Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Tuesday 10th January 2017

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 7:33am on Tuesday 10th January 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Snow clouds
Base temp:
1°C

Top temp:
-2°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light wet snow at times
wind condition
Slight NW
visibility condition
Limited
This report
Tuesday 10th January 2017, 7:33am
1cm
Monday 9th January 2017, 8:42am 0cm
Sunday 8th January 2017, 8:37am 0cm
Saturday 7th January 2017, 9:00am 0cm
Friday 6th January 2017, 9:52am 13cm
Thursday 5th January 2017, 8:45am 12cm
Wednesday 4th January 2017, 9:21am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 26cm
Last 14 reports (total): 65cm
Current month (January 2017) total: 27cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 173cm

Archive report: Posted at 7:33am on Tuesday 10th January 2017
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Good morning from Yuzawa.

I need to post an early report today and so please note that the resort-specific information is not fully updated – though I don’t expect much change... for just now.

Yesterday it continued to be a case of ‘snow up top and rain in town’ in the region.

And look at what Kagura are reporting this morning - 20cm of fresh snow at Mitsumata and a very nice 30-40cm of fresh snowfall at the main Kagura area and Tashiro. With that news, I imagine that there should be a nice new layer of snow at other higher areas as well. I know where I would be heading if it was a ski day for me!

I'm posting my report this morning from nearby NASPA Ski Garden close to the town centre where light snow is currently falling and there's lots of cloud around. There has been a dusting of snow overnight down here at town level.

Snow is due to ease off leaving us with a mostly cloudy day but should be back later on.

It was on the news last night that out of 55 ski hills in Niigata Prefecture, only 36 (if I remember correctly) are able to be open “as normal” at this stage in the season. That’s a really worrying situation to be in on 10th January and I'm guessing that it is a similar situation in many regions of Japan (especially on Honshu).

But within the next few days things do look set to change considerably. The forecast is still there for some heavy snowfall, and that should be starting sometime around tonight/tomorrow and with the most promising snowfall apparently due Friday-Sunday). Hopefully this is going to be a real sustained blast of winter with a lot of snow falling both on the mountainsides and in town. And be more like what we are used to in these parts. I must admit to being really very tired of having to talking about rain. It just feels so wrong!

The forecast looks like this could be a real turning point of the season. Let’s hope so!

Until my report tomorrow morning.

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A follow up to the message we posted yesterday

Just wanted to take the opportunity to thank everyone who sent us messages of support and comments following the message that we posted on the report pages yesterday.

It was really encouraging to read all the sincere comments that we have received. And from so many people as well. Must admit, we were a bit shocked at the response! We really appreciate it.

Some people asked what they can do to help us. Probably the biggest help is to simply let other people know about SnowJapan and what we do. Either by just telling friends who might be interested, or by posting a link to any page within SnowJapan.com (links are a big help; no need to ask). While we are already highly discoverable on these here internets, believe it or not there are still folk out there who haven’t found us! ;)

Again, thank you very much for your comments and support and sorry that we can’t reply to them all individually.

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Resort-specific info as of Monday 9th January 2017

Apologies for not being able to update the information this morning

GALA Yuzawa
The South Area is now open with the Batman and Eliza courses available.
13 courses are open in total as well as the sledding area.
Official snow depth: 160cm

Ishiuchi Maruyama
Lifts from all three base areas are operating and most course areas are available.
Official snow depth: 80cm

Iwappara
Iwappara is now mostly open. 9 lifts and 17 courses are available.
Official snow depth: 55cm

Joetsu Kokusai
21 lifts are operating and 17 courses are open.
Official snow depth: 50cm

Kagura
All areas of Kagura are open.
Official snow depth:
Kagura - 190cm
Mitsumata - 170cm
Tashiro - 150cm

Kandatsu Kogen
Kandatsu Kogen is now 'fully open'. (Note that Milky Way and Andromeda courses are open only on weekends and holidays).
Official snow depth: 120cm

Maiko Snow Resort
All lifts now operating as planned and most courses are available.
Official snow depth:
Upper - 130cm
Base - 20cm

Muikamachi Hakkaisan
All lifts are now operating and all main courses now open.
Official snow depth: 100cm

Naeba
All lifts and areas now open. Please see Naeba Now report for more specific details.
Official snow depth: 100cm

NASPA Ski Garden
NASPA Ski Garden is open. All lifts are operating and all courses (apart from the mogul course) are open.
Official snow depth: 90cm

Yuzawa Kogen
All lifts operating and all courses open.
Official snow depth:
Top - 120cm
Base - 50cm

Yuzawa Park
Yuzawa Park is now fully open.
Official snow depth: 50cm

Yuzawa Nakazato
Yuzawa Nakazato is open with all lifts operating.
Official snow depth: 65cm

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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.
Part of the lower area of the resort is usually open for nighta.

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.

Archive report: Posted at 7:33am on Tuesday 10th January 2017
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

Please see main report

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  2016/2017
*as of Tuesday 10th January 2017
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
10th January 1cm 0cm 25cm
9th January 0cm 5cm 35cm
8th January 0cm 6cm 30cm
7th January 0cm 0cm 20cm
6th January 13cm 0cm 0cm
5th January 12cm 0cm 0cm
4th January 0cm 0cm 20cm
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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 173cm 424cm 1303cm
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The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 10th January 2017
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Yuzawa Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
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  October November December January February March April May
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - 2cm
[2cm]
144cm
[146cm]
27cm
[173cm]
- - - -
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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