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Yuzawa Now

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Yuzawa & Minamiuonuma region, Japan
LATEST REPORT: Posted at 8:53am on Sunday 17th January 2021
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
-1°C

Top temp:
-6°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Light northerly
visibility condition
Generally fair
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This report
Sunday 17th January 2021, 8:53am
12cm
Saturday 16th January 2021, 7:20am 0cm
Friday 15th January 2021, 7:40am 0cm
Thursday 14th January 2021, 8:44am 0cm
Wednesday 13th January 2021, 8:43am 0cm
Tuesday 12th January 2021, 8:45am 0cm
Monday 11th January 2021, 8:33am 10cm
Last 7 reports (total): 22cm
Last 14 reports (total): 141cm
Current month (January 2021) total: 243cm
2020/2021 season so far total: 696cm

Good morning from Yuzawa.

Some snow higher up from mid morning yesterday with rain lower down which thankfully turned into snow later on... and this morning there is a layer of snow on the ground.

Here's how much fresh snowfall ski areas are reporting this morning:

- Kagura: 30cm
- Maiko Snow Resort: 15cm
- Ishiuchi Maruyama: 10cm

12cm has been measured at the measuring point.

It is a cloudy morning and cloud is what we are expecting today, with the chance of some light snow here and there.

Tomorrow currently the forecast is for clearer skies and some sun, and more snow due on Tuesday.

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There will be some changes to operations at various ski areas from tomorrow. Yuzawa Park has been added today...

GALA Yuzawa:
The Sociable lift will be closed on weekdays for the time being, with slightly earlier closing times. These lift changes will not affect the ski runs that are open.

Kagura:
The Tashiro Area is closed 16th-17th January; all areas of Kagura will be closed from Monday 18th January until early February (no confirmed re-opening date)

Joetsu Kokusai:
The Atema and Osawa areas are currently closed for the time being (no confirmed re-opening date).

Muikamachi Hakkaisan:
Currently closed and will closed be until early February (no confirmed re-opening date).

Naeba:
Closed from Monday 18th January until early February (no confirmed re-opening date).

NASPA Ski Garden:
The Number 3 lift will be rested on weekends but all courses will remain available. The Number 2 and 3 lifts will be rested on weekdays, when the C course will be closed (all other courses open). This change is planned until 7th February.

Yuzawa Park:
Yuzawa Park will be closed Mondays through Thursdays until 19th February (though it will be open on Monday 25th January).



That is the information we can gather as of this morning. There may be other adjustments.


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Individual ski area information: Sunday 17th January 2021
Information on a selection of the larger ski areas in the region, listed in alphabetical order.
Ski areas are now generally open as normal. Specific news and points of interest noted below.
All information is checked with official sources and updated manually every day. Subject to change.

GALA Yuzawa
All lifts and all courses now open
Official snow depth:
270cm

Ishiuchi Maruyama
The top link with GALA Yuzawa is now open
Official snow depth:
Mid: 250cm
Base: 180cm

Iwappara
Base to summit open
Official snow depth:
225cm

Joetsu Kokusai
8 lifts and 13 courses open in Nagamine and Panorama areas
Official snow depth:
240cm

Kagura
Tashiro Area closed today; all areas of of Kagura closed from tomorrow
Official snow depth:
Top: 290cm
Base: 240cm

Kandatsu Snow Resort
Official snow depth:
215cm

Maiko Snow Resort
Official snow depth:
Top: 285cm
Base: 190cm

Muikamachi Hakkaisan
Currently closed

NASPA Ski Garden
All lifts and courses open
Official snow depth:
215cm

Naeba
Prince Gondola 2 operating and three base lifts; Naeba will be closed from tomorrow
Top: 140cm
Base: 120cm

Yuzawa Kogen
The link with GALA Yuzawa is now open
Official snow depth:
Top: 300cm
Base: 220cm

Yuzawa Nakazato
Number 1, 2, 3 and 5 lifts operating
Official snow depth:
290cm

Yuzawa Park
Official snow depth:
160cm


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Floodlit night skiing at ski areas in Yuzawa and Minamiuonuma
Below are the general plans for night skiing during the 2020-2021 season - this information will be checked periodically for any major changes. All are subject to change at short notice.

Ishiuchi Maruyama
Time: 4:00pm until 8:30pm
Dates: Daily until 28th February; then 6th-7th, 13th-14th March 2021
Lifts: Sunrise Express, Tyrol triple, Kanko Number 3

Iwappara
Time: Until 7:00pm on weekdays; until 8:00pm on Saturdays
Dates: Daily until 21st March 2021 [change/update: only weekends]
Lifts: Number 2 and 3 pair lifts

Joetsu Kokusai
Time:5:00pm until 9:00pm
Dates: Daily until 21st March 2021 [change/update: only Saturdays until 7th Feb]
Lifts: In front of the base hotel and Nagamine

Kandatsu Snow Resort
Time: 6:00pm until 2:00am
Dates: Saturdays and nights before holidays until 3rd April 2021

Maiko Snow Resort
Time: 4:00pm until 8:00pm
Dates: On Saturdays until 14th March 2021
Lifts: Maiko Center quad, Maiko Number 1 pair

Naeba
Time: 4:00pm until 8:30pm
Dates: Daily until 21st March 2021 [change/update: closed from 18th January]


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Other operating ski areas in the region:
- Chateau Shiozawa
- Hakkai Sanroku
- Ipponsugi
- Itsukamachi
- Mt Granview (usually weekends only)
- Muica Snow Resort


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Closed during the 2020-2021 winter season
- Ishiuchi Hanaoka



Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

Ski areas should be opening as planned this morning. Some changes from tomorrow - see above

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(updated daily during winter)
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent Yuzawa Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 17th January 2021
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Yuzawa Now reports up until Sunday 17th January 2021
(View more analysis here)
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 17th January 2021
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 more analysis here)
  2020/2021
*as of Sunday 17th January 2021
2019/2020
Season
2018/2019
Season
17th January 12cm 0cm 12cm
16th January 0cm 12cm 5cm
15th January 0cm 0cm 0cm
14th January 0cm 0cm 0cm
13th January 0cm 0cm 0cm
12th January 0cm 0cm 0cm
11th January 10cm 0cm 3cm
Previous 7 days total 22cm 12cm 20cm
Previous 14 days total 141cm 40cm 147cm
November observed snowfall total 0cm 12cm 2cm
December observed snowfall total 453cm 27cm 253cm
January observed snowfall total 243cm 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 696cm 425cm 1042cm
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 17th January 2021
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the Yuzawa Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
(View more analysis here)
  October November December January February March April May
2020/2021 season - 0cm
[0cm]
453cm
[453cm]
243cm
[696cm]
- - - -
2019/2020 season - 12cm
[12cm]
27cm
[39cm]
88cm
[127cm]
248cm
[375cm]
50cm
[425cm]
0cm
[425cm]
-
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]
  October November December January February March April May
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