Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 24th December 2016

Yuzawa Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:59am on Saturday 24th December 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Snow
Base temp:
2°C

Top temp:
-2°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snowing
wind condition
Light westerly
visibility condition
Poor
This report
Saturday 24th December 2016, 8:59am
2cm
Friday 23rd December 2016, 9:24am 0cm
Thursday 22nd December 2016, 7:20am 0cm
Wednesday 21st December 2016, 8:35am 0cm
Tuesday 20th December 2016, 8:49am 0cm
Monday 19th December 2016, 8:49am 0cm
Sunday 18th December 2016, 8:55am 1cm
Last 7 reports (total): 3cm
Last 14 reports (total): 96cm
Current month (December 2016) total: 106cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 108cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:59am on Saturday 24th December 2016
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Morning from Yuzawa.

It is good to see snow falling as I write this report.

Last night it was still raining here in town though during the day at higher elevations it had been snowing - hearing some positive reports from Kagura. They are this morning reporting up to 20cm of fresh snow since yesterday and Maiko Snow Resort closer to town are reporting 10cm on the upper area that is open. Lower down in town it is just a small amount but like I said it is snowing now so we are hoping for some cm today. It isn't mid-winter full on snowing though so not too sure how hopeful we can be.

Tomorrow clearer skies are forecast and perhaps a fine and sunny day. Thankfully, even if it is fairly mild it shouldn't be like it was in the past week. Keep an eye on the forecast link above for the latest.

Ishiuchi Maruyama and Yuzawa Park remain closed today as we await more snowfall.

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Resort-specific info as of Saturday 24th December 2016

GALA Yuzawa
GALA Yuzawa is part open.
9 courses in the Central and North areas open in total.
Official snow depth: 80cm

Ishiuchi Maruyama
Closed today due to the snow conditions.
Official snow depth: 50cm

Iwappara
Iwappara is part open. 4 lifts and 11 courses are open.
Opening of nighta has been delayed until there is more snow.
Official snow depth: 30cm

Joetsu Kokusai
Part of the Panorama area of Joetsu Kokusai is open with 6 lifts operating and 3 courses open.
Official snow depth: 40cm

Kagura
All areas of Kagura are generally open. The top Kagura Number 5 pair lift and course will open from 1st January 2017.
The Dragondola was planning to be open from today, but they have delayed opening due to the lack of snow.
Official snow depth:
Kagura - 150cm
Mitsumata - 110cm
Tashiro - 130cm

Kandatsu Kogen
Kandatsu Kogen is part open with three lifts operating.
Official snow depth: 60cm

Naeba
The Prince Number 2 Gondola, Takenokodaira pair, Number 3 and 5 high speed lifts, Number 4 romance pair lifts are operating.
Official snow depth: 50cm

Maiko Snow Resort
The Gondola and Okusoeji quad and pair lifts are operating. 6 courses open in total.
The Maiko side of the resort is currently closed.
Official snow depth:
Upper - 60cm
Base - cm

Muikamachi Hakkaisan
The Ropeway and Number 3 romance pair lifts are operating.
Official snow depth: 50cm

NASPA Ski Garden
NASPA Ski Garden is open with 2 courses and lifts 3, 4 and 5 operating.
Official snow depth: 35cm

Yuzawa Kogen
Yuzawa Kogen is part open. The lower Nunoba area is closed.
The Ropeway, Cosmos pair lift, Summit pair lift are operating.
Official snow depth:
Top - 80cm
Base - 10cm

Yuzawa Park
Yuzawa Park is closed due to the snow situation.
Official snow depth: -cm

Yuzawa Nakazato
Yuzawa Nakazato is part open.
The Number 2 pair lift is operating.
Official snow depth: 30cm

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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 from 23rd December 2016 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 from 17th December 2016 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 from 17th December 2016 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 from 28th December 2016 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 from 17th December 2016 until 26th March 2017.
Nighta is from 4pm until 8:30pm.
Part of the lower area of the resort is usually open for nighta.

NASPA Ski Garden
'Thanks' (extended) opening on Saturdays in December, January and February and also on 23rd December and 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, 29th December until 3rd January, 8th January 2017.
Nighta is from 5pm until 8:30pm.
The Number 2 pair lift operates during nighta.

Archive report: Posted at 8:59am on Saturday 24th December 2016
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

Please see main report above

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Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Recent Yuzawa Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 24th December 2016
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Yuzawa Now reports up until Saturday 24th December 2016
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Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 24th December 2016
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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  2016/2017
*as of Saturday 24th December 2016
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
24th December 2cm 0cm 2cm
23rd December 0cm 0cm 20cm
22nd December 0cm 0cm 0cm
21st December 0cm 0cm 0cm
20th December 0cm 0cm 0cm
19th December 0cm 4cm 50cm
18th December 1cm 15cm 85cm
Previous 7 days total 3cm 19cm 157cm
Previous 14 days total 96cm 19cm 362cm
November observed snowfall total 2cm 0cm 0cm
December observed snowfall total 106cm 92cm 559cm
January observed snowfall total - 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 108cm 424cm 1303cm
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 24th December 2016
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 - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - 2cm
[2cm]
106cm
[108cm]
- - - - -
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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