Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 28th January 2017

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:45am on Saturday 28th January 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloudy, overcast
Base temp:
0°C

Top temp:
-3°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Light NW
visibility condition
Fair
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This report
Saturday 28th January 2017, 8:45am
2cm
Friday 27th January 2017, 7:36am 0cm
Thursday 26th January 2017, 7:35am 24cm
Wednesday 25th January 2017, 8:38am 65cm
Tuesday 24th January 2017, 8:34am 27cm
Monday 23rd January 2017, 8:46am 32cm
Sunday 22nd January 2017, 8:17am 2cm
Last 7 reports (total): 152cm
Last 14 reports (total): 286cm
Current month (January 2017) total: 451cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 597cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:45am on Saturday 28th January 2017
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yesterday turned into a fine day with sunshine and bright skies - though not the blue contrast that we had the previous day.

It also warmed up more than we would like and unfortunately later on in the day it was raining. Rain and warmer conditions are never welcome mid-season, of course, and with the weather over the last two days this morning I can see that the snow walls outside my place are noticeably lower. Official snow depth numbers from resorts almost all seem to have taken a bit of a hit as well.

Having said that there has been some slight snowfall overnight down to town. Up at Kagura they are reporting 5-10cm of fresh snowfall overnight and Maiko Snow Resort are reporting 5cm. I measure 2cm outside to add to the report.

This morning it is generally cloudy and happily it should be a bit colder.

So there is still a lot of snow around, though a nice fresh layer would be nice. It looks like we can expect snowfall sometime on Monday but it's going to be warmer again and there's a good chance it will rain again before that happens - down at town level anyway.

There's more snowfall lined up for the second half of the week so it does look like top-ups are incoming.

Anyway, wherever you are today hope you have a good one.

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Official snow depth information as of Saturday 28th January 2017

GALA Yuzawa
All main areas are open
Official snow depth: 330cm

Ishiuchi Maruyama
Official snow depth: 280cm

Iwappara
Official snow depth: 195cm

Joetsu Kokusai
Official snow depth: 270cm

Kagura
Official snow depth:
Kagura - 330cm
Mitsumata - 200cm
Tashiro - 280cm

Kandatsu Kogen
Official snow depth: 265cm

Maiko Snow Resort
Official snow depth:
Upper - 280cm
Base - 140cm

Muikamachi Hakkaisan
Official snow depth: 300cm

Naeba
Official snow depth: 230cm

NASPA Ski Garden
Official snow depth: 250cm

Yuzawa Kogen
Official snow depth:
Top - 300cm
Base - 210cm

Yuzawa Park
Official snow depth: 215cm

Yuzawa Nakazato
Official snow depth: 200cm

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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 until 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.
On those days the Number 1 lift is open until 6pm.

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

Archive report: Posted at 8:45am on Saturday 28th 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

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Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent Yuzawa Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 28th January 2017
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Yuzawa Now reports up until Saturday 28th 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 Saturday 28th 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 Saturday 28th January 2017
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
28th January 2cm 0cm 10cm
27th January 0cm 0cm 0cm
26th January 24cm 14cm 0cm
25th January 65cm 24cm 2cm
24th January 27cm 3cm 3cm
23rd January 32cm 11cm 0cm
22nd January 2cm 8cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 152cm 60cm 15cm
Previous 14 days total 286cm 100cm 95cm
November observed snowfall total 2cm 0cm 0cm
December observed snowfall total 144cm 92cm 559cm
January observed snowfall total 451cm 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 597cm 424cm 1303cm
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 28th 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]
451cm
[597cm]
- - - -
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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