Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 8th January 2020

Yuzawa Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 7:41am on Wednesday 8th January 2020
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloudy
Base temp:
8°C

Top temp:
3°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None right now but due...
wind condition
Moderate southerly
visibility condition
Fair
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This report
Wednesday 8th January 2020, 7:41am
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Tuesday 7th January 2020, 8:25am 0cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 33cm
Last 14 reports (total): 59cm
Current month (January 2020) total: 45cm
2019/2020 season so far total: 84cm

Archive report: Posted at 7:41am on Wednesday 8th January 2020
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

11:30am update

Changeable conditions this morning though it is still very mild.

Cloud > rain > and right now there is a lot of blue sky and the sun is out.

Definitely better than rain, but there's still more of that due tonight into tomorrow morning, to be followed by snow (all being well).

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Original early morning report

Good morning from Yuzawa.

It definitely feels very mild outside even at 7:30am (it's 8C), though happily it is not raining.

Rain is still on the forecast and very likely even at higher elevations; we can just hope it holds off as much as possible as temperatures rise to around 10 degrees. Yikes.

If you are out and about today though I would recommend an early start.

There is a southerly wind today, and early on I can confirm that because of the wind the Tashiro Area of Kagura will not be open. GALA Yuzawa appears to be opening as planned. If the wind gets stronger though there may well be some lifts affected today so keep that in mind too.

Happily it should not be as warm tomorrow and rather than rain we should be back to snow, especially as we approach the evening.

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I have to post an early report this morning and so some of the individual ski resort information may not be updated yet. I doubt there will be much, if any, changes today though.

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The top gate at Kagura will be open from Saturday 11th January.

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Individual ski resort information: Wednesday 8th 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: 140cm

Ishiuchi Maruyama

- All three base Entrances now open
- Most courses except 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
- The central to upper area of the resort is open
- Official snow depth: 45cm

Joetsu Kokusai

- 9 lifts operating
- 9 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 - should be open from 11th January
- 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: 80cm

Yuzawa Kogen

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

Yuzawa Nakazato

- Number 1, 2, 3 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 8:00am on Tuesday 7th 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 7:41am on Wednesday 8th January 2020
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

See above for details

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Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent Yuzawa Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 8th January 2020
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Yuzawa Now reports up until Wednesday 8th 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 Wednesday 8th 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 Wednesday 8th January 2020
2018/2019
Season
2017/2018
Season
8th January 0cm 11cm 1cm
7th January 0cm 29cm 18cm
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
Previous 7 days total 33cm 119cm 126cm
Previous 14 days total 59cm 302cm 266cm
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 Wednesday 8th 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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