Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 15th February 2015

Yuzawa Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Yuzawa (Niigata), Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 7:40am on Sunday 15th February 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud,.limited visibility
Base temp:
-1°C

Top temp:
-5°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snowing still
wind condition
Moderate north westerly, strong in places
Limited
This report
Sunday 15th February 2015, 7:40am
25cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 112cm
Last 14 reports (total): 166cm
Current month (February 2015) total: 186cm
2014/2015 season so far total: 1165cm

Archive report: Posted at 7:40am on Sunday 15th February 2015
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Morning from Yuzawa and apart from a surprise hour or so of some blue skies and sun mid-morning, it was snow for most of the day. It didn't get particularly cold - especially out of any wind which wasn't significant lower down - and today should probably be the same, with the temperature around 0 degrees here at town level.

There was about 10cm of snow on the car during the day yesterday, and this morning there's another 12cm to add to that.

I see that Kagura this morning are reporting an impressive 60cm! (Though unfortunately windy conditions are going to prevent the Tashiro area from opening today again and Mitsumata will at first just be up to Kagura Number 1 pair lift. Tomorrow should be amazing up there with so much fresh untouched snow). Conditions should be pretty great everywhere though.

Check out the snow depth numbers coming from GALA Yuzawa as well... currently 470cm.

Snowfall expected to ease today - this afternoon perhaps - and tomorrow we might get to see some sunshine break out from the clouds over Yuzawa.

---

One bit of news that I have just noticed - Kandatsu Kogen is going to be closed today. This is due to an avalanche that apparently happened actually outside of the ski resort area, but as a matter of safety they won't be opening today.

UPDATE EVENING: Safety has been checked and Kandatsu Kogen will be open again as normal from tomorrow, Monday 16th.

---

Official snow depths:

GALA Yuzawa:
470cm
Ishiuchi Maruyama:
410cm
Iwappara:
280cm
Joetsu Kokusai:
290cm
Kagura:
370cm
Kandatsu Kogen:
380cm
Maiko Snow Resort:
390cm (upper)
290cm (lower)
Naeba:
270cm
NASPA Ski Garden:
357cm
Yuzawa Kogen:
360cm (Kogen)
310cm (Nunoba)
Yuzawa Nakazato:
255cm

---

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.

---

Ski and snowboard resorts in Yuzawa town

Archive report: Posted at 7:40am on Sunday 15th February 2015
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

All resorts open except the Tashiro area of Kagura and limited from Mitsumata too; and Kandatsu Kogen is closed. See main report.

<
Saturday 14th February 2015
This report
Sunday 15th February 2015
Monday 16th February 2015
>
Photo 1
Photo 2
17-18 REPORTING
Exclusive daily snow reporting on SnowJapan will be back before the 17-18 ski season starts so look out for updates starting later on in November.
Daily snow reports
Other SnowJapan 'Now' reports and latest observed snowfall
Furano Now 0cm
Thursday 25th May 2017, 9:01am
Niseko Now 0cm
Sunday 7th May 2017, 10:14am
Minakami Now 0cm
Monday 1st May 2017, 3:08pm
Madarao Now 0cm
Sunday 2nd April 2017, 8:01am
Hakuba Now 0cm
Sunday 7th May 2017, 9:40am
Myoko Now 0cm
Sunday 7th May 2017, 9:54am
Shiga Kogen Now 0cm
Monday 29th May 2017, 7:35am
Appi Kogen Now 0cm
Thursday 18th May 2017, 8:33am
Grandeco Now 0cm
Sunday 7th May 2017, 8:49am
Zao Now 0cm
Sunday 7th May 2017, 10:04am
Naeba Now 0cm
Sunday 2nd April 2017, 9:58am
Nozawa Onsen Now 0cm
Sunday 7th May 2017, 9:11am
Kiroro Now 0cm
Monday 1st May 2017, 9:00am
Japan snowfall data
(updated daily during winter)
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Recent Yuzawa Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 15th February 2015
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Yuzawa Now reports up until Sunday 15th February 2015
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 15th February 2015
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Yuzawa Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  2014/2015
*as of Sunday 15th February 2015
2013/2014
Season
2012/2013
Season
15th February 25cm 30cm 0cm
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
Previous 7 days total 112cm 52cm 75cm
Previous 14 days total 166cm 112cm 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 186cm 204cm 238cm
March observed snowfall total - 191cm 42cm
April observed snowfall total - 5cm 3cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 1165cm 833cm 762cm
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 15th 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]
186cm
[1165cm]
-
[1165cm]
-
[1165cm]
-
[1165cm]
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
Yuzawa Now reports before Sunday 15th February 2015
Yuzawa Now reports from the same period last season
Yuzawa Now archived reporting
View previous reports posted to Yuzawa Now by clicking on the month

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

2003

2002