Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Monday 15th February 2016

Yuzawa Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 7:44am on Monday 15th February 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Snow clouds are back
Base temp:
1°C

Top temp:
-3°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snowing!
wind condition
Light NW
Fair to limited
This report
Monday 15th February 2016, 7:44am
0cm
Sunday 14th February 2016, 7:58am 0cm
Saturday 13th February 2016, 8:38am 0cm
Friday 12th February 2016, 9:04am 0cm
Thursday 11th February 2016, 9:01am 22cm
Wednesday 10th February 2016, 9:01am 34cm
Tuesday 9th February 2016, 7:55am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 56cm
Last 14 reports (total): 77cm
Current month (February 2016) total: 80cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 315cm

Archive report: Posted at 7:44am on Monday 15th February 2016
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Hello from Yuzawa.

Yesterday I must admit I hardly left the house, it seemed better that way.

The main story was the warmth and the rain. I hear that while it was raining over at Naeba for the second day of the World Cup event, it wasn't the heavy downpour that people had been worrying might happen which is something. Congratulations to the winner and otsukaresama-deshita to all of the organisers at Naeba and in Yuzawa.

Happily the weekend is now history and I can bring you better news. Rain last night - heavy at times - has turned into snow and it is indeed now snowing.

I see early on that Maiko Snow Resort are already reporting 3-5cm of fresh snow (presumably on the upper Okusoeji area) and Kagura are reporting 3-10cm of fresh snow on the slopes. Snow is forecast for the day today and into tomorrow morning but the sun might make an appearance later on (tomorrow). It is due to keep colder this time though with more snow due Wednesday.

The rain and warmth will have of course been bad for snow quality and quantity as well, so we could do with a quick recovery. Bring it on!

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Resort official snow depths (Sunday 14th February 2016) and any specific news at time of writing:
Report too early for updates today - updates coming tomorrow morning

Resorts in Yuzawa:

GALA Yuzawa
190cm

Ishiuchi Maruyama
130cm

Iwappara
145cm

Joetsu Kokusai
150cm

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

Kandatsu Kogen
140-170cm

Maiko Snow Resort
185cm (upper)
75cm (lower)

Muikamachi Hakkaisan
180cm

Naeba
130cm

NASPA Ski Garden
140cm

Yuzawa Kogen
160cm

Yuzawa Nakazato
90cm

Yuzawa Park
120cm

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'Nighta' (floodlit night operations)

Details of the 'nighta' operations at ski and snowboards resorts around Yuzawa and Minamiuonuma.

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.

NASPA Ski Garden
Extended opening until 6pm (Number 1 lift) on Saturdays until 27th February.
There is no special ticket available just for the extended time.

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 7:44am on Monday 15th February 2016
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

All resorts should be opening as normal

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Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
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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 Monday 15th February 2016
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
Season
15th February 0cm 25cm 30cm
14th February 0cm 30cm 2cm
13th February 0cm 2cm 2cm
12th February 0cm 0cm 0cm
11th February 22cm 5cm 3cm
10th February 34cm 30cm 5cm
9th February 0cm 20cm 10cm
Previous 7 days total 56cm 112cm 52cm
Previous 14 days total 77cm 166cm 112cm
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 80cm 228cm 204cm
March observed snowfall total - 95cm 191cm
April observed snowfall total - 1cm 5cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 315cm 1303cm 833cm
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 15th February 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]
80cm
[315cm]
-
[315cm]
-
[315cm]
-
[315cm]
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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