hobo All Night' ('Almost All Night') is on Fridays, Saturdays and nights before holidays until 1st April 2017.
The nighta opening times on those days is from 6pm until 4am the following morning.

Maiko Snow Resort
Daily until 19th March 2017.
Nighta is from 4pm until 8pm.
The Maiko center quad lift on the Maiko Side of the resort operates for nighta.

Naeba
Daily until 26th March 2017.
Nighta is from 4pm until 8:30pm.

NASPA Ski Garden
'Thanks' (extended) opening on Saturdays in January and February.
On those days the Number 1 lift is open until 6pm.

Yuzawa Nakazato
Every Saturday until 11th March 2017.
Nighta is from 5pm until 8:30pm.
The Number 2 pair lift operates during nighta.

Archive report: Posted at 8:12am on Wednesday 1st March 2017
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

All resorts opening as planned this morning

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Japan snowfall data
(updated daily during winter)
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Recent Yuzawa Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 1st March 2017
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Yuzawa Now reports up until Wednesday 1st March 2017
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 1st March 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 Wednesday 1st March 2017
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
1st March 0cm 22cm 0cm
28th February 0cm 0cm 14cm
27th February 0cm 1cm 0cm
26th February 0cm 5cm 0cm
25th February 1cm 7cm 0cm
24th February 11cm 9cm 0cm
23rd February 0cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 12cm 44cm 14cm
Previous 14 days total 76cm 67cm 42cm
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 0cm 38cm 95cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm 1cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 883cm 424cm 1303cm
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 1st March 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]
0cm
[883cm]
- -
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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