Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Friday 17th March 2017

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 7:59am on Friday 17th March 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Lots of cloud but clear to the north and sunny
Base temp:
1°C

Top temp:
-2°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None currently
wind condition
Light NNW
visibility condition
Decent and looks like improving
This report
Friday 17th March 2017, 7:59am
2cm
Thursday 16th March 2017, 8:48am 1cm
Wednesday 15th March 2017, 8:32am 0cm
Tuesday 14th March 2017, 8:11am 0cm
Monday 13th March 2017, 7:56am 0cm
Sunday 12th March 2017, 8:21am 0cm
Saturday 11th March 2017, 8:55am 6cm
Last 7 reports (total): 9cm
Last 14 reports (total): 43cm
Current month (March 2017) total: 47cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 930cm

Archive report: Posted at 7:59am on Friday 17th March 2017
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Morning from Yuzawa.

Yesterday that light snow didn't amount to much though at times and in higher areas it did continue to come down from the sky lightly. No new cm to add to the report though from the day yesterday...

...but there's actually a bit of fresh snow on the ground this morning.

And I see that Kagura are reporting 5-10cm of fresh snowfall and Maiko Snow Resort are reporting 5cm on their upper areas, so again - head high for the fresh!

This morning there's a fair bit of cloud over Yuzawa, but quite a lot of blue sky just to the north where the sun is out. Definitely feels like it might clear up today and the local forecast says that a high of around 4-5C is likely. (Must add that often they seem to "under-estimate" on that score).

Monday is a national holiday in Japan so tomorrow is the first day of a long weekend. Traditionally it's quite busy with quite a lot of folk going to ski 'one last time' before they start thinking about sakura and spring things.

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Official snow depth information as of Friday 17th March 2017

GALA Yuzawa
Official snow depth: 370cm

Ishiuchi Maruyama
Official snow depth: 230cm

Iwappara
Official snow depth: 175cm

Joetsu Kokusai
Official snow depth: 240cm

Kagura
Official snow depth: Kagura - 380cm; Mitsumata - 330cm; Tashiro - 350cm

Kandatsu Kogen
Official snow depth: 300cm

Maiko Snow Resort
Official snow depth: Upper - 295cm; Base - 130cm

Muikamachi Hakkaisan
Official snow depth: 320cm

Naeba
Official snow depth: 250cm

NASPA Ski Garden
Official snow depth: 220cm

Yuzawa Kogen
Official snow depth: Top - 250cm; Base - 150cm

Yuzawa Park
Official snow depth: 180cm

Yuzawa Nakazato
Official snow depth: 150cm

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Planned 'Nighta' operations (floodlit night skiing)

** Subject to change due to snow and weather conditions

Ishiuchi Maruyama
Daily until 19th March 2017

Iwappara
Daily until 20th March 2017

Joetsu Kokusai
Daily until 20th March 2017

Kandatsu Kogen
'Hobo All Night' ('Almost All Night' from 6pm-4am) is on Fridays, Saturdays and nights before holidays until 1st April 2017. Spring nighta (6pm-10pm) on Saturdays and nighta before holidays from 7th April until 22nd April

Maiko Snow Resort
Daily until 19th March 2017

Naeba
Daily until 26th March 2017

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Planned season closing dates

** This information is subject to change due to snow and weather conditions. We will be checking and updating these dates as more information becomes available.

Sunday 26th March:
- Muikamachi Hakkai-san

Sunday 2nd April:
- Ishiuchi Maruyama
- Yuzawa Kogen
- Yuzawa Nakazato
- Yuzawa Park

Sunday 9th April:
- Iwappara
- Joetsu Kokusai
- Maiko Snow Resort
- NASPA Ski Garden

Sunday 7th May:
- GALA Yuzawa
- Kagura (Tashiro)
- Kandatsu Kogen
- Naeba (daily until 2nd April; weekends only 3rd-28th April; daily from 29th April)

Sunday 28th May:
- Kagura area (via Mitsumata)

Archive report: Posted at 7:59am on Friday 17th March 2017
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

All resorts opening as normal

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  2016/2017
*as of Friday 17th March 2017
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
17th March 2cm 0cm 0cm
16th March 1cm 0cm 0cm
15th March 0cm 1cm 0cm
14th March 0cm 0cm 3cm
13th March 0cm 0cm 10cm
12th March 0cm 0cm 14cm
11th March 6cm 0cm 24cm
Previous 7 days total 9cm 1cm 51cm
Previous 14 days total 43cm 4cm 53cm
November observed snowfall total 2cm 0cm 0cm
December observed snowfall total 144cm 92cm 559cm
January observed snowfall total 470cm 143cm 420cm
February observed snowfall total 267cm 151cm 228cm
March observed snowfall total 47cm 38cm 95cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm 1cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 930cm 424cm 1303cm
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 17th March 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
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - 2cm
[2cm]
144cm
[146cm]
470cm
[616cm]
267cm
[883cm]
47cm
[930cm]
- -
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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