Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Monday 1st May 2017

Yuzawa Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:01am on Monday 1st May 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Rain
Base temp:
12°C

Top temp:
6°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Rain
wind condition
Light westerly
visibility condition
OK to limited
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Monday 1st May 2017, 9:01am
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2016/2017 season so far total: 954cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:01am on Monday 1st May 2017
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Morning from Yuzawa.

It's raining unfortunately, with rain being reported up high at Kagura and GALA Yuzawa too. Fingers crossed it won't last long and we might be able to enjoy some clearer skies later this afternoon.

Yesterday was a very fine day weather-wise and rather warm outside too. Perhaps later on in the week we'll see a return to that warmth, but for today things are very noticeably colder... I've got by long sleeves on again.

Settled and fine weather is forecast for the rest of the week.

Remember, while today and tomorrow are 'normal' weekdays, Wednesday through Friday are national holidays and the ski slopes that remain open are usually very busy. If you are planning on coming, an early start is recommended.

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There is still excellent snow cover at Kagura and GALA Yuzawa. Things are much more patchy at the lower Kandatsu Kogen resort but it remains open, and Naeba is patchy on lower slopes but you can still ski or board back down to base. More info below.

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Resort information as of Monday 1st May 2017

Subject to change depending on snow and weather conditions.

GALA Yuzawa
GALA Yuzawa plans to be open until Sunday 7th May.
All of the Central Area courses and part of the North Area currently remains open.
The sledding area is also open.
The Falcon downhill course is closed - use the Gondola to get back down to base.
Official snow depth: 140cm

Kagura
The Tashiro Area of Kagura plans to be open until Sunday 7th May.
The Kagura Area (via Mitsumata Ropeway) plans to be open until Sunday 28th May.

Almost all Kagura courses remain open.
Closed courses according to official website are the Gondola East Course (at Tashiro) and the downhill course (back to Mitsumata car park).
Official snow depth: Kagura - 260cm; Mitsumata - 180cm; Tashiro - 220cm

Kandatsu Kogen
Kandatsu Kogen plans to be open until Sunday 7th May.
Most courses at Kandatsu Kogen remain open though snow is getting thin on the ground and some parts are narrow.
Official snow depth: 100cm

Naeba
Naeba plans to be open until Sunday 7th May.
Naeba has re-opened for Golden Week period.
The Number 2 Gondola and Takenokodaira Romance lift are operating.
Courses on lower areas in front of the hotel are narrow but you can still ski or board back down to base.
Note that the Dragondola is operating from 9am until 1pm but for sightseeing, not skiing and boarding!
Official snow depth: 130cm

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All other ski and snowboard resorts in the Yuzawa and Minamiuonuma region are now closed for the season.

Archive report: Posted at 9:01am on Monday 1st May 2017
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

Kagura, GALA Yuzawa, Naeba and Kandatsu Kogen remain at least part open

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Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
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  2016/2017
*as of Monday 1st May 2017
2015/2016
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30th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
29th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
28th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
27th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
26th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
25th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 0cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 0cm 0cm 0cm
November observed snowfall total 2cm 0cm 0cm
December observed snowfall total 144cm 92cm 559cm
January observed snowfall total 470cm 143cm 420cm
February observed snowfall total 267cm 151cm 228cm
March observed snowfall total 71cm 38cm 95cm
April observed snowfall total 0cm 0cm 1cm
May observed snowfall total 0cm 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 954cm 424cm 1303cm
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 1st May 2017
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 - 2cm
[2cm]
144cm
[146cm]
470cm
[616cm]
267cm
[883cm]
71cm
[954cm]
0cm
[954cm]
0cm
[954cm]
2015/2016 season 0cm
[0cm]
0cm
[0cm]
92cm
[92cm]
143cm
[235cm]
151cm
[386cm]
38cm
[424cm]
0cm
[424cm]
0cm
[424cm]
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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