Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 2nd March 2016

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:36am on Wednesday 2nd March 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Clouds
Base temp:
-2°C

Top temp:
-6°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow at the moment
wind condition
Light northerly
Fair
This report
Wednesday 2nd March 2016, 8:36am
7cm
Tuesday 1st March 2016, 8:10am 22cm
Monday 29th February 2016, 8:10am 0cm
Sunday 28th February 2016, 8:08am 0cm
Saturday 27th February 2016, 7:58am 1cm
Friday 26th February 2016, 8:01am 5cm
Thursday 25th February 2016, 7:59am 7cm
Last 7 reports (total): 42cm
Last 14 reports (total): 74cm
Current month (March 2016) total: 29cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 415cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:36am on Wednesday 2nd March 2016
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yesterday it was great to see a return to a proper winter-like day and that good-to-great new layer of snow on the ground which really gave the resorts a good refresh.

It snowed for lots of yesterday, though wasn't particularly heavy for the most part and this morning there's another 7cm to add to what I observed yesterday morning.

Light snow is falling at the moment and that's what we have forecast for this morning until sometime later on this afternoon or this evening. It should keep quite cold as well, so today should also be a great day to be out on the skis or board.

As so often been the case this season though, annoyingly it looks like things are going to warm up from tomorrow. More worrying than there not being any snow on the weekly forecast are the warm temperatures due over the weekend... double digit temperatures are likely at town level, so it's very probably going to be another spring-like weekend. We can just hope that temperatures keep on the lower side of things to help protect the snow that we have...

If you can get out onto the snow today or tomorrow even, rather than the weekend, it should be really good. And you'll have less people to share the snow with as well. Bonus!

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Resort official snow depths (Wednesday 2nd March 2016) and any specific news at time of writing:

Resorts in Yuzawa and Minamiuonuma:

GALA Yuzawa
190cm

Ishiuchi Maruyama
160cm

Iwappara
130cm

Joetsu Kokusai
190cm

Kagura
160cm (Mitsumata)
190cm (Tashiro)
220cm (Kagura)

Kandatsu Kogen
150-180cm

Maiko Snow Resort
180cm (upper)
70cm (lower)

Muikamachi Hakkaisan
180cm

Naeba
130cm

NASPA Ski Garden
135cm

Yuzawa Kogen
150cm

Yuzawa Nakazato
90cm

Yuzawa Park
100cm

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'Nighta' (floodlit night operations)

Details of the 'nighta' operations at ski and snowboards resorts around Yuzawa and Minamiuonuma.
Subject to change due to snow conditions.

Ishiuchi Maruyama
Open daily until 8:50pm (until 20th March).
The Chuo No 1 and Chuo No 2 lifts are open daily.
The Kanko No 1, Kanko No 2, Kanko No 3, Hatsukaishi Entrance lift, Hatsukaishi No 2 pair lifts are open on weekends and holidays.
The basic charge is 2000 yen but various tickets are available.

Iwappara
Open daily until 9pm on Saturdays and until 8pm on weekdays and Sundays (until 21st March).
The charge is 1500 yen for adults and 1000 yen for children and seniors.

Joetsu Kokusai
Open daily until 9pm (until 21st March).
The charge is 1500 yen for adults and 1000 yen for children and seniors.
On weekdays the area in front of the main hotel is open - a larger area (including Osawa and Atema) is open on weekends.

Kandatsu Kogen
Open from 6pm until 4am on Fridays, Saturdays and evenings before holidays through 26th March.
Open from 4:30pm until 11pm on weekdays until 24th March.
Various tickets are available starting at 2000 yen for adults, 1700 yen for seniors and 1000 yen for children.

Maiko Snow Resort
Open daily with the Maiko Center quad lift operating from 4pm until 8pm.
The charge is 500 yen for everyone.

Naeba
Open daily until 27th March.
From 4pm until 8:30pm on weekdays and Sundays (2000 yen); until 9pm every Saturday and on 20th March (3000 yen).
'All Night' opening is planned for Saturday 26th March when Naeba will be open from 10pm until 5am.

Yuzawa Nakazato
Open on Saturdays from 5pm until 8:30pm (until 12th March).
Tickets are 1500 yen for adults and 1000 yen for children and seniors.

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List of ski resorts in Yuzawa town
List of ski resorts in Minamiuonuma City

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Iwappara 6 day snow and weather forecast
NASPA Ski Garden 6 day snow and weather forecast
Kagura 6 day snow and weather forecast

Archive report: Posted at 8:36am on Wednesday 2nd March 2016
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

Resorts should be opening as planned this morning

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28th February 0cm 14cm 0cm
27th February 1cm 0cm 0cm
26th February 5cm 0cm 0cm
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[0cm]
0cm
[0cm]
92cm
[92cm]
143cm
[235cm]
151cm
[386cm]
29cm
[415cm]
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[415cm]
-
[415cm]
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[0cm]
0cm
[0cm]
559cm
[559cm]
420cm
[979cm]
228cm
[1207cm]
95cm
[1302cm]
1cm
[1303cm]
0cm
[1303cm]
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[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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