Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 7th January 2021

Yuzawa Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:45am on Thursday 7th January 2021
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Overcast, blue sky, sun
Base temp:
-1°C

Top temp:
-4°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Light southerly - for the moment
visibility condition
Excellent
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Thursday 7th January 2021, 8:45am
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Wednesday 6th January 2021, 7:59am 2cm
Tuesday 5th January 2021, 8:42am 0cm
Monday 4th January 2021, 8:42am 4cm
Sunday 3rd January 2021, 9:06am 16cm
Saturday 2nd January 2021, 8:50am 18cm
Friday 1st January 2021, 9:05am 68cm
Last 7 reports (total): 108cm
Last 14 reports (total): 181cm
Current month (January 2021) total: 108cm
2020/2021 season so far total: 561cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:45am on Thursday 7th January 2021
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Good morning from Yuzawa.

Yesterday soon after the report went up the blue skies clouded over, but we got some more blue sky later on and it was another one of those relatively mild days.

Today should see some similarly quick-changing weather. The day starts off with sunshine and blue skies, but we are due snow and windy conditions from this afternoon. Some forecasts are showing heavy snow and strong winds; others showing the Yuzawa area to escape the worst of that. We shall soon see. But expect changing conditions during the day.

Tomorrow should be colder and snowy.

The Tashiro Area of Kagura is going to be closed today due to the forecast for later today.

It looks like the Joetsu local train line from Nagaoka to Minakami is not going to be running today - that is also due to that forecast of snow and wind.

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As mentioned yesterday, for the moment the two pair lifts over on the Tokamachi section of Joetsu Kokusai were planned to be operating with the other lifts rested. This morning the resort is also mentioning an electric supply issue at Atema. The situation actually remains a bit unclear - even after a talk with a few people over there - so suggest that if you plan on being at Joetsu Kokusai to be prepared for that section - the Atema / West area - to not be open. The main area in front of the hotel and the Panorama area are open.

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Individual ski area information: Thursday 7th 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
The Southern Area is closed this morning. Central & Northern Areas fully open
Official snow depth:
280cm

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

Iwappara
Official snow depth:
215cm

Joetsu Kokusai
13 courses open - Atema area closed though full details unclear
Official snow depth:
230cm

Kagura
Tashiro & top Kagura Number 5 pair lift closed today
Official snow depth:
Top: 280cm
Base: 230cm

Kandatsu Snow Resort
Official snow depth:
195cm

Maiko Snow Resort
Official snow depth:
Top: 245cm
Base: 170cm

Muikamachi Hakkaisan
Official snow depth:
Top: 290cm
Base: 200cm

NASPA Ski Garden
Official snow depth:
230cm

Naeba
Top area closed, but the Number 2 gondola and Takenokodaira pair lift are operating
Official snow depth:
Top: 120cm
Base: 100cm

Yuzawa Kogen
The link with GALA Yuzawa is now open
Official snow depth:
Top: 280cm
Base: 220cm

Yuzawa Nakazato
Official snow depth:
270cm


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Other ski areas in the region:

- Chateau Shiozawa
- Hakkai Sanroku
- Ipponsugi
- Itsukamachi
- Mt Granview (usually weekends only)
- Muica Snow Resort
- Yuzawa Park

Closed during the 2020-2021 winter season
- Ishiuchi Hanaoka

Archive report: Posted at 8:45am on Thursday 7th January 2021
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

Most ski areas open. Tashiro Area of Kagura is closed and there are some issues over at Joetsu Kokusai.

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Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent Yuzawa Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 7th January 2021
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Yuzawa Now reports up until Thursday 7th January 2021
(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 Thursday 7th 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 the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  2020/2021
*as of Thursday 7th January 2021
2019/2020
Season
2018/2019
Season
7th January 0cm 0cm 29cm
6th January 2cm 1cm 23cm
5th January 0cm 15cm 0cm
4th January 4cm 10cm 10cm
3rd January 16cm 0cm 37cm
2nd January 18cm 7cm 9cm
1st January 68cm 12cm 19cm
Previous 7 days total 108cm 45cm 127cm
Previous 14 days total 181cm 59cm 293cm
November observed snowfall total 0cm 12cm 2cm
December observed snowfall total 453cm 27cm 253cm
January observed snowfall total 108cm 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 561cm 425cm 1042cm
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 7th 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 the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  October November December January February March April May
2020/2021 season - 0cm
[0cm]
453cm
[453cm]
108cm
[561cm]
- - - -
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]
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