Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 10th January 2015

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 7:57am on Saturday 10th January 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
-1°C

Top temp:
-8°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Moderate snowfall
wind condition
Light to moderate wind
Generally not so good
This report
Saturday 10th January 2015, 7:57am
25cm
Friday 9th January 2015, 7:43am 35cm
Thursday 8th January 2015, 7:30am 30cm
Wednesday 7th January 2015, 7:40am 20cm
Tuesday 6th January 2015, 7:57am 0cm
Monday 5th January 2015, 8:02am 0cm
Sunday 4th January 2015, 8:20am 20cm
Last 7 reports (total): 130cm
Last 14 reports (total): 242cm
Current month (January 2015) total: 240cm
2014/2015 season so far total: 799cm

Archive report: Posted at 7:57am on Saturday 10th January 2015
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Welcome to the long weekend! With Monday a holiday here in Japan, it's one of the main weekends of the season and so places expect to see quite a few people turn up.

So what's it going to be like? Snowy by the looks.

Back to yesterday and we had snowfall through most of the day, though it was pretty weak at times and we even had a few bits of sun and blue sky show through - but it was always short-lived.

Conditions out on the slopes was great though. Really very nice.

By evening it was back to at times heavy snow and this morning I have 25cm of new snow to report from outside the building here.

Maiko Snow Resort reports about 20cm.
Kagura reports 20cm.
Naeba reports 3-10cm.
No other specific numbers on offer that I can find early on.

It's snowing still and forecast to for the day today and tomorrow too.

So snow conditions should be excellent pretty much everywhere in the area. Visibility less so. A moderate wind at times maybe but all resorts are set to open as planned and it's not that cold.

It's one of the things lots of people like about this area - huges amounts of snow, but we don't get the crazy cold temperatures that some other regions get.

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I was just looking back at the reports from last season. (You can find them in all the archive reports below). As of 10th January 2014, we had observed 208cm of snowfall around town here. Today, that same statistic stands at a whopping 794cm. Nearly 4 times as much. I don't THINK there's a mistake in the automatic calculations there (!), but while we are quite obviously getting a lot more snow fall this year than last, even I'm surprised at that number.

Worth noting that those observed numbers are posted by the same person from exactly the same place, so there's no change there.

Have a great weekend.

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Official snow depths:

GALA Yuzawa:
370cm
Ishiuchi Maruyama:
320cm
Iwappara:
245cm
Joetsu Kokusai:
200cm
Kagura:
300cm
Kandatsu Kogen:
280cm
Maiko Snow Resort:
290cm
Naeba:
230cm
NASPA Ski Garden:
278cm
Yuzawa Kogen:
270cm (Kogen)
220cm (Nunoba)
Yuzawa Nakazato:
210cm

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Nighta in the area

Nighta 'night skiing' - where some slopes are floodlit for skiing and snowboarding in the evening, is available at the following resorts in the area.

Ishiuchi Maruyama:
Every day until 21st March (until 8:50pm)
Iwappara:
Every day until 22nd March (until 8pm on weekdays and Sundays, 9pm on Saturdays)
Joetsu Kokusai:
Every day until 22nd March (until 9pm)
Kandatsu Kogen:
From 23rd January, 'all night' on holidays (6pm or 10pm until 4am the next morning)
Maiko Snow Resort:
Every day until 14th March (until 8pm)
Naeba:
Every day until 29th March (until 9pm)
NASPA Ski Garden (skiers only):
Saturdays until 29th February (until 7pm)
Yuzawa Nakazato:
Saturdays from 10th January until 14th March (until 8:30pm)

Chateaux Shiozawa also have nighta but only on certain days - no fixed schedule available.
Resorts not mentioned above do not operate 'nighta' (or do not plan to have more this season).
Some resorts offer tickets that include nighta, others need a special lift ticket.

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Ski and snowboard resorts in Yuzawa town
Ski and snowboard resorts in Minamiuonuma City

Archive report: Posted at 7:57am on Saturday 10th January 2015
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

All resorts are open

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  2014/2015
*as of Saturday 10th January 2015
2013/2014
Season
2012/2013
Season
10th January 25cm 30cm 3cm
9th January 35cm 2cm 0cm
8th January 30cm 0cm 0cm
7th January 20cm 10cm 5cm
6th January 0cm 10cm 1cm
5th January 0cm 10cm 10cm
4th January 20cm 0cm 40cm
Previous 7 days total 130cm 62cm 59cm
Previous 14 days total 242cm 92cm 72cm
November observed snowfall total 0cm 5cm 8cm
December observed snowfall total 559cm 131cm 217cm
January observed snowfall total 240cm 297cm 254cm
February observed snowfall total - 204cm 238cm
March observed snowfall total - 191cm 42cm
April observed snowfall total - 5cm 3cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 799cm 833cm 762cm
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 10th January 2015
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
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season - - - - - - - -
2014/2015 season 0cm
[0cm]
0cm
[0cm]
559cm
[559cm]
240cm
[799cm]
-
[799cm]
-
[799cm]
-
[799cm]
-
[799cm]
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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