Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 21st March 2015

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:01am on Saturday 21st March 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Low cloud in places, but... clear and sunny!
Base temp:
3°C

Top temp:
1°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
No Precipitation
wind condition
Slight NW
Excellent
This report
Saturday 21st March 2015, 8:01am
0cm
Friday 20th March 2015, 7:09am 0cm
Thursday 19th March 2015, 8:01am 0cm
Wednesday 18th March 2015, 7:01am 0cm
Tuesday 17th March 2015, 7:16am 0cm
Monday 16th March 2015, 7:50am 0cm
Sunday 15th March 2015, 7:45am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 0cm
Last 14 reports (total): 53cm
Current month (March 2015) total: 65cm
2014/2015 season so far total: 1272cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:01am on Saturday 21st March 2015
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Not so much sun yesterday more that cloud hanging on and actually increasing later on too - lots of low hanging cloud making for some moody scenes. I hear that visibility was very poor the higher up you went and that even affected a few resorts.

This morning there shouldn't be any of those problems. Here at SnowJapan HQ in Minamiuonuma which is where I am posting from today, we have cloud above us but a look at the Ishiuchi Maruyama webcam shows that it's low lying cloud in the valley with lovely blue skies above. And blue skies above Yuzawa. Going to be a very fine and sunny day and temperatures are going to probably just about reach 10 degrees here at town level.

We have of course been talking about snow coming back early week and yes it is still there on the forecasts and down to base and town too.

The chance should start later on tomorrow with the snow due on Monday and Tuesday. Just what kind of snowfall to expect is something we'll just have to wait and look forward to. I'd recommend not expecting much out of it and be pleasantly surprised if we do, rather than the other way round!

In the meantime have a fine weekend.

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Last nighta of the season at Ishiuchi Maruyama tonight. Iwappara and Joetsu Kokusai go on until tomorrow.

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Official snow depths:

Some not updated yet due to early report

GALA Yuzawa:
380cm
Ishiuchi Maruyama:
280cm
Iwappara:
200cm
Joetsu Kokusai:
260cm
Kagura:
370cm
Kandatsu Kogen:
315cm
Maiko Snow Resort:
310cm (upper)
195cm (lower)
Naeba:
270cm
NASPA Ski Garden:
261cm
Yuzawa Kogen:
270cm (Kogen)
220cm (Nunoba)
Yuzawa Nakazato:
190cm

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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 'all night' on Fridays and Saturdays (6pm or 10pm until 4am the next morning)
Naeba:
Every day until 29th March (until 9pm)

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Planned closing dates for resorts in the Yuzawa and Minamiuonuma region
Information as currently available and of course subject to change depending on conditions.

Open until Saturday March 28th:

- Hakkaisanroku

Open until Sunday March 29th:

- Ishiuchi Hanaoka (open on March 27th, 28th, 29th)
- Itsukamachi
- Muikamachi Hakkaisan
- Muikamachi Ski Resort

Open until Monday March 30th:

- Mt Granview

Open until Tuesday March 31st:

- Chateau Shiozawa
- Yuzawa Kogen
- Nunoba
- Ludens Yuzawa

Open until Wednesday April 1st:

- Yuzawa Park

Open until Sunday April 5th:

- Ipponsugi
- Ishiuchi Maruyama
- Iwappara
- Joetsu Kokusai
- Yuzawa Nakazato
- Yuzawa Nakazato Snow Wood

Open until Sunday April 12th:

- Maiko Snow Resort (*daily until April 5th, then open on April 11th and 12th)

Open until Sunday April 19th:

- NASPA Ski Garden (*weekends only from April 5th, closed weekdays)

Open until Wednesday May 6th:

- Naeba (*weekends and holidays from April 5th [except April 29th], closed weekdays)
- GALA Yuzawa
- Kagura (Tashiro)

Open until Sunday May 31st:

- Kagura (Mitsumata)

Archive report: Posted at 8:01am on Saturday 21st March 2015
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

All resorts open as planned. See main report for planned closing dates

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  2014/2015
*as of Saturday 21st March 2015
2013/2014
Season
2012/2013
Season
21st March 0cm 5cm 5cm
20th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
19th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
18th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
17th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
16th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
15th March 0cm 5cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 0cm 10cm 5cm
Previous 14 days total 53cm 90cm 22cm
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 228cm 204cm 238cm
March observed snowfall total 65cm 191cm 42cm
April observed snowfall total - 5cm 3cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 1272cm 833cm 762cm
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 21st March 2015
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]
420cm
[979cm]
228cm
[1207cm]
65cm
[1272cm]
-
[1272cm]
-
[1272cm]
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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