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Yuzawa Now

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Yuzawa (Niigata), Japan
LATEST REPORT: Posted at 7:50am on Wednesday 18th January 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Partly cloudy
Max temp:
-1°C

Min temp:
-5°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None currently
wind condition
Light southerly
visibility condition
Very good
This report
Wednesday 18th January 2017, 7:50am
8cm
Tuesday 17th January 2017, 8:31am 24cm
Monday 16th January 2017, 8:14am 36cm
Sunday 15th January 2017, 7:54am 59cm
Saturday 14th January 2017, 8:56am 72cm
Friday 13th January 2017, 8:10am 24cm
Thursday 12th January 2017, 9:12am 19cm
Last 7 reports (total): 242cm
Last 14 reports (total): 291cm
Current month (January 2017) total: 292cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 438cm

Good morning from Yuzawa.

Once again, snow continued falling through pretty much all of the day yesterday, though for the most part it wasn’t as full on as the snowfall over the weekend and so much smaller numbers. We have measured another 8cm of fresh snow on the ground (6cm of that before evening; 2cm overnight).

Kagura resort are reporting 10cm across mountain.

This morning we are starting the day with a mix of blue sky and cloud (like less cloud with time) and it looks and feels like it should be a very fine and sunny day. Actually it may be getting a little warmer than we would like - up to around 4C forecast in town later on. Let's hope that doesn't rise too much.

But people who are lucky enough to be around today should be in for a real treat. Hope you can get to enjoy it.

After a few days of what looks set to be mixed weather conditions (cloud, sun, light snow tonight perhaps), moderate to heavy snow is on the forecast for Friday-Saturday and then more come Monday. Just the kind of thing that most of us probably want.

The winter storm of the last week has really kicked things into shape well and good and this month looks like it is going to continue to deliver.

Music to my ears!

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I was meaning to mention this before, but a mail sent in asking about it reminded me.

One early morning in late October, the ‘Ishiuchi Drive-In’ yaki-niku restaurant by the side of Route 17 in Ishiuchi (just to the north of Yuzawa) was sadly burnt to the ground. It was popular with locals and visitors alike. More than a few ‘SnowJapan meetings’ have been held in there over the years and in fact your reporter was enjoying some yaki-niku there the day before the fire. Unconfirmed, but we are hearing that there are no plans to re-build it – at least by the people who owned it.

It will be missed!

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Official snow depth information as of Wednesday 18th January 2016

Some resorts have not yet updated their numbers as this report was posted and so unchanged.

GALA Yuzawa
Note: South Area currently closed due to avalanche danger. The Central and North areas are open.
Official snow depth: 290cm

Ishiuchi Maruyama
Official snow depth: 250cm

Iwappara
Official snow depth: 195cm

Joetsu Kokusai
Official snow depth: 260cm

Kagura
Official snow depth:
Kagura - 310cm
Mitsumata - 280cm
Tashiro - 260cm

Kandatsu Kogen
Official snow depth: 240cm

Maiko Snow Resort
Official snow depth:
Upper - 270cm
Base - 160cm

Muikamachi Hakkaisan
Official snow depth: 270cm

Naeba
Official snow depth: 200cm

NASPA Ski Garden
Official snow depth: 240cm

Yuzawa Kogen
Official snow depth:
Top - 250cm
Base - 180cm

Yuzawa Park
Official snow depth: 170cm

Yuzawa Nakazato
Official snow depth: 160cm

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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 between 29th December 2016 and 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 and also from 30th December until 8th January 2017.
On those days the Number 1 lift is open until 6pm.

Yuzawa Nakazato
Every Saturday from 7th January until 11th March 2017, 8th January 2017.
Nighta is from 5pm until 8:30pm.
The Number 2 pair lift operates during nighta.

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

Resorts should for the most part be open as planned

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Reports on Tuesday 18th
Some of the Now reports may be delayed on Tuesday 18th January due to some technical issues being seen to. Apologies in advance.
Nearby ski resorts
Official snow depth and weekly forecasts
(updated Wednesday 18th January 2017)
Daily snow reports
Other SnowJapan 'Now' reports and latest observed snowfall
Myoko Now 8cm
Wednesday 18th January 2017, 10:06am
Zao Now 0cm
Wednesday 18th January 2017, 10:34am
Appi Kogen Now 0cm
Wednesday 18th January 2017, 10:01am
Furano Now 0cm
Wednesday 18th January 2017, 9:39am
Grandeco Now 5cm
Wednesday 18th January 2017, 9:00am
Shiga Kogen Now 8cm
Wednesday 18th January 2017, 8:42am
Hakuba Now 0cm
Wednesday 18th January 2017, 8:34am
Madarao Now 6cm
Wednesday 18th January 2017, 8:22am
Niseko Now 0cm
Wednesday 18th January 2017, 8:10am
Kiroro Now 0cm
Wednesday 18th January 2017, 8:10am
Naeba Now 30cm
Wednesday 18th January 2017, 8:09am
Nozawa Onsen Now 13cm
Wednesday 18th January 2017, 8:00am
Minakami Now 60cm
Tuesday 17th January 2017, 9:10am
Japan snowfall data
(updated daily during winter)
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Recent Yuzawa Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 18th January 2017
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Yuzawa Now reports up until Wednesday 18th January 2017
(View more analysis here)
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 18th January 2017
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Yuzawa Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
(View more analysis here)
  2016/2017
*as of Wednesday 18th January 2017
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
18th January 8cm 1cm 30cm
17th January 24cm 3cm 5cm
16th January 36cm 0cm 5cm
15th January 59cm 3cm 0cm
14th January 72cm 0cm 0cm
13th January 24cm 1cm 20cm
12th January 19cm 1cm 30cm
Previous 7 days total 242cm 9cm 90cm
Previous 14 days total 291cm 25cm 225cm
November observed snowfall total 2cm 0cm 0cm
December observed snowfall total 144cm 92cm 559cm
January observed snowfall total 292cm 143cm 420cm
February observed snowfall total - 151cm 228cm
March observed snowfall total - 38cm 95cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm 1cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 438cm 424cm 1303cm
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 18th January 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]
292cm
[438cm]
- - - -
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]
  October November December January February March April May
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