Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Monday 21st March 2016

Yuzawa Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:58am on Monday 21st March 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud, some blue sky
Base temp:
2°C

Top temp:
-2°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None currently
wind condition
Light NNW
Very good
This report
Monday 21st March 2016, 8:58am
0cm
Sunday 20th March 2016, 8:47am 0cm
Saturday 19th March 2016, 9:01am 0cm
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
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 8:58am on Monday 21st March 2016
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yesterday... we got rained on again.

And I was woken up by some rain this morning though I see that Maiko Snow Resort are reporting 3cm of snowfall and Kagura are also reporting about the same amount and so it seems it was snowing higher up.

Head for higher places, as they say during the spring season... while lower level places are generally still doing their best to remain open, snow cover higher up remains very good and so it's the time of the year when you expect places like Kagura and GALA Yuzawa to get busier, especially on holidays. And of course once lower resorts close, the higher resorts become the only option.

Back to the weather - it's mainly just cloudy now but some blue sky has started appearing so perhaps we'll get a fine day. Temps expected to rise to around 6C later on in the day.

A bit of snowfall is still there on the forecast for later in the week. I wonder how that will turn out.

Nighta (night floodlit operations) finished up for the season at Ishiuchi Maruyama last night and tonight is the last time for nighta at both Iwappara and Joetsu Kokusai.

Today is the last day of the season for the Muikamachi Hakkaisan resort. Interestingly, they always seem to close on or around this date whatever the snow conditions. And in terms of snow cover they could probably continue on this season as well if they wanted to!

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Resort official snow depths (Monday 21st March 2016) and any specific news at time of writing:

There are now lots of patches of ground on view showing on lower slopes around town. Some more than others. The snow situation means that some courses/areas at resorts are now closed. If you are planning on visiting, I recommended that you check with the individual resorts for their up-to-date details. You can find their websites from the links below.

Note that snow cover is not a problem higher up. There's still a lot of skiing and boarding left.

Resorts in Yuzawa and Minamiuonuma:

GALA Yuzawa
120cm

Ishiuchi Maruyama
90cm

Iwappara
70cm

Joetsu Kokusai
100cm

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

Kandatsu Kogen
90-115cm

Maiko Snow Resort
100cm (upper)
15cm (lower)

Muikamachi Hakkaisan
100cm

Naeba
110cm

NASPA Ski Garden
60cm

Yuzawa Kogen
100cm

Yuzawa Nakazato
60cm

Yuzawa Park
40cm

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Closing date information (as we have it) - all of course subject to change due to snow conditions!

Ishiuchi Maruyama - daily until Sunday 3rd April
Maiko Snow Resort - daily until Sunday 3rd April and then 9th/10th April
Ishiuchi Hanaoka - until Sunday 27th March (Saturday, Sunday only)
Mt Granview - until Sunday 27th March (Saturday, Sunday only)
Joetsu Kokusai - daily until Sunday 3rd April
Chateau Shiozawa - until Thursday 31st March
Muikamachi Ski Resort - daily until Sunday 3rd April
Muikamachi Hakkaisan - daily until Monday 21st March

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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 8:58am on Monday 21st March 2016
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

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  2015/2016
*as of Monday 21st March 2016
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
Season
21st March 0cm 0cm 5cm
20th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
19th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
18th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
17th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
16th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
15th March 1cm 0cm 5cm
Previous 7 days total 1cm 0cm 10cm
Previous 14 days total 4cm 53cm 90cm
November observed snowfall total 0cm 0cm 5cm
December observed snowfall total 92cm 559cm 131cm
January observed snowfall total 143cm 420cm 297cm
February observed snowfall total 151cm 228cm 204cm
March observed snowfall total 33cm 95cm 191cm
April observed snowfall total - 1cm 5cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 419cm 1303cm 833cm
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The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 21st March 2016
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Yuzawa Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
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2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season 0cm
[0cm]
0cm
[0cm]
92cm
[92cm]
143cm
[235cm]
151cm
[386cm]
33cm
[419cm]
-
[419cm]
-
[419cm]
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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