Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Friday 8th January 2021

Yuzawa Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:04am on Friday 8th January 2021
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Snow
Base temp:
-5°C

Top temp:
-10°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snow
wind condition
Light-moderate
visibility condition
Varied, generally limited
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This report
Friday 8th January 2021, 9:04am
58cm
Thursday 7th January 2021, 8:45am 0cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 98cm
Last 14 reports (total): 235cm
Current month (January 2021) total: 166cm
2020/2021 season so far total: 619cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:04am on Friday 8th January 2021
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Good morning from Yuzawa.

Yesterday there were blue skies and calm conditions in the morning and into the afternoon too.

Clouds moved in during the afternoon with snow falling, then a lull, and then it coming in full on during the evening along with some stronger winds. Though the wind never seemed to get really rough, or not enough to be woken up by!

This morning Maiko Snow Resort is reporting 60cm of fresh snowfall and that is the only number I can find from ski areas.

I have just measured 58cm as of 9am... and counting. It is still coming down.

Limited visibility this morning and cold conditions. Some lifts may be delayed as ski areas cope with this fresh dumpage of snow.

In other news...

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Wish this did not need to be reported but here goes.

The Tashiro Area of Kagura is closed again today and unfortunately it appears that it will be remaining closed for the time being, with no indication of when it might re-open. Kagura is open via Mitsumata Ropeway up to the Kagura Number 1 quad lift. The reasons for this being given is:

Yesterday Tokyo and the surrounding three prefectures declared a 'state of emergency' regarding the coronavirus situation, running through 7th February. Japan can't legally do full on lockdowns like some other countries, and like last spring this is more like a strong request along with shortening hours etc.

Niigata Prefecture (and surrounding prefectures) remain unaffected directly by this, and apart from the Tashiro news above, it is important to note that ski areas remain open.

But of course many people visiting this region are normally coming from Tokyo and that area, so this will undoubtedly affect the number of people out on the slopes.

:(

If you are in one of those regions affected by these new measures, we recommend checking up on the official guidelines and going along with them.

Gambarimasho!


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Individual ski area information: Friday 8th 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: 280cm
Base: 200cm

Iwappara
Top area appears to be closed
Official snow depth:
260cm

Joetsu Kokusai
5 lifts and 10 courses open (Atema area closed)
Official snow depth:
260cm

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

Kandatsu Snow Resort
Official snow depth:
235cm

Maiko Snow Resort
Official snow depth:
Top: 310cm
Base: 210cm

Muikamachi Hakkaisan
Official snow depth:
Top: 300cm
Base: 220cm

NASPA Ski Garden
Official snow depth:
270cm

Naeba
Top area closed due to bad weather - three lower lifts operating
Official snow depth:
Top: 140cm
Base: 120cm

Yuzawa Kogen
The link with GALA Yuzawa is now open
Official snow depth:
Top: 300cm
Base: 240cm

Yuzawa Nakazato
Official snow depth:
280cm

Yuzawa Park
Official snow depth:
190cm


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Floodlit night skiing at ski areas in Yuzawa and Minamiuonuma
Below are the general plans for night skiing during the 2020-2021 season - this information will be checked periodically for any major changes. All are subject to change at short notice.

Ishiuchi Maruyama
Time: 4:00pm until 8:30pm
Dates: Daily until 28th February; then 6th-7th, 13th-14th March 2021
Lifts: Sunrise Express, Tyrol triple, Kanko Number 3

Iwappara
Time: Until 7:00pm on weekdays; until 8:00pm on Saturdays
Dates: Daily until 21st March 2021
Lifts: Number 2 and 3 pair lifts

Joetsu Kokusai
Time:5:00pm until 9:00pm
Dates: Daily until 21st March 2021
Lifts: In front of the base hotel and Nagamine

Kandatsu Snow Resort
Time: 6:00pm until 2:00am
Dates: Saturdays and nights before holidays until 3rd April 2021

Maiko Snow Resort
Time: 4:00pm until 8:00pm
Dates: On Saturdays until 14th March 2021
Lifts: Maiko Center quad, Maiko Number 1 pair

Naeba
Time: 4:00pm until 8:30pm
Dates: Daily until 21st March 2021

NASPA Ski Garden
Time: 5:00pm until 6:00pm
Dates: Saturdays until 27th February 2021
Lifts: Number 1 lift (A & B courses)


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Other operating ski areas in the region:
- Chateau Shiozawa
- Hakkai Sanroku
- Ipponsugi
- Itsukamachi
- Mt Granview (usually weekends only)
- Muica Snow Resort


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Closed during the 2020-2021 winter season
- Ishiuchi Hanaoka

Archive report: Posted at 9:04am on Friday 8th January 2021
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

All ski areas are open though some are opening later and the Tashiro Area of Kagura is closed

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Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent Yuzawa Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 8th January 2021
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Yuzawa Now reports up until Friday 8th 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 Friday 8th 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 Friday 8th January 2021
2019/2020
Season
2018/2019
Season
8th January 58cm 0cm 11cm
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
Previous 7 days total 98cm 33cm 119cm
Previous 14 days total 235cm 59cm 302cm
November observed snowfall total 0cm 12cm 2cm
December observed snowfall total 453cm 27cm 253cm
January observed snowfall total 166cm 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 619cm 425cm 1042cm
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 8th 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]
166cm
[619cm]
- - - -
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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