Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 3rd January 2018

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:36am on Wednesday 3rd January 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Snow
Base temp:
-2°C

Top temp:
-6°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snow
wind condition
Moderate to strong winds
visibility condition
Limited to poor
This report
Wednesday 3rd January 2018, 8:36am
43cm
Tuesday 2nd January 2018, 9:05am 24cm
Monday 1st January 2018, 9:17am 0cm
Sunday 31st December 2017, 8:36am 1cm
Saturday 30th December 2017, 9:15am 19cm
Friday 29th December 2017, 8:41am 15cm
Thursday 28th December 2017, 8:34am 42cm
Last 7 reports (total): 144cm
Last 14 reports (total): 207cm
Current month (January 2018) total: 67cm
2017/2018 season so far total: 358cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:36am on Wednesday 3rd January 2018
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Good morning from Yuzawa.

We have a lot of fresh snowfall to report to you this morning. Trying to get this out as early as possible, but there is a lot of information to gather and put together.

Fresh snowfall numbers from the ski resorts themselves:

Naeba: 30-50cm
Maiko: 40cm
Kagura areas: 60cm

I am measuring 43cm, though I need to add that strong winds are blowing it around so there are snowdrifts and there'll be more/less in different places. I think that number is representative of about how much has fallen though.

Unfortunately because of the strong winds this morning, GALA Yuzawa is closed today.

The Kagura Area and Tashiro Area of the Kagura resort will also be closed - so it's just the Mitsumata area open there.

The Gondola and top lifts at Maiko Snow Resort are also on hold at the start of the day.

Other lifts at other resorts in the region may also be affected.

So it's a bit wild out there. Check out the Yuzawa IC image below! If you are going to brave the conditions, go out prepared and take care.

The heavy snow we are due to continue getting through today and into tomorrow though is most welcome. Once the storm passes conditions should be really great.

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Images today from GALA Yuzawa, NASPA Ski Garden and Yuzawa IC.

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Updated: Wednesday 3rd January 2018

** Official snow depths (where available) and resort specific information. Note that while we manually check this information each morning, sometimes official information is updated later than the time of these reports and so at times there may be an apparent delay.

Ski resorts in Yuzawa:

GALA Yuzawa
- GALA Yuzawa is closed today due to strong winds
- 210cm

Iwappara
- 180cm

Kagura
- Only the Mitsumata Area open today due to strong winds
- The top Kagura Number 5 lift is now open for the season
- Kagura area: 300cm
- Mitsumata area: 200cm
- Tashiro area: 250cm

Kandatsu Kogen
- 200cm

Naeba
- 220cm (base)

NASPA Ski Garden
- 205cm

Yuzawa Kogen
- Top: 200cm
- Base: 150cm

Yuzawa Park
- 160cm

Yuzawa Nakazato
- 145cm

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Ski resorts in Minamiuonuma (just to the north of Yuzawa):

Ishiuchi Maruyama
- 160cm (not updated today)

Joetsu Kokusai
- 160cm

Maiko Snow Resort
- Top: 230cm
- Base: 140cm

Muikamachi Hakkaisan
- Closed on Wednesdays between 10th Jan and 14th Mar
- 220cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:36am on Wednesday 3rd January 2018
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

Some resorts and lifts affected by strong winds this morning

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  2017/2018
*as of Wednesday 3rd January 2018
2016/2017
Season
2015/2016
Season
3rd January 43cm 1cm 0cm
2nd January 24cm 0cm 0cm
1st January 0cm 0cm 13cm
31st December 1cm 2cm 0cm
30th December 19cm 26cm 9cm
29th December 15cm 1cm 22cm
28th December 42cm 9cm 28cm
Previous 7 days total 144cm 39cm 72cm
Previous 14 days total 207cm 41cm 86cm
November observed snowfall total 14cm 2cm 0cm
December observed snowfall total 277cm 144cm 92cm
January observed snowfall total 67cm 470cm 143cm
February observed snowfall total - 267cm 151cm
March observed snowfall total - 71cm 38cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 358cm 954cm 424cm
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  October November December January February March April May
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - 14cm
[14cm]
277cm
[291cm]
67cm
[358cm]
- - - -
2016/2017 season - 2cm
[2cm]
144cm
[146cm]
470cm
[616cm]
267cm
[883cm]
71cm
[954cm]
0cm
[954cm]
0cm
[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]
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