Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 30th January 2016

Yuzawa Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:45am on Saturday 30th January 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Generally cloudy
Base temp:
0°C

Top temp:
-3°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Earlier snow has eased off
wind condition
Slight
Generally decent
This report
Saturday 30th January 2016, 8:45am
12cm
Friday 29th January 2016, 7:44am 0cm
Thursday 28th January 2016, 8:03am 0cm
Wednesday 27th January 2016, 8:45am 0cm
Tuesday 26th January 2016, 7:30am 14cm
Monday 25th January 2016, 8:06am 24cm
Sunday 24th January 2016, 9:20am 3cm
Last 7 reports (total): 53cm
Last 14 reports (total): 109cm
Current month (January 2016) total: 143cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 235cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:45am on Saturday 30th January 2016
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Morning from Yuzawa, and after the snow falling yesterday and last night, there has been an additional 12cm of fresh on the ground according to my measurements.

Here's how much fresh snowfall is being reported by various resorts this morning:

Kagura is reporting 15-20cm.
Naeba (seems to be) reporting 10+cm.
Maiko Snow Resort is reporting 10-15cm.
Muikamachi Hakkai-san, to the north of Yuzawa, is reporting 20cm.

And I am reporting 12cm of snow down in town.

Again it is not as much as we were hoping for (and the local reports as of last night told us to expect), but still it's a decent new layer for the start of the weekend.

Snow was falling when I got up this morning but it has stopped now and we are left with just cloudy skies.

Forecasts have snow clouds due to be with us for most of the coming week, but not the kind that will deliver significant amounts of snow - more like light snow from time to time. Here's to the temperatures remaining low and keeping the snow in decent condition.

Have a fun Saturday.

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Yesterday afternoon I added night skiing information to the report and I'll keep that in each day for the moment as hopefully it will be of use to some of you reading these reports. You can find it lower down this page.

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Resort official snow depths (Saturday 30th January 2016) and any specific news at time of writing:

All resorts in the area are either mostly or fully open.

Resorts in Yuzawa:

GALA Yuzawa
160cm

Ishiuchi Maruyama
140cm

Iwappara
110cm

Joetsu Kokusai
140cm

Kagura
140cm (Mitsumata)
170cm (Tashiro)
200cm (Kagura)

Kandatsu Kogen
110-160cm

Maiko Snow Resort
155cm (upper)
80cm (lower)

Muikamachi Hakkaisan
150cm

Naeba
100cm

NASPA Ski Garden
110cm

Yuzawa Kogen
140cm

Yuzawa Nakazato
85cm

Yuzawa Park
90cm

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'Nighta' (floodlit night operations)

Details of the 'nighta' operations at ski and snowboards resorts around Yuzawa and Minamiuonuma.

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.

NASPA Ski Garden
Extended opening until 6pm (Number 1 lift) on Saturdays until 27th February.
There is no special ticket available just for the extended time.

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 8:45am on Saturday 30th January 2016
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

All resorts open as planned this morning

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The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 30th January 2016
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Yuzawa Now reports up until Saturday 30th January 2016
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Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 30th January 2016
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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  2015/2016
*as of Saturday 30th January 2016
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
Season
30th January 12cm 0cm 0cm
29th January 0cm 5cm 5cm
28th January 0cm 10cm 0cm
27th January 0cm 0cm 25cm
26th January 14cm 0cm 0cm
25th January 24cm 2cm 0cm
24th January 3cm 3cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 53cm 20cm 30cm
Previous 14 days total 109cm 95cm 123cm
November observed snowfall total 0cm 0cm 5cm
December observed snowfall total 92cm 559cm 131cm
January observed snowfall total 143cm 420cm 297cm
February observed snowfall total - 228cm 204cm
March observed snowfall total - 95cm 191cm
April observed snowfall total - 1cm 5cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 235cm 1303cm 833cm
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 30th January 2016
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 - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season 0cm
[0cm]
0cm
[0cm]
92cm
[92cm]
143cm
[235cm]
-
[235cm]
-
[235cm]
-
[235cm]
-
[235cm]
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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