Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 18th March 2015

Yuzawa Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 7:01am on Wednesday 18th March 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Clear but a bit hazy/overcast early on
Base temp:
6°C

Top temp:
2°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
No precipitation
wind condition
Light north westerly
Excellent
This report
Wednesday 18th March 2015, 7:01am
0cm
Tuesday 17th March 2015, 7:16am 0cm
Monday 16th March 2015, 7:50am 0cm
Sunday 15th March 2015, 7:45am 0cm
Saturday 14th March 2015, 8:10am 3cm
Friday 13th March 2015, 7:41am 10cm
Thursday 12th March 2015, 7:44am 14cm
Last 7 reports (total): 27cm
Last 14 reports (total): 53cm
Current month (March 2015) total: 65cm
2014/2015 season so far total: 1272cm

Archive report: Posted at 7:01am on Wednesday 18th March 2015
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Things got rather toast by lunchtime and early afternoon yesterday. I saw the Route 17 roadside thermometer say 14C, and I heard it reached 15C at one point. Warm. Lovely weather with the sun getting stronger by the day, (or so it feels), just not the best friend to the snow conditions out there of course.

Today is going to be similarly warm, perhaps slightly less so tomorrow - but rain is expected.

Looking ahead, it looks like there might actually be a chance of some snowfall again late weekend or early in the week with temperatures set to 'plunge' right back down there. We'll have some of that please!

All resorts set to open as planned this morning.

Let's spring skiing.

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Official snow depths:

Some not updated yet due to early report

GALA Yuzawa:
440cm
Ishiuchi Maruyama:
310cm
Iwappara:
230cm
Joetsu Kokusai:
280cm
Kagura:
370cm
Kandatsu Kogen:
340cm
Maiko Snow Resort:
340cm (upper)
210cm (lower)
Naeba:
280cm
NASPA Ski Garden:
295cm
Yuzawa Kogen:
300cm (Kogen)
250cm (Nunoba)
Yuzawa Nakazato:
225cm

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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 'all night' on Fridays and Saturdays (6pm or 10pm until 4am the next morning)
Naeba:
Every day until 29th March (until 9pm)
All night on 14th March (10pm until 6am)

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Planned closing dates for resorts in the Yuzawa and Minamiuonuma region
Information as currently available and of course subject to change depending on conditions.

Open until Saturday March 28th:

- Hakkaisanroku

Open until Sunday March 29th:

- Ishiuchi Hanaoka (open on March 27th, 28th, 29th)
- Itsukamachi
- Muikamachi Hakkaisan
- Muikamachi Ski Resort

Open until Monday March 30th:

- Mt Granview

Open until Tuesday March 31st:

- Chateau Shiozawa
- Yuzawa Kogen
- Nunoba
- Ludens Yuzawa

Open until Wednesday April 1st:

- Yuzawa Park

Open until Sunday April 5th:

- Ipponsugi
- Ishiuchi Maruyama
- Iwappara
- Joetsu Kokusai
- Yuzawa Nakazato
- Yuzawa Nakazato Snow Wood

Open until Sunday April 12th:

- Maiko Snow Resort (*daily until April 5th, then open on April 11th and 12th)

Open until Sunday April 19th:

- NASPA Ski Garden (*weekends only from April 5th, closed weekdays)

Open until Wednesday May 6th:

- Naeba (*weekends and holidays from April 5th [except April 29th], closed weekdays)
- GALA Yuzawa
- Kagura (Tashiro)

Open until Sunday May 31st:

- Kagura (Mitsumata)

Archive report: Posted at 7:01am on Wednesday 18th March 2015
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

All resorts set to open as planned

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*as of Wednesday 18th March 2015
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17th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
16th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
15th March 0cm 5cm 0cm
14th March 3cm 0cm 2cm
13th March 10cm 0cm 0cm
12th March 14cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 27cm 5cm 2cm
Previous 14 days total 53cm 145cm 17cm
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 228cm 204cm 238cm
March observed snowfall total 65cm 191cm 42cm
April observed snowfall total - 5cm 3cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 1272cm 833cm 762cm
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2014/2015 season 0cm
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0cm
[0cm]
559cm
[559cm]
420cm
[979cm]
228cm
[1207cm]
65cm
[1272cm]
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[1272cm]
-
[1272cm]
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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