Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 25th January 2017

Yuzawa Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Yuzawa (Niigata), Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:38am on Wednesday 25th January 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Snow
Base temp:
-2°C

Top temp:
-7°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Moderate to heavy snow
wind condition
NNW, moderate in places
visibility condition
Generally poor
This report
Wednesday 25th January 2017, 8:38am
65cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 133cm
Last 14 reports (total): 375cm
Current month (January 2017) total: 425cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 571cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:38am on Wednesday 25th January 2017
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Good morning from a very snowy Yuzawa.

Let's quickly look at how much snowfall we have observed at our measuring place. Since my report yesterday morning there was 21cm of fresh snowfall by 6pm last night, and this morning there is an additional 44cm. So I make that an impressive 65cm of snow to add to my ongoing total - and it is still snowing now.

Kagura are reporting 20-40cm but that might just be overnight rather than since yesterday. And Maiko Snow Resort are reporting 30-40cm of snowfall since last night.

All sounds excellent to me.

It was really cold out yesterday and it will be cold today as well (if not quite as cold as yesterday). Today should be another day of snow so we're going to get some more cm before it eases off later tonight.

Clear skies and sunshine are forecast for tomorrow. If that's the case, it should be one of the days of the season so far.

If you can possibly get a day off work - highly recommended!

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At the start of the day, Kagura is open from the Mitsumata Ropeway to the Kagura Number 1 lift; and from the Tashiro Ropeway to the Tashiro Number 6 Romance lift. Strong winds preventing other lifts from opening but that may change with weather conditions.

Other resorts appear to be opening as planned. Wrap up well though!

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Official snow depth information as of Wednesday 25th January 2017

GALA Yuzawa
The South Area is closed at the moment due to the recent heavy snowfall. The main Central and North Areas remain open as normal.
Official snow depth: 310cm

Ishiuchi Maruyama
Official snow depth: 270cm

Iwappara
Official snow depth: 225cm

Joetsu Kokusai
Official snow depth: 270cm

Kagura
Strong winds affecting some lifts at the start of the day.
Official snow depth:
Kagura - 330cm
Mitsumata - 200cm
Tashiro - 280cm

Kandatsu Kogen
Official snow depth: 290cm

Maiko Snow Resort
Official snow depth:
Upper - 310cm
Base - 190cm

Muikamachi Hakkaisan
Official snow depth: 300cm

Naeba
Official snow depth: 230cm

NASPA Ski Garden
Official snow depth: 300cm

Yuzawa Kogen
Official snow depth:
Top - 290cm
Base - 200cm

Yuzawa Park
Official snow depth: 230cm

Yuzawa Nakazato
Official snow depth: 200cm

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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 8:38am on Wednesday 25th January 2017
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

Some lifts at Kagura affected by wind at the start of the day but other resorts appear to be open as planned

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Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Recent Yuzawa Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 25th January 2017
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Yuzawa Now reports up until Wednesday 25th January 2017
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 25th January 2017
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)
  2016/2017
*as of Wednesday 25th January 2017
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
25th January 65cm 24cm 2cm
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
Previous 7 days total 133cm 79cm 45cm
Previous 14 days total 375cm 88cm 135cm
November observed snowfall total 2cm 0cm 0cm
December observed snowfall total 144cm 92cm 559cm
January observed snowfall total 425cm 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 571cm 424cm 1303cm
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 25th 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]
425cm
[571cm]
- - - -
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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