Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Friday 22nd March 2019

Yuzawa Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:29am on Friday 22nd March 2019
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloudy
Base temp:
7°C

Top temp:
2°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light-moderate rain
wind condition
Light NNW
visibility condition
Varied, generally limited
This report
Friday 22nd March 2019, 8:29am
0cm
Thursday 21st March 2019, 8:00am 0cm
Wednesday 20th March 2019, 7:59am 0cm
Tuesday 19th March 2019, 8:15am 0cm
Monday 18th March 2019, 7:45am 0cm
Sunday 17th March 2019, 8:43am 0cm
Saturday 16th March 2019, 8:03am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 0cm
Last 14 reports (total): 24cm
Current month (March 2019) total: 39cm
2018/2019 season so far total: 1007cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:29am on Friday 22nd March 2019
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Hello from Yuzawa.

Yesterday, it got to be over 20C here in Yuzawa according to the local news last night. And in some areas of Niigata it was over 25C! Thankfully temps have been cooling down since last night and it will be something more like normal today and colder still tomorrow. Really significant changes in temps. If you are planning to be here for the weekend, bring the jacket as it's still going to be pretty cold.

Unfortunately it has been raining and the roads are wet this morning. Kagura are also reporting rain so it seems like it'll be the case wherever you are this morning. There would seem to be a chance of it changing into snow later on and tomorrow.

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Just a comment about snow coverage. We haven't had much fresh snow over the last month or so of course, but lower slopes are generally doing pretty well. There do not seem to be any signs of ski resorts having to close up early or things like that so I would imagine closing dates to be as per original plans. Those planned closing dates can be found below. There's a bunch of ski resorts closing on Sunday 31st March, a few in the first half of April and then a few open until 6th May. And Kagura beyond that of course.

The last day of the season at Muikamachi Hakkaisan is this coming Sunday, 24th.

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Photos today from GALA Yuzawa, NASPA Ski Garden and Route 17/Yuzawa IC exit.

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Updated: 8:30am, Friday 22nd March 2019

** Official snow depths (where available) and resort specific information.
Information is checked manually each morning but sometimes official information is updated later than the time of these reports.

Ski resorts in Yuzawa:

GALA Yuzawa
- 250cm (official snow depth)
- The lift connection between the North Area and Ishiuchi Maruyama resort is now closed
- Planned closing date: Sunday 6th May

Iwappara
- 135cm (official snow depth)
- Planned closing date: Sunday 7th April

Kagura
- Kagura: 270cm (official snow depth)
- Mitsumata Area: 230cm (official snow depth)
- Tashiro Area: 250cm (official snow depth)
- Planned closing date: Sunday 6th May (Tashiro); Sunday 26th May (Mitsumata-Kagura)

Kandatsu Kogen
- 195cm (official snow depth)
- Planned closing date: Sunday 21st April

Naeba
- 170cm (official snow depth)
- Please see our Naeba Now report for daily updates from Naeba
- Planned closing date: Sunday 31st March

NASPA Ski Garden
- 155cm (official snow depth)
- Planned closing date: Monday 1st April

Yuzawa Kogen
- Top: 200cm (official snow depth)
- Base: 100cm (official snow depth)
- The Ropeway lift connection between the top area and the South Area of the GALA Yuzawa resort is now closed
- Planned closing date: Sunday 31st March

Yuzawa Park
- 135cm (official snow depth)
- Planned closing date: Sunday 31st March

Yuzawa Nakazato
- 145cm (official snow depth)
- Planned closing date: Wednesday 3rd April

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Ski resorts in Minamiuonuma - just to the north of Yuzawa:

Ishiuchi Maruyama
- Top: 180cm (official snow depth)
- Base: 130cm (official snow depth)
- The lift connection between the top area and the North Area of GALA Yuzawa resort is now closed
- Planned closing date: Sunday 7th April

Joetsu Kokusai
- 180cm (official snow depth)
- Planned closing date: Sunday 7th April

Maiko Snow Resort
- Top: 210cm (official snow depth)
- Base: 50cm (official snow depth)
- Planned closing date: Sunday 7th April (daily until 31st March and then on 6th and 7th)

Muikamachi Hakkaisan
- 230cm (official snow depth)
- Planned closing date: Sunday 24th March

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Night time 'nighta' operations (listed in alphabetical order)

Below is information on night time floodlit skiing operations at ski resorts in the area. Subject to change due to weather and snow conditions.

Iwappara
Open daily until Sunday 24th March 2019

Joetsu Kokusai
Open daily until Sunday 24th March 2019

Kandatsu Kogen
'Hobo (Almost) All Night' every Friday, Saturday and night before holidays until 30th March 2019

Naeba
Open daily until Sunday 24th March 2019

Archive report: Posted at 8:29am on Friday 22nd March 2019
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

See above

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Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Recent Yuzawa Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 22nd March 2019
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Yuzawa Now reports up until Friday 22nd March 2019
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Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 22nd March 2019
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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  2018/2019
*as of Friday 22nd March 2019
2017/2018
Season
2016/2017
Season
22nd March 0cm 0cm 0cm
21st March 0cm 0cm 0cm
20th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
19th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
18th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
17th March 0cm 0cm 2cm
16th March 0cm 0cm 1cm
Previous 7 days total 0cm 0cm 3cm
Previous 14 days total 24cm 2cm 14cm
November observed snowfall total 2cm 14cm 2cm
December observed snowfall total 253cm 277cm 144cm
January observed snowfall total 523cm 392cm 470cm
February observed snowfall total 190cm 162cm 267cm
March observed snowfall total 39cm 11cm 71cm
April observed snowfall total - 1cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 1007cm 857cm 954cm
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 22nd March 2019
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
2019/2020 season - - - - - - - -
2018/2019 season - 2cm
[2cm]
253cm
[255cm]
523cm
[778cm]
190cm
[968cm]
39cm
[1007cm]
- -
2017/2018 season - 14cm
[14cm]
277cm
[291cm]
392cm
[683cm]
162cm
[845cm]
11cm
[856cm]
1cm
[857cm]
0cm
[857cm]
2016/2017 season - 2cm
[2cm]
144cm
[146cm]
470cm
[616cm]
267cm
[883cm]
71cm
[954cm]
0cm
[954cm]
0cm
[954cm]
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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