Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Friday 7th May 2021

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 7:55am on Friday 7th May 2021
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Overcast
Base temp:
15°C

Top temp:
10°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Light southerly
visibility condition
Fair
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Archive report: Posted at 7:55am on Friday 7th May 2021
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Good morning from Yuzawa.

After a fine and warm sunny day yesterday, it's an overcast start to this Friday morning. We might get to see some sun during the day and temps should reach around 20C again.

We are currently forecast a mix of cloud and sun over the coming weekend.

The next scheduled report will be posted early next week.

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Individual ski area information: Friday 7th May 2021
The below information is checked with official sources and updated manually every report. Subject to change.

Kagura

The Kagura resort is part open, via Mitsumata Ropeway

7 courses are available:

- Main
- Technical
- Panorama
- Giant
- Gondola
- Family (Mitsumata)
- Gondola Line (Mitsumata)

The Mitsumata courses are used as connecting courses to get back to the Mitsumata Ropeway

6 lifts are operating:

- Mitsumata Ropeway
- Mitsumata Number 1 quad
- Mitsumata Number 3 pair
- Kagura Gondola
- Kagura Number 1 quad
- Kagura Number 1 pair

The Tashiro Ropeway and Tashiro Area are now closed

The Dragondola is operating between Naeba and Tashiro, but that is for sightseeing purposes

Kagura plans to be open until Sunday 23rd May

Official snow depth:
Top: 120cm
Base: 20cm

All other ski areas in the region are now closed

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End of season general message from SnowJapan
This message is being posted on all of the Now daily reports


First of all, we hope that you and yours are keeping well.

What another strange season 2020-2021 has been.

In terms of snow and conditions, the story of the season can be found in the respective reports. Each region had its own story, of course, but it was certainly great to be able to get back to reporting some heavy snowfall this time round. Spring did once again seem to arrive earlier than we would like, but those fortunate enough to be able to enjoy the snow were able to experience some very fine conditions.

Challenges

Ski areas around Japan made various efforts to deal with the covid-19 situation and while there were some changes to operations here and there, most were able to open for the season. Some ski areas and regions have been affected more than others, but it’s probably safe to say that is has been a challenging period for pretty much everyone involved. In particular, destinations that have enjoyed a lot of foreign visitors in recent years have probably felt a big shock.

Perhaps inevitably, there has been a generally more subdued atmosphere and feel to the season.

Decisions

We made a few decisions before the winter started.

Unfortunately, it was getting obvious that international travel restrictions would be preventing people from entering Japan over the 2020-2021 season. And it was clearly going to be a great disappointment to many.

Even so, we wanted to keep SnowJapan updated as close to normal as possible. We asked our reporters to mention ‘the news’ when it seemed appropriate, but not to dwell on it too much. After all, people are not coming to SnowJapan to read about covid every day. We hope we got that difficult balance right.

Daily reports and updates are an important part of the site. They are popular with people while they are visiting Japan, but people also read our archive reports to see how previous seasons turned out and to make comparisons. Indeed, this last season we have noticed that a lot of you have been following from overseas – even if you weren’t able to come and enjoy the snow in person.

We would like to say a big public thank you to the reporters who did another fine job covering the 2020-2021 winter season on SnowJapan, in some challenging circumstances. Thanks to those efforts, we have another full season of data to add to our records.

Hopefully that information will continue to be of value to people making plans for a future visit to Japan.

Questions

The world knows much more about covid-19 in May 2021 than it did in April 2020, but in some ways we end this season with some of the same questions we were asking last year…

Everyone wants to know what the situation will be in six months’ time. There’s definitely brighter wider news and reasons to be positive, but big questions remain on how ‘open’ Japan might be for overseas visitors by the time the snow starts falling again.

No-one knows, of course.

Like last year, all we can do is try to keep a positive mindset and hope that progress will be made, and that overseas friends will be able to visit once again.

Looking Ahead

Whatever happens regarding the international travel situation, SnowJapan plans to be here reporting the 2021-2022 winter season.

2020-2021 might now be over, but as usual we are busy working on various stuff for the future. We’ll let you know what we’re up to later in the year.

In the meantime, if you are interested in old ski areas from the past around Japan, the SnowJapanHistory (www.snowjapanhistory.com) website will continue to be updated regularly. Over there you can find details on over 160 ski areas, including at least one that closed back in the 1960s (!)

Anyway, that’s it for now. Thanks for reading and your support. If you want to get in touch, as always you can contact us using this form.

Wherever you are in the world, stay safe… and we’ll see you later in the year.

(Hopefully with good news!)


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Photos:

Kagura
Yuzawa Kogen
Yuzawa Kogen

Archive report: Posted at 7:55am on Friday 7th May 2021
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

Kagura is part open, via Mitsumata Ropeway

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Season observed snowfall total 1109cm 425cm 1042cm
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 7th May 2021
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453cm
[453cm]
355cm
[808cm]
292cm
[1100cm]
9cm
[1109cm]
0cm
[1109cm]
0cm
[1109cm]
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]
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[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]
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[0cm]
5cm
[5cm]
131cm
[136cm]
297cm
[433cm]
204cm
[637cm]
191cm
[828cm]
5cm
[833cm]
0cm
[833cm]
2012/2013 season 0cm
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8cm
[8cm]
217cm
[225cm]
254cm
[479cm]
238cm
[717cm]
42cm
[759cm]
3cm
[762cm]
0cm
[762cm]
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