Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 31st December 2016

Yuzawa Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:14am on Saturday 31st December 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Lots of grey clouds
Base temp:
0°C

Top temp:
-3°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None currently
wind condition
Light southerly
visibility condition
Decent
This report
Saturday 31st December 2016, 9:14am
2cm
Friday 30th December 2016, 9:01am 26cm
Thursday 29th December 2016, 8:49am 1cm
Wednesday 28th December 2016, 9:07am 9cm
Tuesday 27th December 2016, 8:47am 0cm
Monday 26th December 2016, 8:42am 0cm
Sunday 25th December 2016, 8:40am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 38cm
Last 14 reports (total): 41cm
Current month (December 2016) total: 144cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 146cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:14am on Saturday 31st December 2016
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

The snow continued falling yesterday in the daytime but it didn't really amount to much more on the ground (in town anyway) with just a few more cm, and surely a bit more at higher elevations.

Resorts around town are this morning not reporting any fresh snowfall - apart from the top area of Kagura which is reporting 2cm.

It is a cloudy start to this last day of 2016 here in Yuzawa, and while it was a chilly start the forecast is saying mild temperatures of up to around 5C later on -- with precipitation due this afternoon. Rain or snow? Unfortunately it might start with the former, especially at town level, but hopefully quickly change to the latter as it gets colder again. We'll just have to hope that we can avoid rain...

2016 has definitely not been a classic year of snowfall for the region (and generally Japan it seems). Far from it. Now we are going to see the end of the year, we can all look forward and hope for a better outlook in 2017. Loads of snow please!

The daily reports will of course continue, but let me take this opportunity to thank you all for reading and hope you will continue to enjoy all of the reports on SnowJapan in 2017. And let's hope that all of the reports have lots of regular snow to report to you.

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Resort-specific info as of Saturday 31st December 2016

GALA Yuzawa
10 courses in the Central and North areas are open.
Official snow depth: 130cm

Ishiuchi Maruyama
Lifts from all three base areas are now operating. All but one lift operating and all course areas are now available.
Nighta operations have also started.
Official snow depth: 100cm

Iwappara
Iwappara is part open. 7 lifts and 14 courses are open.
Nighta is now available.
Official snow depth: 60cm

Joetsu Kokusai
More of Joetsu Kokusai is now open with 17 lifts operating and 16 courses up there open.
Official snow depth: 60cm

Kagura
All areas of Kagura are open.
The top Kagura Number 5 lift will be open from 1st January.
Official snow depth:
Kagura - 170cm
Mitsumata - 150cm
Tashiro - 130cm

Kandatsu Kogen
Kandatsu Kogen is now mostly open with 5 lifts planned to be operating.
Nighta from 6pm until 4am tomorrow morning.
Official snow depth: 85cm

Naeba
Most lifts operating. Please see Naeba Now report for more specific details.
Official snow depth: 80cm

Maiko Snow Resort
Maiko is now mostly open with 10 lifts and 17 courses available.
'Nighta' (floodlit night skiing) operations at Maiko Snow Resort from tonight.
Official snow depth:
Upper - 120cm
Base - 40cm

Muikamachi Hakkaisan
The Ropeway, Number 1 and Number 3 romance pair lifts are operating.
Official snow depth: 100cm

NASPA Ski Garden
NASPA Ski Garden is open. All lifts are operating and all courses (apart from the mogul course) are open.
Official snow depth: 85cm

Yuzawa Kogen
Yuzawa Kogen is mostly open including the lower Nunoba area.
All lifts operating.
Official snow depth:
Top - 100cm
Base - 40cm

Yuzawa Park
Yuzawa Park is part open with the Number 1, 2, 3 and 7 lifts operating.
Official snow depth: 55cm

Yuzawa Nakazato
Yuzawa Nakazato is part open with all operating.
Official snow depth: 55cm

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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 from 28th December 2016 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.
Part of the lower area of the resort is usually open for nighta.

NASPA Ski Garden
'Thanks' (extended) opening on Saturdays in December, January and February and also on 23rd December and 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, 29th December until 3rd January, 8th January 2017.
Nighta is from 5pm until 8:30pm.
The Number 2 pair lift operates during nighta.

Archive report: Posted at 9:14am on Saturday 31st December 2016
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

More lifts and courses are now open after the recent snowfalls. See the report details above for more.

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Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Recent Yuzawa Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 31st December 2016
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Yuzawa Now reports up until Saturday 31st December 2016
(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 Saturday 31st December 2016
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 Saturday 31st December 2016
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
31st December 2cm 0cm 0cm
30th December 26cm 9cm 2cm
29th December 1cm 22cm 0cm
28th December 9cm 28cm 0cm
27th December 0cm 10cm 25cm
26th December 0cm 4cm 35cm
25th December 0cm 0cm 15cm
Previous 7 days total 38cm 73cm 77cm
Previous 14 days total 41cm 92cm 234cm
November observed snowfall total 2cm 0cm 0cm
December observed snowfall total 144cm 92cm 559cm
January observed snowfall total - 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 146cm 424cm 1303cm
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 31st December 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 - 2cm
[2cm]
144cm
[146cm]
- - - - -
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]
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