Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 14th February 2015

Yuzawa Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 7:36am on Saturday 14th February 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud, poor visibility
Base temp:
-2°C

Top temp:
-8°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snowing
wind condition
Moderate northetly in places
Poor
This report
Saturday 14th February 2015, 7:36am
30cm
Friday 13th February 2015, 7:22am 2cm
Thursday 12th February 2015, 7:40am 0cm
Wednesday 11th February 2015, 8:10am 5cm
Tuesday 10th February 2015, 7:48am 30cm
Monday 9th February 2015, 7:50am 20cm
Sunday 8th February 2015, 7:40am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 87cm
Last 14 reports (total): 161cm
Current month (February 2015) total: 161cm
2014/2015 season so far total: 1140cm

Archive report: Posted at 7:36am on Saturday 14th February 2015
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Ah yes, I like it when I can report 30cm of fresh snow in a morning. And that's about what we got this morning with 'the resorts that report' and the snow on the top of my car all saying the same this morning... a good foot of fresh snow.

It was snowing quite heavily in the afternoon in particular yesterday and Yuzawa felt bustling. Feels like it is going to be a busy weekend.

Folks who are looking for the deep fresh will be happy, families looking for a gentler sunny day less so. The snowfall is set to continue through all of today and perhaps into tomorrow as well though there's a chance it will be easing off tomorrow.

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There's a wind too this morning and it's playing with plans up at Kagura. Going to be another day off for the Tashiro Ropeway unfortunately and Kagura will be open from Mitsumata Ropeway just to the Mitsumata Number 2 Romance lift to start with... they'll be trying to get the Kagura Gondola and quad going if conditions allow.

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Already hearing news of a 'season extension' due to the large amount of snow this season. NASPA Ski Garden near the town centre were planning on being open until Sunday 5th April, but they have announced that they'll be moving the lifts on the following two weekends as well (11th, 12th; 18th, 19th). We can perhaps expect some other such news in the coming weeks. Still really early though, a long way to go.

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Official snow depths:

GALA Yuzawa:
450cm
Ishiuchi Maruyama:
380cm
Iwappara:
265cm
Joetsu Kokusai:
290cm
Kagura:
350cm
Kandatsu Kogen:
380cm
Maiko Snow Resort:
390cm (upper)
290cm (lower)
Naeba:
270cm
NASPA Ski Garden:
357cm
Yuzawa Kogen:
360cm (Kogen)
310cm (Nunoba)
Yuzawa Nakazato:
245cm

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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 Fridays and Saturdays (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)
All night on 14th February and 14th March (10pm until 6am)
NASPA Ski Garden (skiers only):
Saturdays until 29th February (until 7pm)
Yuzawa Nakazato:
Saturdays 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

Archive report: Posted at 7:36am on Saturday 14th February 2015
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

All resorts open. Kagura affected by wind.

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  2014/2015
*as of Saturday 14th February 2015
2013/2014
Season
2012/2013
Season
14th February 30cm 2cm 0cm
13th February 2cm 2cm 5cm
12th February 0cm 0cm 30cm
11th February 5cm 3cm 20cm
10th February 30cm 5cm 0cm
9th February 20cm 10cm 20cm
8th February 0cm 5cm 4cm
Previous 7 days total 87cm 27cm 79cm
Previous 14 days total 161cm 82cm 88cm
November observed snowfall total 0cm 5cm 8cm
December observed snowfall total 559cm 131cm 217cm
January observed snowfall total 420cm 297cm 254cm
February observed snowfall total 161cm 204cm 238cm
March observed snowfall total - 191cm 42cm
April observed snowfall total - 5cm 3cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 1140cm 833cm 762cm
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 14th February 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]
420cm
[979cm]
161cm
[1140cm]
-
[1140cm]
-
[1140cm]
-
[1140cm]
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]
  October November December January February March April May
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