Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Tuesday 1st January 2019

Yuzawa Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:33am on Tuesday 1st January 2019
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Almost clear blue skies
Base temp:
-2°C

Top temp:
-4°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Light
visibility condition
Excellent
This report
Tuesday 1st January 2019, 8:33am
19cm
Monday 31st December 2018, 8:38am 28cm
Sunday 30th December 2018, 7:57am 39cm
Saturday 29th December 2018, 8:58am 50cm
Friday 28th December 2018, 7:30am 47cm
Thursday 27th December 2018, 7:52am 0cm
Wednesday 26th December 2018, 8:34am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 183cm
Last 14 reports (total): 187cm
Current month (January 2019) total: 19cm
2018/2019 season so far total: 274cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:33am on Tuesday 1st January 2019
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Happy New Year

After that extremely snowy last week of 2018, we start 2019 with some clear skies and sunshine. It is a lovely morning. It's not expected to last too long though with snow forecast for later on.

This morning I cleared 14cm of snow off the measuring point and there was 5cm on it yesterday, so that's 19cm that I have measured myself to add to the reports this morning. Curiously, Kagura are reporting just 5cm - Ishiuchi Maruyama are reporting 10cm and Maiko are saying 20cm.

So we are start the new year in excellent shape and should now be set for the season. What we want now - ideally - is lots of days like this morning with regular snowfall during the night time. Onegai shimasu! No doubt the story of the season won't pan out exactly like that, but it will certainly be interesting to see what happens next and how the season unfolds. For now, let's try to enjoy what we have been blessed with as much as we can.

Popular places will likely be rather busy today; maybe things will take a while to get going with a few sore heads. But if you get out early this morning you'll be rewarded with a beautiful morning.

The photos today are from GALA Yuzawa, Yuzawa Kogen and Maiko Snow Resort.

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10:30am update

Beautiful morning here!

With most areas now open we have made a few changes to the resort specific information below to try and simplify things. We will continue to check and update each ski resort information for every report, and make a note of anything we feel is of interest. We have also added information about 'nighta' operations at ski resorts in Yuzawa and Minamiuonuma. That is at the bottom of the report and we'll keep it there in every report.

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May 2019 be particularly snowy one.

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Updated: 8:30am, Tuesday 1st December 2019

** Official snow depths (where available) and resort specific information. Information is checked manually each morning but sometimes official information is updated later than the time of these reports

Ski resorts in Yuzawa:

GALA Yuzawa
- 220cm (official snow depth)

* The Central and Northern Areas of GALA Yuzawa are open.
* All of the Central Area is open including the ‘Snow Enjoyment Park’.
* The Broadway, Swan, Roman Holiday and Super Broadway courses in the Northern Area are open
* Part of the downhill Falcon course is open

Iwappara
- 165cm (official snow depth)

Kagura
- Kagura area: 250cm (official snow depth)
- Mitsumata area: 210cm (official snow depth)
- Tashiro area: 230cm (official snow depth)

* The top Kagura Number 5 romance lift is open from today

Kandatsu Kogen
- 155cm (official snow depth)

Naeba
- Please see our Naeba Now report for daily updates from Naeba

NASPA Ski Garden
- 230cm (official snow depth)

Yuzawa Kogen
- Top: 190cm (official snow depth)
- Base: 130cm (official snow depth)

Yuzawa Park
- 160cm (official snow depth)

Yuzawa Nakazato
- 140cm (official snow depth)

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Ski resorts in Minamiuonuma - just to the north of Yuzawa:

Ishiuchi Maruyama
- 200cm (official snow depth)

Joetsu Kokusai
- 180cm (official snow depth)

Maiko Snow Resort
- Top: 190cm (official snow depth)
- Base: 130cm (official snow depth)

Muikamachi Hakkaisan
- 180cm (official snow depth)

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Night time 'nighta' operations (listed in alphabetical order)

Below is information on night time floodlit skiing operations at ski resorts in the area. Subject to change due to weather and snow conditions.

Ishiuchi Maruyama
Open daily until Saturday 16th March 2019
The Chuo Area is open daily for nighta
The Hatsukaishi and Kanko Areas only open for nighta over New Year and nights before holidays
4:00pm until 8:30pm

Iwappara
Open daily until Sunday 24th March 2019
Part of the mid and lower area of the resort
5:00pm until 8:00pm on weekdays; until 9:00pm on Saturdays

Joetsu Kokusai
Open daily until Sunday 24th March 2019
Area in front of the base hotel, Osawa and lower Atema
5:00pm until 9:00pm

Kandatsu Kogen
'Hobo (Almost) All Night' every Friday, Saturday and night before holidays until 30th March 2019
6:00pm until 4:0am the next morning

Maiko Snow Resort
Open daily 'one-coin nighta' (500 yen) until Saturday 16th March 2019
Maiko Center Quad lift in the Maiko Area
4:00pm until 8:00pm

Naeba
Open daily until Sunday 24th March 2019
Number 3 and 4 high speed and Number 4 romance pair lifts
4:00pm until 8:30pm

NASPA Ski Garden
NASPA extends opening for the Number 1 lift on the following dates:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 12th, 13th, 19th, 26th January 2019
2nd, 9th, 10th, 16th, 23rd February 2019
Extended until 6:00pm

Yuzawa Nakazato
1st, 2nd, 3rd January 2019
Every Saturday from 5th January until 9th March 2019
Sunday 13th January 2019
Sunday 10th February 2019
Number 2 romance pair lift
5:00pm until 8:30pm

Archive report: Posted at 8:33am on Tuesday 1st January 2019
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

All resorts are open

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Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Recent Yuzawa Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 1st January 2019
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Yuzawa Now reports up until Tuesday 1st January 2019
(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 Tuesday 1st January 2019
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)
  2018/2019
*as of Tuesday 1st January 2019
2017/2018
Season
2016/2017
Season
1st January 19cm 0cm 0cm
31st December 28cm 1cm 2cm
30th December 39cm 19cm 26cm
29th December 50cm 15cm 1cm
28th December 47cm 42cm 9cm
27th December 0cm 54cm 0cm
26th December 0cm 9cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 183cm 140cm 38cm
Previous 14 days total 187cm 148cm 40cm
November observed snowfall total 2cm 14cm 2cm
December observed snowfall total 253cm 277cm 144cm
January observed snowfall total 19cm 392cm 470cm
February observed snowfall total - 162cm 267cm
March observed snowfall total - 11cm 71cm
April observed snowfall total - 1cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 274cm 857cm 954cm
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 1st January 2019
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
2018/2019 season - 2cm
[2cm]
253cm
[255cm]
19cm
[274cm]
- - - -
2017/2018 season - 14cm
[14cm]
277cm
[291cm]
392cm
[683cm]
162cm
[845cm]
11cm
[856cm]
1cm
[857cm]
0cm
[857cm]
2016/2017 season - 2cm
[2cm]
144cm
[146cm]
470cm
[616cm]
267cm
[883cm]
71cm
[954cm]
0cm
[954cm]
0cm
[954cm]
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]
  October November December January February March April May
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