Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 4th February 2015

Yuzawa Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 7:40am on Wednesday 4th February 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloudy, clearing
Base temp:
-2°C

Top temp:
-5°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Very light snow indeed, easing off
wind condition
Slight ESE
Fair
This report
Wednesday 4th February 2015, 7:40am
2cm
Tuesday 3rd February 2015, 7:29am 10cm
Monday 2nd February 2015, 8:07am 35cm
Sunday 1st February 2015, 8:00am 20cm
Saturday 31st January 2015, 7:50am 5cm
Friday 30th January 2015, 7:40am 0cm
Thursday 29th January 2015, 8:01am 5cm
Last 7 reports (total): 77cm
Last 14 reports (total): 92cm
Current month (February 2015) total: 67cm
2014/2015 season so far total: 1046cm

Archive report: Posted at 7:40am on Wednesday 4th February 2015
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

* 8:30am update below

Light snow on and off during the day yesterday, but not much in terms of new cm... 2cm actually here, and right now very light snow is lazily falling from the sky with the forecsst for the day being just cloudy conditions and more of the same tomorrow as well.

It feels and looks like it might clear up and be quite bright today actually.

Not a whole lot of snow forecast until Sunday really going into early next week. Temperatures should remain generally low though and so snow conditions should keep good.

Below are two photos taken yesterday in the Ishiuchi area just to the north of Yuzawa, some of those impressive walls of snow on the side of the roads. Fairly typical scenes at the moment.

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8:30am update - clouds clearing, more blue sky and the sun coming out!

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Official snow depths:

GALA Yuzawa:
460cm
Ishiuchi Maruyama:
380cm
Iwappara:
295cm
Joetsu Kokusai:
270cm
Kagura:
340cm
Kandatsu Kogen:
370cm
Maiko Snow Resort:
380cm (upper)
300cm (lower)
Naeba:
260cm
NASPA Ski Garden:
370cm
Yuzawa Kogen:
320cm (Kogen)
260cm (Nunoba)
Yuzawa Nakazato:
230cm

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Nighta in the area

Nighta 'night skiing' - where some slopes are floodlit for skiing and snowboarding in the evening - is available at the following resorts in the area.

Ishiuchi Maruyama:
Every day until 21st March (until 8:50pm)
Iwappara:
Every day until 22nd March (until 8pm on weekdays and Sundays, 9pm on Saturdays)
Joetsu Kokusai:
Every day until 22nd March (until 9pm)
Kandatsu Kogen:
From 23rd January, 'all night' on Fridays and Saturdays (6pm or 10pm until 4am the next morning)
Maiko Snow Resort:
Every day until 14th March (until 8pm)
Naeba:
Every day until 29th March (until 9pm)
All night on 17th January; 14th February and 14th March (10pm until 6am)
NASPA Ski Garden (skiers only):
Saturdays until 29th February (until 7pm)
Yuzawa Nakazato:
Saturdays until 14th March (until 8:30pm)

Chateaux Shiozawa also have nighta but only on certain days - no fixed schedule available.
Resorts not mentioned above do not operate 'nighta' (or do not plan to have more this season).
Some resorts offer tickets that include nighta, others need a special lift ticket.

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Ski and snowboard resorts in Yuzawa town

Archive report: Posted at 7:40am on Wednesday 4th February 2015
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

All resorts open

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Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
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  2014/2015
*as of Wednesday 4th February 2015
2013/2014
Season
2012/2013
Season
4th February 2cm 0cm 0cm
3rd February 10cm 0cm 5cm
2nd February 35cm 0cm 0cm
1st February 20cm 0cm 0cm
31st January 5cm 0cm 0cm
30th January 0cm 0cm 0cm
29th January 5cm 5cm 2cm
Previous 7 days total 77cm 5cm 7cm
Previous 14 days total 92cm 70cm 63cm
November observed snowfall total 0cm 5cm 8cm
December observed snowfall total 559cm 131cm 217cm
January observed snowfall total 420cm 297cm 254cm
February observed snowfall total 67cm 204cm 238cm
March observed snowfall total - 191cm 42cm
April observed snowfall total - 5cm 3cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 1046cm 833cm 762cm
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 4th February 2015
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
2019/2020 season - - - - - - - -
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season - - - - - - - -
2014/2015 season 0cm
[0cm]
0cm
[0cm]
559cm
[559cm]
420cm
[979cm]
67cm
[1046cm]
-
[1046cm]
-
[1046cm]
-
[1046cm]
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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