Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 1st February 2015

Yuzawa Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:00am on Sunday 1st February 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
-3°C

Top temp:
-6°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snowing
wind condition
Moderate NNW
Poor
This report
Sunday 1st February 2015, 8:00am
20cm
Saturday 31st January 2015, 7:50am 5cm
Friday 30th January 2015, 7:40am 0cm
Thursday 29th January 2015, 8:01am 5cm
Wednesday 28th January 2015, 7:34am 10cm
Tuesday 27th January 2015, 8:00am 0cm
Monday 26th January 2015, 8:06am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 40cm
Last 14 reports (total): 85cm
Current month (February 2015) total: 20cm
2014/2015 season so far total: 999cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:00am on Sunday 1st February 2015
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

That bit of blue sky and sun yesterday morning while I was writing the report quickly disappeared and we were left with a day of snow falling and moderate to sometimes quite strong winds.

The Niigata forecast said we could expect up to 50cm of fresh snowfall overnight and indeed that is what Kagura is reporting (40-50cm) this morning but less so down here in town. Maiko Snow Resort are reporting 20-30cm of snow, while there's 20cm of fresh outside my place here since my repor yesterday. So it looks like one of those days when higher up Kagura and the Naeba area gets a fair bit more than we did in town - and I would say there have been less of those this season than usual.

Still, 20-30cm of fresh sounds good to me so snow conditions should be good this morning everywhere.

Not the friendliest of conditions this morning though... it's still snowing now and a look round the webcams shows pretty much white-out conditions in most places at the beginning of the day. It's not looking like it is going to give up anytime soon with the snow clouds due to still be over the region through tomorrow.

Cold at around -3C as of 8am and a moderate wind likely during the day. Unfortunately the wind is preventing the Tashiro area of Kagura to open again this morning and it's limited at Kagura via Mitsumata as well.

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Some of you may have noticed but yesterday saw the return of the Naeba Now daily report on SnowJapan. Naeba is of course also in Yuzawa and we have been giving mention to it in these reports but as we are not actually there, it's not been the focus of this report. The Naeba Now report will bring you daily updates directly from Naeba, so we are looking forward to reading that every day. We'll still mention Naeba and Kagura in this report, but please do check out Naeba Now for updates from the base of that resort:

Naeba Now daily reports

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Official snow depths:

GALA Yuzawa:
410cm
Ishiuchi Maruyama:
360cm
Iwappara:
265cm
Joetsu Kokusai:
230cm
Kagura:
340cm
Kandatsu Kogen:
340cm
Maiko Snow Resort:
340cm (upper)
270cm (lower)
Naeba:
260cm
NASPA Ski Garden:
305cm
Yuzawa Kogen:
320cm (Kogen)
260cm (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 23rd January, 'all night' on Fridays and Saturdays (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

Archive report: Posted at 8:00am on Sunday 1st February 2015
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

All resorts are open though some might be affected by wind this morning

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Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 1st February 2015
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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  2014/2015
*as of Sunday 1st February 2015
2013/2014
Season
2012/2013
Season
1st February 20cm 0cm 0cm
31st January 5cm 0cm 0cm
30th January 0cm 0cm 0cm
29th January 5cm 5cm 2cm
28th January 10cm 0cm 1cm
27th January 0cm 25cm 40cm
26th January 0cm 0cm 10cm
Previous 7 days total 40cm 30cm 53cm
Previous 14 days total 85cm 115cm 93cm
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 20cm 204cm 238cm
March observed snowfall total - 191cm 42cm
April observed snowfall total - 5cm 3cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 999cm 833cm 762cm
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 1st February 2015
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 - - - - - - - -
2014/2015 season 0cm
[0cm]
0cm
[0cm]
559cm
[559cm]
420cm
[979cm]
20cm
[999cm]
-
[999cm]
-
[999cm]
-
[999cm]
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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