Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Friday 23rd January 2015

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:10am on Friday 23rd January 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
1°C

Top temp:
-3°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Wet snow / sleet
wind condition
Moderate
Generally fairly poor
This report
Friday 23rd January 2015, 9:10am
0cm
Thursday 22nd January 2015, 7:29am 0cm
Wednesday 21st January 2015, 7:11am 5cm
Tuesday 20th January 2015, 7:52am 25cm
Monday 19th January 2015, 7:39am 10cm
Sunday 18th January 2015, 8:45am 30cm
Saturday 17th January 2015, 8:31am 5cm
Last 7 reports (total): 75cm
Last 14 reports (total): 180cm
Current month (January 2015) total: 395cm
2014/2015 season so far total: 954cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:10am on Friday 23rd January 2015
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Not the happiest of reports this morning.

Yesterday we did manage to avoid rain for lots of the day, and it didn't warm up as much as expected keeping fairly chilly, with a bit of light rain falling at times. But generally quite bright at times.

The rain came once it was dark though and at times it was really raining very heavily and noisily.

Unfortunately, I woke up to the same sound this morning and there's no new snow to report on the ground here - just a real wet feel to things.

So lots of rain and no fresh snow at town level anyway, but there is better news from higher up with Kagura reporting 20cm up there. Though unfortunately some stronger winds mean the Tashiro area is closed for the day and Kagura is open from Mitsumata to the Kagura Number 1 quad... early on anyway.

Naeba are also reporting 5-10cm of snow overnight and a strongish wind but the Gondola seems to be planning to be open as normal.

Current conditions? Wet snow at last here, though rain still falling just to the north in Minamiuonuma. A moderate wind and these conditions should continue for the day. Hopefully we might get some fresh cm of snow out of it in the end. Fingers crossed!

Generally better conditions the higher up you go today.

Tomorrow should be calmer and conditions might clear up by the afternoon.

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Got to say it. It's really quite disappointing to see some places feel the need to say that it's 'best conditions' this morning - when it quite obviously is not. And choosing to just not mention rain. If today is 'best conditions', what is it when we have 50cm of fresh light powder to enjoy? We have plenty of those, so let's tell it like it is.

Complete honesty is surely the best way.

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Kandatsu Kogen open from 10pm tonight for those wanting an "all night"! Open from 10pm until 4am on Friday nights into Saturday morning, and from 6pm until 4am on Saturdays. Naeba also going for the night thing tomorrow night. Interesting! Actually I might just go one time when the weather is decent just for the experience.

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Official snow depths:

GALA Yuzawa:
420cm
Ishiuchi Maruyama:
340cm
Iwappara:
245cm
Joetsu Kokusai:
230cm
Kagura:
320cm
Kandatsu Kogen:
330cm
Maiko Snow Resort:
330cm (upper)
240cm (lower)
Naeba:
250cm
NASPA Ski Garden:
310cm
Yuzawa Kogen:
320cm (Kogen)
270cm (Nunoba)
Yuzawa Nakazato:
220cm

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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 23rd January, 'all night' on holidays (6pm or 10pm until 4am the next morning)
Maiko Snow Resort:
Every day until 14th March (until 8pm)
Naeba:
Every day until 29th March (until 9pm)
All night on 17th January; 14th February and 14th March (10pm until 6am)
NASPA Ski Garden (skiers only):
Saturdays until 29th February (until 7pm)
Yuzawa Nakazato:
Saturdays until 14th March (until 8:30pm)

Chateaux Shiozawa also have nighta but only on certain days - no fixed schedule available.
Resorts not mentioned above do not operate 'nighta' (or do not plan to have more this season).
Some resorts offer tickets that include nighta, others need a special lift ticket.

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Ski and snowboard resorts in Yuzawa town
Ski and snowboard resorts in Minamiuonuma City

Archive report: Posted at 9:10am on Friday 23rd January 2015
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

All resorts are open. Tashiro part of Kagura closed due to wind this morning

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  2014/2015
*as of Friday 23rd January 2015
2013/2014
Season
2012/2013
Season
23rd January 0cm 30cm 0cm
22nd January 0cm 10cm 0cm
21st January 5cm 5cm 0cm
20th January 25cm 10cm 20cm
19th January 10cm 30cm 15cm
18th January 30cm 3cm 30cm
17th January 5cm 5cm 7cm
Previous 7 days total 75cm 93cm 72cm
Previous 14 days total 180cm 225cm 130cm
November observed snowfall total 0cm 5cm 8cm
December observed snowfall total 559cm 131cm 217cm
January observed snowfall total 395cm 297cm 254cm
February observed snowfall total - 204cm 238cm
March observed snowfall total - 191cm 42cm
April observed snowfall total - 5cm 3cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 954cm 833cm 762cm
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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]
395cm
[954cm]
-
[954cm]
-
[954cm]
-
[954cm]
-
[954cm]
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]
  October November December January February March April May
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