Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Tuesday 24th January 2017

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:34am on Tuesday 24th January 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Snow clouds
Base temp:
-3°C

Top temp:
-7°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow just at the moment
wind condition
Moderate northerly
visibility condition
Varied but generally limited to poor
This report
Tuesday 24th January 2017, 8:34am
27cm
Monday 23rd January 2017, 8:46am 32cm
Sunday 22nd January 2017, 8:17am 2cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 76cm
Last 14 reports (total): 333cm
Current month (January 2017) total: 360cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 506cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:34am on Tuesday 24th January 2017
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Good morning from Yuzawa.

There was another 16cm of fresh snowfall during the day yesterday, and there is an additional 11cm on the ground this morning - making 27cm for my report this morning.

And here is how much fresh snow the resorts are reporting this morning:

Kagura: 30cm
Kagura (Mitsumata and Tashiro): 20cm
Maiko Snow Resort: 10-15cm

That's actually not as much as the forecast told us to expect (they were talking about up to 50cm!) but hopefully during the day today we'll be getting more. (We always like more). It is due to be snowing through the day today, though curiously there has been a short spell of clearer skies over the Minamiuonuma valley between 8am and 8:30am. I think the snow clouds will win though and I should have more to report to you tomorrow morning.

It looks like quite strong wind conditions are affecting top lifts at Kagura again but as far as I can tell other resorts appear to be opening up as normal this morning... though the South Area of GALA Yuzawa I am hearing is closed due to the heavy snowfall - that should re-open in the coming days (I will keep an eye on it and mention in the report).

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Official snow depth information as of Tuesday 24th January 2017

GALA Yuzawa
The South Area has closed again due to the recent heavy snowfall. Central and North Areas remain open as normal.
Official snow depth: 300cm

Ishiuchi Maruyama
Official snow depth: 240cm

Iwappara
Official snow depth: 200cm

Joetsu Kokusai
Official snow depth: 270cm

Kagura
Official snow depth:
Kagura - 320cm
Mitsumata - 290cm
Tashiro - 270cm

Kandatsu Kogen
Official snow depth: 250cm

Maiko Snow Resort
Official snow depth:
Upper - 265cm
Base - 155cm

Muikamachi Hakkaisan
Official snow depth: 290cm

Naeba
Official snow depth: 220cm

NASPA Ski Garden
Official snow depth: 260cm

Yuzawa Kogen
Official snow depth:
Top - 270cm
Base - 190cm

Yuzawa Park
Official snow depth: 195cm

Yuzawa Nakazato
Official snow depth: 190cm

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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 8:34am on Tuesday 24th January 2017
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

Wind is affecting top lifts at Kagura at the start of the day.

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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Yuzawa Now reports up until Tuesday 24th January 2017
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Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 24th January 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 Tuesday 24th January 2017
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
24th January 27cm 3cm 3cm
23rd January 32cm 11cm 0cm
22nd January 2cm 8cm 0cm
21st January 6cm 26cm 5cm
20th January 0cm 3cm 25cm
19th January 1cm 4cm 10cm
18th January 8cm 1cm 30cm
Previous 7 days total 76cm 56cm 73cm
Previous 14 days total 333cm 69cm 158cm
November observed snowfall total 2cm 0cm 0cm
December observed snowfall total 144cm 92cm 559cm
January observed snowfall total 360cm 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 506cm 424cm 1303cm
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 24th 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]
360cm
[506cm]
- - - -
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]
  October November December January February March April May
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