Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Tuesday 22nd March 2016

Yuzawa Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:10am on Tuesday 22nd March 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Clear blue spring skies
Base temp:
3°C

Top temp:
-1°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Light southerly
Excellent
This report
Tuesday 22nd March 2016, 8:10am
0cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 0cm
Last 14 reports (total): 4cm
Current month (March 2016) total: 33cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 419cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:10am on Tuesday 22nd March 2016
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Morning from Yuzawa.

I was up at Maiko yesterday morning and while the lower slopes are closing today due to the lack of snow down there, snow cover was ok up there (conditions were very much spring) and it was actually snowing for a short while. It was surprisingly cold as well. Some blue sky and sun appeared though and it ended up being a generally fine day.

This morning there's no clouds and we have blue skies over Yuzawa. Lots of sunshine. And a high temperature of around 10 degrees expected later on.

It should be getting colder from tomorrow though. Will it rain or snow? Looks like it might be borderline in town, with a good chance of snow at higher elevations.

I expect varying resort news over the next few days and week. From this morning with little snow left on the lower areas, only the Okusoeji area of Maiko will remain open and it looks like from Thursday (24th) access to the upper slopes of Ishiuchi Maruyama will be only via the Chuo base lift. I'll post any more significant news when I have it.

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Resort official snow depths (Tuesday 22nd 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
110cm

Ishiuchi Maruyama
From Thursday, access only via the Chuo area will be available.
90cm

Iwappara
65cm

Joetsu Kokusai
90cm

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

Kandatsu Kogen
90-115cm

Maiko Snow Resort
Just the upper Okusoeji area remains open now.
100cm (Okusoeji)

Naeba
110cm

NASPA Ski Garden
50cm

Yuzawa Kogen
100cm

Yuzawa Nakazato
55cm

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 - now closed

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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 8:10am on Tuesday 22nd March 2016
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

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Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Recent Yuzawa Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 22nd March 2016
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Yuzawa Now reports up until Tuesday 22nd March 2016
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Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 22nd March 2016
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)
  2015/2016
*as of Tuesday 22nd March 2016
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
Season
22nd March 0cm 0cm 35cm
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
Previous 7 days total 0cm 0cm 40cm
Previous 14 days total 4cm 53cm 95cm
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
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 22nd March 2016
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 - - - - - - - -
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]
  October November December January February March April May
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