Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 24th March 2016

Yuzawa Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:40am on Thursday 24th March 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
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Top temp:
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Light NNW
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Thursday 24th March 2016, 8:40am
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Tuesday 22nd March 2016, 8:10am 0cm
Monday 21st March 2016, 8:58am 0cm
Sunday 20th March 2016, 8:47am 0cm
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Last 7 reports (total): 0cm
Last 14 reports (total): 1cm
Current month (March 2016) total: 33cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 419cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:40am on Thursday 24th March 2016
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Good morning from Yuzawa.

And it has been snowing - higher up anyway. No new cm here in town but higher up this is what is being reported:

Kagura: 5-10cm
Maiko Snow Resort: 15cm (photo below)
Naeba: 5cm

A nice surprise for sure.

Sleet/wet snow is falling right now lower down and so it should be continuing to snow at those higher elevations, and these snow clouds should be around the area through until tomorrow.

Come Saturday sunny skies are expected and into next week higher temperatures so we might be getting back to 'spring' once again.

For now though it should be fun to get out on the fresh snow. (Some more please!)

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I really wish I could bring you updated, clear and definite news regarding when different resorts around town plan to close - but they simply aren't out there.

Unfortunately resorts are either keeping tight-lipped about their plans or are still deciding on what to do. I did hear yesterday that one large resort had decided that Sunday 27th will be their last day of the season, and I'm sure that was on their website when I looked yesterday, but it doesn't seem to be on there this morning. Perhaps the snow falling overnight has them thinking that they'll carry on a bit longer?

Anyway I will bring you any such news as we get it...

Naeba have announced that they will be open until Sunday 3rd April, which will be the last day of their season.
Yuzawa Nakazato have announced that they will be open until Sunday 27th March.

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Resort official snow depths (Thursday 24th 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 so 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.
80cm

Iwappara
60cm

Joetsu Kokusai
80cm

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

Kandatsu Kogen
90-115cm

Maiko Snow Resort
Just the upper Okusoeji area remains open now.
95cm (Okusoeji)

Naeba
Plans to be open until Sunday 4th April
80cm

NASPA Ski Garden
50cm

Yuzawa Kogen
100cm

Yuzawa Nakazato
Plans to be open until Sunday 27th March
50cm

Yuzawa Park
30cm

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Planned official closing date information - there's a good chance some of these will change

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 8:40am on Thursday 24th March 2016
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  2015/2016
*as of Thursday 24th March 2016
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
Season
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23rd March 0cm 0cm 0cm
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
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Previous 14 days total 1cm 61cm 75cm
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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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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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