Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Friday 8th March 2019

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 7:42am on Friday 8th March 2019
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
The snow clouds are back
Base temp:
-1°C

Top temp:
-4°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
It's snowing!
wind condition
Moderate north westerly
visibility condition
Limited, varied
This report
Friday 8th March 2019, 7:42am
15cm
Thursday 7th March 2019, 6:24am 0cm
Wednesday 6th March 2019, 8:20am 0cm
Tuesday 5th March 2019, 8:20am 0cm
Monday 4th March 2019, 8:24am 0cm
Sunday 3rd March 2019, 8:03am 0cm
Saturday 2nd March 2019, 8:29am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 15cm
Last 14 reports (total): 15cm
Current month (March 2019) total: 15cm
2018/2019 season so far total: 983cm

Archive report: Posted at 7:42am on Friday 8th March 2019
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Good morning from Yuzawa.

Very happy news to report this morning - there's fresh snow on the ground!

Yesterday was actually kind of disappointing down at town level. It was trying to snow later on but it didn't really manage to get going and it remained wet.

But higher up Kagura resort were reporting 5cm of fresh snow early yesterday morning and then an additional 10cm during the day, so that's 15cm up there by the end of the day. (At the start of the day Maiko were reporting 2cm).

And this morning we have snow right down to town level. Woohoo! It's great to see a layer of snow on the ground again, and the way it was falling when I got up it felt like mid winter again.

I am measuring 15cm of fresh snow here in town as of 7:45am and with snow coming down now I definitely be adding to that in the report tomorrow. Depending on where you are, there's between around 10-20cm of so of fresh snow around base areas this morning. It is still snowing but the snow is due to ease off and we might even see some breaks in the clouds later on in the day.

Higher up, Kagura are reporting an impressive 30cm this morning. If that is in addition to what they reported yesterday, I make that up to 45cm. Nice. (They are also saying the top Number 2 lift won't be opening due to wind conditions). It will be interesting to see if they change their official snow depth numbers, though that is hardly important!

Maiko Snow Resort are reporting 20cm of fresh snow at base and 30cm on upper areas this morning.

This fresh snow is all in time for the weekend too. I expect it will get a few more people out as there is a chance that this snow may well be the last that we get, on lower slopes anyway. I know I'm going to make the most of it... just need to decide where to go!

Just love snow. :)

Clear skies, sunshine and (unfortunately) warmth - perhaps as warm as 10C in town - is forecast for tomorrow. As well as a high pollen count so if you suffer from hay fever, beware!

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We'll be adding planned season closing dates for each of the resorts over the coming days. Quite a few at the end of this month, some in April, some in early May and Kagura hoping to be able to be open until 26th May!

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

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Updated: 7:45am, Friday 8th March 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.

Ski resorts in Yuzawa:

GALA Yuzawa
- 270cm (official snow depth)

Iwappara
- 180cm (official snow depth)

Kagura
- Kagura: 320cm (official snow depth)
- Mitsumata Area: 280cm (official snow depth)
- Tashiro Area: 300cm (official snow depth)

Kandatsu Kogen
- 225cm (official snow depth)

Naeba
- 220cm (official snow depth)
- Please see our Naeba Now report for daily updates from Naeba

NASPA Ski Garden
- 185cm (official snow depth)

Yuzawa Kogen
- Top: 230cm (official snow depth)
- Base: 130cm (official snow depth)

Yuzawa Park
- 155cm (official snow depth)

Yuzawa Nakazato
- 160cm (official snow depth)

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

Ishiuchi Maruyama
- Top: 220cm (official snow depth)
- Base: 160cm (official snow depth)

Joetsu Kokusai
- 220cm (official snow depth)

Maiko Snow Resort
- Top: 260cm (official snow depth)
- Base: 80cm (official snow depth)

Muikamachi Hakkaisan
- 270cm (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

Yuzawa Nakazato
Every Saturday until 9th March 2019
Number 2 romance pair lift
5:00pm until 8:30pm

Archive report: Posted at 7:42am on Friday 8th March 2019
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

All ski areas should be open - see above for Kagura info

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This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Yuzawa Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
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  2018/2019
*as of Friday 8th March 2019
2017/2018
Season
2016/2017
Season
8th March 15cm 0cm 24cm
7th March 0cm 0cm 5cm
6th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
5th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
4th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
3rd March 0cm 1cm 4cm
2nd March 0cm 8cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 15cm 9cm 33cm
Previous 14 days total 15cm 16cm 45cm
November observed snowfall total 2cm 14cm 2cm
December observed snowfall total 253cm 277cm 144cm
January observed snowfall total 523cm 392cm 470cm
February observed snowfall total 190cm 162cm 267cm
March observed snowfall total 15cm 11cm 71cm
April observed snowfall total - 1cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 983cm 857cm 954cm
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 8th March 2019
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 - 2cm
[2cm]
253cm
[255cm]
523cm
[778cm]
190cm
[968cm]
15cm
[983cm]
- -
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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