Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 12th January 2020

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:45am on Sunday 12th January 2020
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloud, blue sky especially to the north
Base temp:
2°C

Top temp:
-5°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Light
visibility condition
Good
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Saturday 11th January 2020, 8:10am 0cm
Friday 10th January 2020, 8:25am 2cm
Thursday 9th January 2020, 8:55am 0cm
Wednesday 8th January 2020, 7:41am 0cm
Tuesday 7th January 2020, 8:25am 0cm
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Last 7 reports (total): 3cm
Last 14 reports (total): 47cm
Current month (January 2020) total: 47cm
2019/2020 season so far total: 86cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:45am on Sunday 12th January 2020
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Good morning from Yuzawa.

It was a mild and sunny day yesterday with clouds moving in later in the day. Town areas got some rain by night (boooo!) but higher up the mountains got a bit of snow (hurray!)... Kagura are this morning reporting 5cm of fresh snowfall and Maiko Snow Resort are reporting 2cm. So just a bit really.

It is cloudy this morning but quite bright with more blue skies opening up over Minamiuonuma to the north. Let's hope it doesn't warm up too much. We can't afford snow melt right now.

A high of around 5C is forecast for town; colder tomorrow with hopefully (that word again!) some snow.

Part of the Southern Area at GALA Yuzawa is now open with the Batman and Eliza courses available and the Wagonette pair lift operating. Note that the Ropeway connecting GALA Yuzawa with Yuzawa Kogen is not yet operating.

That's about it really. It will be another busy day; tomorrow is another holiday for most and so expect there to be more people around than on a normal Monday.

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Individual ski resort information: Sunday 12th January 2020
All information checked and updated manually for each report. Subject to change.

GALA Yuzawa

- All of the Central Area and Northern Area courses are open
- All lifts are now operating apart from the Waggonette pair lift and the Ropeway lift connecting with Yuzawa Kogen in the Southern Area
- The Southern Area is part open - Batman and Eliza appear to be available
- Take the Gondola back down at the end of the day (Falcon downhill course not yet available)
- Official snow depth: 100cm

Ishiuchi Maruyama

- All three base Entrances now open
- Most lifts and mid to upper courses now open; some lower courses closed
- Official snow depth: 50cm

Iwappara

- 6 lifts are operating with the central to upper area of the resort open
- Official snow depth: 40cm

Joetsu Kokusai

- 11 lifts operating
- 9 courses open (in front of hotel, Panorama, Atema areas)
- Official snow depth: 60cm

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
- The top Number 5 lift and top gate now open
- The Dragondola connecting with Naeba is operating
- Official snow depth: 110cm

Kandatsu Snow Resort

- All lifts plan to be operating
- Official snow depth: 85cm

Maiko Snow Resort

- Gondola and top Okusoechi quad and pair lifts are operating
- 7 courses in the top Okusoechi area are open. Take the Gondola back down to base.
- 1 lifts and course over on the Maiko area are also operating
- Official snow depth: 65cm (upper); 10cm (base)

Muikamachi Hakkaisan

- Ropeway and Number 1 and 3 lifts operating
- Official snow depth: 100cm

Naeba

- Naeba is open with most courses available
- Official snow depth: 70cm
- Details on Naeba Now report here

NASPA Ski Garden

- All lifts operating
- B, C, E, F, G and H courses are open (A and D closed)
- Mogul and Slopestyle not open
- Kids Garden open
- Official snow depth: 35cm

Yuzawa Kogen

- Yuzawa Ropeway operating
- All Kogen lifts now operating
- Official snow depth: 80cm (Kogen); 20cm (base)

Yuzawa Nakazato

- Number 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 lifts operating
- Official snow depth: 30cm

Yuzawa Park

- Number 1 and 7 lifts operating
- Official snow depth: 20cm

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Photos (below) from around 8:45am on Sunday 12th 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 8:45am on Sunday 12th January 2020
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

Snow cover is better as you go higher. See above for individual ski resort info.

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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Yuzawa Now reports up until Sunday 12th January 2020
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Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 12th 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
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  2019/2020
*as of Sunday 12th January 2020
2018/2019
Season
2017/2018
Season
12th January 0cm 0cm 0cm
11th January 0cm 3cm 4cm
10th January 2cm 12cm 0cm
9th January 0cm 42cm 0cm
8th January 0cm 11cm 1cm
7th January 0cm 29cm 18cm
6th January 1cm 23cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 3cm 120cm 23cm
Previous 14 days total 47cm 262cm 150cm
November observed snowfall total 12cm 2cm 14cm
December observed snowfall total 27cm 253cm 277cm
January observed snowfall total 47cm 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 86cm 1042cm 857cm
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 12th 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]
47cm
[86cm]
- - - -
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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