Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Friday 19th February 2021

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:01am on Friday 19th February 2021
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
-2°C

Top temp:
-10°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow
wind condition
Light NW
visibility condition
Fair
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This report
Friday 19th February 2021, 8:01am
42cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 87cm
Last 14 reports (total): 167cm
Current month (February 2021) total: 246cm
2020/2021 season so far total: 1054cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:01am on Friday 19th February 2021
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Good morning from Yuzawa.

Last night at 8pm, 24cm of fresh snowfall was moved off the measuring point; this morning there's another 18cm on there. So that's 42cm since yesterday morning.

Here's what ski areas are reporting (sometimes with that kind of vague 'since last night' wording):

Kagura: 30cm
Iwappara: about 20cm
Ishiuchi Maruyama: 20cm
Maiko Snow Resort: 20cm

So it's probably safe to say that - at the very least - there's 20cm of fresh, and likely a fair bit more than that in ungroomed areas this morning.

Great news. Those snow walls that we all love along the side of the roads remain impressive. Long may it continue! :)

It's a fairly cold start, cloudy and grey. Light snow is still falling early morning but it is due to ease off soon. There might even be some sunshine before the end of the day.

We are due sunshine from the start of the weekend... along with those warming temperatures once again.

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If you plan to be here over the weekend:

Please do check the information noted below regarding ski area operations. Currently some ski areas are operating fewer lifts and courses on a weekday and more on weekends.

Specific plans are mentioned below.

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Individual ski area information: Friday 19th 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:
360cm

Ishiuchi Maruyama
All areas open
Official snow depth:
Mid: 340cm

Iwappara
The Number 2 pair lift only is open today
Official snow depth:
270cm

Joetsu Kokusai
3 lifts and 9 courses in the main Nagamine and Panorama areas open
Official snow depth:
310cm

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:
275cm

Maiko Snow Resort
All areas open - Dolphin & Champion courses closed to general public for competition
Official snow depth:
Top: 340cm
Base: 240cm

Muikamachi Hakkaisan
Currently closed

NASPA Ski Garden
All courses apart from Course C open
Official snow depth:
295cm

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: 340cm
Base: 260cm

Yuzawa Nakazato
Number 1, 2, 3 and 5 lifts operating
Official snow depth:
245cm

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: Friday 19th 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 Monday 22nd February.

Joetsu Kokusai:
On weekdays the main area in front of the hotel and (at least part of) Panorama area are open.
Osawa area plans to be open on 20th-21st February.
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:
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 8:01am on Friday 19th February 2021
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

Ski areas should be opening as planned

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Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent Yuzawa Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 19th February 2021
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Yuzawa Now reports up until Friday 19th February 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 Friday 19th 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 Friday 19th February 2021
2019/2020
Season
2018/2019
Season
19th February 42cm 15cm 0cm
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
Previous 7 days total 87cm 34cm 61cm
Previous 14 days total 167cm 195cm 131cm
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 246cm 248cm 190cm
March observed snowfall total - 50cm 50cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm 24cm
May observed snowfall total - - 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 1054cm 425cm 1042cm
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 19th 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]
246cm
[1054cm]
- - -
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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