Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 8th April 2018

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 7:34am on Sunday 8th April 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Mostly cloudy - clearing up?
Base temp:
4°C

Top temp:
-1°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snow/rain has eased off
wind condition
NNW
visibility condition
Good and very possibly improving
This report
Sunday 8th April 2018, 7:34am
1cm
Saturday 7th April 2018, 7:09am 0cm
Friday 6th April 2018, 6:14am 0cm
Thursday 5th April 2018, 9:25am 0cm
Wednesday 4th April 2018, 5:54am 0cm
Tuesday 3rd April 2018, 8:15am 0cm
Monday 2nd April 2018, 6:38am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 1cm
Last 14 reports (total): 1cm
Current month (April 2018) total: 1cm
2017/2018 season so far total: 857cm

Archive report: Posted at 7:34am on Sunday 8th April 2018
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Good morning from Yuzawa on this last day of the season for the Iwappara ski resort in Yuzawa and the Ishiuchi Maruyama, Maiko Snow Resort and Joetsu Kokusai resorts in neighbouring Minamiuonuma.

We were hoping that there might be a chance of some light snow this morning. So how did that go?

2cm of fresh snow is being reported by the higher Kagura resort.

And 5cm is being reported by Maiko Snow Resort.

We can probably expect somewhere around at other higher elevations around Yuzawa.

Around town, it's more like just a dusting - none in some places a more in others, but I am going to be generous and add 1cm to the report today.

As well as GALA Yuzawa, the images today (below) are from the Yuzawa IC exit of Route 17 in Yuzawa and the webcam from Route 17 between the Tashiro Ropeway and Naeba (labelled as Mikuni Route 17 on the Webcam page). You can see that dusting in town as well as more on the road on the way up to Naeba.

Rain / sleet / light snow had been falling in various parts of the area early on but I just went outside and there was nothing falling... and it looks like there is increasing blue sky appearing to the north. Perhaps we might enjoy some clearer weather as the day progresses?

It's keeping relatively cold though so if you plan to go out get wrapped up and enjoy!

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From tomorrow (Monday), only Kagura, GALA Yuzawa and Kandatsu Kogen will remain open daily - with Naeba planning to open up on weekends.

Daily reports on Yuzawa Now will continue until Sunday 6th May and a weekly update beyond that until the lifts come to a halt at Kagura.

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Updated: Sunday 8th April 2018, 7:30am

At least part open until Sunday 8th April:

Iwappara
- Official snow depth: 40cm
- The central area remains open with two lifts (Number 2 and Number 3 pair lifts) operating

Ishiuchi Maruyama
- Official snow depth: 90cm
- Top areas remain open via the Chuo Entrance with four lifts operating

Joetsu Kokusai
- Official snow depth: 50cm
- The area in front of the main hotel and the North area remain open. 5 lifts and 6 courses open.

Maiko Snow Resort
- Official snow depth: Top - 60cm, Base - 0cm
- The Gondola and Okusoeji quad lift and top area of Maiko Snow Resort remain open

At least part open until Sunday 22nd April:

Kandatsu Kogen
- Official snow depth: 100cm
- Most of Kandatsu Kogen remains open with four lifts operating

At least part open until Sunday 6th May:

GALA Yuzawa
- Official snow depth: 140cm
- The Central Area and North Area of GALA Yuzawa remain open
- The South Area and Falcon course back to base are now closed for the season

Kagura
- Official snow depth: Kagura area - 250cm; Mitsumata area - 150cm; Tashiro area - 200cm
- All areas of Kagura remain open
- Tashiro Ropeway plans to be at least part open until Sunday 6th May
- Mitsumata Ropeway and the main Kagura area plan to be at least part open until Sunday 27th May
- The Dragondola connecting Tashiro with Naeba is now closed for the season

Naeba
- Official snow depth: 120cm (base)
- The Prince Number 2 Gondola, Number 5 high speed lift and Takenokodaira romance lift remain operating
- You can still ride back down to base
- Naeba plans to be at least part open until Sunday 6th May (** but only on weekends from 9th-27th April; closed weekdays **)
- The Dragondola connecting Naeba with Tashiro is now closed for the season

Archive report: Posted at 7:34am on Sunday 8th April 2018
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

Today is the last day of the season for a bunch of ski resorts in the area. See above for more info and what will remain open from tomorrow.

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Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Recent Yuzawa Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 8th April 2018
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Yuzawa Now reports up until Sunday 8th April 2018
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Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 8th April 2018
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Yuzawa Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  2017/2018
*as of Sunday 8th April 2018
2016/2017
Season
2015/2016
Season
8th April 1cm 0cm 0cm
7th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
6th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
5th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
4th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
3rd April 0cm 0cm 0cm
2nd April 0cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 1cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 1cm 7cm 0cm
November observed snowfall total 14cm 2cm 0cm
December observed snowfall total 277cm 144cm 92cm
January observed snowfall total 392cm 470cm 143cm
February observed snowfall total 162cm 267cm 151cm
March observed snowfall total 11cm 71cm 38cm
April observed snowfall total 1cm 0cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 857cm 954cm 424cm
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 8th April 2018
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 - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - 14cm
[14cm]
277cm
[291cm]
392cm
[683cm]
162cm
[845cm]
11cm
[856cm]
1cm
[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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