Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 5th March 2016

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:10am on Saturday 5th March 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Blue skies
Base temp:
3°C

Top temp:
-1°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Slight southerly
Very good
This report
Saturday 5th March 2016, 8:10am
0cm
Friday 4th March 2016, 7:25am 0cm
Thursday 3rd March 2016, 7:48am 0cm
Wednesday 2nd March 2016, 8:36am 7cm
Tuesday 1st March 2016, 8:10am 22cm
Monday 29th February 2016, 8:10am 0cm
Sunday 28th February 2016, 8:08am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 29cm
Last 14 reports (total): 56cm
Current month (March 2016) total: 29cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 415cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:10am on Saturday 5th March 2016
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Hello from Yuzawa on this Saturday morning.

Yesterday ended up being a very hazy and sunny/bright day in the region and temperatures rose to around 8-9C degrees here in town.

While it felt rather chilly outside just before, it's forecast to very quickly warm up today and it might get up to around 12C by mid afternoon. Tomorrow is set to get even warmer, perhaps close to 15C. I'm sure I don't need to point out that snow will be melting in those temperatures!

On the subject of rain, it is looking likely that we might avoid it tomorrow, but it still due around Monday.

The good news looking ahead is that starting Tuesday it should start getting colder once again and there's even a hint of snow on the forecast mid week. So hopefully, there is hope for us to see some more fresh snow. We usually do in March.

Otherwise, expect spring snow conditions this weekend with the better snow to be found in higher resort areas where it is keeping colder.

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It's the 64th Echigo Yuzawa Onsen Yuki Matsuri (Snow Festival) tonight in central Yuzawa with some events going on and fireworks scheduled for 8:40pm. It starts at 6pm with the main event held at the Nunoba ski hill area close by to Yuzawa Kogen Ropeway (about 10 minutes walk from the West Exit of Echigo Yuzawa Station).

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Resort official snow depths (Saturday 5th March 2016) and any specific news at time of writing:

Resorts in Yuzawa and Minamiuonuma:

GALA Yuzawa
180cm

Ishiuchi Maruyama
140cm

Iwappara
110cm

Joetsu Kokusai
160cm

Kagura
160cm (Mitsumata)
190cm (Tashiro)
220cm (Kagura)

Kandatsu Kogen
135-165cm

Maiko Snow Resort
160cm (upper)
55cm (lower)

Muikamachi Hakkaisan
160cm

Naeba
130cm

NASPA Ski Garden
110cm

Yuzawa Kogen
140cm

Yuzawa Nakazato
85cm

Yuzawa Park
90cm

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'Nighta' (floodlit night operations)

Details of the 'nighta' operations at ski and snowboards resorts around Yuzawa and Minamiuonuma.
Subject to change due to snow conditions.

Ishiuchi Maruyama
Open daily until 8:50pm (until 20th March).
The Chuo No 1 and Chuo No 2 lifts are open daily.
The Kanko No 1, Kanko No 2, Kanko No 3, Hatsukaishi Entrance lift, Hatsukaishi No 2 pair lifts are open on weekends and holidays.
The basic charge is 2000 yen but various tickets are available.

Iwappara
Open daily until 9pm on Saturdays and until 8pm on weekdays and Sundays (until 21st March).
The charge is 1500 yen for adults and 1000 yen for children and seniors.

Joetsu Kokusai
Open daily until 9pm (until 21st March).
The charge is 1500 yen for adults and 1000 yen for children and seniors.
On weekdays the area in front of the main hotel is open - a larger area (including Osawa and Atema) is open on weekends.

Kandatsu Kogen
Open from 6pm until 4am on Fridays, Saturdays and evenings before holidays through 26th March.
Open from 4:30pm until 11pm on weekdays until 24th March.
Various tickets are available starting at 2000 yen for adults, 1700 yen for seniors and 1000 yen for children.

Maiko Snow Resort
Open daily with the Maiko Center quad lift operating from 4pm until 8pm.
The charge is 500 yen for everyone.

Naeba
Open daily until 27th March.
From 4pm until 8:30pm on weekdays and Sundays (2000 yen); until 9pm every Saturday and on 20th March (3000 yen).
'All Night' opening is planned for Saturday 26th March when Naeba will be open from 10pm until 5am.

Yuzawa Nakazato
Open on Saturdays from 5pm until 8:30pm (until 12th March).
Tickets are 1500 yen for adults and 1000 yen for children and seniors.

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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 8:10am on Saturday 5th March 2016
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

All resorts appear to be opening as planned this morning

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[92cm]
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[235cm]
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[386cm]
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95cm
[1302cm]
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[5cm]
131cm
[136cm]
297cm
[433cm]
204cm
[637cm]
191cm
[828cm]
5cm
[833cm]
0cm
[833cm]
2012/2013 season 0cm
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[8cm]
217cm
[225cm]
254cm
[479cm]
238cm
[717cm]
42cm
[759cm]
3cm
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