Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 7th February 2016

Yuzawa Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Yuzawa region, Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:23am on Sunday 7th February 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloudy but fairly bright at the moment
Base temp:
-1°C

Top temp:
-5°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow at times in town, hopefully more higher up
wind condition
Light NW
Decent to limited
This report
Sunday 7th February 2016, 9:23am
7cm
Saturday 6th February 2016, 7:55am 0cm
Friday 5th February 2016, 7:42am 0cm
Thursday 4th February 2016, 7:43am 0cm
Wednesday 3rd February 2016, 7:51am 9cm
Tuesday 2nd February 2016, 7:25am 1cm
Monday 1st February 2016, 8:05am 3cm
Last 7 reports (total): 20cm
Last 14 reports (total): 70cm
Current month (February 2016) total: 20cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 255cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:23am on Sunday 7th February 2016
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Good morning from Yuzawa.

I spent most of the day yesterday in Nagaoka City which is north of Yuzawa and came back in the evening to some light snowfall in Yuzawa though no new cm on the ground. Overnight we have had more snow though and there's 7cm to report in town here.

Kagura are reporting 15cm and Maiko Snow Resort are reporting 5cm as of 7am, though it was snowing quite hard for a short while since then I expect there's more over there than 5cm.

The new snow is of course very welcome. A few friends who were out yesterday have reported of rather spring-like conditions yesterday on some lower slopes around town though conditions keeping better higher up. Still, it's peak season now so we should be enjoying deep and fluffy everywhere right now.

Today once again it's forecast snow but - once again - it somehow just doesn't seem to want to click into 'dumpage' mode. Like I said it was snowing quite heavily for a short while earlier on, but that has now eased off and it's quite bright like it might even clear up. Hopefully it will get snowing again.

Tomorrow clear and sunny skies and mild conditions are very likely to be followed by the promise (is it a promise?) of decent snow falling on Tuesday.

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Resort official snow depths (Sunday 7th February 2016) and any specific news at time of writing:

Resorts in Yuzawa:

GALA Yuzawa
170cm

Ishiuchi Maruyama
150cm

Iwappara
110cm

Joetsu Kokusai
150cm

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

Kandatsu Kogen
135-170cm

Maiko Snow Resort
160cm (upper)
60cm (lower)

Muikamachi Hakkaisan
150cm

Naeba
110cm

NASPA Ski Garden
120cm

Yuzawa Kogen
140cm

Yuzawa Nakazato
90cm

Yuzawa Park
90cm

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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 9:23am on Sunday 7th February 2016
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

All resorts open as planned this morning

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  2015/2016
*as of Sunday 7th February 2016
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
Season
7th February 7cm 2cm 10cm
6th February 0cm 5cm 10cm
5th February 0cm 0cm 35cm
4th February 0cm 2cm 0cm
3rd February 9cm 10cm 0cm
2nd February 1cm 35cm 0cm
1st February 3cm 20cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 20cm 74cm 55cm
Previous 14 days total 70cm 96cm 85cm
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 20cm 228cm 204cm
March observed snowfall total - 95cm 191cm
April observed snowfall total - 1cm 5cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 255cm 1303cm 833cm
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 7th February 2016
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
2019/2020 season - - - - - - - -
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season 0cm
[0cm]
0cm
[0cm]
92cm
[92cm]
143cm
[235cm]
20cm
[255cm]
-
[255cm]
-
[255cm]
-
[255cm]
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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