Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 4th February 2017

Yuzawa Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:32am on Saturday 4th February 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Clear and sunny blue skies
Base temp:
-3°C

Top temp:
-6°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Calm
visibility condition
Excellent
This report
Saturday 4th February 2017, 8:32am
3cm
Friday 3rd February 2017, 8:36am 14cm
Thursday 2nd February 2017, 8:39am 28cm
Wednesday 1st February 2017, 7:50am 4cm
Tuesday 31st January 2017, 8:28am 19cm
Monday 30th January 2017, 9:01am 0cm
Sunday 29th January 2017, 9:23am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 68cm
Last 14 reports (total): 220cm
Current month (February 2017) total: 49cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 665cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:32am on Saturday 4th February 2017
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Good morning from Yuzawa.

And it is a lovely start to the day. Bright blue skies all around and the sun out. Sunscreen recommended today.

Yesterday it did continue snowing for most of the day but it didn't really amount to much in terms of new cm (3cm). The clouds obviously cleared up overnight leaving us with this beautiful morning.

It's a chilly start but going to fairly quickly warm up somewhat today, perhaps to 4C (and possibly more) later on. Not too much please.

Tomorrow should be a bit colder but it might well rain a bit later in the day before turning into snow. Snow is forecast for Monday through Tuesday though so we will be getting our top-up at that time.

Today is almost certainly going to be a busy weekend at the popular resorts. Some of the smaller places are still quite quiet on a busy weekend though... worth checking out all of the resort info for all of the resorts in region, if only to learn about new places.

A fantastic day to be out on the slopes.

See you tomorrow.

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From today the top Number 5 lift at Kagura will close at 2pm, rather than 12 noon. (That 12 noon closing time was always curious!)

Also, the South Area of GALA Yuzawa is open as normal today.

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We're all excited. After spending a period of time thinking and planning, specs have been finalised and development work on "new stuff" (improvements) for SnowJapan has now started. You'll see the results of that work sometime later this year.

We just love the cycle of improving SnowJapan every year. :)

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Official snow depth information as of Saturday 4th February 2017

GALA Yuzawa
Official snow depth: 330cm

Ishiuchi Maruyama
Official snow depth: 250cm

Iwappara
Official snow depth: 200cm

Joetsu Kokusai
Official snow depth: 280cm

Kagura
Official snow depth:
Kagura - 330cm
Mitsumata - 280cm
Tashiro - 300cm

Kandatsu Kogen
Official snow depth: 265cm

Maiko Snow Resort
Official snow depth:
Upper - 285cm
Base - 150cm

Muikamachi Hakkaisan
Official snow depth: 300cm

Naeba
Official snow depth: 260cm

NASPA Ski Garden
Official snow depth: 240cm

Yuzawa Kogen
Official snow depth:
Top - 320cm
Base - 230cm

Yuzawa Park
Official snow depth: 180cm

Yuzawa Nakazato
Official snow depth: 210cm

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'Nighta' (floodlit night operations)

Below are details of the planned 'nighta' operations at ski and snowboards resorts around Yuzawa and Minamiuonuma this season.
This information is subject to change due to snow and weather conditions.
*** Please note that this section will not be updated every day.

Ishiuchi Maruyama
Daily until 19th March 2017.
Nighta is from 5pm until 8:50pm.
The Chuo Number 1, Chuo Number 2 and Kanko Number 3 Express lifts are open daily.
The Kanko Number 1 Express lift, Hatsukaishi Entrance lift and Hatsukaishi Number 2 pair lifts are also open on weekends and holidays.

Iwappara
Daily until 20th March 2017.
Nighta is from 5pm until 9pm on Saturdays and until 8pm on weekdays and Sundays.
The Main course, Grand course and West courses are open during nighta.

Joetsu Kokusai
Daily until 20th March 2017.
Nighta is from 5pm until 9pm.
The area in front of the main base hotel is open for nighta.

Kandatsu Kogen
'Hobo All Night' ('Almost All Night') is on Fridays, Saturdays and nights before holidays until 1st April 2017.
The nighta opening times on those days is from 6pm until 4am the following morning.

Maiko Snow Resort
Daily until 19th March 2017.
Nighta is from 4pm until 8pm.
The Maiko center quad lift on the Maiko Side of the resort operates for nighta.

Naeba
Daily until 26th March 2017.
Nighta is from 4pm until 8:30pm.

NASPA Ski Garden
'Thanks' (extended) opening on Saturdays in January and February.
On those days the Number 1 lift is open until 6pm.

Yuzawa Nakazato
Every Saturday until 11th March 2017.
Nighta is from 5pm until 8:30pm.
The Number 2 pair lift operates during nighta.

Archive report: Posted at 8:32am on Saturday 4th February 2017
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

All resorts should be open as planned this morning

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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Yuzawa Now reports up until Saturday 4th February 2017
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Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 4th February 2017
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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  2016/2017
*as of Saturday 4th February 2017
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
4th February 3cm 0cm 2cm
3rd February 14cm 9cm 10cm
2nd February 28cm 1cm 35cm
1st February 4cm 3cm 20cm
31st January 19cm 0cm 5cm
30th January 0cm 12cm 0cm
29th January 0cm 0cm 5cm
Previous 7 days total 68cm 25cm 77cm
Previous 14 days total 220cm 85cm 92cm
November observed snowfall total 2cm 0cm 0cm
December observed snowfall total 144cm 92cm 559cm
January observed snowfall total 470cm 143cm 420cm
February observed snowfall total 49cm 151cm 228cm
March observed snowfall total - 38cm 95cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm 1cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 665cm 424cm 1303cm
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 4th February 2017
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 - 2cm
[2cm]
144cm
[146cm]
470cm
[616cm]
49cm
[665cm]
- - -
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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