Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 20th December 2020

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:02am on Sunday 20th December 2020
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Snow clouds remain
Base temp:
-2°C

Top temp:
-8°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snow due today, but less than it has been
wind condition
NNW
visibility condition
Limited
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This report
Sunday 20th December 2020, 9:02am
51cm
Saturday 19th December 2020, 9:05am 32cm
Friday 18th December 2020, 9:10am 38cm
Thursday 17th December 2020, 9:43am 76cm
Wednesday 16th December 2020, 9:40am 96cm
Tuesday 15th December 2020, 9:04am 42cm
Monday 14th December 2020, 9:07am 1cm
Last 7 reports (total): 336cm
Last 14 reports (total): 336cm
Current month (December 2020) total: 336cm
2020/2021 season so far total: 336cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:02am on Sunday 20th December 2020
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Good morning from Yuzawa.

More relentless snowfall during the day yesterday and overnight.

Kagura are reporting 80cm since yesterday. Both Maiko Snow Resort and Ishiuchi Maruyama are reporting 30cm of snowfall overnight.

Since yesterday at 9am, 51cm was just checked at our measuring point. We kind of feel hesitant posting such large numbers, but that is what was there, so...

The continued snowfall means that many people remain in that 'dealing with it' mode and that includes the ski areas that are open.

For example, this morning only the Mitsumata area of Kagura is open due to the current weather conditions. The main Kagura area is closed.

There is a huge amount of snow around everywhere you look, but that does not automatically mean that ski areas are all fully open. Not yet.

It looks like while it is due to be snowing today and perhaps into tomorrow, there should be less of it. (At the time of writing it is actually a bit brighter in the area to the north of Yuzawa).

For the first part of the week we should have a few days of clearer skies, some sunshine and milder conditions. That will give everyone time to get on top of the situation.

This is just a guess but I would expect everywhere to be able to catch up and get the snow settled in and be able to be close to fully opening come the end of the week, in time for Christmas.

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Last season we recorded 425cm of snowfall in Yuzawa (town level) throughout the whole of the winter. That was of course very low for Yuzawa.

Just this week, since Monday, we have already recorded 336cm. Crazy!

When we have more time we'll take a closer look at the numbers, but you can always find the data below on this page or on the Snowfall Analysis page (tab at the top).

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Our Niseko Now reporter responded to a comment sent in yesterday regarding their reporting. If you have a moment please do see their response here as it applies to all of our reports.

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Individual ski area information: Sunday 20th December 2020
All information checked and updated manually for each report. Subject to change.

GALA Yuzawa
Operating lifts:
- Diligence Gondola
- Barouche quad lift
- Sociable quad lift
- Coach pair lift
- Phaeton pair lift
- Victoria quad lift
Courses open:
- Central Area (all open except Edelweiss)
- North Area (Broadway, Super Broadway & Swan open)
Official snow depth:
- 270cm


Ishiuchi Maruyama
Operating lifts:
- Sunrise Express
- Tyrol Triple
- Kanko Number 3 Express
Official snow depth:
- Central: 270cm
- Base: 200cm


Joetsu Kokusai
Open lifts & courses:
- 7 lifts and 11 courses
Official snow depth:
- 220cm


Kagura
Operating lifts:
- Mitsumata Ropeway
- Mitsumata Number 1 quad lift
- Mitsumata Number 2 romance pair lift
Courses open:
- Mitsumata
Official snow depth:
- Top: 260cm
- Base: 200cm

- The opening of Tashiro Area has been delayed


Kandatsu Snow Resort
Operating lifts:
- A, B and C lifts
Courses open:
- Most courses open
Official snow depth:
- 250cm


Naeba
Operating lifts:
- Number 4 high speed lift
- Number 5 high speed lift
- Number 4 romance lift
Courses open:
- Lower areas
Official snow depth:
- 120cm (top)
- 100cm (base)

Maiko Snow Resort
Operating lifts:
- Gondola
- Okusoeji quad
- Okusoeji pair
Courses open:
- 11 courses in top area and Nagamine area
Official snow depth:
- 250cm (top)


Yuzawa Kogen
Operating lifts:
- Yuzawa Kogen Ropeway
- Cosmos
- Kogen Express


Yuzawa Nakazato
Operating lifts:
- Number 2 romance lift
- Number 3 romance lift
Official snow depth:
- 220cm


Nakazato Snow Wood

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Other planned opening dates:

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 9:02am on Sunday 20th December 2020
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

See above for open ski areas

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(updated daily during winter)
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent Yuzawa Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 20th December 2020
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Yuzawa Now reports up until Sunday 20th December 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 Sunday 20th 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 Sunday 20th December 2020
2019/2020
Season
2018/2019
Season
20th December 51cm 0cm 0cm
19th December 32cm 0cm 2cm
18th December 38cm 0cm 12cm
17th December 76cm 0cm 0cm
16th December 96cm 0cm 2cm
15th December 42cm 0cm 32cm
14th December 1cm 0cm 14cm
Previous 7 days total 336cm 0cm 62cm
Previous 14 days total 336cm 5cm 87cm
November observed snowfall total 0cm 12cm 2cm
December observed snowfall total 336cm 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 336cm 425cm 1042cm
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 20th 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]
336cm
[336cm]
- - - - -
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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