Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Friday 11th January 2019

Yuzawa Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 7:58am on Friday 11th January 2019
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloudy
Base temp:
0°C

Top temp:
-3°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow (wet)
wind condition
Light
visibility condition
Varied-limited
This report
Friday 11th January 2019, 7:58am
3cm
Thursday 10th January 2019, 7:35am 12cm
Wednesday 9th January 2019, 7:29am 42cm
Tuesday 8th January 2019, 8:06am 11cm
Monday 7th January 2019, 7:59am 29cm
Sunday 6th January 2019, 8:08am 23cm
Saturday 5th January 2019, 8:01am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 120cm
Last 14 reports (total): 312cm
Current month (January 2019) total: 195cm
2018/2019 season so far total: 450cm

Archive report: Posted at 7:58am on Friday 11th January 2019
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Good morning from Yuzawa.

Yesterday started off very cold. In fact, I had trouble opening my garage door and for a short while was worried a morning on the slopes might not happen. Happily I was able to get it open and enjoy most of the day on the snow.

We saw some sunshine for lots of the day with a bit of wind and with periods of more cloudy skies - sometimes rather dark and moody looking. But we ended up with nice clear skies again before it got dark.

Your reporter was at Ishiuchi Maruyama with a few friend from Niigata city and so we got to try out the new facilities at that resort. He has posted a review as well as some photographs - three of those on the report today (below). Interesting! Definitely the most comfortable ski lift that I have sat on.

It is much (much) milder this morning and light wet snow has been falling. It isn't as cold but it does not look like temperatures should rise by much at all during the day, keeping fairly close to zero maybe just above.

There is some rather wet snow on the ground around town areas. Higher up it seems that more snow has fallen as Kagura are reporting 15cm of fresh. Maiko Snow Resort are also reporting 10-15cm, presumably at upper areas.

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Monday is national holiday in Japan - 'Seijin-no-hi' (Coming of Age Day).

Right now the forecast is for generally fine and calm weather conditions with a good chance of sunshine from tomorrow through Monday. The ski resorts will likely be very happy to hear that. Let's just hope that it doesn't warm up too much.

The rest of us will very probably be hoping for a delivery of fresh snow by the end of the long weekend, and that next snow is currently forecast for around Wednesday.

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Photos today of the new Gondola lift at Ishiuchi Maruyama - taken yesterday by 'sanjo'

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Updated: 8:00am, Friday 11th 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.

Ski resorts in Yuzawa:

GALA Yuzawa
- 290cm (official snow depth)

Iwappara
- 175cm (official snow depth)

Kagura
- Kagura area: 300cm (official snow depth)
- Mitsumata area: 250cm (official snow depth)
- Tashiro area: 280cm (official snow depth)

Kandatsu Kogen
- 210cm (official snow depth)

Naeba
- 180cm (official snow depth)
- Please see our Naeba Now report for daily updates from Naeba

NASPA Ski Garden
- 270cm (official snow depth)

Yuzawa Kogen
- Top: 250cm (official snow depth)
- Base: 170cm (official snow depth)

Yuzawa Park
- 195cm (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
- 250cm (official snow depth)

Joetsu Kokusai
- 230cm (official snow depth)

Maiko Snow Resort
- Top: 265cm (official snow depth)
- Base: 160cm (official snow depth)

Muikamachi Hakkaisan
- 220cm (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 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 7:58am on Friday 11th 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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Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Recent Yuzawa Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 11th January 2019
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Yuzawa Now reports up until Friday 11th January 2019
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Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 11th January 2019
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 11th January 2019
2017/2018
Season
2016/2017
Season
11th January 3cm 4cm 23cm
10th January 12cm 0cm 1cm
9th January 42cm 0cm 0cm
8th January 11cm 1cm 0cm
7th January 29cm 18cm 0cm
6th January 23cm 0cm 13cm
5th January 0cm 12cm 12cm
Previous 7 days total 120cm 35cm 49cm
Previous 14 days total 312cm 165cm 79cm
November observed snowfall total 2cm 14cm 2cm
December observed snowfall total 253cm 277cm 144cm
January observed snowfall total 195cm 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 450cm 857cm 954cm
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 11th January 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
2019/2020 season - - - - - - - -
2018/2019 season - 2cm
[2cm]
253cm
[255cm]
195cm
[450cm]
- - - -
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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