Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 12th March 2016

Yuzawa Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Yuzawa region, Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:13am on Saturday 12th March 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud, increasingly blue sky and sun
Base temp:
1°C

Top temp:
-4°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None currently
wind condition
Slight NW
Good and improving
This report
Saturday 12th March 2016, 9:13am
0cm
Friday 11th March 2016, 10:54am 0cm
Thursday 10th March 2016, 8:20am 3cm
Wednesday 9th March 2016, 8:37am 0cm
Tuesday 8th March 2016, 8:01am 0cm
Monday 7th March 2016, 8:11am 0cm
Sunday 6th March 2016, 8:02am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 3cm
Last 14 reports (total): 32cm
Current month (March 2016) total: 32cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 418cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:13am on Saturday 12th March 2016
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

It was an odd mix of conditions yesterday with some sporadic snowfall at times into the evening as well.

There's just a dusting of snow being reported by the higher resort areas this morning.

As I write this report some of the early morning cloud and fog has lifted and while there is still a lot of cloud around there's also an increasing amount of blue sky as well and the sun is out. It feels like it's going to turn into a very fine day, with a high of around +6C forecast for town.

We might get some more sporadic light snow at times over the next few days, though it might end up being rain as well especially lower down in town - though some have things completely dry through until Tuesday.

Into next week and come Wednesday temperatures are going to be rising further.

I've noticed some people start to take down the winter protection surrounding trees and the like; even see some tulips pushing up through the soil at the side of my house... both people and nature seems to be thinking it's 'spring'!

There's a few events going on at both Maiko Snow Resort and Joetsu Kokusai tonight, both finishing off with fireworks. The firework times are 8:20pm in the Maiko area of Maiko Snow Resort, and at 9:30pm at Joetsu Kokusai. Looks like the weather should be ok for both of those.

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Resort official snow depths (Saturday 12th March 2016) and any specific news at time of writing:

After some very warm conditions recently, there are some patches of ground on view on some lower slopes around town now. Southern facing slopes are generally more affected. Some courses at resorts are closed due to the snow situation - best to check with the individual resorts for their up-to-date details. Snow cover remains good higher up and is not a problem.

Resorts in Yuzawa and Minamiuonuma:

GALA Yuzawa
140cm

Ishiuchi Maruyama
120cm

Iwappara
90cm

Joetsu Kokusai
120cm

Kagura
160cm (Mitsumata)
190cm (Tashiro)
220cm (Kagura)

Kandatsu Kogen
110-140cm

Maiko Snow Resort
130cm (upper)
30cm (lower)

Muikamachi Hakkaisan
120cm

Naeba
110cm

NASPA Ski Garden
80cm

Yuzawa Kogen
120cm

Yuzawa Nakazato
80cm

Yuzawa Park
60cm

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'Nighta' (floodlit night operations)

Details of the 'nighta' operations at ski and snowboards resorts around Yuzawa and Minamiuonuma.
Subject to change due to snow conditions.

Ishiuchi Maruyama
Open daily until 8:50pm (until 20th March).
The Chuo No 1 and Chuo No 2 lifts are open daily.
The Kanko No 1, Kanko No 2, Kanko No 3, Hatsukaishi Entrance lift, Hatsukaishi No 2 pair lifts are open on weekends and holidays.
The basic charge is 2000 yen but various tickets are available.

Iwappara
Open daily until 9pm on Saturdays and until 8pm on weekdays and Sundays (until 21st March).
The charge is 1500 yen for adults and 1000 yen for children and seniors.

Joetsu Kokusai
Open daily until 9pm (until 21st March).
The charge is 1500 yen for adults and 1000 yen for children and seniors.
On weekdays the area in front of the main hotel is open - a larger area (including Osawa and Atema) is open on weekends.

Kandatsu Kogen
Open from 6pm until 4am on Fridays, Saturdays and evenings before holidays through 26th March.
Open from 4:30pm until 11pm on weekdays until 24th March.
Various tickets are available starting at 2000 yen for adults, 1700 yen for seniors and 1000 yen for children.

Maiko Snow Resort
Open daily with the Maiko Center quad lift operating from 4pm until 8pm.
The charge is 500 yen for everyone.

Naeba
Open daily until 27th March.
From 4pm until 8:30pm on weekdays and Sundays (2000 yen); until 9pm every Saturday and on 20th March (3000 yen).
'All Night' opening is planned for Saturday 26th March when Naeba will be open from 10pm until 5am.

Yuzawa Nakazato
Open on Saturdays from 5pm until 8:30pm (until 12th March).
Tickets are 1500 yen for adults and 1000 yen for children and seniors.

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List of ski resorts in Yuzawa town
List of ski resorts in Minamiuonuma City

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Iwappara 6 day snow and weather forecast
NASPA Ski Garden 6 day snow and weather forecast
Kagura 6 day snow and weather forecast

Archive report: Posted at 9:13am on Saturday 12th March 2016
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

Resorts open as planned

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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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  2015/2016
*as of Saturday 12th March 2016
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
Season
12th March 0cm 14cm 0cm
11th March 0cm 24cm 30cm
10th March 3cm 2cm 15cm
9th March 0cm 0cm 5cm
8th March 0cm 0cm 30cm
7th March 0cm 0cm 40cm
6th March 0cm 0cm 20cm
Previous 7 days total 3cm 40cm 140cm
Previous 14 days total 32cm 66cm 146cm
November observed snowfall total 0cm 0cm 5cm
December observed snowfall total 92cm 559cm 131cm
January observed snowfall total 143cm 420cm 297cm
February observed snowfall total 151cm 228cm 204cm
March observed snowfall total 32cm 95cm 191cm
April observed snowfall total - 1cm 5cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 418cm 1303cm 833cm
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 12th March 2016
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
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season 0cm
[0cm]
0cm
[0cm]
92cm
[92cm]
143cm
[235cm]
151cm
[386cm]
32cm
[418cm]
-
[418cm]
-
[418cm]
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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