Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Tuesday 15th December 2020

Yuzawa Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:04am on Tuesday 15th December 2020
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Snow
Base temp:
-1°C

Top temp:
-7°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snow
wind condition
Light-moderate NNW
visibility condition
Poor
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Tuesday 15th December 2020, 9:04am
42cm
Monday 14th December 2020, 9:07am 1cm
Sunday 13th December 2020, 8:37am 0cm
Saturday 12th December 2020, 8:06am 0cm
Friday 11th December 2020, 8:10am 0cm
Thursday 10th December 2020, 8:14am 0cm
Wednesday 9th December 2020, 8:15am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 43cm
Last 14 reports (total): 43cm
Current month (December 2020) total: 43cm
2020/2021 season so far total: 43cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:04am on Tuesday 15th December 2020
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Good morning from Yuzawa.

What a difference just one day can make!

It was snowing yesterday. More steadily than heavily for the most part, but it went into a higher gear overnight and there is a lot of snow around this morning.

Yesterday morning Kagura were reporting 20-30cm of fresh snow by around lunchtime... and the forecast was for 50-80cm by the end of today. They haven't yet put out a number this morning, but I am guessing it might be around 50cm. Perhaps even more (but they might well hold back on the crazy numbers!)

The local forecast was also saying that we were on for about 40cm of snowfall overnight last night, and I'd say they got that about right.

Down in town areas there is around 40cm of snow on the ground; there is more than that in places. Same just to the north in Minamiuonuma. And more being added as the snow continues.

There is a lot of shovelling going on this morning, but I doubt many people are complaining. All of this precious snow!

GALA Yuzawa is going to be opening from tomorrow, Wednesday 16th December.

No word from Kagura yet on expanded operations or the opening of Tashiro but that might be imminent.

The snow is due to continue over at least the next few days. If that happens, you can expect the various ski areas to be able to open on their planned opening dates.

Looks like we are going to be on for a very good start.

:)

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Interesting point:

Last season these Yuzawa Now reports observed a total of just 27cm in the whole of the month of December (and 39cm as a total for the season until the end of December).

In just one day we have already blown through that number.

It is still very early and much can happen in a season. But this definitely feels more like the 'normal' that we were yearning for last time round.

Fingers crossed.

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A general message from SnowJapan was posted yesterday.

If you missed it you can you can find it here.

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Kagura

Operating lifts:

- Mitsumata Ropeway (8:00am until 4:30pm)
- Mitsumata Number 1 quad lift (8:00am until 2:30pm)
- Mitsumata Number 2 romance lift (8:15am until 4:00pm)
- Kagura Gondola (8:15am until 3:45pm)
- Kagura Number 1 high speed lift (8:30am until 3:00pm)

Courses open:

- Kagura main course (1,500m)
- Family Course
- Official snow depth: 80cm (top); 40cm (base)

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Planned opening dates for ski areas in the region

Below are the planned opening dates of ski areas in Yuzawa and Minamiuonuma. All are of course subject to change.


Currently part open
- Kagura (via Mitsumata)

Tomorrow
- GALA Yuzawa

As soon as there is enough snow
- Joetsu Kokusai
- Kagura (via Tashiro)

Friday 18th December 2020
- Ishiuchi Maruyama
- Maiko Snow Resort

Saturday 19th December 2020
- Kandatsu Snow Resort
- Naeba
- Nakazato Snow Wood
- Yuzawa Kogen
- Yuzawa Nakazato

Thursday 24th December 2020
- Iwappara
- NASPA Ski Garden

Friday 25th December 2020
- Ipponsugi
- Muica Snow Resort
- Muikamachi Hakkaisan
- Yuzawa Park

Saturday 26th December 2020
- Chateau Shiozawa
- Hakkai Sanroku
- Itsukamachi

Late December
- Mt Granview

Closed during the 2020-2021 winter season
- Ishiuchi Hanaoka

Archive report: Posted at 9:04am on Tuesday 15th December 2020
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

Kagura is part open. GALA Yuzawa will be part open from tomorrow.

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Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent Yuzawa Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 15th December 2020
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Yuzawa Now reports up until Tuesday 15th December 2020
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Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 15th December 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
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  2020/2021
*as of Tuesday 15th December 2020
2019/2020
Season
2018/2019
Season
15th December 42cm 0cm 32cm
14th December 1cm 0cm 14cm
13th December 0cm 3cm 2cm
12th December 0cm 0cm 0cm
11th December 0cm 0cm 0cm
10th December 0cm 0cm 9cm
9th December 0cm 0cm 14cm
Previous 7 days total 43cm 3cm 71cm
Previous 14 days total 43cm 11cm 71cm
November observed snowfall total 0cm 12cm 2cm
December observed snowfall total 43cm 27cm 253cm
January observed snowfall total - 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 43cm 425cm 1042cm
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 15th December 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 - 0cm
[0cm]
43cm
[43cm]
- - - - -
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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