Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 13th March 2016

Yuzawa Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Yuzawa (Niigata), Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:10am on Sunday 13th March 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Thin cloud, overcast but bright
Base temp:
3°C

Top temp:
-3°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Slight southerly
Excellent
This report
Sunday 13th March 2016, 9:10am
0cm
Saturday 12th March 2016, 9:13am 0cm
Friday 11th March 2016, 10:54am 0cm
Thursday 10th March 2016, 8:20am 3cm
Wednesday 9th March 2016, 8:37am 0cm
Tuesday 8th March 2016, 8:01am 0cm
Monday 7th March 2016, 8:11am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 3cm
Last 14 reports (total): 32cm
Current month (March 2016) total: 32cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 418cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:10am on Sunday 13th March 2016
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

PLEASE NOTE:
Some of our Now daily reports on Monday 14th March may appear much later than normal due to some maintenance work. Apologies in advance.

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Morning from Yuzawa.

It was generally a fine day weather wise yesterday and in the afternoon there was even a bit of light snow falling though it didn't stick or anything followed by a bit of sleet/rain/snow higher up last night. I see this morning Kagura are reporting 'about 1cm'!

It's nice and bright this morning with the sun shining down at the moment, but it's generally silver skies rather than blue.

Temperatures today are forecast to rise to around 6C here in town.

Could we even get a bit of snow on the ground before tomorrow morning? It looks like there is a chance of that happening as well as some light snow at times tomorrow.

Once we get to Wednesday things are going to start warming up further. Should be fine and sunny days Wednesday and Thursday in particular with temperatures warming up to possible double figures. Whether we'll get any more taste of 'winter' after that, we'll just have to see.

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Resort official snow depths (Sunday 13th March 2016) and any specific news at time of writing:

After some very warm conditions recently, there are some patches of ground on view on some lower slopes around town now. Southern facing slopes are generally more affected. Some courses at resorts are closed due to the snow situation - best to check with the individual resorts for their up-to-date details. Snow cover remains good higher up and is not a problem.

Resorts in Yuzawa and Minamiuonuma:

GALA Yuzawa
140cm

Ishiuchi Maruyama
110cm

Iwappara
90cm

Joetsu Kokusai
120cm

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

Kandatsu Kogen
105-135cm

Maiko Snow Resort
125cm (upper)
30cm (lower)

Muikamachi Hakkaisan
120cm

Naeba
110cm

NASPA Ski Garden
75cm

Yuzawa Kogen
120cm

Yuzawa Nakazato
80cm

Yuzawa Park
50cm

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'Nighta' (floodlit night operations)

Details of the 'nighta' operations at ski and snowboards resorts around Yuzawa and Minamiuonuma.
Subject to change due to snow conditions.

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.

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 9:10am on Sunday 13th March 2016
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

Resorts opening as planned this morning

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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Yuzawa Now reports up until Sunday 13th March 2016
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Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 13th March 2016
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Yuzawa Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
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  2015/2016
*as of Sunday 13th March 2016
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
Season
13th March 0cm 10cm 0cm
12th March 0cm 14cm 0cm
11th March 0cm 24cm 30cm
10th March 3cm 2cm 15cm
9th March 0cm 0cm 5cm
8th March 0cm 0cm 30cm
7th March 0cm 0cm 40cm
Previous 7 days total 3cm 50cm 120cm
Previous 14 days total 32cm 76cm 146cm
November observed snowfall total 0cm 0cm 5cm
December observed snowfall total 92cm 559cm 131cm
January observed snowfall total 143cm 420cm 297cm
February observed snowfall total 151cm 228cm 204cm
March observed snowfall total 32cm 95cm 191cm
April observed snowfall total - 1cm 5cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 418cm 1303cm 833cm
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 13th March 2016
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 0cm
[0cm]
0cm
[0cm]
92cm
[92cm]
143cm
[235cm]
151cm
[386cm]
32cm
[418cm]
-
[418cm]
-
[418cm]
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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