Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 1st January 2015

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:10am on Thursday 1st January 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
-1°C

Top temp:
-6°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snow
wind condition
Moderate NNW, stronger winds higher
Generally poor
This report
Thursday 1st January 2015, 8:10am
40cm
Wednesday 31st December 2014, 8:34am 0cm
Tuesday 30th December 2014, 8:06am 2cm
Monday 29th December 2014, 9:30am 0cm
Sunday 28th December 2014, 8:02am 0cm
Saturday 27th December 2014, 7:48am 25cm
Friday 26th December 2014, 8:01am 35cm
Last 7 reports (total): 102cm
Last 14 reports (total): 189cm
Current month (January 2015) total: 40cm
2014/2015 season so far total: 599cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:10am on Thursday 1st January 2015
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Good morning and Happy New Year from Yuzawa and from us at SnowJapan.

And as we hoped, things are getting off to a very snowy start!

It took until later in the day yesterday for it to get going but this morning there's 40+cm of fresh snow piled up outside and it is continuing to snow as the lifts start off on their daily trips.

Kagura reporting 50cm.
Naeba reporting 30-50cm.
Maiko Snow Resort reporting 40cm.

The current conditions are affecting some resorts, most noteably Kagura where only the Mitsumata area up to Kagura Number 1 Romance pair lift is operating - the Tashiro area closed.

Naeba seems to be open as planned, as does GALA Yuzawa and other resorts.

Generally pretty poor conditions due to the weather - I suspect a few folk might give it a late start or take a soak in an onsen before going out today.

Snow forecast to continue falling through tomorrow, so resorts everywhere will have had a very good refresh. A good start to the year!

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Official snow depths:

GALA Yuzawa:
270cm
Ishiuchi Maruyama:
240cm
Iwappara:
180cm
Joetsu Kokusai:
190cm
Kagura:
250cm
Kandatsu Kogen:
240cm
Maiko Snow Resort:
200cm
Naeba:
200cm
NASPA Ski Garden:
225cm
Yuzawa Kogen:
230cm (Kogen)
180cm (Nunoba)
Yuzawa Nakazato:
180cm

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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)
NASPA Ski Garden (skiers only):
27th December until 3rd January; 11th January; Saturdays until 29th February (until 7pm)
Yuzawa Nakazato:
27th December until 3rd January; 11th January; Saturdays from 10th January 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'. Some resorts offer tickets that include nighta, others need a seperate lift ticket.

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Ski and snowboard resorts in Yuzawa town
Ski and snowboard resorts in Minamiuonuma City

Archive report: Posted at 8:10am on Thursday 1st January 2015
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

All resorts are open for the season

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  2014/2015
*as of Thursday 1st January 2015
2013/2014
Season
2012/2013
Season
1st January 40cm 0cm 0cm
31st December 0cm 0cm 0cm
30th December 2cm 0cm 0cm
29th December 0cm 10cm 3cm
28th December 0cm 10cm 0cm
27th December 25cm 2cm 20cm
26th December 35cm 0cm 20cm
Previous 7 days total 102cm 22cm 43cm
Previous 14 days total 189cm 60cm 120cm
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January observed snowfall total 40cm 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 599cm 833cm 762cm
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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]
40cm
[599cm]
-
[599cm]
-
[599cm]
-
[599cm]
-
[599cm]
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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