Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Monday 6th March 2017

Yuzawa Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Yuzawa (Niigata), Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 7:05am on Monday 6th March 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Overcast skies
Base temp:
3°C

Top temp:
-1°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Slight southerly
visibility condition
Decent
This report
Monday 6th March 2017, 7:05am
0cm
Sunday 5th March 2017, 8:48am 0cm
Saturday 4th March 2017, 8:15am 0cm
Friday 3rd March 2017, 8:34am 4cm
Thursday 2nd March 2017, 8:40am 0cm
Wednesday 1st March 2017, 8:12am 0cm
Tuesday 28th February 2017, 10:41am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 4cm
Last 14 reports (total): 58cm
Current month (March 2017) total: 4cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 887cm

Archive report: Posted at 7:05am on Monday 6th March 2017
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Morning, an early report and so the snow depth information has not been updated today.

It was very much a spring-like day in the region yesterday, with things gradually getting somewhat hazy and overcast in the afternoon. The sun was still just about visible through thin cloud later in the afternoon.

It warmed up to close-on double digits as well in town. As you might expect with the warm temperature, there was a fair bit of visible snow-melt going on.

This morning has started off overcast-cloudy and it is going to be another mild one (perhaps slightly warmer than yesterday) and we’re still expecting precipitation by tonight. Very probably rain at first, turning into snow overnight in town – but hopefully straight to snow at higher elevations. And importantly we can look forward to a good chance of snow in my report tomorrow.

I just noticed on the local Yahoo weather forecast pages - they have started adding pollen forecasts! A sure sign of spring – and not one that hay fever sufferers look forward to! The forecast shows the number of grains (?) of pollen per square centimeter – the forecast for today is in the 10-30 level (less than yesterday). It drops right down from tomorrow with the forecast colder temperatures and snow forecast.

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Official snow depth information as of Sunday 5th March 2017

The below data will be updated again on Tuesday.

GALA Yuzawa
The upper part of $2,600,000 closed today due to avalanche danger but otherwise GALA is open as planned.
Official snow depth: 370cm

Ishiuchi Maruyama
Official snow depth: 250cm

Iwappara
Official snow depth: 195cm

Joetsu Kokusai
Official snow depth: 260cm

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 - 135cm

Muikamachi Hakkaisan
Official snow depth: 340cm

Naeba
Official snow depth: 270cm

NASPA Ski Garden
Official snow depth: 220cm

Yuzawa Kogen
Official snow depth:
Top - 280cm
Base - 190cm

Yuzawa Park
Official snow depth: 180cm

Yuzawa Nakazato
Official snow depth: 165cm

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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.

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 7:05am on Monday 6th March 2017
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

All resorts will likely be open as usual this morning

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Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Recent Yuzawa Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 6th March 2017
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Yuzawa Now reports up until Monday 6th 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 Monday 6th 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 Monday 6th March 2017
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
6th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
5th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
4th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
3rd March 4cm 0cm 2cm
2nd March 0cm 7cm 10cm
1st March 0cm 22cm 0cm
28th February 0cm 0cm 14cm
Previous 7 days total 4cm 29cm 26cm
Previous 14 days total 58cm 56cm 28cm
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 4cm 38cm 95cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm 1cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 887cm 424cm 1303cm
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 6th 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]
4cm
[887cm]
- -
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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