Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 19th March 2016

Yuzawa Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:01am on Saturday 19th March 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
9°C

Top temp:
7°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None at the moment
wind condition
Light southerly
Good
This report
Saturday 19th March 2016, 9:01am
0cm
Friday 18th March 2016, 8:50am 0cm
Thursday 17th March 2016, 8:49am 0cm
Wednesday 16th March 2016, 9:10am 0cm
Tuesday 15th March 2016, 9:10am 1cm
Monday 14th March 2016, 8:22am 0cm
Sunday 13th March 2016, 9:10am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 1cm
Last 14 reports (total): 4cm
Current month (March 2016) total: 33cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 419cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:01am on Saturday 19th March 2016
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Morning from Yuzawa.

I heard a bit of rain falling on the roof late last night and it was drizzly earlier on but right now it's just cloudy - the rain clouds currently seem to be doing their thing just to the north of us, hopefully they may stay there! The forecast though does warm of rain on and off for the day

At 9am this morning it is 9 degrees but it's not forecast to warm up much more than that.

Tomorrow there's a still a chance of light rain at times according to the local forecast, though less than today. We might be lucky to avoid it completely. It will not be as warm as well with temperatures generally dipping from tomorrow.

Resorts are playing around with snow on lower areas to try and keep things going especially for this weekend - it's a 3-day weekend with Monday being a national holiday. I don't have any official news yet, but I would imagine after that we'll be hearing about some places closing next week.

Higher up there's still plenty of snow to play in and those resorts will be open for quite a while yet of course. It will be interesting to see how long they can last this season, for example Kagura plans to go right through until the end of May (and in a normal season usually is able to).

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Resort official snow depths (Saturday 19th March 2016) and any specific news at time of writing:

There are now lots of patches of ground on view showing through now on some lower slopes around town. Some more than others. Some courses/areas at resorts are now closed due to the snow situation. If you are planning on visiting, I recommended that you check with the individual resorts for their up-to-date details. You can fine their websites from the links below.

Note that snow cover is not a problem higher up. There's still a lot of skiing and boarding left.

Resorts in Yuzawa and Minamiuonuma:

GALA Yuzawa
140cm

Ishiuchi Maruyama
100cm

Iwappara
80cm

Joetsu Kokusai
100cm

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

Kandatsu Kogen
100-125cm

Maiko Snow Resort
105cm (upper)
15cm (lower)

Muikamachi Hakkaisan
120cm

Naeba
120cm

NASPA Ski Garden
70cm

Yuzawa Kogen
110cm

Yuzawa Nakazato
65cm

Yuzawa Park
40cm

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'Nighta' (floodlit night operations)

Details of the 'nighta' operations at ski and snowboards resorts around Yuzawa and Minamiuonuma.
Subject to change due to snow conditions.

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.

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.

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.

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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 9:01am on Saturday 19th March 2016
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

Resorts opening as normal this morning

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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 Saturday 19th March 2016
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
Season
19th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
18th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
17th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
16th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
15th March 1cm 0cm 5cm
14th March 0cm 3cm 0cm
13th March 0cm 10cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 1cm 13cm 5cm
Previous 14 days total 4cm 53cm 145cm
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 151cm 228cm 204cm
March observed snowfall total 33cm 95cm 191cm
April observed snowfall total - 1cm 5cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 419cm 1303cm 833cm
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 19th March 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]
151cm
[386cm]
33cm
[419cm]
-
[419cm]
-
[419cm]
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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