Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 11th February 2021

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:23am on Thursday 11th February 2021
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
1°C

Top temp:
-3°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow higher up
wind condition
Light-moderate NNW
visibility condition
Fair
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Thursday 11th February 2021, 8:23am
0cm
Wednesday 10th February 2021, 8:45am 21cm
Tuesday 9th February 2021, 8:20am 42cm
Monday 8th February 2021, 8:10am 17cm
Sunday 7th February 2021, 8:45am 0cm
Saturday 6th February 2021, 7:58am 0cm
Friday 5th February 2021, 8:04am 48cm
Last 7 reports (total): 128cm
Last 14 reports (total): 235cm
Current month (February 2021) total: 159cm
2020/2021 season so far total: 967cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:23am on Thursday 11th February 2021
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Good morning from Yuzawa.

That snow measured yesterday morning had, for the most part, gone by the evening. It didn't feel particularly warm during the day, so that kind of surprising. The sun did make an appearance during the day and the weather conditions largely varied between cloudy and sun.

This morning the only snow being reported since yesterday is by Maiko who say there is 10cm of fresh snow... presumably up top. There hasn't been much more than a dusting down to near town areas, and there seems to have been some rain overnight. Light snow seems to be lingering in higher areas and we can expect that to ease off.

Unfortunately the whole of Kagura is going to be closed for the day today. The reason seems to be some kind of 'trouble' with the Mitsumata Ropeway along with strong winds forecast at Tashiro. Hopefully the Ropeway issue will be fixed up for normal opening again tomorrow.

The Gondola and top lift at Naeba are also affected by wind this morning and not starting the day, but they might open depending on conditions.

Today is a national holiday and so ski areas are mostly in 'weekend/holiday' mode.

From tomorrow through the weekend we can expect clearer and brighter skies... and rather warmer. Beyond that, the return to colder temperatures and a snow refresh is due around Tuesday next week.

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Individual ski area information: Thursday 11th February 2021
Information on a selection of the larger ski areas in the region, listed in alphabetical order.
All information is checked with official sources and updated manually every day. Subject to change.

GALA Yuzawa
All courses open
Official snow depth:
370cm

Ishiuchi Maruyama
All areas open
Official snow depth:
Mid: 320cm

Iwappara
Base to summit areas are open today with 5 lifts operating
Official snow depth:
240cm

Joetsu Kokusai
8 lifts and 13 courses in the main Nagamine and Panorama areas open
Official snow depth:
300cm

Kagura
Closed today due to problem with Mitsumata Ropeway and wind conditions
Official snow depth:
Top: 330cm
Base: 280cm

Kandatsu Snow Resort
All courses open
Official snow depth:
265cm

Maiko Snow Resort
All areas and courses open
Official snow depth:
Top: 345cm
Base: 220cm

Muikamachi Hakkaisan
Currently closed

NASPA Ski Garden
All courses open
Official snow depth:
310cm

Naeba
6 lifts (including Number 2 Gondola) and 14 courses open
Official snow depth:
Top: 180cm
Base: 150cm


Yuzawa Kogen
Both base and Kogen areas open
Official snow depth:
Top: 320cm
Base: 240cm

Yuzawa Nakazato
Number 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 lifts operating
Official snow depth:
280cm

Yuzawa Park
Number 1, 7 and 8 lifts operating
Official snow depth:
220cm


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Various announced changes to operations at ski areas:
Most of these temporary changes are due to the current 'state of emergency' announced in urban areas.
Updated: Saturday 6th February

GALA Yuzawa:
All courses are scheduled to be open every day. On weekdays the Sociable lift will be closed for the time being.

Ishiuchi Maruyama:
On weekdays, the Green Lift and Chuo triple lifts are closed for the time being.

Iwappara:
On weekdays, only the Number 2 pair lift in the central area of Iwappara is open. This change is planned until the 'state of emergency' ends.
Base to summit areas are open on weekends.
The central to top area will be open on Friday 12th and Monday 22nd February.

Joetsu Kokusai:
On weekdays the main area in front of the hotel and (at least part of) Panorama area are open. The Atema and Osawa areas are closed for the time being.

Muikamachi Hakkaisan:
Currently closed with no confirmed re-opening date.

NASPA Ski Garden:
All lifts and courses are open on weekends. The Number 2 and 3 lifts are rested on weekdays (when all courses but C will be open). This change is planned until 7th March.

Yuzawa Park:
Closed on the following dates:
Monday 15th - Friday 19th; Wednesday 24th - Thursday 25th February
Monday 1st; Tuesday 9th - Friday 12th; Monday 15th - Tuesday 16th March


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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 8:00pm [*adjusted]
Dates: Daily until 28th February; then 6th-7th, 13th-14th March 2021
Lifts: Sunrise Express, Tyrol triple, Kanko Number 3

Iwappara
Time: Until 8:00pm
Dates: Weekends only [*adjusted]
Lifts: Number 2 and 3 pair lifts

Joetsu Kokusai
Time: 5:00pm until 9:00pm
Dates: Adjusted to only on Saturdays until 7th Feb; unconfirmed beyond that
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: Saturdays until 14th March 2021
Lifts: Maiko Center quad, Maiko Number 1 pair


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Closed during the 2020-2021 winter season
- Ishiuchi Hanaoka

Archive report: Posted at 8:23am on Thursday 11th February 2021
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

Kagura is closed. Wind might

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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 11th February 2021
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Yuzawa Now reports up until Thursday 11th February 2021
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Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 11th February 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 11th February 2021
2019/2020
Season
2018/2019
Season
11th February 0cm 20cm 5cm
10th February 21cm 15cm 28cm
9th February 42cm 43cm 16cm
8th February 17cm 6cm 8cm
7th February 0cm 29cm 0cm
6th February 0cm 48cm 0cm
5th February 48cm 0cm 1cm
Previous 7 days total 128cm 161cm 58cm
Previous 14 days total 235cm 193cm 144cm
November observed snowfall total 0cm 12cm 2cm
December observed snowfall total 453cm 27cm 253cm
January observed snowfall total 355cm 88cm 523cm
February observed snowfall total 159cm 248cm 190cm
March observed snowfall total - 50cm 50cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm 24cm
May observed snowfall total - - 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 967cm 425cm 1042cm
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 11th February 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]
355cm
[808cm]
159cm
[967cm]
- - -
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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