Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 11th February 2016

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:01am on Thursday 11th February 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Lots of cloud early on but due to clear up
Base temp:
0°C

Top temp:
-4°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Light southerly
Decent and improving
This report
Thursday 11th February 2016, 9:01am
22cm
Wednesday 10th February 2016, 9:01am 34cm
Tuesday 9th February 2016, 7:55am 0cm
Monday 8th February 2016, 7:33am 4cm
Sunday 7th February 2016, 9:23am 7cm
Saturday 6th February 2016, 7:55am 0cm
Friday 5th February 2016, 7:42am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 67cm
Last 14 reports (total): 92cm
Current month (February 2016) total: 80cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 315cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:01am on Thursday 11th February 2016
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Good morning from Yuzawa.

Yesterday we got more snow falling for lots of the day and this morning I have measured a further 22cm to add to what we got yesterday.

I see this morning Kagura are reporting 10-20cm while Maiko Snow Resort are reporting 20cm.

The last few days has really seen the kind of snowfall that we usually enjoy so often here. It's fantastic to suddenly see a fairly decent amount of snow piled up at the side of the roads - and to have to get out there and do some shovelling. Yes, shovelling is fun. I want to do lots more of it!

This morning light snow has still been snowing and it's cloudier than we were led to believe it would be by the forecast but there are a few signs that it is gradually clearing so we might be left with clear(er) skies by the end of the day.

It's a national holiday here in Japan (National Foundation Day) and so popular resorts will be busier than a usual weekday and with the fresh snowfall I'm sure lots of people will be visiting for the day to make the most of it as conditions should be great out there.

Tomorrow sunshine is forecast and it's also going to start getting warmer with a high temperature here in town perhaps even getting close to 10 degrees.

It really would be cruel (for want of a better word) for us to get rained on just after this fine dump of snow we have received. But we can't do anything about nature can we, so the only thing we can do is hope that the forecasts are off a bit. After all, they've hardly had a perfect track record this season!

It would also really be cruel for the Naeba World Cup event to be marred by rain. The races themselves are being held at Naeba on Saturday and Sunday.

Hope you can get to enjoy today and tomorrow, should be good!

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Resort official snow depths (Thursday 11th February 2016) and any specific news at time of writing:

Resorts in Yuzawa:

GALA Yuzawa
190cm

Ishiuchi Maruyama
210cm

Iwappara
170cm

Joetsu Kokusai
170cm

Kagura
160cm (Mitsumata)
190cm (Tashiro)
220cm (Kagura)

Kandatsu Kogen
160-180cm

Maiko Snow Resort
220cm (upper)
120cm (lower)

Muikamachi Hakkaisan
180cm

Naeba
130cm

NASPA Ski Garden
175cm

Yuzawa Kogen
170cm

Yuzawa Nakazato
110cm

Yuzawa Park
150cm

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'Nighta' (floodlit night operations)

Details of the 'nighta' operations at ski and snowboards resorts around Yuzawa and Minamiuonuma.

Ishiuchi Maruyama
Open daily until 8:50pm (until 20th March).
The Chuo No 1 and Chuo No 2 lifts are open daily.
The Kanko No 1, Kanko No 2, Kanko No 3, Hatsukaishi Entrance lift, Hatsukaishi No 2 pair lifts are open on weekends and holidays.
The basic charge is 2000 yen but various tickets are available.

Iwappara
Open daily until 9pm on Saturdays and until 8pm on weekdays and Sundays (until 21st March).
The charge is 1500 yen for adults and 1000 yen for children and seniors.

Joetsu Kokusai
Open daily until 9pm (until 21st March).
The charge is 1500 yen for adults and 1000 yen for children and seniors.
On weekdays the area in front of the main hotel is open - a larger area (including Osawa and Atema) is open on weekends.

Kandatsu Kogen
Open from 6pm until 4am on Fridays, Saturdays and evenings before holidays through 26th March.
Open from 4:30pm until 11pm on weekdays until 24th March.
Various tickets are available starting at 2000 yen for adults, 1700 yen for seniors and 1000 yen for children.

Maiko Snow Resort
Open daily with the Maiko Center quad lift operating from 4pm until 8pm.
The charge is 500 yen for everyone.

Naeba
Open daily until 27th March.
From 4pm until 8:30pm on weekdays and Sundays (2000 yen); until 9pm every Saturday and on 20th March (3000 yen).
'All Night' opening is planned for Saturday 26th March when Naeba will be open from 10pm until 5am.

NASPA Ski Garden
Extended opening until 6pm (Number 1 lift) on Saturdays until 27th February.
There is no special ticket available just for the extended time.

Yuzawa Nakazato
Open on Saturdays from 5pm until 8:30pm (until 12th March).
Tickets are 1500 yen for adults and 1000 yen for children and seniors.

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List of ski resorts in Yuzawa town
List of ski resorts in Minamiuonuma City

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Iwappara 6 day snow and weather forecast
NASPA Ski Garden 6 day snow and weather forecast
Kagura 6 day snow and weather forecast

Archive report: Posted at 9:01am on Thursday 11th February 2016
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

All resorts opening as planned this morning

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8th February 4cm 0cm 5cm
7th February 7cm 2cm 10cm
6th February 0cm 5cm 10cm
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[0cm]
0cm
[0cm]
92cm
[92cm]
143cm
[235cm]
80cm
[315cm]
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[315cm]
-
[315cm]
-
[315cm]
2014/2015 season 0cm
[0cm]
0cm
[0cm]
559cm
[559cm]
420cm
[979cm]
228cm
[1207cm]
95cm
[1302cm]
1cm
[1303cm]
0cm
[1303cm]
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[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
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