Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 11th January 2015

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 7:45am on Sunday 11th January 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
-1°C

Top temp:
-5°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Yes, it's still snowing
wind condition
Light NW
Generally poor
This report
Sunday 11th January 2015, 7:45am
25cm
Saturday 10th January 2015, 7:57am 25cm
Friday 9th January 2015, 7:43am 35cm
Thursday 8th January 2015, 7:30am 30cm
Wednesday 7th January 2015, 7:40am 20cm
Tuesday 6th January 2015, 7:57am 0cm
Monday 5th January 2015, 8:02am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 135cm
Last 14 reports (total): 267cm
Current month (January 2015) total: 265cm
2014/2015 season so far total: 824cm

Archive report: Posted at 7:45am on Sunday 11th January 2015
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

The crazy snow situation continues into today.

25cm more snow here in town level since yesterdays report.

Maiko reporting 25+cm.
Kagura report 20cm and Naeba reporting 10-30cm.

I have explained this previously, but the reason we are mentioning those particular resorts with the new snowfall numbers here is because they are the only ones that are sharing such data - if there was data from other places, we'd mention it here. (And if anyone knows of any data that might be available and we are missing, do let us know and we'll be happy to mention it). If I ran a skijo, it's a number I'd get out there every morning

It's still snowing and that's what is forecast for the day today and quite possibly into tomorrow as well.

Tuesday onwards though it's looking like sunny skies will dominate for a few days.

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It was in the local Japanese newspaper on Friday about how the numbers of skiers and snowboarders visiting the resorts in Niigata over New Year was down on last year. The reason given being the heavy snowfall putting lots of people off. Sounds odd doesn't it. (The one thing they also mentioned was the increase in number of foreigners on the slopes).

This long weekend I am sure that the resorts were really hoping for some nice sunny weather to get lots of people out, and so they'll have mixed feelings about this heavy snowfall again.... I have spoken to a few resort folk over the last few days and while they are happy that there's lots of snow, the general feeling now seems to be 'we have enough!' and just regular topups would be ideal.

So much snow creates a lot of work for locals as well and visitors can see people out and about with shovels and other tools of the trade to try and cope with the huge volumes of snow.

Below I have posted a few photos from yesterday. Lots more photos here.

I wonder how the rest of the season will work out. It sure will be interesting to find out!

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Official snow depths:

GALA Yuzawa:
360cm
Ishiuchi Maruyama:
320cm
Iwappara:
270cm
Joetsu Kokusai:
200cm
Kagura:
300cm
Kandatsu Kogen:
300cm
Maiko Snow Resort:
330cm
Naeba:
230cm
NASPA Ski Garden:
277cm
Yuzawa Kogen:
280cm (Kogen)
230cm (Nunoba)
Yuzawa Nakazato:
215cm

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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 holidays (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)
NASPA Ski Garden (skiers only):
Saturdays until 29th February (until 7pm)
Yuzawa Nakazato:
Saturdays from 10th January 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
Ski and snowboard resorts in Minamiuonuma City

Archive report: Posted at 7:45am on Sunday 11th January 2015
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 season comparisons
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  2014/2015
*as of Sunday 11th January 2015
2013/2014
Season
2012/2013
Season
11th January 25cm 40cm 20cm
10th January 25cm 30cm 3cm
9th January 35cm 2cm 0cm
8th January 30cm 0cm 0cm
7th January 20cm 10cm 5cm
6th January 0cm 10cm 1cm
5th January 0cm 10cm 10cm
Previous 7 days total 135cm 102cm 39cm
Previous 14 days total 267cm 122cm 92cm
November observed snowfall total 0cm 5cm 8cm
December observed snowfall total 559cm 131cm 217cm
January observed snowfall total 265cm 297cm 254cm
February observed snowfall total - 204cm 238cm
March observed snowfall total - 191cm 42cm
April observed snowfall total - 5cm 3cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 824cm 833cm 762cm
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 11th January 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]
265cm
[824cm]
-
[824cm]
-
[824cm]
-
[824cm]
-
[824cm]
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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