Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Friday 25th January 2019

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:04am on Friday 25th January 2019
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Snow
Base temp:
-2°C

Top temp:
-5°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snow
wind condition
Light NW
visibility condition
Generally poor
This report
Friday 25th January 2019, 8:04am
33cm
Thursday 24th January 2019, 8:04am 22cm
Wednesday 23rd January 2019, 7:55am 11cm
Tuesday 22nd January 2019, 8:00am 63cm
Monday 21st January 2019, 8:08am 35cm
Sunday 20th January 2019, 8:23am 0cm
Saturday 19th January 2019, 8:42am 34cm
Last 7 reports (total): 198cm
Last 14 reports (total): 236cm
Current month (January 2019) total: 431cm
2018/2019 season so far total: 686cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:04am on Friday 25th January 2019
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Good morning from Yuzawa.

The snow keeps on coming in - and it doesn't look like it is going to give up and clear up anytime soon with some big numbers expected later tomorrow into Sunday. Keep that in mind if you are planning on being here over the weekend.

Light snow, moderate in places, at the moment; and that is what is generally expected for today, perhaps easing off at times particularly this afternoon.

Kagura are reporting 20-30cm of fresh snow 'since yesterday' and Maiko are reporting 10cm 'since yesterday evening' (which again seems curiously low). I have measured more than what those resorts are - 9cm yesterday evening and another 24cm this morning. So that makes 33cm since my report yesterday.

Why the differences? It's a good question but... I don't have a clear answer and there is probably some 'case by case' going on too. Some may suggest that some ski resorts go a bit easy on the numbers once there is generally lots of snow - and are much keener to report larger numbers at the beginning and end of a season. Some may say it's just nature not depositing the snow in fixed amounts and in a uniform manner.

I personally really wish that more ski resorts would report fresh snowfall numbers each day, but the fact is that most of them don't and choose to just report that snow depth number. Which some might say is a pretty meaningless number. ;)

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The Champion and Dolphin courses in the Maiko Area of Maiko Snow Resort are closed at the moment due to the Freeride Maiko 2019 event being held there tomorrow.

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Photos today from GALA Yuzawa, Maiko Snow Resort and Yuzawa IC.

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Updated: 8:00am, Friday 25th January 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
- 340m (official snow depth)

Iwappara
- 230cm (official snow depth)

Kagura
- Hmm, they don't seem to be announcing it anymore. Whatever, there's lots!

Kandatsu Kogen
- 255cm (official snow depth)

Naeba
- 180cm (official snow depth)
- Please see our Naeba Now report for daily updates from Naeba

NASPA Ski Garden
- 305cm (official snow depth)

Yuzawa Kogen
- Top: 290cm (official snow depth)
- Base: 180cm (official snow depth)

Yuzawa Park
- 220cm (official snow depth)

Yuzawa Nakazato
- 215cm (official snow depth)

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

Ishiuchi Maruyama
- 320cm (official snow depth)

Joetsu Kokusai
- 270cm (official snow depth)

Maiko Snow Resort
- Top: 330cm (official snow depth)
- Base: 190cm (official snow depth)

Muikamachi Hakkaisan
- 240cm (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 8:04am on Friday 25th January 2019
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

All resorts appear to be planning on opening as normal this morning

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Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Recent Yuzawa Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 25th January 2019
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Yuzawa Now reports up until Friday 25th January 2019
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Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 25th January 2019
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)
  2018/2019
*as of Friday 25th January 2019
2017/2018
Season
2016/2017
Season
25th January 33cm 57cm 65cm
24th January 22cm 15cm 27cm
23rd January 11cm 11cm 32cm
22nd January 63cm 5cm 2cm
21st January 35cm 0cm 6cm
20th January 0cm 0cm 0cm
19th January 34cm 0cm 1cm
Previous 7 days total 198cm 88cm 133cm
Previous 14 days total 236cm 112cm 375cm
November observed snowfall total 2cm 14cm 2cm
December observed snowfall total 253cm 277cm 144cm
January observed snowfall total 431cm 392cm 470cm
February observed snowfall total - 162cm 267cm
March observed snowfall total - 11cm 71cm
April observed snowfall total - 1cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 686cm 857cm 954cm
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 25th January 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]
431cm
[686cm]
- - - -
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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