Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Friday 29th January 2016

Yuzawa Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 7:44am on Friday 29th January 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
1°C

Top temp:
-3°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snowing
wind condition
Slight
Limited, snow is falling
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This report
Friday 29th January 2016, 7:44am
0cm
Thursday 28th January 2016, 8:03am 0cm
Wednesday 27th January 2016, 8:45am 0cm
Tuesday 26th January 2016, 7:30am 14cm
Monday 25th January 2016, 8:06am 24cm
Sunday 24th January 2016, 9:20am 3cm
Saturday 23rd January 2016, 7:59am 11cm
Last 7 reports (total): 52cm
Last 14 reports (total): 97cm
Current month (January 2016) total: 131cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 223cm

Archive report: Posted at 7:44am on Friday 29th January 2016
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Update at 4pm

It has been snowing for the most part today though it's not really resulting in new cm. Heavier snow is still forecast for tonight and overnight, so hopefully I will be able to report some decent fresh snow in my report tomorrow. The local 4pm Niigata forecast has this area for "up to 30cm" of snowfall before 9am tomorrow. That would be brilliant, but they have been way off quite a few times this season with the numbers, so probably best to keep the excitement in check until tomorrow morning.

I have added information about 'nighta' at resorts around Yuzawa and Minamiuonuma to the report (see below).

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Original morning report

Good news this morning.

While yesterday was generally a grey cloud day over the main town area, we did avoid some of the rain that I heard places to the north of us were getting.

And this morning it is snowing. Not enough to give us any cm right now more like a dusting but fingers crossed it will continue through the day today. Would be great to get a new fresh layer of snow in time for the weekend.

If you can't wait for the lifts to start tomorrow morning there's always the 'hobo' (almost) all night at Kandatsu Kogen - they're open from 6pm tonight until 4am tomorrow morning.

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Resort official snow depths (Friday 29th January 2016) and any specific news at time of writing:

All resorts in the area are either mostly or fully open.

Resorts in Yuzawa:

GALA Yuzawa
170cm
The South Area is now part open and downhill Falcon course is also open

Ishiuchi Maruyama
140cm

Iwappara
110cm

Joetsu Kokusai
130cm

Kagura
130cm (Mitsumata)
160cm (Tashiro)
190cm (Kagura)

Kandatsu Kogen
110-145cm

Maiko Snow Resort
155cm (upper)
80cm (lower)

Muikamachi Hakkaisan
100cm

Naeba
100cm

NASPA Ski Garden
100cm

Yuzawa Kogen
110cm

Yuzawa Nakazato
80cm

Yuzawa Park
90cm

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'Nighta' (floodlit night operations)

Details of the 'nighta' operations at ski and snowboards resorts around Yuzawa and Minamiuonuma.

Ishiuchi Maruyama
Open daily until 8:50pm (until 20th March).
The Chuo No 1 and Chuo No 2 lifts are open daily.
The Kanko No 1, Kanko No 2, Kanko No 3, Hatsukaishi Entrance lift, Hatsukaishi No 2 pair lifts are open on weekends and holidays.
The basic charge is 2000 yen but various tickets are available.

Iwappara
Open daily until 9pm on Saturdays and until 8pm on weekdays and Sundays (until 21st March).
The charge is 1500 yen for adults and 1000 yen for children and seniors.

Joetsu Kokusai
Open daily until 9pm (until 21st March).
The charge is 1500 yen for adults and 1000 yen for children and seniors.
On weekdays the area in front of the main hotel is open - a larger area (including Osawa and Atema) is open on weekends.

Kandatsu Kogen
Open from 6pm until 4am on Fridays, Saturdays and evenings before holidays through 26th March.
Open from 4:30pm until 11pm on weekdays until 24th March.
Various tickets are available starting at 2000 yen for adults, 1700 yen for seniors and 1000 yen for children.

Maiko Snow Resort
Open daily with the Maiko Center quad lift operating from 4pm until 8pm.
The charge is 500 yen for everyone.

Naeba
Open daily until 27th March.
From 4pm until 8:30pm on weekdays and Sundays (2000 yen); until 9pm every Saturday and on 20th March (3000 yen).
'All Night' opening is planned for Saturday 26th March when Naeba will be open from 10pm until 5am.

NASPA Ski Garden
Extended opening until 6pm (Number 1 lift) on Saturdays until 27th February.
There is no special ticket available just for the extended time.

Yuzawa Nakazato
Open on Saturdays from 5pm until 8:30pm (until 12th March).
Tickets are 1500 yen for adults and 1000 yen for children and seniors.

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List of ski resorts in Yuzawa town
List of ski resorts in Minamiuonuma City

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Iwappara 6 day snow and weather forecast
NASPA Ski Garden 6 day snow and weather forecast
Kagura 6 day snow and weather forecast

Archive report: Posted at 7:44am on Friday 29th January 2016
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

All resorts open as planned

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  2015/2016
*as of Friday 29th January 2016
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
Season
29th January 0cm 5cm 5cm
28th January 0cm 10cm 0cm
27th January 0cm 0cm 25cm
26th January 14cm 0cm 0cm
25th January 24cm 2cm 0cm
24th January 3cm 3cm 0cm
23rd January 11cm 0cm 30cm
Previous 7 days total 52cm 20cm 60cm
Previous 14 days total 97cm 100cm 123cm
November observed snowfall total 0cm 0cm 5cm
December observed snowfall total 92cm 559cm 131cm
January observed snowfall total 131cm 420cm 297cm
February observed snowfall total - 228cm 204cm
March observed snowfall total - 95cm 191cm
April observed snowfall total - 1cm 5cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 223cm 1303cm 833cm
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 29th January 2016
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the Yuzawa Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
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  October November December January February March April May
2019/2020 season - - - - - - - -
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season 0cm
[0cm]
0cm
[0cm]
92cm
[92cm]
131cm
[223cm]
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[223cm]
-
[223cm]
-
[223cm]
-
[223cm]
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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