Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Monday 4th February 2019

Yuzawa Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 7:44am on Monday 4th February 2019
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloudy (though some bits of blue in places)
Base temp:
4°C

Top temp:
1°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light-moderate rain just now
wind condition
Southerly turning into NW, bit blowy
visibility condition
Fair
This report
Monday 4th February 2019, 7:44am
0cm
Sunday 3rd February 2019, 8:02am 0cm
Saturday 2nd February 2019, 8:25am 26cm
Friday 1st February 2019, 8:27am 32cm
Thursday 31st January 2019, 8:00am 0cm
Wednesday 30th January 2019, 7:30am 2cm
Tuesday 29th January 2019, 8:08am 26cm
Last 7 reports (total): 86cm
Last 14 reports (total): 279cm
Current month (February 2019) total: 58cm
2018/2019 season so far total: 836cm

Archive report: Posted at 7:44am on Monday 4th February 2019
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Good morning from Yuzawa.

Yesterday by later in the afternoon it was grey and cloudy, mild and then the rain started. I was woken up around 4am by the sound of sirens - and treated to the sound of some heavy rain on the roof of my place. That's something we don't like hearing in February. This morning it is quite noticeable how much lower the snow is around my house (there's still tons of it, no need to panic! Just noting how one day of mild and rain can affect it).

Unfortunately it is still raining with up to GALA Yuzawa reporting rain (Kagura are not saying).

Also there seems to be wind problems forecast for today and Kagura have announced that the Tashiro Area is going to be closed for the day. That means that Kagura will be open from Mitsumata to the Number 1 pair lift.

OK, back to today. There is actually some blue sky in some places, though the forecast is for the rain to turn to snow as it gets colder during the day.

Sunshine is forecast for tomorrow and the next snow (after some possible flakes today) is from Thursday.

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Photos today from GALA Yuzawa, NASPA Ski Garden and Route 17/Yuzawa IC.

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Updated: 7:45am, Monday 4th February 2019

** Official snow depths (where available) and resort specific information.
Information is checked manually each morning but sometimes official information is updated later than the time of these reports.

Ski resorts in Yuzawa:

GALA Yuzawa
- 360m (official snow depth)

Iwappara
- 220cm (official snow depth)

Kagura
- Unconfirmed!

Kandatsu Kogen
- 260cm (official snow depth)

Naeba
- 200cm (official snow depth)
- Please see our Naeba Now report for daily updates from Naeba

NASPA Ski Garden
- 290cm (official snow depth)

Yuzawa Kogen
- Top: 300cm (official snow depth)
- Base: 200cm (official snow depth)

Yuzawa Park
- 250cm (official snow depth)

Yuzawa Nakazato
- 195cm (official snow depth)

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Ski resorts in Minamiuonuma - just to the north of Yuzawa:

Ishiuchi Maruyama
- Top: 290cm (official snow depth)
- Base: 230cm (official snow depth)

Joetsu Kokusai
- 320cm (official snow depth)

Maiko Snow Resort
- Top: 330cm (official snow depth)
- Base: 180cm (official snow depth)

Muikamachi Hakkaisan
- 320cm (official snow depth)

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Night time 'nighta' operations (listed in alphabetical order)

Below is information on night time floodlit skiing operations at ski resorts in the area. Subject to change due to weather and snow conditions.

Ishiuchi Maruyama
Open daily until Saturday 16th March 2019
The Chuo Area is open daily for nighta
The Hatsukaishi and Kanko Areas only open for nighta over New Year and nights before holidays
4:00pm until 8:30pm

Iwappara
Open daily until Sunday 24th March 2019
Part of the mid and lower area of the resort
5:00pm until 8:00pm on weekdays; until 9:00pm on Saturdays

Joetsu Kokusai
Open daily until Sunday 24th March 2019
Area in front of the base hotel, Osawa and lower Atema
5:00pm until 9:00pm

Kandatsu Kogen
'Hobo (Almost) All Night' every Friday, Saturday and night before holidays until 30th March 2019
6:00pm until 4:0am the next morning

Maiko Snow Resort
Open daily 'one-coin nighta' (500 yen) until Saturday 16th March 2019
Maiko Center Quad lift in the Maiko Area
4:00pm until 8:00pm

Naeba
Open daily until Sunday 24th March 2019
Number 3 and 4 high speed and Number 4 romance pair lifts
4:00pm until 8:30pm

NASPA Ski Garden
NASPA extends opening for the Number 1 lift on the following dates:
19th, 26th January 2019
2nd, 9th, 10th, 16th, 23rd February 2019
Extended until 6:00pm

Yuzawa Nakazato
Every Saturday until 9th March 2019
Sunday 10th February 2019
Number 2 romance pair lift
5:00pm until 8:30pm

Archive report: Posted at 7:44am on Monday 4th February 2019
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

The Tashiro Area of Kagura is closed today. Other ski resorts appear to be opening as normal.

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The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 4th February 2019
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Yuzawa Now reports up until Monday 4th February 2019
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Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 4th February 2019
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Yuzawa Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
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  2018/2019
*as of Monday 4th February 2019
2017/2018
Season
2016/2017
Season
4th February 0cm 0cm 3cm
3rd February 0cm 0cm 14cm
2nd February 26cm 4cm 28cm
1st February 32cm 0cm 4cm
31st January 0cm 15cm 19cm
30th January 2cm 24cm 0cm
29th January 26cm 3cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 86cm 46cm 68cm
Previous 14 days total 279cm 242cm 220cm
November observed snowfall total 2cm 14cm 2cm
December observed snowfall total 253cm 277cm 144cm
January observed snowfall total 523cm 392cm 470cm
February observed snowfall total 58cm 162cm 267cm
March observed snowfall total - 11cm 71cm
April observed snowfall total - 1cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 836cm 857cm 954cm
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 4th February 2019
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded 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
2018/2019 season - 2cm
[2cm]
253cm
[255cm]
523cm
[778cm]
58cm
[836cm]
- - -
2017/2018 season - 14cm
[14cm]
277cm
[291cm]
392cm
[683cm]
162cm
[845cm]
11cm
[856cm]
1cm
[857cm]
0cm
[857cm]
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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