Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Friday 20th January 2017

Yuzawa Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:39am on Friday 20th January 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Blue sky, some cloud
Base temp:
0°C

Top temp:
-6°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None currently
wind condition
Light now at base but moderate winds possible
visibility condition
Excellent
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This report
Friday 20th January 2017, 8:39am
0cm
Thursday 19th January 2017, 8:31am 1cm
Wednesday 18th January 2017, 7:50am 8cm
Tuesday 17th January 2017, 8:31am 24cm
Monday 16th January 2017, 8:14am 36cm
Sunday 15th January 2017, 7:54am 59cm
Saturday 14th January 2017, 8:56am 72cm
Last 7 reports (total): 200cm
Last 14 reports (total): 267cm
Current month (January 2017) total: 293cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 439cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:39am on Friday 20th January 2017
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Good morning from Yuzawa.

The sun is out at the moment over Yuzawa - (more and more) blue sky with some of thin cloud in places. A lovely morning.

Cold overnight but things will warm up a bit during the day with a high of around 4C forecast.

There's no fresh snow on the ground as expected but we are expecting to be able to report some in the report tomorrow with snowfall due overnight along with some strong winds at times. Some forecasts are labelling it as heavy snowfall, so it should be a good start to the weekend (and there's more forecast from late Sunday into next week).

Moderate winds are forecast at higher elevations this morning too, though it feels fairly calm down here in town at the moment.

All resorts do appear to be open as planned at the start of the day.

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Good news from GALA Yuzawa - from today the South Area will re-open. (It has been closed due to avalanche danger during the heavy snow last week).

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Official snow depth information as of Friday 20th January 2017

Some resorts have not yet updated their numbers as this report was posted and so unchanged.

GALA Yuzawa
The South Area re-opens from today.
Official snow depth: 290cm

Ishiuchi Maruyama
Official snow depth: 220cm

Iwappara
Official snow depth: 170cm

Joetsu Kokusai
Official snow depth: 250cm

Kagura
Official snow depth:
Kagura - 310cm
Mitsumata - 280cm
Tashiro - 260cm

Kandatsu Kogen
Official snow depth: 230cm

Maiko Snow Resort
Official snow depth:
Upper - 245cm
Base - 140cm

Muikamachi Hakkaisan
Official snow depth: 290cm

Naeba
Official snow depth: 200cm

NASPA Ski Garden
Official snow depth: 235cm

Yuzawa Kogen
Official snow depth:
Top - 250cm
Base - 180cm

Yuzawa Park
Official snow depth: 170cm

Yuzawa Nakazato
Official snow depth: 165cm

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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 between 29th December 2016 and 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 and also from 30th December until 8th January 2017.
On those days the Number 1 lift is open until 6pm.

Yuzawa Nakazato
Every Saturday from 7th January until 11th March 2017, 8th January 2017.
Nighta is from 5pm until 8:30pm.
The Number 2 pair lift operates during nighta.

Archive report: Posted at 8:39am on Friday 20th January 2017
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

All resorts appear to be open as planned this morning. Might need to look out for potential strong winds.

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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Yuzawa Now reports up until Friday 20th January 2017
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Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 20th January 2017
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the Yuzawa Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  2016/2017
*as of Friday 20th January 2017
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
20th January 0cm 3cm 25cm
19th January 1cm 4cm 10cm
18th January 8cm 1cm 30cm
17th January 24cm 3cm 5cm
16th January 36cm 0cm 5cm
15th January 59cm 3cm 0cm
14th January 72cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 200cm 14cm 75cm
Previous 14 days total 267cm 32cm 260cm
November observed snowfall total 2cm 0cm 0cm
December observed snowfall total 144cm 92cm 559cm
January observed snowfall total 293cm 143cm 420cm
February observed snowfall total - 151cm 228cm
March observed snowfall total - 38cm 95cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm 1cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 439cm 424cm 1303cm
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 20th January 2017
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in 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
2019/2020 season - - - - - - - -
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - 2cm
[2cm]
144cm
[146cm]
293cm
[439cm]
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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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