Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 4th January 2015

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:20am on Sunday 4th January 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Mostly cloudy and overcast early on
Base temp:
0°C

Top temp:
-4°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Not snowing
wind condition
Slight
Decent
This report
Sunday 4th January 2015, 8:20am
20cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 132cm
Last 14 reports (total): 229cm
Current month (January 2015) total: 130cm
2014/2015 season so far total: 689cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:20am on Sunday 4th January 2015
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Just a slight dusting of snow since yesterday evening as eventually the snow clouds cleared up - could actually see the shape of the mountains - though it was snowing pretty much for all of the day yesterday, heavily at times even in town.

While Kagura and other resorts say no new snow this morning that doesn't take into account what fell during the day, so I'm giving them the same 20cm (at least) that we had here on the report stats.

This morning is an overcast/cloudy start to the day - brighter towards the south of the Yuzawa area than out in the Minamiuonuma valley. It's not quite as cold this morning and later today and overnight we are told to expect a bit more light snow (starting off as rain at lower levels maybe).

There's hope that tomorrow might see sunshine and some blue skies. We're going through one of those periods when it seems that three different local forecasts will give you differing ideas as to what to expect, so looks like it's difficult to read.

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Some sobering news yesterday on hearing that three snowboarders are missing after not reporting back in with friends and family the evening before. They had been up at Kagura and while search teams were out yesterday, conditions were not good for such a search. Apparently they will continue looking this morning so hopefully the missing people will be found. While details aren't known of what happened there, it reminds us how easy it is in blizzard conditions and with lots of fresh deep snow for things to happen whether it's just going the wrong way in poor visibility or something else.

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Official snow depths:

GALA Yuzawa:
340cm
Ishiuchi Maruyama:
280cm
Iwappara:
215cm
Joetsu Kokusai:
190cm
Kagura:
290cm
Kandatsu Kogen:
260cm
Maiko Snow Resort:
260cm
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):
11th January; Saturdays until 29th February (until 7pm)
Yuzawa Nakazato:
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 special lift ticket.

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

Archive report: Posted at 8:20am on Sunday 4th 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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4th January 20cm 0cm 40cm
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
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[0cm]
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[559cm]
130cm
[689cm]
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[689cm]
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5cm
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[0cm]
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217cm
[225cm]
254cm
[479cm]
238cm
[717cm]
42cm
[759cm]
3cm
[762cm]
0cm
[762cm]
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