Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 31st January 2015

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 7:50am on Saturday 31st January 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud cover
Base temp:
0°C

Top temp:
-6°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snowing
wind condition
Moderate NNW
Limited
This report
Saturday 31st January 2015, 7:50am
5cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 22cm
Last 14 reports (total): 95cm
Current month (January 2015) total: 420cm
2014/2015 season so far total: 979cm

Archive report: Posted at 7:50am on Saturday 31st January 2015
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Morning from Yuzawa where it's snowing lightly early on and hovering around 0 degrees.

Snow did arrive yesterday later in the morning, very lightly at first and then heavier at times during the afternoon though it didn't end up with many cm on the ground by the end of the day. It's interesting how sometimes it builds up at an alarmingly fast rate and other times it just doesn't seem to want to!

Anyway this morning outside there's less than 5cm of snow on my car so just a thin layer at the moment. Looking around the resorts, both Maiko Snow Resort and Naeba are reporting 5-10cm on their slopes while Kagura are coming in with 20cm of fresh.

There's a bit of wind blowing around and that is unfortunately affecting the Tashiro part of Kagura which is going to be closed for the day. The Mitsumata Station of Kagura will be open with lifts up to the Kagura Number 1 Romance lift planned to be moving. If anything the wind is forecast to get stronger as the day goes on, so I doubt there will be any improvements to that particular situation.

So yes, snow forecast for the day and tomorrow as well. There might not be a huge amount so far, but I think tomorrow morning there will be quite a lot more to report.

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Hold on a moment... just looking out of the window here and I can actually just now see a bit of blue sky appear from behind the clouds and the sun is even making an appearance.

That will very probably just be a temporary thing as clearing up is definitely not on any of the forecasts.

Will let you know how the day went tomorrow morning.

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Official snow depths:

GALA Yuzawa:
390cm
Ishiuchi Maruyama:
320cm
Iwappara:
235cm
Joetsu Kokusai:
230cm
Kagura:
320cm
Kandatsu Kogen:
320cm
Maiko Snow Resort:
310cm (upper)
240cm (lower)
Naeba:
260cm
NASPA Ski Garden:
285cm
Yuzawa Kogen:
320cm (Kogen)
260cm (Nunoba)
Yuzawa Nakazato:
215cm

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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 Fridays and Saturdays (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 7:50am on Saturday 31st January 2015
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

All resorts open though Kagura affected by strong winds

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  2014/2015
*as of Saturday 31st January 2015
2013/2014
Season
2012/2013
Season
31st January 5cm 0cm 0cm
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
Previous 7 days total 22cm 30cm 58cm
Previous 14 days total 95cm 118cm 123cm
November observed snowfall total 0cm 5cm 8cm
December observed snowfall total 559cm 131cm 217cm
January observed snowfall total 420cm 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 979cm 833cm 762cm
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 31st 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]
420cm
[979cm]
-
[979cm]
-
[979cm]
-
[979cm]
-
[979cm]
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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