Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 24th January 2015

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 7:52am on Saturday 24th January 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloudy, bit of fog > sunny
Base temp:
-1°C

Top temp:
-4°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow eased off
wind condition
Calm
Limited now but due to improve
This report
Saturday 24th January 2015, 7:52am
3cm
Friday 23rd January 2015, 9:10am 0cm
Thursday 22nd January 2015, 7:29am 0cm
Wednesday 21st January 2015, 7:11am 5cm
Tuesday 20th January 2015, 7:52am 25cm
Monday 19th January 2015, 7:39am 10cm
Sunday 18th January 2015, 8:45am 30cm
Last 7 reports (total): 73cm
Last 14 reports (total): 158cm
Current month (January 2015) total: 398cm
2014/2015 season so far total: 957cm

Archive report: Posted at 7:52am on Saturday 24th January 2015
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

UPDATE AT 9am: It is clearing up nicely and the sun is out!

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Good morning from Yuzawa.

Very light snow lazily falling early morning and since last night about 3cm on the car. High up Kagura report up to 10cm of fresh snow this morning and Naeba 5-10cm. Maiko Snow Resort reports 5cm of fresh.

Certainly better than rain that's for sure! Things gradually got a bit colder during the day yesterday with the rain/sleet turning to proper snow, but as noted above just a thin layer of new this morning.

Mostly just cloudy now with limited visibility, but the forecast indicates a clearing up with sunny skies possible by this afternoon. Currently around -1C here at town level with a high this afternoon expected of around +3C, and nothing much of a wind that I can feel out.

Possibly light snow fall overnight and tomorrow more cloud/chance of sun.

Those all night experiences on offer at Naeba and Kandatsu Kogen tonight.

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We have some news coming soon that will probably be of interest to readers of the Yuzawa Now report in particular... hopefully will have more on that early next week. Will let you know details as soon as possible.

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Official snow depths:

GALA Yuzawa:
400cm
Ishiuchi Maruyama:
340cm
Iwappara:
250cm
Joetsu Kokusai:
230cm
Kagura:
320cm
Kandatsu Kogen:
330cm
Maiko Snow Resort:
330cm (upper)
240cm (lower)
Naeba:
250cm
NASPA Ski Garden:
310cm
Yuzawa Kogen:
310cm (Kogen)
260cm (Nunoba)
Yuzawa Nakazato:
220cm

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Nighta in the area

Nighta 'night skiing' - where some slopes are floodlit for skiing and snowboarding in the evening - is available at the following resorts in the area.

Ishiuchi Maruyama:
Every day until 21st March (until 8:50pm)
Iwappara:
Every day until 22nd March (until 8pm on weekdays and Sundays, 9pm on Saturdays)
Joetsu Kokusai:
Every day until 22nd March (until 9pm)
Kandatsu Kogen:
From 23rd January, 'all night' on holidays (6pm or 10pm until 4am the next morning)
Maiko Snow Resort:
Every day until 14th March (until 8pm)
Naeba:
Every day until 29th March (until 9pm)
All night on 17th January; 14th February and 14th March (10pm until 6am)
NASPA Ski Garden (skiers only):
Saturdays until 29th February (until 7pm)
Yuzawa Nakazato:
Saturdays until 14th March (until 8:30pm)

Chateaux Shiozawa also have nighta but only on certain days - no fixed schedule available.
Resorts not mentioned above do not operate 'nighta' (or do not plan to have more this season).
Some resorts offer tickets that include nighta, others need a special lift ticket.

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Ski and snowboard resorts in Yuzawa town
Ski and snowboard resorts in Minamiuonuma City

Archive report: Posted at 7:52am on Saturday 24th January 2015
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

All resorts open

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*as of Saturday 24th January 2015
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24th January 3cm 0cm 0cm
23rd January 0cm 30cm 0cm
22nd January 0cm 10cm 0cm
21st January 5cm 5cm 0cm
20th January 25cm 10cm 20cm
19th January 10cm 30cm 15cm
18th January 30cm 3cm 30cm
Previous 7 days total 73cm 88cm 65cm
Previous 14 days total 158cm 195cm 127cm
November observed snowfall total 0cm 5cm 8cm
December observed snowfall total 559cm 131cm 217cm
January observed snowfall total 398cm 297cm 254cm
February observed snowfall total - 204cm 238cm
March observed snowfall total - 191cm 42cm
April observed snowfall total - 5cm 3cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 957cm 833cm 762cm
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0cm
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559cm
[559cm]
398cm
[957cm]
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[957cm]
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[957cm]
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[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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