Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 26th April 2018

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:09am on Thursday 26th April 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloudy, due to clear up
Base temp:
7°C

Top temp:
4°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Earlier rain has eased off
wind condition
Light
visibility condition
Limited > decent
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Thursday 26th April 2018, 8:09am
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Wednesday 25th April 2018, 9:27am 0cm
Tuesday 24th April 2018, 7:22am 0cm
Monday 23rd April 2018, 9:08am 0cm
Sunday 22nd April 2018, 7:08am 0cm
Saturday 21st April 2018, 7:54am 0cm
Friday 20th April 2018, 7:31am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 0cm
Last 14 reports (total): 0cm
Current month (April 2018) total: 1cm
2017/2018 season so far total: 857cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:09am on Thursday 26th April 2018
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Good morning from Yuzawa.

First of all a bit of news. Once Golden Week starts this weekend, Naeba was planning on being open daily until 6th May, but that's not going to be happening. They have announced that they will now be open from Saturday (28th April) until Monday (30th April) - and that Monday will be the last day of the season. Not entirely unexpected with the weather we have had this spring.

On to the weather...

The roads are still wet this morning but the rain has eased off (outside where I am anyway) and it is very cloudy around town. I see there's some blue sky showing through up at Kagura though and the forecast does show clearing weather conditions so it might well turn into a fine day.

It's quite chilly this morning and temps are in single digits. A high of around 17C forecast later on.

All areas of Kagura should be open as planned today.

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Golden Week

'Golden Week' is approaching. But what exactly is it?

Golden Week is a period from the end of April through early May containing a number of national holidays. Those holidays are as follows:

- 29th April is 'Showa Day' (Showa-no-hi), the birthday of former Emperor Showa
- 3rd May is 'Constitution Day' (Kenpo-kinenbi)
- 4th May is 'Greenery Day' (Midori-no-hi)
- 5th May is 'Children's Day' (Kodomo-no-hi)

What this means for 2018 is that most people will enjoy two long weekends - 3 days this upcoming weekend and then 4 days off the weekend after:

Long Weekend #1: Saturday 28th April - Monday 30th April
Long Weekend #2: Thursday 3rd - Sunday 6th May

Some people may even be lucky enough to have/take Tuesday and Thursday off next week, giving them a long 9 day holiday!

The weather is often really good over the Golden Week period and of course the end of Golden Week is also the end of ski lift operations at Tashiro, but Kagura plans to remain open beyond that date through until later in May.

(Thanks to our friend in Niseko for the GW explanation!)

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Photos below from Kagura, Yuzawa IC exit (Route 17) and Ishiuchi Maruyama.

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Updated: Thursday 26th April 2018, 9:00am

Planned resort operations - subject to change

Kagura

- Tashiro Ropeway plans to be at least part open until Sunday 6th May
- Mitsumata Ropeway and the main Kagura area plan to be at least part open until Sunday 27th May
- The Gezan downhill course to Mitsumata base is closed - take the Ropeway back to base
- The Gondola East Course at Tashiro is also closed
- All other courses remain open

Official snow depths<

- Kagura area - 170cm
- Mitsumata area - 70cm
- Tashiro area - 140cm

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Naeba

- Naeba is closed today
- It will re-open for this coming weekend, 28th April - 30th April
- Monday 30th April will be the last day of the season at Naeba

Archive report: Posted at 8:09am on Thursday 26th April 2018
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

Kagura is open today

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*as of Thursday 26th April 2018
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2015/2016
Season
26th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
25th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
24th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
23rd April 0cm 0cm 0cm
22nd April 0cm 0cm 0cm
21st April 0cm 0cm 0cm
20th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 0cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 0cm 0cm 0cm
November observed snowfall total 14cm 2cm 0cm
December observed snowfall total 277cm 144cm 92cm
January observed snowfall total 392cm 470cm 143cm
February observed snowfall total 162cm 267cm 151cm
March observed snowfall total 11cm 71cm 38cm
April observed snowfall total 1cm 0cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 857cm 954cm 424cm
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
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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
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - 14cm
[14cm]
277cm
[291cm]
392cm
[683cm]
162cm
[845cm]
11cm
[856cm]
1cm
[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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