Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 3rd February 2016

Yuzawa Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 7:51am on Wednesday 3rd February 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
-1°C

Top temp:
-4°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snow
wind condition
Slight southerly
Decent
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This report
Wednesday 3rd February 2016, 7:51am
9cm
Tuesday 2nd February 2016, 7:25am 1cm
Monday 1st February 2016, 8:05am 3cm
Sunday 31st January 2016, 9:05am 0cm
Saturday 30th January 2016, 8:45am 12cm
Friday 29th January 2016, 7:44am 0cm
Thursday 28th January 2016, 8:03am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 25cm
Last 14 reports (total): 111cm
Current month (February 2016) total: 13cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 248cm

Archive report: Posted at 7:51am on Wednesday 3rd February 2016
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

It was snowing for most of the day yesterday - and actually coming down pretty good during the day on the mountain.

Your reporter was up at Maiko yesterday where there was at times limited visibility and most of the time moderate to heavy snow coming down, which was great to see. It was fairly busy as well for a weekday. Not so much snow had fallen back down at base though, with only 1cm of fairly heavy wet snow on the top of the car by mid afternoon.

The snowfall got heavier - and drier - down to town level in the evening and overnight. This morning there's 9cm of fresh to report here at outside my place. Given what I experienced yesterday I imagine a decent bit more than that up in some higher areas.

Maiko resort themselves are this morning reporting 15-20cm of fresh snowfall, while Kagura are reporting perhaps a surprisingly low 10-15cm and Naeba 5cm.

Looking at the forecast the decent snowfall we were told to expect at the end of the week now seems scheduled to be here around Saturday.

Before then, expect sunshine tomorrow and perhaps Friday as well along with milder daytime temperatures (perhaps rising to around 4C).

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Resort official snow depths (Wednesday 3rd February 2016) and any specific news at time of writing:

All resorts in the area are either mostly or fully open.

Resorts in Yuzawa:

GALA Yuzawa
160cm

Ishiuchi Maruyama
140cm

Iwappara
105cm

Joetsu Kokusai
140cm

Kagura
140cm (Mitsumata)
170cm (Tashiro)
200cm (Kagura)

Kandatsu Kogen
115-160cm

Maiko Snow Resort
170cm (upper)
70cm (lower)

Muikamachi Hakkaisan
150cm

Naeba
110cm

NASPA Ski Garden
110cm

Yuzawa Kogen
140cm

Yuzawa Nakazato
90cm

Yuzawa Park
85cm

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'Nighta' (floodlit night operations)

Details of the 'nighta' operations at ski and snowboards resorts around Yuzawa and Minamiuonuma.

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.

NASPA Ski Garden
Extended opening until 6pm (Number 1 lift) on Saturdays until 27th February.
There is no special ticket available just for the extended time.

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 7:51am on Wednesday 3rd February 2016
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

All resorts open as planned

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  2015/2016
*as of Wednesday 3rd February 2016
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
Season
3rd February 9cm 10cm 0cm
2nd February 1cm 35cm 0cm
1st February 3cm 20cm 0cm
31st January 0cm 5cm 0cm
30th January 12cm 0cm 0cm
29th January 0cm 5cm 5cm
28th January 0cm 10cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 25cm 85cm 5cm
Previous 14 days total 111cm 95cm 75cm
November observed snowfall total 0cm 0cm 5cm
December observed snowfall total 92cm 559cm 131cm
January observed snowfall total 143cm 420cm 297cm
February observed snowfall total 13cm 228cm 204cm
March observed snowfall total - 95cm 191cm
April observed snowfall total - 1cm 5cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 248cm 1303cm 833cm
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 3rd February 2016
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the Yuzawa Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  October November December January February March April May
2019/2020 season - - - - - - - -
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season 0cm
[0cm]
0cm
[0cm]
92cm
[92cm]
143cm
[235cm]
13cm
[248cm]
-
[248cm]
-
[248cm]
-
[248cm]
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]
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