Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Monday 24th February 2020

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:26am on Monday 24th February 2020
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Blue sky, sun, some cloud
Base temp:
2°C

Top temp:
-1°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Light NNW
visibility condition
Very good
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This report
Monday 24th February 2020, 8:26am
1cm
Sunday 23rd February 2020, 8:26am 0cm
Saturday 22nd February 2020, 8:34am 0cm
Friday 21st February 2020, 8:40am 0cm
Thursday 20th February 2020, 8:35am 0cm
Wednesday 19th February 2020, 8:22am 15cm
Tuesday 18th February 2020, 8:33am 19cm
Last 7 reports (total): 35cm
Last 14 reports (total): 55cm
Current month (February 2020) total: 219cm
2019/2020 season so far total: 346cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:26am on Monday 24th February 2020
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Good morning from Yuzawa.

As we updated yesterday, unfortunately the 2nd day of the World Cup event over at Naeba was cancelled yesterday. More on that on the Naeba Now report here.

We're really not catching many breaks with the weather this season, are we.

So yesterday it was kind-of snowing in Yuzawa and kind-of raining just to the north in Minamiuonuma. It certainly wasn't the day of nice snow that we thought we might have had... well, not in town anyway. Maiko Snow Resort are reporting 5cm of fresh snowfall and Kagura are reporting 5-10cm, so it sounds like upper mountain areas got a layer of fresh. (I am recording 1cm this morning from the dusting+ we got down in town).

Things look brighter - and are calmer - this morning. The sun is out and there is lots of blue sky over Yuzawa, lots more cloud to the north.

There is some more fresh snow on the forecast for this week. Let's hope it comes.

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We have a limited number of 1 day ski lift ticket vouchers to give away to SnowJapan readers:

Yuzawa Town:
This voucher can be exchanged at any ski resort in Yuzawa town (valid until 31st March 2020)
or
Minamiuonuma City:
This voucher can be exchanged at any ski resort in Minamiuonuma city (valid until 29th March 2020)

If you would like one of those please send us an email to editor@snowjapan.com with 'Lift ticket' as the subject line and let us know which you would like (Yuzawa or Minamiuonuma). You could perhaps also let us know how we're doing; or how you're doing!

Please only request if you are pretty sure that you would be able to use the ticket if you win.

We will contact winners by email after 6pm today and will be able to send them out as early as tomorrow.

Good luck.

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Individual ski resort information: Monday 24th February 2020
All information checked and updated manually for each report. Subject to change.

GALA Yuzawa

- All lifts are operating
- All courses apart from the downhill course (Falcon) are open
- The Ropeway connecting GALA Yuzawa with Yuzawa Kogen is operating
- Official snow depth: 140cm

Ishiuchi Maruyama

- All areas are open
- Official snow depth: 130cm (upper); 80cm (mid)

Iwappara

- All lifts (apart from Number 1 pair) and most of mid to upper area open
- Official snow depth: 95cm

Joetsu Kokusai

- All areas are now open; some courses unavailable
- Official snow depth: 120cm

Kagura

- All areas of Kagura are open
- The downhill course will not be open this season (due to autumn typhoon damage)
- The Dragondola connecting the Tashiro Area with Naeba is operating
- Official snow depth: 250cm

Kandatsu Snow Resort

- All lifts are operating; most courses open
- Official snow depth: 115cm

Maiko Snow Resort

- All the main areas are now open; some course restrictions
- Official snow depth: 130cm (upper); 20cm (base)

Muikamachi Hakkaisan

- 12 of 14 courses open; all lifts operating
- Official snow depth: 170cm

Naeba

- 19 of 22 courses open
- Official snow depth: 90cm
- Details on Naeba Now report here

NASPA Ski Garden

- All lifts operating
- D course is closed today; others remain open
- Official snow depth: 80cm

Yuzawa Kogen

- The top area via Yuzawa Kogen Ropeway is fully open
- The base areas are also open
- The Ropeway connecting Yuzawa Kogen with the Southern Area of GALA Yuzawa is closed (GALA closed today)
- Official snow depth: 120cm (Kogen); 30cm (base)

Yuzawa Nakazato

- All lifts are operating
- Official snow depth: 85cm

Yuzawa Park

- All lifts are operating
- Official snow depth: 65cm

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Photos (below) from around 8:15am on Monday 24th February 2020:

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

Archive report: Posted at 8:26am on Monday 24th February 2020
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

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 24th February 2020
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Yuzawa Now reports up until Monday 24th February 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 Monday 24th February 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)
  2019/2020
*as of Monday 24th February 2020
2018/2019
Season
2017/2018
Season
24th February 1cm 0cm 0cm
23rd February 0cm 0cm 0cm
22nd February 0cm 0cm 2cm
21st February 0cm 0cm 8cm
20th February 0cm 0cm 4cm
19th February 15cm 0cm 28cm
18th February 19cm 1cm 48cm
Previous 7 days total 35cm 1cm 90cm
Previous 14 days total 55cm 79cm 111cm
November observed snowfall total 12cm 2cm 14cm
December observed snowfall total 27cm 253cm 277cm
January observed snowfall total 88cm 523cm 392cm
February observed snowfall total 219cm 190cm 162cm
March observed snowfall total - 50cm 11cm
April observed snowfall total - 24cm 1cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 346cm 1042cm 857cm
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 24th February 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 - - - - - - - -
2019/2020 season - 12cm
[12cm]
27cm
[39cm]
88cm
[127cm]
219cm
[346cm]
- - -
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]
  October November December January February March April May
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