Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Tuesday 15th March 2016

Yuzawa Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:10am on Tuesday 15th March 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
2°C

Top temp:
-2°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Sleet (or rain or snow, depending on where you are!)
wind condition
Light, stronger higher up apparently
Fair to limited
This report
Tuesday 15th March 2016, 9:10am
1cm
Monday 14th March 2016, 8:22am 0cm
Sunday 13th March 2016, 9:10am 0cm
Saturday 12th March 2016, 9:13am 0cm
Friday 11th March 2016, 10:54am 0cm
Thursday 10th March 2016, 8:20am 3cm
Wednesday 9th March 2016, 8:37am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 4cm
Last 14 reports (total): 11cm
Current month (March 2016) total: 33cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 419cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:10am on Tuesday 15th March 2016
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yesterday we ended up with (wet) snow falling on the mountains with both Kagura and Maiko Snow Resort are reporting 5-10cm of fresh snow since yesterday. It has been more like a bit of slush around town really but good to hear of some fresh on the slopes. This morning we have been having more of that wet snow here - basically in lower areas it's raining/sleeting, and it's snowing higher up.

There's also some wind this morning higher up that is affecting Kagura resort... all of Tashiro is closed this morning along with Kagura Number 4 and 5 lifts. All other resorts appear to be opening as planned this morning.

Once the clouds start clearing up today - expected sometime afternoon - we're expecting things to start getting more spring like once again. Tomorrow and Thursday should see lots of sunshine and blue skies and warmer temperatures. Friday will be the warmest of the lot (up to around 12 degrees in town?), but a dip in temps again beyond that is due too. Unfortunately, rain is currently on the forecast for Saturday.

Nighta operations at Maiko Snow Resort and Yuzawa Nakazato has now finished for the season.

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Resort official snow depths (Tuesday 15th March 2016) and any specific news at time of writing:

After some very warm conditions recently, there are some patches of ground on view on some lower slopes around town now. Southern facing slopes are generally more affected. Some courses at resorts are closed due to the snow situation - best to check with the individual resorts for their up-to-date details.

Snow cover is not a problem higher up.

Resorts in Yuzawa and Minamiuonuma:

GALA Yuzawa
110cm

Ishiuchi Maruyama
100cm

Iwappara
90cm

Joetsu Kokusai
120cm

Kagura
160cm (Mitsumata)
190cm (Tashiro)
220cm (Kagura)

Kandatsu Kogen
120-150cm

Maiko Snow Resort
125cm (upper)
25cm (lower)

Muikamachi Hakkaisan
120cm

Naeba
120cm

NASPA Ski Garden
80cm

Yuzawa Kogen
120cm

Yuzawa Nakazato
80cm

Yuzawa Park
55cm

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'Nighta' (floodlit night operations)

Details of the 'nighta' operations at ski and snowboards resorts around Yuzawa and Minamiuonuma.
Subject to change due to snow conditions.

Ishiuchi Maruyama
Open daily until 8:50pm (until 20th March).
The Chuo No 1 and Chuo No 2 lifts are open daily.
The Kanko No 1, Kanko No 2, Kanko No 3, Hatsukaishi Entrance lift, Hatsukaishi No 2 pair lifts are open on weekends and holidays.
The basic charge is 2000 yen but various tickets are available.

Iwappara
Open daily until 9pm on Saturdays and until 8pm on weekdays and Sundays (until 21st March).
The charge is 1500 yen for adults and 1000 yen for children and seniors.

Joetsu Kokusai
Open daily until 9pm (until 21st March).
The charge is 1500 yen for adults and 1000 yen for children and seniors.
On weekdays the area in front of the main hotel is open - a larger area (including Osawa and Atema) is open on weekends.

Kandatsu Kogen
Open from 6pm until 4am on Fridays, Saturdays and evenings before holidays through 26th March.
Open from 4:30pm until 11pm on weekdays until 24th March.
Various tickets are available starting at 2000 yen for adults, 1700 yen for seniors and 1000 yen for children.

Naeba
Open daily until 27th March.
From 4pm until 8:30pm on weekdays and Sundays (2000 yen); until 9pm every Saturday and on 20th March (3000 yen).
'All Night' opening is planned for Saturday 26th March when Naeba will be open from 10pm until 5am.

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List of ski resorts in Yuzawa town
List of ski resorts in Minamiuonuma City

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Iwappara 6 day snow and weather forecast
NASPA Ski Garden 6 day snow and weather forecast
Kagura 6 day snow and weather forecast

Archive report: Posted at 9:10am on Tuesday 15th March 2016
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

Part of Kagura affected by wind, other resorts opening as planned

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92cm
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[386cm]
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[5cm]
131cm
[136cm]
297cm
[433cm]
204cm
[637cm]
191cm
[828cm]
5cm
[833cm]
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[833cm]
2012/2013 season 0cm
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[8cm]
217cm
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254cm
[479cm]
238cm
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42cm
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