Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 22nd May 2016

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 10:37am on Sunday 22nd May 2016
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Sunday 22nd May 2016, 10:37am
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Archive report: Posted at 10:37am on Sunday 22nd May 2016
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Today is the last day of the snow season at Kagura.

Somehow – magic perhaps! - they have managed to remain open until now and are closing just one week earlier than originally planned. It must be said that they did very well. A big ‘otsukaresama’ to everyone involved.

2015/2016 season was definitely a strange one as you no doubt know if you have been following these Yuzawa Now reports and the other daily reports on the site.

The northern island of Hokkaido seemed to have a something-like-normal season, but for most of the main Honshu island there was just way less snow than we are used to. While we still probably got more snow here in Yuzawa than lots of ski resorts around the world, for us it was very lean. After all, we are used to very regular deliveries of huge amounts of snow. Silly amounts. And don’t we just love those silly amounts of snow!

Just compare the observed snowfall during 2015/2016 with the previous season:

2015/2016 season: 424cm
2014/2015 season: 1303cm

Those numbers are how much snow fell here in town. Same place, same observer. It’s a pretty stark contrast, with over 3 times more snow falling the previous season.

Less snow doesn’t mean that people didn’t enjoy themselves, of course. There were flashes of greatness here and there and I personally enjoyed many fine days out on the slopes. And I’m sure many other people did enjoy themselves. Timing was all important, perhaps more than usual. And there was again a noticeable increase in the number of non-Japanese visiting Yuzawa this winter.

But let’s hope that for the upcoming 2016-2017 season we can get back to normal in terms of snowfall.

And yes, I will very happily get out there twice a day with the shovel to dig out my front door and car. I promise not to moan…. rather, give thanks!

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During the summer months both the Kagura and GALA Yuzawa resorts have a course open covered with ‘snow mats’ for those who want to take a slide. It’s not the same as real snow of course, but a kind of fun all the same and lovely to escape the heat down below for sure. Best not to take new gear though...

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The Fuji Rock Festival is the next big event in Yuzawa. This year the main headliners for the festival are Sigur Ros, Beck and the Red Hot Chili Peppers and they are backed up by many more acts - mostly a mix of overseas and alternative style Japanese artists.

Fuji Rock Festival takes place at Naeba resort about 25 minutes away from central Yuzawa town, from Friday 22nd July until Sunday 24th July.

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That’s it from the Yuzawa Now reports for this season.

Do take a look back over the archive reports using the links at the bottom of each Now report on the main site. Remember, there are many seasons worth of information to take in and you can get a good idea of how things ‘normally’ happen, rather than the two somewhat extremes of the last two seasons.

We’ll be back with a pre-Fuji Rock weather update and then properly once we get into autumn and start looking forward to the 2016-2017 season.

There’s some exciting changes coming up on the SnowJapan website in time for next season. I can’t divulge details right now, but I think the changes and new stuff will be popular.

Hope you enjoyed our reports, thanks for reading and see you soon.

Archive report: Posted at 10:37am on Sunday 22nd May 2016
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

All snow resorts closed from 23rd May.

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Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Recent Yuzawa Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 22nd May 2016
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Yuzawa Now reports up until Sunday 22nd May 2016
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Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 22nd May 2016
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Yuzawa Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  2015/2016
*as of Sunday 22nd May 2016
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
Season
22nd May 0cm 0cm 0cm
19th May 0cm - 0cm
16th May 0cm - 0cm
14th May 0cm - -
11th May 0cm 0cm -
7th May 0cm 0cm 0cm
5th May 0cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 0cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 0cm 0cm 0cm
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 151cm 228cm 204cm
March observed snowfall total 38cm 95cm 191cm
April observed snowfall total 0cm 1cm 5cm
May observed snowfall total 0cm 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 424cm 1303cm 833cm
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 22nd May 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]
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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