Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 4th January 2017

Yuzawa Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:21am on Wednesday 4th January 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Overcast cloudy
Base temp:
1°C

Top temp:
-2°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None right now but due
wind condition
5m/s
visibility condition
Fair
This report
Wednesday 4th January 2017, 9:21am
0cm
Tuesday 3rd January 2017, 8:48am 1cm
Monday 2nd January 2017, 8:36am 0cm
Sunday 1st January 2017, 9:01am 0cm
Saturday 31st December 2016, 9:14am 2cm
Friday 30th December 2016, 9:01am 26cm
Thursday 29th December 2016, 8:49am 1cm
Last 7 reports (total): 30cm
Last 14 reports (total): 41cm
Current month (January 2017) total: 1cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 147cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:21am on Wednesday 4th January 2017
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Hello from Yuzawa and what just feels like another odd kind of morning weather wise.

First of all, news of snow. The top of Kagura is reporting 5cm but no other snow being reported.

It was a cloudy and overcast start to the day with some blue skies at times but getting cloudier again now. Snow is on the forecast, but again the same forecasts have temperatures rising to around 5C at town level. There's every chance that it will be raining - like yesterday - before snowing; particularly in town.

Look out for perhaps some stronger winds as well this afternoon. Perhaps they can blow in some colder conditions.

Tomorrow should definitely be colder and much more winter-like and it looks like we can really expect some decent snow falling from the skies. Please let it be!

Resort details - as always - updated below. I long for the day when all of the resorts are fully open and all I need to report on is the weather!

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Resort-specific info as of Wednesday 4th January 2017

GALA Yuzawa
11 courses in the Central and North areas are open as well as the sledding area.
Official snow depth: 140cm

Ishiuchi Maruyama
Lifts from all three base areas are now operating and most course areas are available.
Official snow depth: 80cm

Iwappara
Iwappara is part open. 5 lifts and 14 courses are open - mostly mid to upper areas.
The resort has stopped nighta for the moment.
Official snow depth: 35cm

Joetsu Kokusai
13 lifts are operating and 11 courses are open in front of the hotel and in the Panorama and Atema areas.
The resort has stopped nighta for the moment.
Official snow depth: 40cm

Kagura
All areas of Kagura are open.
The top Kagura Number 5 lift is now open (from 9am until noon on holidays and weekends and from 9:30am on weekdays).
Official snow depth:
Kagura - 170cm
Mitsumata - 150cm
Tashiro - 130cm

Kandatsu Kogen
Kandatsu Kogen is now mostly open and five lifts operating.
Official snow depth: 90cm

Maiko Snow Resort
The upper Okusoeji area and a part of the Maiko area are open.
The resort has stopped nighta for the moment.
8 lifts and 12 courses are available.
Official snow depth:
Upper - 110cm
Base - 20cm

Muikamachi Hakkaisan
The Ropeway, Number 1 and 3 romance pair lifts are operating.
Official snow depth: 70cm

Naeba
Most lifts operating. Please see Naeba Now report for more specific details.
Official snow depth: 90cm

NASPA Ski Garden
NASPA Ski Garden is open. All lifts are operating and all courses (apart from the mogul course) are open.
Official snow depth: 75cm

Yuzawa Kogen
Yuzawa Kogen is mostly open including the lower Nunoba area.
All lifts operating.
Official snow depth:
Top - 110cm
Base - 40cm

Yuzawa Park
Yuzawa Park is part open with the Number 1, 3 and 7 lifts operating.
Official snow depth: 30cm

Yuzawa Nakazato
Yuzawa Nakazato is open with all lifts operating.
Official snow depth: 45cm

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'Nighta' (floodlit night operations)

Below are details of the planned 'nighta' operations at ski and snowboards resorts around Yuzawa and Minamiuonuma this season.
This information is subject to change due to snow and weather conditions.
*** Please note that this section will not be updated every day.

Ishiuchi Maruyama
Daily until 19th March 2017.
Nighta is from 5pm until 8:50pm.
The Chuo Number 1, Chuo Number 2 and Kanko Number 3 Express lifts are open daily.
The Kanko Number 1 Express lift, Hatsukaishi Entrance lift and Hatsukaishi Number 2 pair lifts are also open on weekends and holidays.

Iwappara
Daily until 20th March 2017.
Nighta is from 5pm until 9pm on Saturdays and until 8pm on weekdays and Sundays.
The Main course, Grand course and West courses are open during nighta.

Joetsu Kokusai
Daily until 20th March 2017.
Nighta is from 5pm until 9pm.
The area in front of the main base hotel is open for nighta.

Kandatsu Kogen
'Hobo All Night' ('Almost All Night') is on Fridays, Saturdays and nights before holidays between 29th December 2016 and 1st April 2017.
The nighta opening times on those days is from 6pm until 4am the following morning.

Maiko Snow Resort
Daily until 19th March 2017.
Nighta is from 4pm until 8pm.
The Maiko center quad lift on the Maiko Side of the resort operates for nighta.

Naeba
Daily until 26th March 2017.
Nighta is from 4pm until 8:30pm.
Part of the lower area of the resort is usually open for nighta.

NASPA Ski Garden
'Thanks' (extended) opening on Saturdays in January and February and also from 30th December until 8th January 2017.
On those days the Number 1 lift is open until 6pm.

Yuzawa Nakazato
Every Saturday from 7th January until 11th March 2017, 8th January 2017.
Nighta is from 5pm until 8:30pm.
The Number 2 pair lift operates during nighta.

Archive report: Posted at 9:21am on Wednesday 4th January 2017
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

Please see the main report for resort-specific details

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*as of Wednesday 4th January 2017
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
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4th January 0cm 0cm 20cm
3rd January 1cm 0cm 30cm
2nd January 0cm 0cm 40cm
1st January 0cm 13cm 40cm
31st December 2cm 0cm 0cm
30th December 26cm 9cm 2cm
29th December 1cm 22cm 0cm
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Previous 14 days total 41cm 86cm 229cm
November observed snowfall total 2cm 0cm 0cm
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January observed snowfall total 1cm 143cm 420cm
February observed snowfall total - 151cm 228cm
March observed snowfall total - 38cm 95cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm 1cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 147cm 424cm 1303cm
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This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Yuzawa Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
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2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
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[147cm]
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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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