Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 30th March 2016

Yuzawa Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:10am on Wednesday 30th March 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Bright and spring haze
Base temp:
12°C

Top temp:
6°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Light
Excellent
This report
Wednesday 30th March 2016, 9:10am
0cm
Tuesday 29th March 2016, 8:49am 0cm
Monday 28th March 2016, 8:47am 0cm
Sunday 27th March 2016, 8:42am 0cm
Saturday 26th March 2016, 8:55am 0cm
Friday 25th March 2016, 8:36am 5cm
Thursday 24th March 2016, 8:40am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 5cm
Last 14 reports (total): 5cm
Current month (March 2016) total: 38cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 424cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:10am on Wednesday 30th March 2016
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Morning from Yuzawa.

I'm writing the report this morning at 9am and it's 12 degrees out there, destined to rise to around 16C later on in the day. It's sunny to start the day off - with hazy overcast like skies rather than blue skies - though there may be some rain coming later on this afternoon or this evening. The sun will be back tomorrow morning though and we're expecting clear and sunny skies through until Saturday. Rain is forecast for Sunday, so if you are planning on a weekend visit Saturday would seem to be the best bet. Keep an eye on the forecasts.

You can almost see that snow line move up the mountainsides. NASPA Ski Garden were originally planning on being open until 10th April but brought that forward to 3rd April a few days ago. The warmth and snow melt is beating everyone though and yesterday they brought it forward to 31st March (tomorrow) with just one run open. There may even be a question mark on whether they can keep open that long. Full marks to perseverance!

I'm keeping a watch on those closing dates in the information area below. There may be changes in the coming few days.

Come next Monday, we'll be left with Kandatsu Kogen, GALA Yuzawa and Naeba (and possibly Maiko the following weekend) being the only areas remaining open.

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

Lower slopes now have little to no snow on them, though higher areas still enjoy good snow cover. Best to head high!

Resorts in Yuzawa and Minamiuonuma:

GALA Yuzawa
Central Area and part of North Area remain open.
Plans to be part open until Sunday 8th May
110cm

Iwappara
Middle area only remains open
Plans to be part open (upper areas only) daily until Sunday 3rd April
40cm

Joetsu Kokusai
Plans to be part open daily until Sunday 3rd April
70cm

Kagura
Plans to be open until 29th May (via Mitsumata; until 8th May via Tashiro)
160cm (Mitsumata)
190cm (Tashiro)
220cm (Kagura)

Kandatsu Kogen
Plans to be part open until Sunday 24th April
80-100cm

Maiko Snow Resort
Just the upper Okusoeji area remains open now
Plans to be open daily until Sunday 3rd April and then 9th/10th April
105cm (Okusoeji)

Naeba
Plans to be part open until Sunday 3rd April
80cm

NASPA Ski Garden
Plans to be part open until Thursday 31st March (one lift and one course currently open)
35cm

Yuzawa Kogen
Plans to be part open until Sunday 3rd April
90cm

Yuzawa Park
30cm

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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 9:10am on Wednesday 30th March 2016
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Yuzawa Now reports up until Wednesday 30th March 2016
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Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
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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 Wednesday 30th March 2016
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
Season
30th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
29th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
28th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
27th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
26th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
25th March 5cm 20cm 0cm
24th March 0cm 10cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 5cm 30cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 5cm 30cm 40cm
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 151cm 228cm 204cm
March observed snowfall total 38cm 95cm 191cm
April observed snowfall total - 1cm 5cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 424cm 1303cm 833cm
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 30th March 2016
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 0cm
[0cm]
0cm
[0cm]
92cm
[92cm]
143cm
[235cm]
151cm
[386cm]
38cm
[424cm]
-
[424cm]
-
[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]
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