Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Monday 17th February 2020

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:22am on Monday 17th February 2020
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloudy (fog/gas in places?)
Base temp:
3°C

Top temp:
-2°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light rain lingering in places and easing off
wind condition
Light northerly for the moment
visibility condition
Limited in higher areas
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Monday 17th February 2020, 8:22am
0cm
Sunday 16th February 2020, 8:31am 0cm
Saturday 15th February 2020, 8:22am 0cm
Friday 14th February 2020, 8:39am 0cm
Thursday 13th February 2020, 8:44am 0cm
Wednesday 12th February 2020, 7:45am 0cm
Tuesday 11th February 2020, 8:42am 20cm
Last 7 reports (total): 20cm
Last 14 reports (total): 166cm
Current month (February 2020) total: 184cm
2019/2020 season so far total: 311cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:22am on Monday 17th February 2020
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Good morning from Yuzawa.

First up - Kagura reporting 1cm of fresh snow up top this morning.

OK, rewind a bit. We avoided rain for much of the day yesterday but it moved in during the evening and there has been some lingering rain this morning. The last of that should be clearing up soon and we might get some sunshine.

It is not going to be as mild today, though we'll still probably get a high of around +7C later on this afternoon.

Obviously this latest run of mild/warm and some rain has not been kind to the snow. Some lower slopes are starting to struggle once again and there are some changes to operations at some ski resorts this morning. Please see below.

The good news that we all want: overnight tonight it will be getting colder and snow should start falling. All being well, we will have a day of snow through the day tomorrow. It might get a bit windy too.

Let's all try to will it to happen (well, the snow bit at least!)

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Just want to make one thing clear...

The daily reports on this website, including this Yuzawa Now one, are not 'official' reports.

By that, I mean that SnowJapan.com is 100% independent. We are not official spokespeople for any ski resorts... or for anyone else. No-one has any say in what we publish. (And for total newcomers - SnowJapan.com is not a ski resort or a travel agency!!!)

Essentially, we are volunteering to do this every day.

Normally, after the early season period and throughout the main season, ski resorts are all fully open and everyone can get on with just enjoying it.

Unfortunately it has, of course, been a rather abnormal season meaning that many ski resorts haven't been able to get fully open - even now - and there are various operational changes going on every day. We check as much information as we can and provide as many details in the report as possible each morning, but there are going to be operational details that we simply cannot cover. (Ideally, the ski resorts will be providing their own details in a timely manner).

So please keep that in mind.

We will continue to do our best in providing you with good information every morning.

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Individual ski resort information: Monday 17th February 2020
All information checked and updated manually for each report. Subject to change.

GALA Yuzawa

- All lifts are operating and all courses (apart from the downhill Falcon) are open
- The Ropeway connecting GALA Yuzawa with Yuzawa Kogen is operating
- Official snow depth: 170cm

Ishiuchi Maruyama

- Mostly open (18 courses)
- Official snow depth: 130cm (upper); 90cm (mid)

Iwappara

- All lifts (apart from Number 1 pair) and most courses open
- Official snow depth: 90cm

Joetsu Kokusai

- All areas are now open, some courses unavailable
- Official snow depth: 120cm

Kagura

- All areas of Kagura are open
- The downhill course will not be open this season
- The Dragondola connecting with Naeba is operating
- Official snow depth: 250cm

Kandatsu Snow Resort

- A, B and C lifts are operating; most courses open
- Official snow depth: 115cm

Maiko Snow Resort

- All the main areas are now open; some course restrictions
- Official snow depth: 110cm (upper); 30cm (base)

Muikamachi Hakkaisan

- 11 of 14 courses open; 3 of 4 lifts operating
- Official snow depth: 180cm

Naeba

- 18 of 22 courses open
- Official snow depth: 90cm
- Details on Naeba Now report here

NASPA Ski Garden

- All main courses apart from D are open; all lifts operating
- Official snow depth: 70cm

Yuzawa Kogen

- The top area via Yuzawa Kogen Ropeway is fully open
- The base Family lift and course is operating
- Downhill course is closed; the lower Nunoba Snowland is closed due to snow conditions
- The Ropeway connecting Yuzawa Kogen with the Southern Area of GALA Yuzawa is operating
- Official snow depth: 150cm (Kogen); 30cm (base)

Yuzawa Nakazato

- Number 1, 2, 3 and 5 lifts are operating
- Official snow depth: 85cm

Yuzawa Park

- Number 1, 3 and 7 lifts are operating
- Official snow depth: 70cm

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Photos (below) from around 8:15am on Monday 17th February 2020:

- Yuzawa Kogen
- NASPA Ski Garden
- Ishiuchi Maruyama (2)
- Route 17/Yuzawa IC exit
- Maiko Snow Resort

Archive report: Posted at 8:22am on Monday 17th February 2020
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

Please see above

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Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent Yuzawa Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 17th February 2020
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Yuzawa Now reports up until Monday 17th February 2020
(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 Monday 17th February 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)
  2019/2020
*as of Monday 17th February 2020
2018/2019
Season
2017/2018
Season
17th February 0cm 17cm 0cm
16th February 0cm 2cm 9cm
15th February 0cm 11cm 2cm
14th February 0cm 15cm 3cm
13th February 0cm 15cm 7cm
12th February 0cm 13cm 0cm
11th February 20cm 5cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 20cm 78cm 21cm
Previous 14 days total 166cm 131cm 61cm
November observed snowfall total 12cm 2cm 14cm
December observed snowfall total 27cm 253cm 277cm
January observed snowfall total 88cm 523cm 392cm
February observed snowfall total 184cm 190cm 162cm
March observed snowfall total - 50cm 11cm
April observed snowfall total - 24cm 1cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 311cm 1042cm 857cm
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 17th February 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
2019/2020 season - 12cm
[12cm]
27cm
[39cm]
88cm
[127cm]
184cm
[311cm]
- - -
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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