Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Friday 15th February 2019

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 7:32am on Friday 15th February 2019
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Blue sky, some cloud
Base temp:
-4°C

Top temp:
-8°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Light southerly
visibility condition
Excellent
This report
Friday 15th February 2019, 7:32am
11cm
Thursday 14th February 2019, 7:59am 15cm
Wednesday 13th February 2019, 8:03am 15cm
Tuesday 12th February 2019, 8:06am 13cm
Monday 11th February 2019, 8:23am 5cm
Sunday 10th February 2019, 8:39am 28cm
Saturday 9th February 2019, 8:05am 16cm
Last 7 reports (total): 103cm
Last 14 reports (total): 138cm
Current month (February 2019) total: 170cm
2018/2019 season so far total: 948cm

Archive report: Posted at 7:32am on Friday 15th February 2019
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Good morning from Yuzawa.

It feels like it is going to be a lovely sunny day here.

There is some cloud early on but already lots of blue sky and sunshine and I imagine more as the morning goes on. Another 11cm of snowfall to report since yesterday morning with light snow falling for lots of the day yesterday.

It is another cold start to the day, so first tracks should be really great this morning. (I really wish I could be out there this morning!)

This report is a bit early, so some of the snow depth numbers have not been updated for the day, because the updated info is not yet available.

The snow clouds are forecast to be back tomorrow with snow likely during the day.

Looking ahead a little further along it looks like we are going to have another relatively warm spell early next week...

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The Tokamachi Yuki Matsuri (Snow Festival) is being held this weekend over in Tokamachi city, which is about 45 minutes drive from Yuzawa. It is one of the larget in the region. Unfortunately, when we had that warmer spell recently there was some melt going on and an accident due to a stage becoming unstable and for that reason they have cancelled the Carnival event. All of the other events are still going ahead though including lots of snow sculptures around the central area which are always worth a look.

The Festival starts today and continues until Sunday.

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Photos today from GALA Yuzawa, NASPA Ski Garden and Ishiuchi Maruyama.

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Updated: 7:30am, Friday 15th February 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
- 340cm (official snow depth)

Iwappara
- 240cm (official snow depth)

Kagura
- Kagura: 390cm (official snow depth)
- Mitsumata Area: 350cm (official snow depth)
- Tashiro Area: 370cm (official snow depth)

Kandatsu Kogen
- 275cm (official snow depth)

Naeba
- 200cm (official snow depth)
- Please see our Naeba Now report for daily updates from Naeba

NASPA Ski Garden
- 275cm (official snow depth)

Yuzawa Kogen
- Top: 300cm (official snow depth)
- Base: 200cm (official snow depth)

Yuzawa Park
- 235cm (official snow depth)

Yuzawa Nakazato
- 210cm (official snow depth)

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

Ishiuchi Maruyama
- Top: 290cm (official snow depth)
- Base: 220cm (official snow depth)

Joetsu Kokusai
- 310cm (official snow depth)

Maiko Snow Resort
- Top: 335cm (official snow depth)
- Base: 180cm (official snow depth)

Muikamachi Hakkaisan
- 320cm (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:
19th, 26th January 2019
2nd, 9th, 10th, 16th, 23rd February 2019
Extended until 6:00pm

Yuzawa Nakazato
Every Saturday until 9th March 2019
Sunday 10th February 2019
Number 2 romance pair lift
5:00pm until 8:30pm

Archive report: Posted at 7:32am on Friday 15th February 2019
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

All ski resorts should be open as normal

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The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 15th February 2019
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Yuzawa Now reports up until Friday 15th February 2019
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Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 15th February 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 15th February 2019
2017/2018
Season
2016/2017
Season
15th February 11cm 2cm 12cm
14th February 15cm 3cm 9cm
13th February 15cm 7cm 12cm
12th February 13cm 0cm 37cm
11th February 5cm 0cm 6cm
10th February 28cm 0cm 12cm
9th February 16cm 3cm 1cm
Previous 7 days total 103cm 15cm 89cm
Previous 14 days total 138cm 56cm 187cm
November observed snowfall total 2cm 14cm 2cm
December observed snowfall total 253cm 277cm 144cm
January observed snowfall total 523cm 392cm 470cm
February observed snowfall total 170cm 162cm 267cm
March observed snowfall total - 11cm 71cm
April observed snowfall total - 1cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 948cm 857cm 954cm
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 15th February 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]
523cm
[778cm]
170cm
[948cm]
- - -
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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