Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 25th February 2016

Yuzawa Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 7:59am on Thursday 25th February 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
-1°C

Top temp:
-6°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow
wind condition
Slight
Limited
This report
Thursday 25th February 2016, 7:59am
7cm
Wednesday 24th February 2016, 8:33am 9cm
Tuesday 23rd February 2016, 8:30am 0cm
Monday 22nd February 2016, 7:58am 5cm
Sunday 21st February 2016, 8:29am 0cm
Saturday 20th February 2016, 8:05am 0cm
Friday 19th February 2016, 7:30am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 21cm
Last 14 reports (total): 65cm
Current month (February 2016) total: 145cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 380cm

Archive report: Posted at 7:59am on Thursday 25th February 2016
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Morning from Yuzawa and I'm happy to report that there's some more fresh snow to report.

After the snow during the morning yesterday, there was a period during the afternoon when the sun was out and some blue sky but it was snowing once again in the evening and has been overnight as well.

It's another modest amount... 7cm of fresh on the ground here since yesterday morning; and just for the record, Maiko Snow Resort are reporting 10cm, Kagura are reporting 5-10cm and Naeba are reporting 10cm of fresh snowfall.

Right now light snow continues to fall though it has eased off just to the north with a few small patches of blue sky visible. The forecasts generally give us light snow during the morning and a bit of sunshine this afternoon with temperatures not rising much above zero during the day.

The 6-day forecast still has fairly regular light snowfall lined up with the most likely around Monday (though there may be a bit more rain sometime around the late weekend).

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By the end of February last season we had observed a whopping 1207cm (12+m!) of snowfall here in Yuzawa town - with the majority of that falling in the very snowy months of December 2014 and January 2015.

228cm of snowfall was observed in these reports during the month of February 2015.

So far this February I have observed 145cm of snow, and the number for the season as a whole is currently standing at just 380cm.

Once we got into March last season there was just another 96cm of snow left to fall at town level through until the end of the season. The season before (2013-2014), 196cm of snow fell from the beginning of March until the end of the season, so a decent March is definitely not beyond hope. I think it's reasonable to say that we'd need a buck in the trend of the season as a whole so far for that to happen though.

Onegai shimasu!

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Resort official snow depths (Thursday 25th February 2016) and any specific news at time of writing:

Resorts in Yuzawa:

GALA Yuzawa
170cm

Ishiuchi Maruyama
120cm

Iwappara
130cm

Joetsu Kokusai
160cm

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

Kandatsu Kogen
115-150cm

Maiko Snow Resort
170cm (upper)
60cm (lower)

Muikamachi Hakkaisan
160cm

Naeba
120cm

NASPA Ski Garden
125cm

Yuzawa Kogen
150cm

Yuzawa Nakazato
95cm

Yuzawa Park
90cm

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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 7:59am on Thursday 25th February 2016
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

All resort should be open as planned this morning

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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 Thursday 25th February 2016
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
Season
25th February 7cm 0cm 0cm
24th February 9cm 0cm 0cm
23rd February 0cm 0cm 10cm
22nd February 5cm 0cm 10cm
21st February 0cm 2cm 10cm
20th February 0cm 10cm 0cm
19th February 0cm 1cm 5cm
Previous 7 days total 21cm 13cm 35cm
Previous 14 days total 65cm 85cm 126cm
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 145cm 228cm 204cm
March observed snowfall total - 95cm 191cm
April observed snowfall total - 1cm 5cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 380cm 1303cm 833cm
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 25th 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
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season 0cm
[0cm]
0cm
[0cm]
92cm
[92cm]
143cm
[235cm]
145cm
[380cm]
-
[380cm]
-
[380cm]
-
[380cm]
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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