Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Monday 12th January 2015

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:38am on Monday 12th January 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
-2°C

Top temp:
-7°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Still snowing
wind condition
Moderate in places
Limited to poor
This report
Monday 12th January 2015, 9:38am
30cm
Sunday 11th January 2015, 7:45am 25cm
Saturday 10th January 2015, 7:57am 25cm
Friday 9th January 2015, 7:43am 35cm
Thursday 8th January 2015, 7:30am 30cm
Wednesday 7th January 2015, 7:40am 20cm
Tuesday 6th January 2015, 7:57am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 165cm
Last 14 reports (total): 297cm
Current month (January 2015) total: 295cm
2014/2015 season so far total: 854cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:38am on Monday 12th January 2015
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

A later report this morning... snow clearing was necessary.

It was snowing for most of the day yesterday, though weaker at times, but we were back to heavier snowfall in the evening and this morning there is another 30cm of fresh snow to report.

My observation - 30cm
Maiko Snow Resort - 20cm
Kagura - 30-40cm
Naeba - 30-50cm

Some resorts were really very busy yesterday. I tried to get to Maiko late morning but couldn't get there, the car park was full! There were actually cars waiting in line for people to leave before they could enter. Smaller resorts were getting some people due to that overflow.

Totally personal opninion here, but snow conditions were not quite as good as I was expecting - heavier than I was hoping for. Looks like lighter snow overnight though so I would imagine that conditions are very good this morning. I have no doubt that higher places are totally coming up with the goods though just now.

Well, when they'll open. Unfortunately Tashiro is closed today due to strong winds and it looks like early morning via Mitsumata it's open up until the Kagura Number 1 Romance pair lift. They seem to be saying that the quad may open depending on conditions.

Yesterday I said that the rest of this week we should see lots of sunshine. Current forecasts are disagreeing a bit on that front with some saying more a mix of cloud and even a bit of rain. No, please just no!

I think most people now would like a bit of a break from the snow and a few days of fine and clear skies with some sunshine.

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One of the photos posted below today is of the snow just outside our office. That fine looking measuring stick is 3m long and that area is usually totally flat. So as you can see a solid 3m wall of snow.

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Official snow depths:

GALA Yuzawa:
390cm
Ishiuchi Maruyama:
340cm
Iwappara:
260cm
Joetsu Kokusai:
230cm
Kagura:
300cm
Kandatsu Kogen:
300cm
Maiko Snow Resort:
330cm
Naeba:
250cm
NASPA Ski Garden:
303cm
Yuzawa Kogen:
290cm (Kogen)
240cm (Nunoba)
Yuzawa Nakazato:
220cm

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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):
Saturdays until 29th February (until 7pm)
Yuzawa Nakazato:
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 9:38am on Monday 12th January 2015
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

All resorts are open though Tashiro part of Kagura is closed and the main Kagura area only part open due to weather conditions.

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  2014/2015
*as of Monday 12th January 2015
2013/2014
Season
2012/2013
Season
12th January 30cm 7cm 0cm
11th January 25cm 40cm 20cm
10th January 25cm 30cm 3cm
9th January 35cm 2cm 0cm
8th January 30cm 0cm 0cm
7th January 20cm 10cm 5cm
6th January 0cm 10cm 1cm
Previous 7 days total 165cm 99cm 29cm
Previous 14 days total 297cm 119cm 89cm
November observed snowfall total 0cm 5cm 8cm
December observed snowfall total 559cm 131cm 217cm
January observed snowfall total 295cm 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 854cm 833cm 762cm
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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
2019/2020 season - - - - - - - -
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season - - - - - - - -
2014/2015 season 0cm
[0cm]
0cm
[0cm]
559cm
[559cm]
295cm
[854cm]
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[854cm]
-
[854cm]
-
[854cm]
-
[854cm]
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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