Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 17th January 2015

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:31am on Saturday 17th January 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud, poor visiblity
Base temp:
0°C

Top temp:
-4°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
It's snowing again
wind condition
Moderate northerly
Generally poor
This report
Saturday 17th January 2015, 8:31am
5cm
Friday 16th January 2015, 7:27am 5cm
Thursday 15th January 2015, 7:44am 0cm
Wednesday 14th January 2015, 7:20am 0cm
Tuesday 13th January 2015, 7:40am 20cm
Monday 12th January 2015, 9:38am 30cm
Sunday 11th January 2015, 7:45am 25cm
Last 7 reports (total): 85cm
Last 14 reports (total): 215cm
Current month (January 2015) total: 325cm
2014/2015 season so far total: 884cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:31am on Saturday 17th January 2015
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

We enjoyed a bit of sunshine and blue skies in the afternoon yesterday once the clouds cleared up a bit, though there was still a lot of cloud around.

It started snowing as far as I can tell somewhere around 4am - when the sprinklers kicked into action - and now there's 5cm of snow on the top of my car, and it's snowing now with a moderate northerly wind blowing it down fast.

Unfortunately the wind situation is messing with the start of the weekend at Kagura with the Tashiro area closed and it only being open from the Mitsumata Ropeway up to the Kagura Number 1 Romance lift. They are hoping to maybe get the quad going depending on conditions, but have made the closed-for-the-day decision for the other areas I mentioned.

A look round it looks like other resorts are open as normal.

So yes, 5cm that I can see; Kagura reporting 10cm; Naeba reporting 5-10cm; Maiko Snow Resort reporting 10cm - so you can get an idea.

Snow is expected through the day today and probably into tomorrow as well, with the snow perhaps easing off during the day tomorrow. If you're doing the Naeba all night thing tonigh, prepare to be snowed upon!

Hopefully there'll be a whole big chunk more to report tomorrow.

Must be difficult being a ski resort - you want regular fresh snow, but please do the business overnight and not on a peak season weekend!

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Official snow depths (some not updated today due to early report):

GALA Yuzawa:
380cm
Ishiuchi Maruyama:
320cm
Iwappara:
240cm
Joetsu Kokusai:
230cm
Kagura:
300cm
Kandatsu Kogen:
290cm
Maiko Snow Resort:
315cm (upper)
230cm (lower)
Naeba:
250cm
NASPA Ski Garden:
288cm
Yuzawa Kogen:
290cm (Kogen)
240cm (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)
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
Ski and snowboard resorts in Minamiuonuma City

Archive report: Posted at 8:31am on Saturday 17th January 2015
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

All resorts are open, though Kagura is affected by wind this morning

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  2014/2015
*as of Saturday 17th January 2015
2013/2014
Season
2012/2013
Season
17th January 5cm 5cm 7cm
16th January 5cm 0cm 10cm
15th January 0cm 0cm 20cm
14th January 0cm 15cm 5cm
13th January 20cm 40cm 0cm
12th January 30cm 7cm 0cm
11th January 25cm 40cm 20cm
Previous 7 days total 85cm 107cm 62cm
Previous 14 days total 215cm 169cm 121cm
November observed snowfall total 0cm 5cm 8cm
December observed snowfall total 559cm 131cm 217cm
January observed snowfall total 325cm 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 884cm 833cm 762cm
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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
2019/2020 season - - - - - - - -
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season - - - - - - - -
2014/2015 season 0cm
[0cm]
0cm
[0cm]
559cm
[559cm]
325cm
[884cm]
-
[884cm]
-
[884cm]
-
[884cm]
-
[884cm]
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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