Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Monday 22nd February 2021

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:20am on Monday 22nd February 2021
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Sunny
Base temp:
7°C

Top temp:
2°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Light
visibility condition
Excellent
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This report
Monday 22nd February 2021, 8:20am
0cm
Sunday 21st February 2021, 8:02am 0cm
Saturday 20th February 2021, 8:02am 0cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 87cm
Last 14 reports (total): 150cm
Current month (February 2021) total: 246cm
2020/2021 season so far total: 1054cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:20am on Monday 22nd February 2021
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Good morning from Yuzawa.

Yesterday was sunny and bright and warm, with temperatures more normal for April than for February.

It's another sunny morning and similar to yesterday it is going to warm up to over 10C in town, perhaps up to around 12C. The sun is out and it is really bright with that hazy spring kind of feel.

Tomorrow is The Emperor's Birthday - a national holiday. With some people probably taking today off and having a 'long weekend', today might well feel more like a weekend than a normal weekday, and indeed various ski areas are treating it like a weekend.

It is still forecast to be much colder by tomorrow, back right down to around zero, and snow is forecast for the day and into Wednesday (perhaps starting as rain early morning). We can hope for a nice layer of fresh come Wednesday, with some more snow currently due Friday too.

The frequency and volume of snow is inevitably going to start to decrease, so any and all fresh is very precious!

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Ski areas looked busy yesterday - some of them looked extremely busy. People seem to getting increasingly inclined to get out and about. In some ways wearing face coverings seems like the only main difference from a normal weekend at the moment, perhaps along with having your temperature taken at some areas. If the case numbers keep on decreasing: great!

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Some of you might have missed this as it was added to the report yesterday morning:

Muikamachi Hakkaisan, to the north of Yuzawa in Minamiuonuma, has announced that it will be re-opening from next Saturday (27th February).

It closed in January and with their originally planned season only going up to 21st March and no news until now, it was getting to feel like they would not be opening again this season... but no!

It will be good to see Hakkaisan back open.

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Individual ski area information: Monday 22nd 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
South Area and connection with Yuzawa Kogen closed today for maintenance
Official snow depth:
350cm

Ishiuchi Maruyama
All areas open
Official snow depth:
Mid: 290cm

Iwappara
Central to summit areas open - 13 of 20 courses available
Official snow depth:
230cm

Joetsu Kokusai
8 lifts and 13 courses in the Nagamine, Panorama and Osawa areas open
Official snow depth:
290cm

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

Kandatsu Snow Resort
All lifts and courses open
Official snow depth:
230cm

Maiko Snow Resort
All areas open
Official snow depth:
Top: 300cm
Base: 180cm

Muikamachi Hakkaisan
Muikamachi Hakkaisan will re-open on Saturday 27th February

NASPA Ski Garden
All lifts and courses open
Official snow depth:
265cm

Naeba
6 lifts (including Number 2 Gondola) and 15 courses open
Official snow depth:
Top: 180cm
Base: 150cm

Yuzawa Kogen
Base and Kogen areas both open - connection with GALA Yuzawa closed today
Official snow depth:
Top: 340cm
Base: 260cm

Yuzawa Nakazato
Number 1, 2, 3 and 5 lifts operating
Official snow depth:
225cm

Yuzawa Park
Number 1 and 8 lifts operating
Official snow depth:
190cm

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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: Monday 22nd 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.
The Atema and Osawa areas are closed for the time being.

Muikamachi Hakkaisan:
Re-opening on Saturday 27th February!

NASPA Ski Garden:
All lifts and courses are open on weekends and 22nd-23rd February.
The Number 2 and 3 lifts are rested on weekdays (apart from 22nd Feb), when all courses but C will be open.
This change is planned until 7th March.

Yuzawa Park:
Closed on the following dates:
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 7:00pm
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


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Photos:

GALA Yuzawa (3)
Yuzawa Kogen (2)
NASPA Ski Garden
Ishiuchi Maruyama (2)
Route 17 (Yuzawa IC exit)
Maiko Snow Resort

Archive report: Posted at 8:20am on Monday 22nd February 2021
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

Ski areas should be opening as normal. The only exception seems to be that the South Area of GALA Yuzawa is closed today as they do something with the lift over there.

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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 22nd February 2021
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Yuzawa Now reports up until Monday 22nd 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 Monday 22nd 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 Monday 22nd February 2021
2019/2020
Season
2018/2019
Season
22nd February 0cm 0cm 0cm
21st February 0cm 0cm 0cm
20th February 0cm 0cm 0cm
19th February 42cm 15cm 0cm
18th February 22cm 19cm 1cm
17th February 21cm 0cm 17cm
16th February 2cm 0cm 2cm
Previous 7 days total 87cm 34cm 20cm
Previous 14 days total 150cm 112cm 123cm
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 Monday 22nd 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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