Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 22nd February 2017

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 7:59am on Wednesday 22nd February 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Partly cloudy, sunny and bright
Base temp:
-3°C

Top temp:
-6°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Light SE
visibility condition
Excellent
This report
Wednesday 22nd February 2017, 7:59am
20cm
Tuesday 21st February 2017, 8:49am 22cm
Monday 20th February 2017, 8:43am 0cm
Sunday 19th February 2017, 9:21am 21cm
Saturday 18th February 2017, 9:04am 0cm
Friday 17th February 2017, 7:52am 0cm
Thursday 16th February 2017, 7:33am 1cm
Last 7 reports (total): 64cm
Last 14 reports (total): 153cm
Current month (February 2017) total: 255cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 871cm

Archive report: Posted at 7:59am on Wednesday 22nd February 2017
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Good morning from Yuzawa.

After a day of snow and sometimes strong winds yesterday -- 20cm more fresh on the ground around town (I kind of thought it would be more than that, but wind may be playing a part) -- this morning has started off calm and sunny.

Maiko Snow Resort are reporting 10cm from yesterday evening; and Kagura 5cm. Interesting.

There's some silky looking thin cloud up there along with blue sky, and somehow the sky and cloud is almost indistinguishable in the early morning light from some angles. So it is a bright and sunny start and that (and/or more cloud) is forecast for the day today.

It's going to be milder once again during the day today so I would imagine then that conditions will be best for the first tracks of the day while it is still cold... and it does feel cold outside at the moment.

Milder still tomorrow with temperatures currently forecast to be approaching 10 degrees, along with rain in town which should eventually turn back into snow.

It seems to be something of a pattern this season - decent amount of snow, but warming up more than we would like in between the snowfalls and more rain than we would like.

Anyhow, let's just see how things turn out.

For this morning at least, conditions should be very nice!

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Official snow depth information as of Wednesday 22nd February 2017

GALA Yuzawa
Upper part of $2,600,000 closed today due to avalanche danger. Otherwise open as planned.
Official snow depth: 380cm

Ishiuchi Maruyama
Official snow depth: 270cm

Iwappara
Official snow depth: 230cm

Joetsu Kokusai
Official snow depth: 280cm

Kagura
Official snow depth:
Kagura - 380cm
Mitsumata - 330cm
Tashiro - 350cm

Kandatsu Kogen
Official snow depth: 310cm

Maiko Snow Resort
Official snow depth:
Upper - 305cm
Base - 170cm

Muikamachi Hakkaisan
Official snow depth: 370cm

Naeba
Official snow depth: 300cm

NASPA Ski Garden
Official snow depth: 265cm

Yuzawa Kogen
Official snow depth:
Top - 330cm
Base - 240cm

Yuzawa Park
Official snow depth: 200cm

Yuzawa Nakazato
Official snow depth: 210cm

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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 until 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.
On those days the Number 1 lift is open until 6pm.

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

Archive report: Posted at 7:59am on Wednesday 22nd February 2017
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

All resorts in the region should be opening as planned this morning

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Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 22nd February 2017
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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  2016/2017
*as of Wednesday 22nd February 2017
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
22nd February 20cm 5cm 0cm
21st February 22cm 0cm 2cm
20th February 0cm 0cm 10cm
19th February 21cm 0cm 1cm
18th February 0cm 18cm 0cm
17th February 0cm 0cm 0cm
16th February 1cm 26cm 15cm
Previous 7 days total 64cm 49cm 28cm
Previous 14 days total 153cm 105cm 140cm
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 255cm 151cm 228cm
March observed snowfall total - 38cm 95cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm 1cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 871cm 424cm 1303cm
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 22nd February 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]
255cm
[871cm]
- - -
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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