Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Friday 4th January 2019

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:01am on Friday 4th January 2019
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloudy start to the day
Base temp:
-1°C

Top temp:
-4°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None currently
wind condition
Light southerly
visibility condition
Decent
This report
Friday 4th January 2019, 8:01am
10cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 192cm
Last 14 reports (total): 241cm
Current month (January 2019) total: 75cm
2018/2019 season so far total: 330cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:01am on Friday 4th January 2019
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Good morning from Yuzawa.

Yesterday the snow kept on coming down. At times it was quite heavy with nice big flakes; at other times just light snow. 7cm of fresh snowfall was measured yesterday evening and an additional 3cm this morning, so that makes for a total of 10cm of fresh snowfall down at town level since my report yesterday. (Both Kagura and Ishiuchi are this morning reporting 5cm of fresh snow).

Right now it is generally cloudy but there seems to be a chance of clearer weather and sun a bit later on during the day.

We should be seeing a return to more snowfall tomorrow, though it is going to be somewhat milder than it has been. Some of the local forecasts even call for 'sleet' in town - hopefully we will avoid that, and surely it will be snow at higher elevations.

I wonder how busy the slopes will be today? Different opinions on that, so there's only one way to find out!

See you tomorrow.

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Photos today from GALA Yuzawa, Maiko Snow Resort and NASPA Ski Garden.

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Updated: 8:00am, Friday 4th 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
- 270cm (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
- 185cm (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: 230cm (official snow depth)
- Base: 160cm (official snow depth)

Yuzawa Park
- 180cm (official snow depth)

Yuzawa Nakazato
- 170cm (official snow depth)

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

Ishiuchi Maruyama
- 230cm (official snow depth)

Joetsu Kokusai
- 220cm (official snow depth)

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

Muikamachi Hakkaisan
- 200cm (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:
4th, 5th, 12th, 13th, 19th, 26th January 2019
2nd, 9th, 10th, 16th, 23rd February 2019
Extended until 6:00pm

Yuzawa Nakazato
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 8:01am on Friday 4th January 2019
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

All ski resorts in the area are open

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Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Recent Yuzawa Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 4th January 2019
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Yuzawa Now reports up until Friday 4th January 2019
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Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 4th January 2019
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 Friday 4th January 2019
2017/2018
Season
2016/2017
Season
4th January 10cm 28cm 0cm
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
Previous 7 days total 192cm 130cm 30cm
Previous 14 days total 241cm 235cm 41cm
November observed snowfall total 2cm 14cm 2cm
December observed snowfall total 253cm 277cm 144cm
January observed snowfall total 75cm 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 330cm 857cm 954cm
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 4th 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]
75cm
[330cm]
- - - -
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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