Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Friday 30th January 2015

Yuzawa Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 7:40am on Friday 30th January 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Overcast skies
Base temp:
0°C

Top temp:
-5°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Not snowing in town, light snow over at Naeba early on
wind condition
Light south east
OK
This report
Friday 30th January 2015, 7:40am
0cm
Thursday 29th January 2015, 8:01am 5cm
Wednesday 28th January 2015, 7:34am 10cm
Tuesday 27th January 2015, 8:00am 0cm
Monday 26th January 2015, 8:06am 0cm
Sunday 25th January 2015, 7:50am 2cm
Saturday 24th January 2015, 7:52am 3cm
Last 7 reports (total): 20cm
Last 14 reports (total): 95cm
Current month (January 2015) total: 415cm
2014/2015 season so far total: 974cm

Archive report: Posted at 7:40am on Friday 30th January 2015
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

We ended up with some very fine blue skies over the town for a large part of the day yesterday. Quite a bit of cloud remained around the mountains, but mostly blue skies and sunny conditions before it got overcast later on in the day. It remained quite cold though and didn't warm up much over zero.

Overnight not too cold either and as of just before 8am this morning it's just under 0C and the day has started off grey and overcast.

No new snow to report other than a dusting over at Naeba where apparently it is snowing lightly now.

Snow is expected to start falling here in town sometime this morning and then to continue through the weekend and into early next week. We are expecting a considerable amount of snowfall over the next few days, so it looks like it's big refresh time. Here we go!

It's going to be a cold and snowy weekend and perhaps some strong winds as well tomorrow - the kind that might give lifts at Kagura a problem. If you are planning on going there tomorrow, best to keep an eye on the forecasts.

The two photos today were taken from Ishiuchi Maruyama resort yesterday. (More of those can be found on the Photos section of SnowJapan).

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If I'm not mistaken there's going to be some Yuzawa-related new stuff on SnowJapan today. I will of course mention it tomorrow in my report but if you check out the site later on today you should be able to get a first look.

Update: Sorry, it has been unavoidably delayed. I won't mention it again until it happens!

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Official snow depths:

GALA Yuzawa:
410cm
Ishiuchi Maruyama:
310cm
Iwappara:
235cm
Joetsu Kokusai:
230cm
Kagura:
320cm
Kandatsu Kogen:
350cm
Maiko Snow Resort:
310cm (upper)
240cm (lower)
Naeba:
260cm
NASPA Ski Garden:
310cm
Yuzawa Kogen:
300cm (Kogen)
250cm (Nunoba)
Yuzawa Nakazato:
210cm

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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

Archive report: Posted at 7:40am on Friday 30th January 2015
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

All resorts in the area open

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  2014/2015
*as of Friday 30th January 2015
2013/2014
Season
2012/2013
Season
30th January 0cm 0cm 0cm
29th January 5cm 5cm 2cm
28th January 10cm 0cm 1cm
27th January 0cm 25cm 40cm
26th January 0cm 0cm 10cm
25th January 2cm 0cm 5cm
24th January 3cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 20cm 30cm 58cm
Previous 14 days total 95cm 123cm 130cm
November observed snowfall total 0cm 5cm 8cm
December observed snowfall total 559cm 131cm 217cm
January observed snowfall total 415cm 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 974cm 833cm 762cm
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 30th January 2015
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]
415cm
[974cm]
-
[974cm]
-
[974cm]
-
[974cm]
-
[974cm]
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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