Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - latest report

Yuzawa Now

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Yuzawa (Niigata), Japan
LATEST REPORT: Posted at 8:06am on Thursday 30th March 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Clear blue skies and sunny
Base temp:
3°C

Top temp:
-1°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Calm
visibility condition
Excellent
This report
Thursday 30th March 2017, 8:06am
0cm
Wednesday 29th March 2017, 8:35am 0cm
Tuesday 28th March 2017, 8:36am 4cm
Monday 27th March 2017, 8:51am 3cm
Sunday 26th March 2017, 8:00am 0cm
Saturday 25th March 2017, 8:16am 6cm
Friday 24th March 2017, 8:04am 7cm
Last 7 reports (total): 20cm
Last 14 reports (total): 26cm
Current month (March 2017) total: 71cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 954cm

Good morning from Yuzawa.

Yesterday we enjoyed some fine weather and very mild conditions, and this morning the sun is out and it is going to be warmer still. There's a mix of rain and snow on some forecasts for tonight with cloud or fine conditions again expected tomorrow and not quite as warm.

There is still a fair amount of snow around town areas though it's fairly quickly melting each day now with the warmer conditions. In fact, you can see lots of locals busy trying to help the snow melt quicker on their rice fields by breaking it up with diggers - or manually with shovels!

There's also still a lot of snow on the slopes - no problems there this year!

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A bunch of ski resorts in the area will be having their last day of the season this coming Sunday - info on planned closing dates below.

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Official snow depth information as of Thursday 30th March 2017

GALA Yuzawa
Central, North, downhill course and sledding area are all open
Official snow depth: 370cm

Ishiuchi Maruyama
Official snow depth: 240cm

Iwappara
Official snow depth: 130cm

Joetsu Kokusai
Official snow depth: 200cm

Kagura
Official snow depth: Kagura - 380cm; Mitsumata - 330cm; Tashiro - 350cm

Kandatsu Kogen
Official snow depth: 290cm

Maiko Snow Resort
Official snow depth: Upper - 285cm; Base - 110cm

Naeba
Official snow depth: 240cm

NASPA Ski Garden
Official snow depth: 195cm

Yuzawa Kogen
Official snow depth: Top - 240cm; Base - 140cm

Yuzawa Park
Official snow depth: 160cm

Yuzawa Nakazato
Official snow depth: 125cm

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Planned 'Nighta' operations (floodlit night skiing)

** Subject to change due to snow and weather conditions

Kandatsu Kogen
'Hobo All Night' ('Almost All Night' from 6pm-4am) is on Fridays, Saturdays and nights before holidays until 1st April 2017. Spring nighta (6pm-10pm) on Saturdays and nighta before holidays from 7th April until 22nd April

Naeba
Daily until 26th March 2017

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Planned season closing dates

** This information is subject to change due to snow and weather conditions. We will be checking and updating these dates as more information becomes available.

Friday 31st March:
- Chateau Shiozawa

Sunday 2nd April:
- Ipponsugi
- Ishiuchi Maruyama
- Itsukamachi
- Maiko Snow Resort (but open again on 8th, 9th April)
- Muica Snow Resort
- Yuzawa Kogen
- Yuzawa Nakazato
- Yuzawa Park

Sunday 9th April:
- Iwappara
- Joetsu Kokusai
- NASPA Ski Garden

Sunday 7th May:
- GALA Yuzawa
- Kagura (Tashiro)
- Kandatsu Kogen
- Naeba (daily until 2nd April; weekends only 3rd-28th April; daily from 29th April)

Sunday 28th May:
- Kagura area (via Mitsumata)

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Now closed for the season:

- Ishiuchi Hanaoka
- Mt Granview
- Muikamachi Hakkaisan
- Hakkai Sanroku

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

Resorts should be open as planned

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LATE SEASON REPORTING
The individual Now reports will continue in each area until the season in that place closes - some will continue daily, some will become less than daily once we get into April.

Once the season has finished everywhere, we will be adding a general season wrap up to each of the reports, where we will also answer questions and comments that we regularly get sent. Some do keep on coming back! The end of season message will be up at the end of Golden Week in early May.

Thank you for reading.
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Japan snowfall data
(updated daily during winter)
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Recent Yuzawa Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 30th March 2017
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Yuzawa Now reports up until Thursday 30th March 2017
(View more analysis here)
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 30th March 2017
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Yuzawa Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
(View more analysis here)
  2016/2017
*as of Thursday 30th March 2017
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
30th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
29th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
28th March 4cm 0cm 0cm
27th March 3cm 0cm 0cm
26th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
25th March 6cm 5cm 20cm
24th March 7cm 0cm 10cm
Previous 7 days total 20cm 5cm 30cm
Previous 14 days total 26cm 5cm 30cm
November observed snowfall total 2cm 0cm 0cm
December observed snowfall total 144cm 92cm 559cm
January observed snowfall total 470cm 143cm 420cm
February observed snowfall total 267cm 151cm 228cm
March observed snowfall total 71cm 38cm 95cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm 1cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 954cm 424cm 1303cm
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 30th March 2017
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Yuzawa Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
(View more analysis here)
  October November December January February March April May
2016/2017 season - 2cm
[2cm]
144cm
[146cm]
470cm
[616cm]
267cm
[883cm]
71cm
[954cm]
- -
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]
  October November December January February March April May
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