Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 3rd January 2015

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:34am on Saturday 3rd January 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
-3°C

Top temp:
-11°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow at the moment
wind condition
NNW 4m/s
Generally not so good
This report
Saturday 3rd January 2015, 8:34am
30cm
Friday 2nd January 2015, 8:10am 40cm
Thursday 1st January 2015, 8:10am 40cm
Wednesday 31st December 2014, 8:34am 0cm
Tuesday 30th December 2014, 8:06am 2cm
Monday 29th December 2014, 9:30am 0cm
Sunday 28th December 2014, 8:02am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 112cm
Last 14 reports (total): 209cm
Current month (January 2015) total: 110cm
2014/2015 season so far total: 669cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:34am on Saturday 3rd January 2015
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Another large delivery of snow has arrived in Yuzawa and Minamiuonuma.

Here's the observations and reports coming in:

My car - 30cm
Maiko Snow Resort - 20+cm
Kagura - 50cm
Naeba - 30-50cm

Going back to yesterday, by the afternoon many clouds cleared up somewhat especially leaving us the sun shining down on some of the slopes. Some lovely late afternoon scenes in the region. It was back to snow in the evening though and this morning there's just over 30cm on the car outside.

Round the back of my house area, the snow that is piled up naturally (ie on a large piece of flat land) is now way higher than me - I'd say closer to 3m than 2m.

Apparently there's quite a strong wind at higher elevations and I can see that early on the Tashiro area and the Kagura Number 1 Quad and Number 4 and 5 lifts are not moving. That may well change with the change in weather conditions.

Talking of which, conflicting forecasts on what to expect today. More snow or a clearing of the skies? What they seem to be able to agree on is that from tomorrow it shouldn't be quite as cold as it has been and there's a good chance of fine and sunny conditions on Monday. That shouldn't last long though with a return of snow clouds from Tuesday.

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It may not be open early this morning due to the wind but it's worth another mention that Kagura have opened the Kagura Number 5 top pair lift from January 1st this season.

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Official snow depths:

GALA Yuzawa:
330cm
Ishiuchi Maruyama:
230cm
Iwappara:
225cm
Joetsu Kokusai:
190cm
Kagura:
250cm
Kandatsu Kogen:
275cm
Maiko Snow Resort:
270cm
Naeba:
220cm
NASPA Ski Garden:
265cm
Yuzawa Kogen:
250cm (Kogen)
200cm (Nunoba)
Yuzawa Nakazato:
200cm

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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)
NASPA Ski Garden (skiers only):
27th December until 3rd January; 11th January; Saturdays until 29th February (until 7pm)
Yuzawa Nakazato:
27th December until 3rd January; 11th January; Saturdays from 10th January 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'. Some resorts offer tickets that include nighta, others need a seperate lift ticket.

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Ski and snowboard resorts in Yuzawa town
Ski and snowboard resorts in Minamiuonuma City

Archive report: Posted at 8:34am on Saturday 3rd January 2015
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

All resorts are open

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  2014/2015
*as of Saturday 3rd January 2015
2013/2014
Season
2012/2013
Season
3rd January 30cm 0cm 10cm
2nd January 40cm 10cm 0cm
1st January 40cm 0cm 0cm
31st December 0cm 0cm 0cm
30th December 2cm 0cm 0cm
29th December 0cm 10cm 3cm
28th December 0cm 10cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 112cm 30cm 13cm
Previous 14 days total 209cm 70cm 95cm
November observed snowfall total 0cm 5cm 8cm
December observed snowfall total 559cm 131cm 217cm
January observed snowfall total 110cm 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 669cm 833cm 762cm
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 3rd 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]
110cm
[669cm]
-
[669cm]
-
[669cm]
-
[669cm]
-
[669cm]
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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