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Yuzawa Now

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Yuzawa (Niigata), Japan
LATEST REPORT: Posted at 9:24am on Saturday 25th February 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloudy, sunny, bit of light snow -- mixed up!
Base temp:
0°C

Top temp:
-3°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Generally not snowing at base areas
wind condition
Light ENE
visibility condition
Generally decent to good
This report
Saturday 25th February 2017, 9:24am
1cm
Friday 24th February 2017, 8:15am 11cm
Thursday 23rd February 2017, 8:37am 0cm
Wednesday 22nd February 2017, 7:59am 20cm
Tuesday 21st February 2017, 8:49am 22cm
Monday 20th February 2017, 8:43am 0cm
Sunday 19th February 2017, 9:21am 21cm
Last 7 reports (total): 75cm
Last 14 reports (total): 146cm
Current month (February 2017) total: 267cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 883cm

Good morning from Yuzawa.

Sorry for the later report but actually glad in a way because the weather has changed quite a bit over the last hour or so.

It was snowing quite heavily for a short while about an hour ago, but it didn't last long and it is all of a sudden much clearer just outside of Yuzawa to the north with very (very) light snow lazily falling from the sky in some places. It doesn't seem to be able to decide on what to do this morning...

Actually yesterday was a bit like that. Cloudy at times, bright at times, light snow at times and a few short periods of heavier snow. Didn't really add up to much though and I think I can just about award a cm to the report this morning. (Resorts themselves don't appear to be reporting any fresh snow).

Cloud and light snow tomorrow?

After that, some clearer skies are forecast over the coming week and there's not much in terms of fresh snowfall potential. Fingers crossed it doesn't warm up by much.

Look out for some fireworks at GALA Yuzawa this evening... base area from 5:45pm - and the last of these events at that resort for the season.

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Official snow depth information as of Saturday 25th February 2017

GALA Yuzawa
Upper part of $2,600,000 closed today due to avalanche danger. Otherwise open as planned.
Official snow depth: 370cm

Ishiuchi Maruyama
Official snow depth: 260cm

Iwappara
Official snow depth: 215cm

Joetsu Kokusai
Official snow depth: 280cm

Kagura
Official snow depth:
Kagura - 380cm
Mitsumata - 330cm
Tashiro - 350cm

Kandatsu Kogen
Official snow depth: 290cm

Maiko Snow Resort
Official snow depth:
Upper - 310cm
Base - 160cm

Muikamachi Hakkaisan
Official snow depth: 370cm

Naeba
Official snow depth: 290cm

NASPA Ski Garden
Official snow depth: 250cm

Yuzawa Kogen
Official snow depth:
Top - 310cm
Base - 220cm

Yuzawa Park
Official snow depth: 200cm

Yuzawa Nakazato
Official snow depth: 190cm

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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.

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

All resorts in the area are open as planned this morning

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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 Saturday 25th February 2017
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Yuzawa Now reports up until Saturday 25th February 2017
(View more analysis here)
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 25th February 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 Saturday 25th February 2017
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
25th February 1cm 7cm 0cm
24th February 11cm 9cm 0cm
23rd February 0cm 0cm 0cm
22nd February 20cm 5cm 0cm
21st February 22cm 0cm 2cm
20th February 0cm 0cm 10cm
19th February 21cm 0cm 1cm
Previous 7 days total 75cm 21cm 13cm
Previous 14 days total 146cm 65cm 85cm
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 - 38cm 95cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm 1cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 883cm 424cm 1303cm
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 25th February 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]
- - -
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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