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Yuzawa Now

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Yuzawa (Niigata), Japan
LATEST REPORT: Posted at 7:38am on Sunday 30th April 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Clear skies and sunshine
Base temp:
12°C

Top temp:
6°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Slight southerly
visibility condition
Excellent
This report
Sunday 30th April 2017, 7:38am
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Saturday 29th April 2017, 7:35am 0cm
Friday 28th April 2017, 8:12am 0cm
Thursday 27th April 2017, 7:50am 0cm
Wednesday 26th April 2017, 7:24am 0cm
Tuesday 25th April 2017, 8:07am 0cm
Monday 24th April 2017, 8:13am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 0cm
Last 14 reports (total): 0cm
Current month (May 2017) total: 0cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 954cm

Morning from Yuzawa on this last day of April.

Things got duller during the day yesterday and there was some rain as well, though we missed out on some of the heavier rain and thunderstorms going on a bit to the north in Niigata Prefecture. I wasn't actually in Yuzawa for the afternoon but things were pretty wild in Uonuma and Ojiya at times in the afternoon.

It's looking like today should be a much nicer and calmer day through until evening. It is going to be warmer too with highs of around 25C forecast this afternoon.

Back to rain again tomorrow morning though. Tuesday onwards and the weather should be settled once again.

A fine day for skiing or snowboarding or cherry blossom viewing. (Remember your blue sheet and beer).

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There is still excellent snow cover at Kagura and GALA Yuzawa. Things are much more patchy at the lower Kandatsu Kogen resort but it remains open, and Naeba is patchy on lower slopes but you can still ski or board back down to base. More info below.

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Resort information as of Sunday 30th April 2017

Subject to change depending on snow and weather conditions.

GALA Yuzawa
GALA Yuzawa plans to be open until Sunday 7th May.
All of the Central Area courses and part of the North Area currently remains open.
The sledding area is also open.
The Falcon downhill course is closed - use the Gondola to get back down to base.
Official snow depth: 140cm

Kagura
The Tashiro Area of Kagura plans to be open until Sunday 7th May.
The Kagura Area (via Mitsumata Ropeway) plans to be open until Sunday 28th May.

Almost all Kagura courses remain open.
Closed courses according to official website are the Gondola East Course (at Tashiro) and the downhill course (back to Mitsumata car park).
Official snow depth: Kagura - 260cm; Mitsumata - 180cm; Tashiro - 220cm

Kandatsu Kogen
Kandatsu Kogen plans to be open until Sunday 7th May.
Most courses at Kandatsu Kogen remain open though snow is getting thin on the ground and some parts are narrow.
Official snow depth: 110cm

Naeba
Naeba plans to be open until Sunday 7th May.
Naeba has re-opened for Golden Week period.
The Number 2 Gondola and Takenokodaira Romance lift are operating.
Courses on lower areas in front of the hotel are narrow but you can still ski or board back down to base.
Note that the Dragondola is operating from 9am until 1pm but for sightseeing, not skiing and boarding!
Official snow depth: 140cm

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All other ski and snowboard resorts in the Yuzawa and Minamiuonuma region are now closed for the season.

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

See above for resorts that are at least part open

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LATE SEASON REPORTING
The individual Now reports will continue in each area until the season in that place closes - some will continue daily until the end, some will become less than daily now that we are in April.

Once the season has finished everywhere, we will be adding a general season wrap up to each of the reports, where we will also answer questions and comments that we regularly get sent. Some do keep on coming back! The end of season message will be up at the end of Golden Week in early May.

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Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Recent Yuzawa Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 30th April 2017
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Yuzawa Now reports up until Sunday 30th April 2017
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Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
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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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  2016/2017
*as of Sunday 30th April 2017
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
30th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
29th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
28th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
27th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
26th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
25th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
24th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 0cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 0cm 0cm 0cm
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 267cm 151cm 228cm
March observed snowfall total 71cm 38cm 95cm
April observed snowfall total 0cm 0cm 1cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 954cm 424cm 1303cm
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 30th April 2017
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Yuzawa Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
(View more analysis here)
  October November December January February March April May
2016/2017 season - 2cm
[2cm]
144cm
[146cm]
470cm
[616cm]
267cm
[883cm]
71cm
[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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