Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 14th January 2017

Yuzawa Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:56am on Saturday 14th January 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Snow
Base temp:
-3°C

Top temp:
-8°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Heavy snow
wind condition
Northerly
visibility condition
Poor
This report
Saturday 14th January 2017, 8:56am
72cm
Friday 13th January 2017, 8:10am 24cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 139cm
Last 14 reports (total): 165cm
Current month (January 2017) total: 165cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 311cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:56am on Saturday 14th January 2017
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Good morning from Yuzawa.

Snow has continued falling in the region since my last report. At times light at times very heavy. During the day yesterday it was curiously mild - and at times the snow was a bit heavy/wet - but this morning it seems finer and drier.

By 4pm yesterday afternoon I measured 34cm of fresh snowfall and this morning there is an additional 38cm. So that makes a whopping 72cm of snowfall since yesterday. Honest!

Here is what the resorts are reporting:

Naeba: 10-20cm
Kagura: 30cm
Kagura (Mitsumata area): 50cm
Kagura (Tashiro area): 30cm
Hakkai-san: 50cm

It seems that the Minamiuonuma valley just to the north of Yuzawa is getting as much as - if not more than in places - Yuzawa itself. That can often be the case and last night actually it was on the news that Uonuma (to the north of Minamiuonuma) was getting more snow still.

All good. This is what we expect here in this region and it's brilliant to see it happening now. How things can transform in just a few days!

And what's more... it's not done yet.

Heavy snow is forecast to continue today and tomorrow with snow clouds likely into early week as well. So we can expect some more big numbers in the next few reports.

:)

Visibility is limited, it's cold (though not Hokkaido-cold!) and the snow is coming down. Take care on the roads if you are coming by car and of course out on the slopes. This sudden heavy snowfall creates its own dangers.

But do have fun!

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Official snow depth information as of Saturday 14th January 2017

GALA Yuzawa
Official snow depth: 250cm

Ishiuchi Maruyama
Official snow depth: 220cm

Iwappara
Official snow depth: 140cm

Joetsu Kokusai
Official snow depth: 180cm

Kagura
Official snow depth:
Kagura - 270cm
Mitsumata - 240cm
Tashiro - 220cm

Kandatsu Kogen
Official snow depth: 195cm

Maiko Snow Resort
Official snow depth:
Upper - 230cm
Base - 120cm

Muikamachi Hakkaisan
Official snow depth: 200cm

Naeba
Official snow depth: 150cm

NASPA Ski Garden
Official snow depth: 170cm

Yuzawa Kogen
Official snow depth:
Top - 180cm
Base - 100cm

Yuzawa Park
Official snow depth: 130cm

Yuzawa Nakazato
Official snow depth: 100cm

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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.

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 8:56am on Saturday 14th January 2017
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

Resorts open but coping with a sudden amount of fresh snow!

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The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 14th January 2017
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Yuzawa Now reports up until Saturday 14th January 2017
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Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 14th January 2017
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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  2016/2017
*as of Saturday 14th January 2017
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
14th January 72cm 0cm 0cm
13th January 24cm 1cm 20cm
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
Previous 7 days total 139cm 18cm 165cm
Previous 14 days total 165cm 31cm 315cm
November observed snowfall total 2cm 0cm 0cm
December observed snowfall total 144cm 92cm 559cm
January observed snowfall total 165cm 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 311cm 424cm 1303cm
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 14th January 2017
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
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - 2cm
[2cm]
144cm
[146cm]
165cm
[311cm]
- - - -
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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