Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 21st February 2016

Yuzawa Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:29am on Sunday 21st February 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloudy
Base temp:
4°C

Top temp:
0°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Rain, snow higher up
wind condition
NW 3m/s
OK
This report
Sunday 21st February 2016, 8:29am
0cm
Saturday 20th February 2016, 8:05am 0cm
Friday 19th February 2016, 7:30am 0cm
Thursday 18th February 2016, 7:15am 18cm
Wednesday 17th February 2016, 7:59am 0cm
Tuesday 16th February 2016, 8:33am 26cm
Monday 15th February 2016, 7:44am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 44cm
Last 14 reports (total): 104cm
Current month (February 2016) total: 124cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 359cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:29am on Sunday 21st February 2016
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Morning from Yuzawa.

We probably actually did quite well to avoid rain for most of the day yesterday, with mostly cloudy skies, but I was woken up with a short period of heavy rain earlier this morning.

It's raining now as I write this but does look like and feel it's trying it's best to turn into snow and I expect snow to be falling at higher elevations now.

In fact, I see that Kagura are reporting 5cm of snow overnight and snow falling this morning so that is good to see.

Fingers crossed it'll be snowing down to town here sooner than later. Snow hopefully today and generally cloudy skies are forecast for tomorrow. Next snowfall due around Wednesday and late in the week.

Until we get a good new layer of snow though it's going to be generally spring-like snow conditions out there with the old 'better-snow-higher-up' thing applying.

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I see that Kagura have changed the opening times of their top Number 5 romance lift. Until now it was open until 12 noon - which always seemed oddly early - but now it's going to be moving until 2pm evert day. (Starting at 9am on weekends and holidays and at 9:30am on weekdays).

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Resort official snow depths (Sunday 21st February 2016) and any specific news at time of writing:

Resorts in Yuzawa:

GALA Yuzawa
170cm

Ishiuchi Maruyama
120cm

Iwappara
125cm

Joetsu Kokusai
150cm

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

Kandatsu Kogen
120-140cm

Maiko Snow Resort
170cm (upper)
65cm (lower)

Muikamachi Hakkaisan
180cm

Naeba
120cm

NASPA Ski Garden
110cm

Yuzawa Kogen
140cm

Yuzawa Nakazato
90cm

Yuzawa Park
80cm

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'Nighta' (floodlit night operations)

Details of the 'nighta' operations at ski and snowboards resorts around Yuzawa and Minamiuonuma.

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.
On weekdays the area in front of the main hotel is open - a larger area (including Osawa and Atema) is open on weekends.

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.

Maiko Snow Resort
Open daily with the Maiko Center quad lift operating from 4pm until 8pm.
The charge is 500 yen for everyone.

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.

NASPA Ski Garden
Extended opening until 6pm (Number 1 lift) on Saturdays until 27th February.
There is no special ticket available just for the extended time.

Yuzawa Nakazato
Open on Saturdays from 5pm until 8:30pm (until 12th March).
Tickets are 1500 yen for adults and 1000 yen for children and seniors.

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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 8:29am on Sunday 21st February 2016
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

All resorts should be open as planned this morning

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Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Recent Yuzawa Now reports
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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Yuzawa Now reports up until Sunday 21st February 2016
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Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 21st February 2016
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 Sunday 21st February 2016
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
Season
21st February 0cm 2cm 10cm
20th February 0cm 10cm 0cm
19th February 0cm 1cm 5cm
18th February 18cm 0cm 20cm
17th February 0cm 0cm 5cm
16th February 26cm 15cm 32cm
15th February 0cm 25cm 30cm
Previous 7 days total 44cm 53cm 102cm
Previous 14 days total 104cm 140cm 129cm
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 124cm 228cm 204cm
March observed snowfall total - 95cm 191cm
April observed snowfall total - 1cm 5cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 359cm 1303cm 833cm
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 21st February 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]
124cm
[359cm]
-
[359cm]
-
[359cm]
-
[359cm]
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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