Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Monday 6th January 2020

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:40am on Monday 6th January 2020
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloudy
Base temp:
0°C

Top temp:
-2°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Light NW
visibility condition
Fair
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This report
Monday 6th January 2020, 8:40am
1cm
Sunday 5th January 2020, 8:41am 15cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 45cm
Last 14 reports (total): 61cm
Current month (January 2020) total: 45cm
2019/2020 season so far total: 84cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:40am on Monday 6th January 2020
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Good morning from Yuzawa.

Light snowfall on and off through the day yesterday, but again it wasn't the kind of snowfall that saw it building up on the ground around town.

Kagura are reporting 20cm of fresh snow since yesterday which is good to hear. It would seem that at the moment the snow is falling considerably more at higher elevations while at the same time we are definitely seeing less than usual in town and at lower elevations. Interesting, if not particularly exciting. While there is often more snow at higher elevations, of course, we are not used to the big contrast that we seem to have currently. Silly amounts of snow around town and by the side of roads is fun to see and a sign of heavy snowfall - would like to see some of that!

Other snowfall numbers I can find this morning are that Ishiuchi are reporting 3cm and Maiko are reporting 5-10cm.

I see Tashiro was closed for the day and the Prince Number 1 gondola closed around lunchtime yesterday due to weather/wind conditions over there. There should be no such problems today.

Maiko Snow Resort opened the Nagamine Number 2 quad lift yesterday, so you can now ski down to the base of that lift from the top area - though still need to get the Gondola back down to base.

Currently it is mostly cloudy with earlier light snow eased with. It should stay fairly cold through the day.

We are told to expect a few days of milder conditions tomorrow and Wednesday. Let's hope we can avoid the rain that is threatening on the forecast. (Back to snow on Thursday?)

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Individual ski resort information: Monday 6th January 2020
All information checked and updated manually for each report. Subject to change.

GALA Yuzawa

- All of the Central Area courses are open
- All of the Northern Area is now open apart from Super Broadway
- All lifts are now operating apart from the Waggonette pair lift and the Ropeway lift connecting with Yuzawa Kogen in the Southern Area
- Southern Area not yet open
- Take the Gondola back down at the end of the day (Falcon downhill course not yet available)
- Official snow depth: 150cm

Ishiuchi Maruyama

- All three base Entrances now open
- Most courses apart from some advanced courses now open
- Official snow depth: 90cm

Iwappara

- Number 2 and 3 pair lifts, Number 1 romance lift, Chuo quad and summit quad are operating
- 14 courses open
- Official snow depth: 50cm

Joetsu Kokusai

- 10 lifts operating
- 10 courses open (in front of hotel, Panorama, Atema areas)
- Official snow depth: 70cm

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, C and E lifts are operating
- Official snow depth: 110cm

Maiko Snow Resort

- Gondola, Okusoechi quad and pair lifts and Nagamine Number 2 quad lifts are operating
- 11 courses in the top Okusoechi area and Nagamine area are open. Take the Gondola back down to base.
- The Maiko Center quad lift and Number 2 pair lifts are also operating on the other side of the resort with the Paradise and Kinder courses open
- Official snow depth: 100cm (upper); 20cm (base)

Muikamachi Hakkaisan

- Ropeway and Number 1 and 3 lifts operating
- Official snow depth: 100cm

Naeba

- Large part of Naeba is now open
- Official snow depth: 70cm
- Details on Naeba Now report here

NASPA Ski Garden

- All lifts operating
- All main courses now open
- Mogul and Slopestyle not yet open
- Kids Garden open
- Official snow depth: 75cm

Yuzawa Kogen

- Yuzawa Ropeway operating
- Cosmos lift, Summit Panorama, Kogen Express lifts also operating
- Official snow depth: 90cm (Kogen); 30cm (base)

Yuzawa Nakazato

- Number 2, 3, 4 and 5 lifts operating
- Official snow depth: 40cm

Yuzawa Park

- Number 1 and 7 lifts operating
- Official snow depth: 50cm

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Photos (below) from around 8:30am on Monday 6th 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 8:40am on Monday 6th January 2020
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

See above for ski resort operation info

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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Yuzawa Now reports up until Monday 6th January 2020
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Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 6th 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
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  2019/2020
*as of Monday 6th January 2020
2018/2019
Season
2017/2018
Season
6th January 1cm 23cm 0cm
5th January 15cm 0cm 12cm
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
Previous 7 days total 45cm 126cm 108cm
Previous 14 days total 61cm 264cm 247cm
November observed snowfall total 12cm 2cm 14cm
December observed snowfall total 27cm 253cm 277cm
January observed snowfall total 45cm 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 84cm 1042cm 857cm
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 6th 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]
45cm
[84cm]
- - - -
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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