Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 15th January 2015

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 7:44am on Thursday 15th January 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloudy, overcast
Base temp:
1°C

Top temp:
0°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Not raining or snowing
wind condition
Slight south easterly
Fair
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Thursday 15th January 2015, 7:44am
0cm
Wednesday 14th January 2015, 7:20am 0cm
Tuesday 13th January 2015, 7:40am 20cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 135cm
Last 14 reports (total): 275cm
Current month (January 2015) total: 315cm
2014/2015 season so far total: 874cm

Archive report: Posted at 7:44am on Thursday 15th January 2015
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Good morning from a grey and cloudy Yuzawa.

Yesterday morning we were treated to some deep blue skies though by lunchtime there was a lot of cloud around and by mid afternoon it was almost all cloud cover. Amazing how quickly it can change. The photos on the report today (below) are from the Muikamachi Hakkaisan resort in Minamiuonuma, taken yesterday morning before those clouds moved back in.

Excellent morning.

The sun didn't get to make it's starring appearance and so it didn't warm up as much as we were expecting yesterday, though still rose to low positive numbers.

So here we are this morning with grey overcast feel. It's +1C out there with a high of around +5C on the local forecast for town level. No new snowfall and just a slight south easterly breeze.

The snow outside feels a bit hard and icy early on.

We expect snow by the end of the day, though rain might come before that. Fingers crossed it goes straight to the snow. I'll let you know how it turns out tomorrow.

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Just an interesting bit of resort news - this Saturday is the first 'all night' at Naeba. After the normal nighta, followed by fireworks, the Number 3 lift take a break and then start up again at 10pm and go through until 6am.

The Kandatsu Kogen resort near the town centra is also planning some similar 'all night' lifts, starting from Friday 23rd (10pm until 4am) and then Saturday (6pm until 4am).

So if you like staying up all night, this may well be for you!


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Official snow depths (some not updated today due to early report):

GALA Yuzawa:
380cm
Ishiuchi Maruyama:
310cm
Iwappara:
245cm
Joetsu Kokusai:
230cm
Kagura:
300cm
Kandatsu Kogen:
300cm
Maiko Snow Resort:
310cm (upper)
230cm (lower)
Naeba:
250cm
NASPA Ski Garden:
303cm
Yuzawa Kogen:
290cm (Kogen)
240cm (Nunoba)
Yuzawa Nakazato:
215cm

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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 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 7:44am on Thursday 15th January 2015
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

All resort areas open

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  2014/2015
*as of Thursday 15th January 2015
2013/2014
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Season
15th January 0cm 0cm 20cm
14th January 0cm 15cm 5cm
13th January 20cm 40cm 0cm
12th January 30cm 7cm 0cm
11th January 25cm 40cm 20cm
10th January 25cm 30cm 3cm
9th January 35cm 2cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 135cm 134cm 48cm
Previous 14 days total 275cm 174cm 114cm
November observed snowfall total 0cm 5cm 8cm
December observed snowfall total 559cm 131cm 217cm
January observed snowfall total 315cm 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 874cm 833cm 762cm
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559cm
[559cm]
315cm
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[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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