Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 4th January 2020

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:22am on Saturday 4th January 2020
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Snow clouds
Base temp:
1°C

Top temp:
-2°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow falling
wind condition
NNW
visibility condition
Varied
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This report
Saturday 4th January 2020, 8:22am
10cm
Friday 3rd January 2020, 7:55am 0cm
Thursday 2nd January 2020, 8:41am 7cm
Wednesday 1st January 2020, 7:59am 12cm
Tuesday 31st December 2019, 7:52am 0cm
Monday 30th December 2019, 8:37am 0cm
Sunday 29th December 2019, 7:45am 2cm
Last 7 reports (total): 31cm
Last 14 reports (total): 45cm
Current month (January 2020) total: 29cm
2019/2020 season so far total: 68cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:22am on Saturday 4th January 2020
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Updated at 10:15am

Good morning from Yuzawa.

I really, really like to be able to report snowfall!

And this morning Kagura reporting 'over 40cm' sounds great to me. Naeba seems to be saying a similar number on mountain. That sounds more like what we expect to be getting here in Yuzawa.

There has not been as much further down and out into the valley to the north, with resorts reporting around 10cm or so at base areas. I think that is fairly representative.

The fresh snowfall on the mountains appears to be allowing more lifts and courses to open.

More of Iwappara, Ishiuchi Maruyama and Joetsu Kokusai to the north are opening up this morning; most of GALA Yuzawa is now open apart from the Southern Area.

Other good news is that today the link up between Yuzawa Kogen, GALA Yuzawa and Ishiuchi Maruyama is also available - with a shared lift ticket and lift/course connections. (Note the Ropeway connecting Yuzawa Kogen and GALA Yuzawa does not appear to be operating yet).

Light snowfall is due to be falling during the day today, with heaving snow again overnight. Fingers crossed everyone.

Nighta at Kandatsu tonight from 6pm until 2am tomorrow morning!

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Currently open:

GALA Yuzawa

- All of the Central Area courses are open
- Most of the Northern Area is now open - Super Broadway, Super Swan, Roman Holiday B not yet available
- All lifts apart from the Southern Area lift and Ropeway connecting with Yuzawa Kogen are now operating
- Take the Gondola back down at the end of the day (Falcon downhill course not yet available)
- Official snow depth: 100cm

Ishiuchi Maruyama

- Lifts from each of the base areas are now operating, though the mountain is not yet fully open
- Official snow depth: 70cm (upper); 20-25cm (base)

Iwappara

- Number 2 and 3 pair lifts, Number 1 romance lift, Chuo quad and summit quad are operating
- 14 courses open
- Official snow depth: 30cm

Joetsu Kokusai

- 12 lifts operating
- 10 courses open
- Official snow depth: 50cm

Kagura

- All areas are open with most courses now available
- Both the Mitsumata Ropeway and Tashiro Ropeway bases ropeways are operating
- The lift/course connection between Tashiro Area and Kagura Area is available
- Top gate not yet operating, though the top Number 5 lift is operating
- The Dragondola from Naeba is operating
- Official snow depth: 110cm

Kandatsu Snow Resort

- A, B and C lifts are operating and 5 courses open
- Official snow depth: 75cm

Maiko Snow Resort

- Gondola, Okusoechi quad and pair lifts are operating
- 7 courses in the top Okusoechi area are open. Take the Gondola back down to base.
- The Maiko Center quad lift is also operating on the other side of the resort with the Paradise course open

Muikamachi Hakkaisan

- Ropeway and Number 1 and 3 lifts operating
- Official snow depth: 90cm

Naeba

- Large part of Naeba is now open
- Official snow depth: 50cm
- Details on Naeba Now report here

NASPA Ski Garden

- All lifts operating
- C, E, F, G and H courses open
- Kids Garden open
- Official snow depth: 45cm

Yuzawa Kogen

- Yuzawa Ropeway operating
- Cosmos lift, Summit Panorama, Kogen Express lifts also operating
- Official snow depth: 50cm (Kogen); 10cm (base)

Yuzawa Nakazato

- Number 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 lifts operating
- Official snow depth: 30cm

Yuzawa Park

- Number 7 lift operating
- Official snow depth: 30cm

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Other ski resorts

Chateau Shiozawa
Part open

Ipponsugi
Open

Itsukamachi
Part open

Muica Snow Resort
Part open

Nakazato Snow Wood
Part open

Hakkai Sanroku
Not open yet

Ishiuchi Hanaoka
Unconfirmed

Mt Granview
Unconfirmed

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Photos (below) from around 8:00am on Saturday 4th January 2020:

- GALA Yuzawa (2)
- Yuzawa Kogen (2)
- NASPA Ski Garden
- Ishiuchi Maruyama (2)
- Route 17/Yuzawa IC exit
- Maiko Snow Resort

Archive report: Posted at 8:22am on Saturday 4th January 2020
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

See above. A report update will be made within the next few hours

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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 4th January 2020
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Yuzawa Now reports up until Saturday 4th January 2020
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 4th January 2020
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)
  2019/2020
*as of Saturday 4th January 2020
2018/2019
Season
2017/2018
Season
4th January 10cm 10cm 28cm
3rd January 0cm 37cm 43cm
2nd January 7cm 9cm 24cm
1st January 12cm 19cm 0cm
31st December 0cm 28cm 1cm
30th December 0cm 39cm 19cm
29th December 2cm 50cm 15cm
Previous 7 days total 31cm 192cm 130cm
Previous 14 days total 45cm 241cm 235cm
November observed snowfall total 12cm 2cm 14cm
December observed snowfall total 27cm 253cm 277cm
January observed snowfall total 29cm 523cm 392cm
February observed snowfall total - 190cm 162cm
March observed snowfall total - 50cm 11cm
April observed snowfall total - 24cm 1cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 68cm 1042cm 857cm
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 4th January 2020
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
2020/2021 season - - - - - - - -
2019/2020 season - 12cm
[12cm]
27cm
[39cm]
29cm
[68cm]
- - - -
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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