Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 18th February 2016

Yuzawa Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Yuzawa region, Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 7:15am on Thursday 18th February 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Clear, blue skies, sunny
Base temp:
-2°C

Top temp:
-5°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Slight southerly
Excellent
This report
Thursday 18th February 2016, 7:15am
18cm
Wednesday 17th February 2016, 7:59am 0cm
Tuesday 16th February 2016, 8:33am 26cm
Monday 15th February 2016, 7:44am 0cm
Sunday 14th February 2016, 7:58am 0cm
Saturday 13th February 2016, 8:38am 0cm
Friday 12th February 2016, 9:04am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 44cm
Last 14 reports (total): 111cm
Current month (February 2016) total: 124cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 359cm

Archive report: Posted at 7:15am on Thursday 18th February 2016
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Snow started falling very soon after I posted my report yesterday morning.

And it continued through the day - and it was coming down hard as well for quite a lot of the time. Result? Another 18cm of fresh snow outside my place. (I actually thought it would be more than that).

Kagura reported 30cm of fresh snowfall during the day on their blog, and this morning just going with 5-10cm since last night (meaning that if you didn't read the blog bit, you'd think it was just 5-10cm rather than 35-40cm! I know if I had a ski-jo, I'd be shouting out about these numbers especially in a season like this!)

This morning Maiko Snow Resort are reporting 15-20cm of fresh snow.

But anyway, excellent. These snowfalls are what feels like 'normal' for us!

The snow eased off late last night and the skies cleared, leaving us with a beautiful clear blue sky early morning. It's going to be a very fine day with sun forecast and temperatures to rise to perhaps 6-7 degrees.

That means that early tracks this morning should be fantastic pretty much wherever you choose to go - perhaps just more fantastic in higher places.

Depending on just how much it does warm up this afternoon, conditions may change later on. So, get out there early and make the most of it!

Tomorrow should also be generally good clear weather as well by the way.

(I'll deal with the weekend weather in the report tomorrow - in the meantime do take a look at the forecast below for that).

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Resort official snow depths (Wednesday 17th February 2016) and any specific news at time of writing:

Not updated today as it's too early - this data will be updated again tomorrow.

Resorts in Yuzawa:

GALA Yuzawa
180cm

Ishiuchi Maruyama
160cm

Iwappara
160cm

Joetsu Kokusai
150cm

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

Kandatsu Kogen
150-160cm

Maiko Snow Resort
185cm (upper)
75cm (lower)

Muikamachi Hakkaisan
150cm

Naeba
120cm

NASPA Ski Garden
130cm

Yuzawa Kogen
160cm

Yuzawa Nakazato
95cm

Yuzawa Park
100cm

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'Nighta' (floodlit night operations)

Details of the 'nighta' operations at ski and snowboards resorts around Yuzawa and Minamiuonuma.

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.

NASPA Ski Garden
Extended opening until 6pm (Number 1 lift) on Saturdays until 27th February.
There is no special ticket available just for the extended time.

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 7:15am on Thursday 18th February 2016
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

All resorts should be open as normal today

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The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 18th February 2016
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Yuzawa Now reports up until Thursday 18th February 2016
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 18th February 2016
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Yuzawa Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  2015/2016
*as of Thursday 18th February 2016
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
Season
18th February 18cm 0cm 20cm
17th February 0cm 0cm 5cm
16th February 26cm 15cm 32cm
15th February 0cm 25cm 30cm
14th February 0cm 30cm 2cm
13th February 0cm 2cm 2cm
12th February 0cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 44cm 72cm 91cm
Previous 14 days total 111cm 134cm 169cm
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 124cm 228cm 204cm
March observed snowfall total - 95cm 191cm
April observed snowfall total - 1cm 5cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 359cm 1303cm 833cm
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 18th February 2016
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 0cm
[0cm]
0cm
[0cm]
92cm
[92cm]
143cm
[235cm]
124cm
[359cm]
-
[359cm]
-
[359cm]
-
[359cm]
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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