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LATEST REPORT: Posted at 8:24am on Saturday 5th December 2020
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Clear skies and sunshine
Base temp:
4°C

Top temp:
-2°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Light southerly
visibility condition
Excellent
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Good morning from Yuzawa.

I was not able to update the report yesterday - sorry about that.

As expected, though, Kagura have another lift moving this morning as they expect more people over the weekend. Basically, they are opening 30 minutes earlier than on weekdays, closing at the same time. The Number 1 quad lift is up and running. And, oh yes, there is now 1,500m of slope available to ski; from the top of the quad lift to the bottom of the quad lift.

(Alas, no free soup is being reported. We had our chance).

Kagura is reporting another 5cm of snow.

It is a lovely morning here. Mostly clear blue sky and sunshine. We are expecting a relatively mild weekend with a fair bit of that sun. Right now it is 4C in town with a high of around 10C forecast.

No doubt many locals will be making the most of the good weather and rushing with last minute preparations for winter, changing tyres, etc.

The photos today are from Yuzawa Kogen where you can see just a bit of snow, and by the Route 17 Yuzawa IC exit in town. (More photos, like last season, will be appearing in the reports soon).

Next weekend sees the planned opening of GALA Yuzawa and the Tashiro Area of Kagura. Would be great if that could happen.

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Operating lifts:

- Mitsumata Ropeway (7:30am until 4:30pm)
- Mitsumata Number 1 quad lift (7:30am until 2:30pm)
- Mitsumata Number 2 romance lift (7:45am until 4:00pm)
- Kagura Gondola (7:45am until 3:45pm)
- Kagura Number 1 romance lift (9:00am until 3:00pm)
- Kagura Number 1 high speed lift (8:00am until 3:00pm)

Courses open:

- Kagura main course
- 1,500m in length, 30m wide

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Planned opening dates for ski areas in the region

Below are the planned opening dates of ski areas in Yuzawa and Minamiuonuma. All are of course subject to change.


Opening from today (Wednesday 2nd December):
- Kagura (via Mitsumata)

As soon as there is enough snow
- Joetsu Kokusai

Saturday 12th December 2020
- GALA Yuzawa
- Kagura (via Tashiro)

Friday 18th December 2020
- Ishiuchi Maruyama
- Maiko Snow Resort

Saturday 19th December 2020
- Kandatsu Snow Resort
- Naeba
- Nakazato Snow Wood
- Yuzawa Kogen
- Yuzawa Nakazato

Thursday 24th December 2020
- Iwappara
- NASPA Ski Garden

Friday 25th December 2020
- Ipponsugi
- Muica Snow Resort
- Muikamachi Hakkaisan
- Yuzawa Park

Saturday 26th December 2020
- Chateau Shiozawa
- Hakkai Sanroku

Details currently unconfirmed
- Itsukamachi
- Mt Granview

Closed during the 2020-2021 winter season
- Ishiuchi Hanaoka

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Photos:

- Kagura (Mitsumata Ropeway)
- Yuzawa Kogen
- Route 17 close to Yuzawa IC exit

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

Kagura is part open - details above

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December observed snowfall total 0cm 27cm 253cm
January observed snowfall total - 88cm 523cm
February observed snowfall total - 248cm 190cm
March observed snowfall total - 50cm 50cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm 24cm
May observed snowfall total - - 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 0cm 425cm 1042cm
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 5th December 2020
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2019/2020 season - 12cm
[12cm]
27cm
[39cm]
88cm
[127cm]
248cm
[375cm]
50cm
[425cm]
0cm
[425cm]
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2018/2019 season - 2cm
[2cm]
253cm
[255cm]
523cm
[778cm]
190cm
[968cm]
50cm
[1018cm]
24cm
[1042cm]
0cm
[1042cm]
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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