Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 21st January 2017

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:48am on Saturday 21st January 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
It's snowing
Base temp:
1°C

Top temp:
-3°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snowing
wind condition
Light to moderate higher up
visibility condition
Limited to poor
This report
Saturday 21st January 2017, 8:48am
6cm
Friday 20th January 2017, 8:39am 0cm
Thursday 19th January 2017, 8:31am 1cm
Wednesday 18th January 2017, 7:50am 8cm
Tuesday 17th January 2017, 8:31am 24cm
Monday 16th January 2017, 8:14am 36cm
Sunday 15th January 2017, 7:54am 59cm
Last 7 reports (total): 134cm
Last 14 reports (total): 273cm
Current month (January 2017) total: 299cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 445cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:48am on Saturday 21st January 2017
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Good morning from Yuzawa.

And after a mild day yesterday the snow is back this morning. A bit wet up until now and it's not particularly cold but it is currently coming down at quite a pace.

Maiko Snow Resort is reporting 5-10cm of fresh snow so far, while Kagura is reporting 10cm of fresh snowfall - so a fresh layer out there which is being added to this morning.

The snowfall is expected to ease off sometime this afternoon/evening but should be back from later in the day tomorrow. (Early on there might be some sunshine though if you are thinking about first lifts tomorrow).

Wind is affecting part of the Kagura resort this morning at the start of the day but both Mitsumata and Tashiro Ropeways are operating. For the moment it's just part of the central Kagura area with affected lifts.

GALA Yuzawa and other resorts appear to be opening as planned.

Wrap up and get the goggles out to enjoy the snow today.

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Official snow depth information as of Saturday 21st January 2017

Some resorts have not yet updated their numbers as this report was posted and so unchanged.

GALA Yuzawa
The South Area has re-opened; all areas now open.
Official snow depth: 290cm

Ishiuchi Maruyama
Official snow depth: 250cm

Iwappara
Official snow depth: 165cm

Joetsu Kokusai
Official snow depth: 250cm

Kagura
Official snow depth:
Kagura - 310cm
Mitsumata - 280cm
Tashiro - 260cm

Kandatsu Kogen
Official snow depth: 225cm

Maiko Snow Resort
Official snow depth:
Upper - 240cm
Base - 140cm

Muikamachi Hakkaisan
Official snow depth: 290cm

Naeba
Official snow depth: 210cm

NASPA Ski Garden
Official snow depth: 230cm

Yuzawa Kogen
Official snow depth:
Top - 250cm
Base - 180cm

Yuzawa Park
Official snow depth: 170cm

Yuzawa Nakazato
Official snow depth: 165cm

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'Nighta' (floodlit night operations)

Below are details of the planned 'nighta' operations at ski and snowboards resorts around Yuzawa and Minamiuonuma this season.
This information is subject to change due to snow and weather conditions.
*** Please note that this section will not be updated every day.

Ishiuchi Maruyama
Daily until 19th March 2017.
Nighta is from 5pm until 8:50pm.
The Chuo Number 1, Chuo Number 2 and Kanko Number 3 Express lifts are open daily.
The Kanko Number 1 Express lift, Hatsukaishi Entrance lift and Hatsukaishi Number 2 pair lifts are also open on weekends and holidays.

Iwappara
Daily until 20th March 2017.
Nighta is from 5pm until 9pm on Saturdays and until 8pm on weekdays and Sundays.
The Main course, Grand course and West courses are open during nighta.

Joetsu Kokusai
Daily until 20th March 2017.
Nighta is from 5pm until 9pm.
The area in front of the main base hotel is open for nighta.

Kandatsu Kogen
'Hobo All Night' ('Almost All Night') is on Fridays, Saturdays and nights before holidays between 29th December 2016 and 1st April 2017.
The nighta opening times on those days is from 6pm until 4am the following morning.

Maiko Snow Resort
Daily until 19th March 2017.
Nighta is from 4pm until 8pm.
The Maiko center quad lift on the Maiko Side of the resort operates for nighta.

Naeba
Daily until 26th March 2017.
Nighta is from 4pm until 8:30pm.

NASPA Ski Garden
'Thanks' (extended) opening on Saturdays in January and February and also from 30th December until 8th January 2017.
On those days the Number 1 lift is open until 6pm.

Yuzawa Nakazato
Every Saturday from 7th January until 11th March 2017, 8th January 2017.
Nighta is from 5pm until 8:30pm.
The Number 2 pair lift operates during nighta.

Archive report: Posted at 8:48am on Saturday 21st January 2017
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

All resorts are open. Top lifts at Kagura affected by wind early on but other resorts appear to be opening as planned.

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  2016/2017
*as of Saturday 21st January 2017
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
21st January 6cm 26cm 5cm
20th January 0cm 3cm 25cm
19th January 1cm 4cm 10cm
18th January 8cm 1cm 30cm
17th January 24cm 3cm 5cm
16th January 36cm 0cm 5cm
15th January 59cm 3cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 134cm 40cm 80cm
Previous 14 days total 273cm 58cm 245cm
November observed snowfall total 2cm 0cm 0cm
December observed snowfall total 144cm 92cm 559cm
January observed snowfall total 299cm 143cm 420cm
February observed snowfall total - 151cm 228cm
March observed snowfall total - 38cm 95cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm 1cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 445cm 424cm 1303cm
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 21st January 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]
299cm
[445cm]
- - - -
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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