Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 18th February 2021

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:42am on Thursday 18th February 2021
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Snow
Base temp:
-4°C

Top temp:
-14°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow
wind condition
Light
visibility condition
Variable, limited in places
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This report
Thursday 18th February 2021, 8:42am
22cm
Wednesday 17th February 2021, 8:50am 21cm
Tuesday 16th February 2021, 8:19am 2cm
Monday 15th February 2021, 8:05am 0cm
Sunday 14th February 2021, 8:19am 0cm
Saturday 13th February 2021, 8:30am 0cm
Friday 12th February 2021, 8:14am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 45cm
Last 14 reports (total): 173cm
Current month (February 2021) total: 204cm
2020/2021 season so far total: 1012cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:42am on Thursday 18th February 2021
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Good morning from Yuzawa.

Again, perhaps not quite as much snow as we were expecting yesterday - it was a bit on/off during the day - with just a few cm piling up by evening time. That's not a complaint, just an observation. ;)

This morning there is another 20cm being measured and here is what ski areas are reporting:

Kagura: 10-20cm
Iwappara: 15-20cm
Ishiuchi Maruyama: 30cm
Maiko Snow Resort: 20cm

There seems to have been more snow just to the north in Minamiuonuma (32cm measured at SJHQ) than in Yuzawa this morning. Interesting to see Kagura reporting 10-20cm. Still, there's generally a good 20cm or so layer out there again and hopefully more to add to that through today as it continues to come down. Quite cold too, this morning.

The snow is due to ease off by tomorrow morning and perhaps we'll get some sunshine.

Still looks like we will enjoy a sunny weekend... along with mild temperatures once again. Decent-heavy snow with mild-warm periods between the snowfalls seems to be one of the headlines of this season in this region. With that in mind, it is good to see more snow due next week.

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Individual ski area information: Thursday 18th 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:
340cm

Ishiuchi Maruyama
All areas open
Official snow depth:
Mid: 270cm

Iwappara
The Number 2 pair lift only is open today
Official snow depth:
250cm

Joetsu Kokusai
3 lifts and 7 courses in the main Nagamine and Panorama areas open
Official snow depth:
290cm

Kagura
Kagura be open as normal this morning
Official snow depth:
Top: 330cm
Base: 280cm

Kandatsu Snow Resort
Normal weekday operations (D lift and 2 courses closed)
Official snow depth:
270cm

Maiko Snow Resort
All areas open - Dolphin & Champion courses closed to general public for competition
Official snow depth:
Top: 330cm
Base: 210cm

Muikamachi Hakkaisan
Currently closed

NASPA Ski Garden
All courses apart from Course C open
Official snow depth:
250cm

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 and 5 lifts operating
Official snow depth:
235cm

Yuzawa Park
Closed on weekdays this week


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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 March
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

Naeba
Time: Until 8:30pm
Dates: Daily
Lifts: Number 4 pair lift

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Closed during the 2020-2021 winter season
- Ishiuchi Hanaoka

Archive report: Posted at 8:42am on Thursday 18th February 2021
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

Ski areas should be opening as planned this morning

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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 18th February 2021
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Yuzawa Now reports up until Thursday 18th 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 18th 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 18th February 2021
2019/2020
Season
2018/2019
Season
18th February 22cm 19cm 1cm
17th February 21cm 0cm 17cm
16th February 2cm 0cm 2cm
15th February 0cm 0cm 11cm
14th February 0cm 0cm 15cm
13th February 0cm 0cm 15cm
12th February 0cm 0cm 13cm
Previous 7 days total 45cm 19cm 74cm
Previous 14 days total 173cm 180cm 132cm
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 204cm 248cm 190cm
March observed snowfall total - 50cm 50cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm 24cm
May observed snowfall total - - 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 1012cm 425cm 1042cm
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 18th 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]
204cm
[1012cm]
- - -
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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