Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 3rd January 2019

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:37am on Thursday 3rd January 2019
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Snow
Base temp:
-1°C

Top temp:
-4°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snow
wind condition
Light
visibility condition
Poor
This report
Thursday 3rd January 2019, 8:37am
37cm
Wednesday 2nd January 2019, 8:23am 9cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 229cm
Last 14 reports (total): 231cm
Current month (January 2019) total: 65cm
2018/2019 season so far total: 320cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:37am on Thursday 3rd January 2019
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Good morning from Yuzawa.

Excellent news again this morning.

It was snowing during the day yesterday, though not as intensively as last week. I cleared off 5cm of snow since the morning. But this morning I have just measured another 32cm. That's a total of 37cm since my report yesterday.

I tend to think that the ski resorts are being a bit shy with the new snowfall numbers that they report now that we have a lot, but for the record here they are:

Maiko Snow Resort: 30-40cm
Kagura: about 30cm
Ishiuchi Maruyama: 20cm

People like probably most of you reading this report mostly want there to always be large snowfall numbers. Deep is good, ne! For the ski resorts though, if there's too much news about relentless heavy snowfall they sometimes feel that it puts some people off coming.

Understandable, I suppose. Personally I get rather excited by the big numbers.

So yes it's really great to see so much snow falling again. And I would recommend keeping an eye on tomorrow too as we might get to enjoy some clearer sunny skies. With many people now returning to their normal lives after the New Year period, the slopes shouldn't be too busy either. So tomorrow should be an excellent day on the mountains with great conditions wherever you choose to slide.

GALA Yuzawa were hoping to open their Southern Area today but have delayed that... not due to a lack of snow, rather due to the large amounts of snow. The better problem of the two extremes I suppose, but they will want to get that area open as quickly as possible. Some fine snow conditions usually can be found there so keep an eye on that.

The 'Yuzawa Snow Link' (interesting new name for the connecting Yuzawa Kogen <> GALA Yuzawa <> Ishiuchi Maruyama resorts) joint lift ticket is now available. With the Southern Area of GALA Yuzawa not yet open, the Ropeway that connects GALA Yuzawa with Yuzawa Kogen is of course not operating yet. You can get from GALA Yuzawa to Ishiuchi Maruyama via the top ski lift. A shuttle bus between the respective bases is operating if you want to get between them.

Excited about tomorrow!

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Photos this morning from GALA Yuzawa, NASPA Ski Garden and Route 17 by the Yuzawa IC exit.

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Updated: 8:30am, Thursday 3rd January 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
- 230cm (official snow depth)
- The Central and Northern Areas of GALA Yuzawa are open
- The Southern Area will hopefully be open soon
- Part of the downhill Falcon course is open

Iwappara
- 175cm (official snow depth)

Kagura
- Kagura area: 250cm (official snow depth)
- Mitsumata area: 210cm (official snow depth)
- Tashiro area: 230cm (official snow depth)
- The top pair lift is now open (from 1st January)

Kandatsu Kogen
- 170cm (official snow depth)

Naeba
- 160cm (official snow depth)
- Please see our Naeba Now report for daily updates from Naeba

NASPA Ski Garden
- 240cm (official snow depth)

Yuzawa Kogen
- Top: 220cm (official snow depth)
- Base: 150cm (official snow depth)

Yuzawa Park
- 180cm (official snow depth)

Yuzawa Nakazato
- 160cm (official snow depth)

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

Ishiuchi Maruyama
- 210cm (official snow depth)

Joetsu Kokusai
- 220cm (official snow depth)

Maiko Snow Resort
- Top: 240cm (official snow depth)
- Base: 160cm (official snow depth)

Muikamachi Hakkaisan
- 190cm (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 8:37am on Thursday 3rd January 2019
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

All resorts open. Loads of snow.

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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Yuzawa Now reports up until Thursday 3rd January 2019
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This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Yuzawa Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
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  2018/2019
*as of Thursday 3rd January 2019
2017/2018
Season
2016/2017
Season
3rd January 37cm 43cm 1cm
2nd January 9cm 24cm 0cm
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
Previous 7 days total 229cm 144cm 39cm
Previous 14 days total 231cm 207cm 41cm
November observed snowfall total 2cm 14cm 2cm
December observed snowfall total 253cm 277cm 144cm
January observed snowfall total 65cm 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 320cm 857cm 954cm
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 3rd January 2019
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Yuzawa Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
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  October November December January February March April May
2019/2020 season - - - - - - - -
2018/2019 season - 2cm
[2cm]
253cm
[255cm]
65cm
[320cm]
- - - -
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]
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