Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 6th January 2019

Yuzawa Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:08am on Sunday 6th January 2019
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Snow clouds
Base temp:
-2°C

Top temp:
-5°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow
wind condition
Light NNW
visibility condition
Limited
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This report
Sunday 6th January 2019, 8:08am
23cm
Saturday 5th January 2019, 8:01am 0cm
Friday 4th January 2019, 8:01am 10cm
Thursday 3rd January 2019, 8:37am 37cm
Wednesday 2nd January 2019, 8:23am 9cm
Tuesday 1st January 2019, 8:33am 19cm
Monday 31st December 2018, 8:38am 28cm
Last 7 reports (total): 126cm
Last 14 reports (total): 264cm
Current month (January 2019) total: 98cm
2018/2019 season so far total: 353cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:08am on Sunday 6th January 2019
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Good morning from Yuzawa.

It was raining heavily at times yesterday around base levels. A bit grim. Yuck. Not helpful to the snow. So it was definitely a good idea to head up to higher elevations yesterday where it was more like snow (bit wet though).

As it got dark light snow was falling down here and this morning we have a very welcome surprise -- I have just measured 23cm of fresh snow.

Can't say I was expecting that, but thank you all the same!

Kagura are reporting about 30cm and Maiko Snow Resort are reporting 20-30cm. So you can likely expect a fresh layer of around 20-30cm wherever you choose today (pre-grooming of course).

Regular snowfall on and off is on the forecast for the coming week. Look to later on Tuesday/Wednesday for the chance of a really decent delivery.

Today should see the last of the New Year holidaymakers (well, Japanese ones anyway!) returning back to their normal lives and we'll get back into normal weekdays from tomorrow.

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

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Updated: 8:00am, Sunday 6th January 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.

All ski resorts in the area are open (either fully open or close to fully open).

Ski resorts in Yuzawa:

GALA Yuzawa
- 240cm (official snow depth)
- All three Areas of GALA Yuzawa are now open (a few parts of the Northern and Southern not yet open)

Iwappara
- 165cm (official snow depth)

Kagura
- Kagura area: 260cm (official snow depth)
- Mitsumata area: 220cm (official snow depth)
- Tashiro area: 240cm (official snow depth)

Kandatsu Kogen
- 180cm (official snow depth)

Naeba
- 160cm (official snow depth)
- Please see our Naeba Now report for daily updates from Naeba

NASPA Ski Garden
- 255cm (official snow depth)

Yuzawa Kogen
- Top: 230cm (official snow depth)
- Base: 160cm (official snow depth)

Yuzawa Park
- 175cm (official snow depth)

Yuzawa Nakazato
- 170cm (official snow depth)

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

Ishiuchi Maruyama
- 230cm (official snow depth)

Joetsu Kokusai
- 220cm (official snow depth)

Maiko Snow Resort
- Top: 240cm (official snow depth)
- Base: 150cm (official snow depth)

Muikamachi Hakkaisan
- 200cm (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:
12th, 13th, 19th, 26th January 2019
2nd, 9th, 10th, 16th, 23rd February 2019
Extended until 6:00pm

Yuzawa Nakazato
Every Saturday from 5th January until 9th March 2019
Sunday 13th January 2019
Sunday 10th February 2019
Number 2 romance pair lift
5:00pm until 8:30pm

Archive report: Posted at 8:08am on Sunday 6th January 2019
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

All ski resorts are open

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(updated daily during winter)
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent Yuzawa Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 6th January 2019
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Yuzawa Now reports up until Sunday 6th January 2019
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 6th January 2019
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the Yuzawa Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  2018/2019
*as of Sunday 6th January 2019
2017/2018
Season
2016/2017
Season
6th January 23cm 0cm 13cm
5th January 0cm 12cm 12cm
4th January 10cm 28cm 0cm
3rd January 37cm 43cm 1cm
2nd January 9cm 24cm 0cm
1st January 19cm 0cm 0cm
31st December 28cm 1cm 2cm
Previous 7 days total 126cm 108cm 28cm
Previous 14 days total 264cm 247cm 66cm
November observed snowfall total 2cm 14cm 2cm
December observed snowfall total 253cm 277cm 144cm
January observed snowfall total 98cm 392cm 470cm
February observed snowfall total - 162cm 267cm
March observed snowfall total - 11cm 71cm
April observed snowfall total - 1cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 353cm 857cm 954cm
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 6th January 2019
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 - 2cm
[2cm]
253cm
[255cm]
98cm
[353cm]
- - - -
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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