Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 17th March 2016

Yuzawa Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:49am on Thursday 17th March 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Clear, blue skies, lots of sun
Base temp:
6°C

Top temp:
2°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Slight northerly
Excellent
This report
Thursday 17th March 2016, 8:49am
0cm
Wednesday 16th March 2016, 9:10am 0cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 1cm
Last 14 reports (total): 4cm
Current month (March 2016) total: 33cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 419cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:49am on Thursday 17th March 2016
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Good morning from Yuzawa.

As expected, it's a warm morning. The sun is out and there's clear blue skies in all directions.

It's a beautiful spring morning and if you are up for some spring skiing or boarding a very fine day to be out there enjoying it.

Back to the warm bit. 6C as we approach 9am this morning with a high of around 12C forecast. Tomorrow should start sunny, get a bit warmer still, and then some rain forecast for the end of the day and into Saturday. Not what you probably wanted to be reading I'm afraid...

If the forecast comes off, Sunday would be the pick of the weekend this time round as the rain should have stopped and it will be starting to get colder again.

Some lower slopes around town increasingly suffering now with snow melting away and ground and bushes poking through - but higher course areas are still enjoying snow cover.

One of the photos this morning is from the upper Okusoeji area of Maiko Snow Resort and the groomers are looking very inviting.

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Resort official snow depths (Thursday 17th March 2016) and any specific news at time of writing:

Spring. Sadly, snow melts and unfortunately melts faster when there's less of a base. There are now some patches of ground on view on some lower slopes around town now, some more than others. Some courses at resorts are now closed due to the snow situation. If you are coming, recommended 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
150cm

Ishiuchi Maruyama
110cm

Iwappara
90cm

Joetsu Kokusai
110cm

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

Kandatsu Kogen
130-160cm

Maiko Snow Resort
120cm (upper)
20cm (lower)

Muikamachi Hakkaisan
120cm

Naeba
120cm

NASPA Ski Garden
80cm

Yuzawa Kogen
110cm

Yuzawa Nakazato
70cm

Yuzawa Park
50cm

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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 8:49am on Thursday 17th March 2016
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

Resorts opening as planned this morning

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*as of Thursday 17th March 2016
2014/2015
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2013/2014
Season
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16th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
15th March 1cm 0cm 5cm
14th March 0cm 3cm 0cm
13th March 0cm 10cm 0cm
12th March 0cm 14cm 0cm
11th March 0cm 24cm 30cm
Previous 7 days total 1cm 51cm 35cm
Previous 14 days total 4cm 53cm 146cm
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December observed snowfall total 92cm 559cm 131cm
January observed snowfall total 143cm 420cm 297cm
February observed snowfall total 151cm 228cm 204cm
March observed snowfall total 33cm 95cm 191cm
April observed snowfall total - 1cm 5cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 419cm 1303cm 833cm
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
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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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92cm
[92cm]
143cm
[235cm]
151cm
[386cm]
33cm
[419cm]
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[419cm]
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[419cm]
2014/2015 season 0cm
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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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