Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 18th January 2015

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:45am on Sunday 18th January 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloudy, limited visibility
Base temp:
-2°C

Top temp:
-7°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
It's still snowing
wind condition
Moderate northerly at times
Limited
This report
Sunday 18th January 2015, 8:45am
30cm
Saturday 17th January 2015, 8:31am 5cm
Friday 16th January 2015, 7:27am 5cm
Thursday 15th January 2015, 7:44am 0cm
Wednesday 14th January 2015, 7:20am 0cm
Tuesday 13th January 2015, 7:40am 20cm
Monday 12th January 2015, 9:38am 30cm
Last 7 reports (total): 90cm
Last 14 reports (total): 225cm
Current month (January 2015) total: 355cm
2014/2015 season so far total: 914cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:45am on Sunday 18th January 2015
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Snowfall for the day yesterday along with some real blowy northerly winds as well, quite strong at times. I actually had a day in Nagaoka city yesterday so I don't know for sure but would imagine that the wind might have messed around with some lifts other than just those at Kagura.

It's not as windy this morning but snow is still falling. How much snow?

Well, yesterday evening there had been about 20cm during the daytime and this morning there's another 10-15cm so I'm calling 30-35cm of fresh snowfall since my report yesterday.

Kagura are reporting 40-50cm fresh snow this morning; Naeba report 20-50cm; Maiko Snow Resort report 30cm.

Unfortunately, wind is still affecting the Kagura resort with only from the Mitsumata Ropeway to the Kagura Gondola area open at the beginning of the day - they leave the chance of more of the areas opening if the winds ease off.

There might be a chance of that though as come this afternoon the snow is forecast to ease leaving us with just cloudy conditions (perhaps even a bit of sun, he says hopefully), and calmer conditions.

So there's another decent amount of fresh snow on the slopes of all the resorts to play in today. Should be a good one, especially if it clears up sooner than later.

The forecast for tomorrow is cloud and snow showers at times.

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Official snow depths (some not updated today due to early report):

GALA Yuzawa:
380cm
Ishiuchi Maruyama:
350cm
Iwappara:
270cm
Joetsu Kokusai:
230cm
Kagura:
320cm
Kandatsu Kogen:
310cm
Maiko Snow Resort:
340cm (upper)
270cm (lower)
Naeba:
250cm
NASPA Ski Garden:
288cm
Yuzawa Kogen:
300cm (Kogen)
250cm (Nunoba)
Yuzawa Nakazato:
220cm

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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 holidays (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 17th January; 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
Ski and snowboard resorts in Minamiuonuma City

Archive report: Posted at 8:45am on Sunday 18th January 2015
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

All resorts are open though Kagura affected by wind this morning

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  2014/2015
*as of Sunday 18th January 2015
2013/2014
Season
2012/2013
Season
18th January 30cm 3cm 30cm
17th January 5cm 5cm 7cm
16th January 5cm 0cm 10cm
15th January 0cm 0cm 20cm
14th January 0cm 15cm 5cm
13th January 20cm 40cm 0cm
12th January 30cm 7cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 90cm 70cm 72cm
Previous 14 days total 225cm 172cm 111cm
November observed snowfall total 0cm 5cm 8cm
December observed snowfall total 559cm 131cm 217cm
January observed snowfall total 355cm 297cm 254cm
February observed snowfall total - 204cm 238cm
March observed snowfall total - 191cm 42cm
April observed snowfall total - 5cm 3cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 914cm 833cm 762cm
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
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This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Yuzawa Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
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  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]
355cm
[914cm]
-
[914cm]
-
[914cm]
-
[914cm]
-
[914cm]
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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