Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Monday 21st December 2020

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:12am on Monday 21st December 2020
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Snow
Base temp:
-2°C

Top temp:
-10°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snow
wind condition
NW
visibility condition
Limited-poor
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This report
Monday 21st December 2020, 9:12am
40cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 375cm
Last 14 reports (total): 376cm
Current month (December 2020) total: 376cm
2020/2021 season so far total: 376cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:12am on Monday 21st December 2020
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Good morning from Yuzawa.

Guess what? Yep, you guessed it. It's still snowing.

There was a break yesterday morning for a short time when there was even some sunshine breaking through in places, but it got back to snow fairly quickly and there has been another thick layer overnight.

Our measurement this morning: 40cm since 9am yesterday morning. That takes our total for the season to 376cm.

375cm of that over the last 7 days (!)

The Kagura resort are reporting 70cm of snow since yesterday and this morning they have the Mitsumata Area open and just the Kagura Number 1 pair lift at Kagura.

Both Maiko Snow Resort and Ishiuchi Maruyama are reporting 20cm since last night. (They're surely doing some rounding down there. When numbers get big, ski areas seem to get wary of actually scaring people off with 'too much snow'.)

GALA Yuzawa now has an official snow depth of 300cm.

This has been mentioned in other reports in the last few days but it is worth repeating. All this snow does not mean that all the ski areas are going to be fully open. They are still very much dealing with it all and there are safety issues to consider. Dealing with such large amounts of snow is actually a very serious business, especially when it all comes at once. Last year was 'not normal'... this sudden massive snow is the other extreme. With the snow due to ease off somewhat by the end of today and then a few days of clearer skies and calmer conditions, everyone should be getting on top of the situation fairly soon. First of all, it needs to ease off!

Keep that in mind and if you plan to be here and if you venture out in all this snow... it's natural to be excited by all this, but keep that in check and take extra care out there.

As of 9am it is still snowing and visibility is limited.

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Individual ski area information: Monday 21st 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:
- 300cm


Ishiuchi Maruyama
Operating lifts:
- Sunrise Express
- Tyrol Triple
- Kanko Number 3 Express
- Summit High Speed
Official snow depth:
- Central: 280cm
- Base: 200cm


Joetsu Kokusai
Open lifts & courses:
- 5 lifts and 10 courses
Official snow depth:
- 240cm


Kagura
Operating lifts:
- Mitsumata Ropeway
- Mitsumata Number 1 quad lift
- Mitsumata Number 2 romance pair lift
- Kagura Gondola
- Kagura Number 1 romance pair lift
Courses open:
- Mitsumata and unconfirmed at Kagura
Official snow depth:
- Top: 280cm
- Base: 210cm

- 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:
- 240cm


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 9:12am on Monday 21st December 2020
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

Various ski areas are open - 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 21st December 2020
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Yuzawa Now reports up until Monday 21st 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 Monday 21st 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 Monday 21st December 2020
2019/2020
Season
2018/2019
Season
21st December 40cm 0cm 0cm
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
Previous 7 days total 375cm 0cm 48cm
Previous 14 days total 376cm 3cm 87cm
November observed snowfall total 0cm 12cm 2cm
December observed snowfall total 376cm 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 376cm 425cm 1042cm
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 21st 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]
376cm
[376cm]
- - - - -
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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