Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Friday 26th February 2016

Yuzawa Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Yuzawa region, Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:01am on Friday 26th February 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Mostly clear blue skies and sun
Base temp:
-1°C

Top temp:
-5°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None currently
wind condition
Slight westerly
Excellent
This report
Friday 26th February 2016, 8:01am
5cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 26cm
Last 14 reports (total): 70cm
Current month (February 2016) total: 150cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 385cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:01am on Friday 26th February 2016
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

It's one of those days when you really want to get out for first tracks.

A beautiful morning here.

Blue sky and sunshine, with a bit of fresh snow again underfoot.

Yesterday snow was falling for large parts of the day, but it was generally very light and didn't amount to much in terms of new cm.

There has been some more snow fall overnight and another 5cm here on the ground this morning. Maiko are reporting 5-10cm of fresh and Kagura 3-5cm this morning.

And as I said, the sun is out and we have lots of blue skies above. Some cloud around but for the moment it's mostly clear. Quite a chilly start to the day and fingers crossed it won't warm up too much above zero today.

The local Yahoo forecast has us down for snow/cloud for the day, but them being totally wrong would come as no surprise seeing as though that's been pretty much their record for the season! The more reliable 6-day forecast (below) does also actually have snow showers for the day after a sunny start and so perhaps the clouds will be rolling in sometime this morning or this afternoon. There is a bank of clouds visible over to the north of the Minamiuonuma valley right now.

It looks like the weekend should be a mix up of weather conditions as well - including the chance of some snow - and as so often has been the case this year, hard to read.

I'd guess that there's a good chance of a sunny day tomorrow along with warmer conditions once again.

(That 'heavy snow' for Monday night looks good too. Less so the chance of rain around Sunday).

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Resort official snow depths (Friday 26th February 2016) and any specific news at time of writing:

Resorts in Yuzawa:

GALA Yuzawa
180cm

Ishiuchi Maruyama
140cm

Iwappara
130cm

Joetsu Kokusai
160cm

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

Kandatsu Kogen
130-155cm

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

Muikamachi Hakkaisan
160cm

Naeba
130cm

NASPA Ski Garden
125cm

Yuzawa Kogen
150cm

Yuzawa Nakazato
95cm

Yuzawa Park
95cm

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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 8:01am on Friday 26th February 2016
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

Expect resorts to be open as planned this morning

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The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 26th February 2016
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Yuzawa Now reports up until Friday 26th February 2016
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Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 26th February 2016
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 Friday 26th February 2016
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
Season
26th February 5cm 0cm 0cm
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
Previous 7 days total 26cm 12cm 30cm
Previous 14 days total 70cm 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 150cm 228cm 204cm
March observed snowfall total - 95cm 191cm
April observed snowfall total - 1cm 5cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 385cm 1303cm 833cm
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 26th 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]
150cm
[385cm]
-
[385cm]
-
[385cm]
-
[385cm]
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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