Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 9th January 2021

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:10am on Saturday 9th January 2021
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Clear and sunny, for the moment
Base temp:
-3°C

Top temp:
-9°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Slight
visibility condition
Excellent
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This report
Saturday 9th January 2021, 9:10am
38cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 118cm
Last 14 reports (total): 239cm
Current month (January 2021) total: 204cm
2020/2021 season so far total: 657cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:10am on Saturday 9th January 2021
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

10:30am update

Well, those clear blue skies didn't last for long!

It has clouded over and the snow is moving back in... (though that might also not last!)


Original report

Good morning from Yuzawa.

We got more snow during the day yesterday with it easing off later on. 18cm was moved as of 6am. And this morning there's another 20cm of snow there. So that's yet another 38cm to report since yesterday.

Maiko reporting 20cm overnight.

And what's more, the snow stopped early morning and we are now enjoying some clear blue skies and sunshine as you can see on the photos below.

It is a beautiful peaceful morning.

Whether that will last long or not, don't know... these clear blue skies were not forecast (cloud with light snow was).

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In other bright news, if you are interested in winning a lift ticket for GALA Yuzawa, check this out:

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OK, so Kagura have been confusing us quite a bit with their information over the last few days.

It was looking like the Tashiro Area would be closed. But this morning it looks like Tashiro will actually be open this weekend. There will be a special 'Tashiro Area Ticket' that is valid just on the three lifts (and Ropeway) over in the Tashiro Area.

There is also a 'Kagura Area Ticket' which is valid for Mitsumata and Kagura... and also at the Tashiro Area. But note that the lift and course connections between Tashiro and Kagura are not open, so people would need to get between Mitsumata Ropeway and Tashiro Ropeway bases by car or bus.

The Tashiro Area ticket is 3500 yen. The Kagura Area ticket is 4000 yen. It is currently unclear how long this particular set up will last.

The Dragondola connecting Naeba with Tashiro is also not operating at the moment (and apparently that plans to be closed until 7th February).

Other ski areas in the region appear to be opening as planned.

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Planned night skiing information has been added to the report. You can find that below.

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Individual ski area information: Saturday 9th 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
Central & Northern Areas are fully open
Official snow depth:
320cm

Ishiuchi Maruyama
The link with GALA Yuzawa is now open
Official snow depth:
Mid: 280cm
Base: 200cm

Iwappara
Top area still closed this morning - lower to mid areas open
Official snow depth:
265cm

Joetsu Kokusai
11 lifts and 16 courses open
Official snow depth:
280cm

Kagura
Tashiro and Kagura connection closed and individual Tashiro Area ticket now available
Official snow depth:
Top: 280cm
Base: 230cm

Kandatsu Snow Resort
Official snow depth:
235cm

Maiko Snow Resort
Official snow depth:
Top: 320cm
Base: 250cm

Muikamachi Hakkaisan
Official snow depth:
Top: 310cm
Base: 230cm

NASPA Ski Garden
Official snow depth:
275cm

Naeba
Prince Gondola 2 operating and three base lifts; Dragondola closed until 7th February
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:
220cm


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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 9:10am on Saturday 9th January 2021
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

All ski areas are open - see above for more info

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(updated daily during winter)
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent Yuzawa Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 9th January 2021
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Yuzawa Now reports up until Saturday 9th 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 Saturday 9th 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 Saturday 9th January 2021
2019/2020
Season
2018/2019
Season
9th January 38cm 0cm 42cm
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
Previous 7 days total 118cm 26cm 152cm
Previous 14 days total 239cm 59cm 344cm
November observed snowfall total 0cm 12cm 2cm
December observed snowfall total 453cm 27cm 253cm
January observed snowfall total 204cm 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 657cm 425cm 1042cm
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 9th 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]
204cm
[657cm]
- - - -
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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