Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Tuesday 14th February 2017

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:46am on Tuesday 14th February 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Generally overcast, bit of blue sky in places, bright
Base temp:
-2°C

Top temp:
-6°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Light ENE
visibility condition
Good
This report
Tuesday 14th February 2017, 8:46am
9cm
Monday 13th February 2017, 8:01am 12cm
Sunday 12th February 2017, 8:33am 37cm
Saturday 11th February 2017, 8:32am 6cm
Friday 10th February 2017, 9:40am 12cm
Thursday 9th February 2017, 7:31am 1cm
Wednesday 8th February 2017, 9:08am 37cm
Last 7 reports (total): 114cm
Last 14 reports (total): 179cm
Current month (February 2017) total: 179cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 795cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:46am on Tuesday 14th February 2017
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Morning from Yuzawa.

The snow continued for lots of the day yesterday, though somehow it didn't build up to much in terms of new cm (or not as much as I thought it would). Anyway just under 10cm to report. Kagura are reporting 5-10cm of fresh snowfall and Maiko Snow Resort are also reporting 5-10cm.

This morning, perhaps surprisingly, it is calm and overcast. But at the same time quite sunny. The local forecast still shows snow for the day, so it will be interesting to see if it starts falling once again. For the moment, it doesn't feel like it will.

It feels relatively mind for the moment and today temperatures are likely to rise into low positive numbers.

Taking a look beyond tomorrow, I noticed that some warm conditions are forecast Thursday and Friday. Perhaps rising to around 8C. The good news there is that come later Friday temperatures should be dropping once again and there should be more fresh snow on the ground by Saturday morning.

It is great to see the official snow depth at GALA Yuzawa break through to over 4 metres. While day-by-day snow depths don't mean much really (it's fresh snow that counts when you're out skiing), they are important for a long season. The bigger the base the better if you want to be open until early May like GALA and Kagura.

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Official snow depth information as of Tuesday 14th February 2017

Some data not updated for today due to the early report.

GALA Yuzawa
Official snow depth: 410cm

Ishiuchi Maruyama
Official snow depth: 300cm

Iwappara
Official snow depth: 240cm

Joetsu Kokusai
Official snow depth: 300cm

Kagura
Official snow depth:
Kagura - 360cm
Mitsumata - 310cm
Tashiro - 330cm

Kandatsu Kogen
Official snow depth: 330cm

Maiko Snow Resort
Official snow depth:
Upper - 330cm
Base - 180cm

Muikamachi Hakkaisan
Official snow depth: 380cm

Naeba
Official snow depth: 300cm

NASPA Ski Garden
Official snow depth: 295cm

Yuzawa Kogen
Official snow depth:
Top - 330cm
Base - 240cm

Yuzawa Park
Official snow depth: 240cm

Yuzawa Nakazato
Official snow depth: 215cm

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'Nighta' (floodlit night operations)

Below are details of the planned 'nighta' operations at ski and snowboards resorts around Yuzawa and Minamiuonuma this season.
This information is subject to change due to snow and weather conditions.
*** Please note that this section will not be updated every day.

Ishiuchi Maruyama
Daily until 19th March 2017.
Nighta is from 5pm until 8:50pm.
The Chuo Number 1, Chuo Number 2 and Kanko Number 3 Express lifts are open daily.
The Kanko Number 1 Express lift, Hatsukaishi Entrance lift and Hatsukaishi Number 2 pair lifts are also open on weekends and holidays.

Iwappara
Daily until 20th March 2017.
Nighta is from 5pm until 9pm on Saturdays and until 8pm on weekdays and Sundays.
The Main course, Grand course and West courses are open during nighta.

Joetsu Kokusai
Daily until 20th March 2017.
Nighta is from 5pm until 9pm.
The area in front of the main base hotel is open for nighta.

Kandatsu Kogen
'Hobo All Night' ('Almost All Night') is on Fridays, Saturdays and nights before holidays until 1st April 2017.
The nighta opening times on those days is from 6pm until 4am the following morning.

Maiko Snow Resort
Daily until 19th March 2017.
Nighta is from 4pm until 8pm.
The Maiko center quad lift on the Maiko Side of the resort operates for nighta.

Naeba
Daily until 26th March 2017.
Nighta is from 4pm until 8:30pm.

NASPA Ski Garden
'Thanks' (extended) opening on Saturdays in January and February.
On those days the Number 1 lift is open until 6pm.

Yuzawa Nakazato
Every Saturday until 11th March 2017.
Nighta is from 5pm until 8:30pm.
The Number 2 pair lift operates during nighta.

Archive report: Posted at 8:46am on Tuesday 14th February 2017
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

All resorts are open as planned this morning

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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Yuzawa Now reports up until Tuesday 14th February 2017
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Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 14th February 2017
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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  2016/2017
*as of Tuesday 14th February 2017
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
14th February 9cm 0cm 30cm
13th February 12cm 0cm 2cm
12th February 37cm 0cm 0cm
11th February 6cm 22cm 5cm
10th February 12cm 34cm 30cm
9th February 1cm 0cm 20cm
8th February 37cm 4cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 114cm 60cm 87cm
Previous 14 days total 179cm 80cm 161cm
November observed snowfall total 2cm 0cm 0cm
December observed snowfall total 144cm 92cm 559cm
January observed snowfall total 470cm 143cm 420cm
February observed snowfall total 179cm 151cm 228cm
March observed snowfall total - 38cm 95cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm 1cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 795cm 424cm 1303cm
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 14th February 2017
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 - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - 2cm
[2cm]
144cm
[146cm]
470cm
[616cm]
179cm
[795cm]
- - -
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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