Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 12th January 2017

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:12am on Thursday 12th January 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Snow clouds
Base temp:
0°C

Top temp:
-3°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Moderate snowfall
wind condition
Light northerly
visibility condition
Generally limited, poor in places. It's snowing!
This report
Thursday 12th January 2017, 9:12am
19cm
Wednesday 11th January 2017, 8:36am 23cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 56cm
Last 14 reports (total): 97cm
Current month (January 2017) total: 69cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 215cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:12am on Thursday 12th January 2017
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Morning from Yuzawa.

And what a good one it is as well.

Ah yes, this feels much more like it!

Some good snowfall since yesterday and at times big thick flakes coming down from the sky. Fantastic to see. And it still looks like there's a lot more on the way as well. Steady snowfall is forecast right through into next week. And Saturday and Sunday are still forecast to bring us 'heavy snow' (along with potentially strong winds). So it looks like it might well be a stormy weekend - be prepared!

Anyway, here is what resorts are reporting today in terms of fresh snowfall:

Kagura: 20cm
Mitsumata: 25cm
Tashiro: 10cm
Maiko Snow Resort: 15-20cm

There's close to 20cm of fresh snow on the ground at my measuring point as well. Great to see my garden covered as well... it's gone from a very thin layer to over half a metre in the last two days and I am really hoping to see a lot more pile up before this snow storm is over.

GALA Yuzawa is now reporting over 2m of snow depth.

Oh yes by the way from this coming Saturday the link between GALA Yuzawa, Ishiuchi Maruyama and Yuzawa Kogen (and the lift ticket that covers all three of those resorts) will be opening up.

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You know what... with most ski resorts now either fully open or close to being fully open - and with the snow falling and lots more snow on the way over the coming few days - I think we are in the position now to not have to update the lift information for each ski resort in the reports. Apart from a few lifts and courses, most ski resorts in Yuzawa and Minamiuonuma are now able to operate as planned and we'll only be getting closer to 100% in the next few days.

I'm so happy to - at last - be able to say that! But things are looking good. Here's to heavy snowfall over the next few days.

By the way I will of course continue to update the official snow depth data (take it for what it is please) and any resort specific news, as well as how much snow resorts are reporting each day.

:)

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Official snow depth information as of Thursday 12th January 2017

GALA Yuzawa
Official snow depth: 210cm

Ishiuchi Maruyama
Official snow depth: 150cm

Iwappara
Official snow depth: 80cm

Joetsu Kokusai
Official snow depth: 90cm

Kagura
Official snow depth:
Kagura - 210cm
Mitsumata - 180cm
Tashiro - 160cm

Kandatsu Kogen
Official snow depth: 160cm

Maiko Snow Resort
Official snow depth:
Upper - 175cm
Base - 50cm

Muikamachi Hakkaisan
Official snow depth: 180cm

Naeba
Official snow depth: 130cm

NASPA Ski Garden
Official snow depth: 115cm

Yuzawa Kogen
Official snow depth:
Top - 150cm
Base - 80cm

Yuzawa Park
Official snow depth: 80cm

Yuzawa Nakazato
Official snow depth: 75cm

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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 9:12am on Thursday 12th January 2017
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

Most resorts are now mostly or fully open in Yuzawa and Minamiuonuma

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  2016/2017
*as of Thursday 12th January 2017
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
12th January 19cm 1cm 30cm
11th January 23cm 5cm 25cm
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
Previous 7 days total 56cm 17cm 165cm
Previous 14 days total 97cm 39cm 297cm
November observed snowfall total 2cm 0cm 0cm
December observed snowfall total 144cm 92cm 559cm
January observed snowfall total 69cm 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 215cm 424cm 1303cm
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 12th 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
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - 2cm
[2cm]
144cm
[146cm]
69cm
[215cm]
- - - -
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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