Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 13th January 2021

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:43am on Wednesday 13th January 2021
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Mostly cloudy, increasing clearer skies
Base temp:
1°C

Top temp:
-4°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Light
visibility condition
Good
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Tuesday 12th January 2021, 8:45am 0cm
Monday 11th January 2021, 8:33am 10cm
Sunday 10th January 2021, 8:42am 17cm
Saturday 9th January 2021, 9:10am 38cm
Friday 8th January 2021, 9:04am 58cm
Thursday 7th January 2021, 8:45am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 123cm
Last 14 reports (total): 265cm
Current month (January 2021) total: 231cm
2020/2021 season so far total: 684cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:43am on Wednesday 13th January 2021
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Good morning from Yuzawa.

This morning there is a lot of cloud around and some blue sky and it is one of those days when it kind of feels like it might clear up, and the forecast gives us a fair chance of that too. It is going to be a milder day today and you can feel that outside early on.

Kagura are reporting 5cm of fresh snow overnight but none on the ground to report.

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Oh dear, there's some gloomy news to report this morning - Muikamachi Hakkaisan (in Minamiuonuma) has decided to close from today. Hopefully it will only be temporary - perhaps until the Tokyo state of emergency situation clears up? - but right now they are just saying 'for the time being'. :(

Let us hope that there are not others.

In brighter news, it looks like the Southern Area of GALA Yuzawa is fully open this morning, according to official sources. That area features some popular ungroomed courses. And talking of GALA Yuzawa...

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Today is the last chance to win a ticket for GALA Yuzawa. Thanks to everyone who has sent in comments... always good to hear from you, and it is encouraging that there are so many of you!

GALA Yuzawa lift ticket giveaway

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Individual ski area information: Wednesday 13th 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
All lifts and all courses now open
Official snow depth:
310cm

Ishiuchi Maruyama
The top link with GALA Yuzawa is now open
Official snow depth:
Mid: 290cm
Base: 1800cm

Iwappara
Official snow depth:
250cm

Joetsu Kokusai
The Osawa and Atema areas are closed for the time being; 7 lifts operating
Official snow depth:
270cm

Kagura
Tashiro and Kagura connection closed; individual Tashiro Area ticket now available
Official snow depth:
Top: 290cm
Base: 240cm

Kandatsu Snow Resort
Official snow depth:
225cm

Maiko Snow Resort
Official snow depth:
Top: 290cm
Base: 240cm

Muikamachi Hakkaisan
Currently closed

NASPA Ski Garden
Official snow depth:
235cm

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
Number 1, 2 and 3 lifts operating
Official snow depth:
295cm

Yuzawa Park
Official snow depth:
200cm


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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 [update: only Saturdays until 7th Feb]
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


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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 8:43am on Wednesday 13th January 2021
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

Most ski areas are opening as (sort of) normal. See above for any major notes.

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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 13th January 2021
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Yuzawa Now reports up until Wednesday 13th 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 Wednesday 13th 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 Wednesday 13th January 2021
2019/2020
Season
2018/2019
Season
13th January 0cm 0cm 0cm
12th January 0cm 0cm 0cm
11th January 10cm 0cm 3cm
10th January 17cm 2cm 12cm
9th January 38cm 0cm 42cm
8th January 58cm 0cm 11cm
7th January 0cm 0cm 29cm
Previous 7 days total 123cm 2cm 97cm
Previous 14 days total 265cm 47cm 223cm
November observed snowfall total 0cm 12cm 2cm
December observed snowfall total 453cm 27cm 253cm
January observed snowfall total 231cm 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 684cm 425cm 1042cm
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 13th 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]
231cm
[684cm]
- - - -
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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