Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 7th January 2015

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 7:40am on Wednesday 7th January 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
-2°C

Top temp:
-5°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Heavy snow
wind condition
Moderate in places
Poor
This report
Wednesday 7th January 2015, 7:40am
20cm
Tuesday 6th January 2015, 7:57am 0cm
Monday 5th January 2015, 8:02am 0cm
Sunday 4th January 2015, 8:20am 20cm
Saturday 3rd January 2015, 8:34am 30cm
Friday 2nd January 2015, 8:10am 40cm
Thursday 1st January 2015, 8:10am 40cm
Last 7 reports (total): 150cm
Last 14 reports (total): 227cm
Current month (January 2015) total: 150cm
2014/2015 season so far total: 709cm

Archive report: Posted at 7:40am on Wednesday 7th January 2015
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Back to snow!

Yes, very happy to report a return to snow falling from the skies and around 20cm or so on the ground. Here's what I'm getting from resorts (and the top of my car):

My car - 20cm
Maiko Snow Resort - over 20cm
Kagura - 20cm

Yesterday we avoided rain until around noon. Even had some blue sky in areas from time to time and the sun trying to appear, though it didn't feel like it got as warm as was forecast. In the end though rain won out, and it was falling in the afternoon. That had changed to snow by night time though and so here we are with 20cm fresh snow on the ground.

It's really coming down as I look outside the wind now as well. Lots please!

Snow forecast for the day today and into tomorrow as well and in fact snow clouds shouldn't be far away over the next week. It's definitely colder this morning and it should remain cold as well.

Strong winds are preventing the Tashiro area to open though this morning and it's limited at Kagura as well up the Kagura Number 1 Romance pair lift. Other resorts seem to be planning to be open as planned.

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Official snow depths:

GALA Yuzawa:
300cm
Ishiuchi Maruyama:
230cm
Iwappara:
185cm
Joetsu Kokusai:
190cm
Kagura:
290cm
Kandatsu Kogen:
230cm
Maiko Snow Resort:
240cm
Naeba:
220cm
NASPA Ski Garden:
215cm
Yuzawa Kogen:
250cm (Kogen)
200cm (Nunoba)
Yuzawa Nakazato:
190cm

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Nighta in the area

Nighta 'night skiing' - where some slopes are floodlit for skiing and snowboarding in the evening, is available at the following resorts in the area.

Ishiuchi Maruyama:
Every day until 21st March (until 8:50pm)
Iwappara:
Every day until 22nd March (until 8pm on weekdays and Sundays, 9pm on Saturdays)
Joetsu Kokusai:
Every day until 22nd March (until 9pm)
Kandatsu Kogen:
From 23rd January, 'all night' on holidays (6pm or 10pm until 4am the next morning)
Maiko Snow Resort:
Every day until 14th March (until 8pm)
Naeba:
Every day until 29th March (until 9pm)
NASPA Ski Garden (skiers only):
11th January; Saturdays until 29th February (until 7pm)
Yuzawa Nakazato:
11th January; Saturdays from 10th January until 14th March (until 8:30pm)

Chateaux Shiozawa also have nighta but only on certain days - no fixed schedule available.
Resorts not mentioned above do not operate 'nighta' (or do not plan to have more this season).
Some resorts offer tickets that include nighta, others need a special lift ticket.

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Ski and snowboard resorts in Yuzawa town
Ski and snowboard resorts in Minamiuonuma City

Archive report: Posted at 7:40am on Wednesday 7th January 2015
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

All resorts are open

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  2014/2015
*as of Wednesday 7th January 2015
2013/2014
Season
2012/2013
Season
7th January 20cm 10cm 5cm
6th January 0cm 10cm 1cm
5th January 0cm 10cm 10cm
4th January 20cm 0cm 40cm
3rd January 30cm 0cm 10cm
2nd January 40cm 10cm 0cm
1st January 40cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 150cm 40cm 66cm
Previous 14 days total 227cm 77cm 119cm
November observed snowfall total 0cm 5cm 8cm
December observed snowfall total 559cm 131cm 217cm
January observed snowfall total 150cm 297cm 254cm
February observed snowfall total - 204cm 238cm
March observed snowfall total - 191cm 42cm
April observed snowfall total - 5cm 3cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 709cm 833cm 762cm
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
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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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  October November December January February March April May
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2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season - - - - - - - -
2014/2015 season 0cm
[0cm]
0cm
[0cm]
559cm
[559cm]
150cm
[709cm]
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[709cm]
-
[709cm]
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[709cm]
-
[709cm]
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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