Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Friday 25th December 2020

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:35am on Friday 25th December 2020
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Snow clouds
Base temp:
1°C

Top temp:
-5°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light-moderate snow
wind condition
NNW
visibility condition
Limited-poor
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Friday 25th December 2020, 8:35am
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Thursday 24th December 2020, 8:45am 0cm
Wednesday 23rd December 2020, 9:02am 0cm
Tuesday 22nd December 2020, 8:45am 4cm
Monday 21st December 2020, 9:12am 40cm
Sunday 20th December 2020, 9:02am 51cm
Saturday 19th December 2020, 9:05am 32cm
Last 7 reports (total): 131cm
Last 14 reports (total): 384cm
Current month (December 2020) total: 384cm
2020/2021 season so far total: 384cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:35am on Friday 25th December 2020
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Good morning from Yuzawa and Merry Christmas. Santa is here in Yuzawa and can probably be found at a few ski areas during the day.

Beautiful sunny blue skies again in the morning yesterday but by mid afternoon it had gradually changed into a more grey overcast kind of feel.

Overnight I was woken up by the sound of rain - nooooo! - but I am happy to report that it is snowing. Not a whole lot just yet but we can expect snowfall during the day today and tomorrow. It is thankfully going to remain colder today, though not super cold.

Today sees the Muikamachi Hakkaisan resort as well as a few other ski areas planning to be open.

A few changes from other ski areas too with more of Joetsu Kokusai opening up and the two Nagamine quad lifts at Maiko starting their season.

A much larger part of Naeba is now open. They have their Number 2 Gondola operating as well as the upper Takenokodaira pair lift which opens up quite a few more runs over there.

More of Tashiro is now open (up to the Number 6 pair lift) but Tashiro and Kagura are not yet connected.

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Individual ski area information: Friday 25th December 2020
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
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 and Super Swan open)
Official snow depth:
- 250cm


Ishiuchi Maruyama
Operating lifts:
- 5 lifts and 15 courses open
Official snow depth:
- Central area: 240cm
- Base area: 170cm


Iwappara
Operating lifts:
- Number 2 pair
- Number 3 pair
Official snow depth:
- 210cm


Joetsu Kokusai
Open lifts & courses:
- 8 lifts and 12 courses
Official snow depth:
- 210cm


Kagura
Operating lifts:
- Mitsumata Ropeway
- Mitsumata Number 1 quad lift
- Mitsumata Number 2 romance pair lift
- Kagura Gondola
- Kagura Number 1 high speed lift
- Tashiro Ropeway
- Tashiro Number 1 romance lift
- Tashiro Number 2 romance lift
- Tashiro Number 1 high speed lift
- Tashiro Number 6 romance lift
Courses open:
- Most of Mitsumata and Kagura Areas open and a large part of Tashiro now open
Official snow depth:
- Top: 280cm
- Base: 210cm


Kandatsu Snow Resort
Operating lifts:
- A, C and E lifts
Official snow depth:
- 200cm


Maiko Snow Resort
Operating lifts:
- Gondola
- Nagamine Number 1 quad
- Nagamine Number 2 quad
- Okusoeji quad
- Okusoeji pair
Courses open:
- 12 courses in top area and Nagamine area
Official snow depth:
- 240cm (top)


Muikamachi Hakkaisan
Official snow depth:
- 260cm


NASPA Ski Garden
Operating lifts:
- All lifts operating
Courses open:
- All main courses apart from Course E open
Official snow depth:
- 230cm


Naeba
Operating lifts:
- Prince Number 2 Gondola
- Number 5 high speed lift
- Number 4 pair lift
- Number 3 high speed lift
- Takenokodaira pair lift
Courses open:
- 12 of 22 courses open
Official snow depth:
- 120cm (top)
- 100cm (base)


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


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Planned opening dates of other ski areas in the region:

Today (25th December 2020)
- Ipponsugi
- Muica Snow Resort
- Yuzawa Park

Saturday 26th December 2020
- Chateau Shiozawa
- Hakkai Sanroku
- Itsukamachi

Late December
- Mt Granview

Closed during the 2020-2021 winter season
- Ishiuchi Hanaoka


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Re-posted in case you missed it:

From 24th December the Niigata Prefecture government is starting up a special campaign to help support ski areas in the region.

The Niigata Ski Oni Waribiki ('Niigata Ski Demon Discount') campaign lets you buy lift tickets at a special discounted rate at ski areas in the Prefecture, along with rental discounts at some. It looks like most of the ski areas in the area are participating - looks like only Nakazato Snow Wood and Mt Granview are not participating. (That may change).

The value of the discount available is different at each ski area, but using the campaign you can get a discount of up to 3,500 yen off a 1 day lift ticket and up to 5,500 yen on rental. For lift tickets you are allowed to use the scheme up to two times.

The available information is all in Japanese, but if you or your friends can work with a Japanese website it might be worth taking a look.

The system seems simple enough but you will need to sign up for and use the PassMe! (パスミー)electric ticket system to make use of the campaign.

More information can be found here:

https://niigata-oniwari.jp/

Niigata Ski Oni Waribiki is planned to be available from 24th December 2020 until 28th February 2021.

(You can see the campaign official logo below the photos today)

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As mentioned in the reports this week, if you are interested in winning a lift ticket for any of the ski areas in Minamiuonuma, you might get lucky with our lift ticket giveaway:

Win a Minamiuonuma lift ticket

Good luck!

Archive report: Posted at 8:35am on Friday 25th December 2020
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

Most ski areas are now at least part open - see above for more details

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  2020/2021
*as of Friday 25th December 2020
2019/2020
Season
2018/2019
Season
25th December 4cm 0cm 2cm
24th December 0cm 2cm 0cm
23rd December 0cm 0cm 0cm
22nd December 4cm 0cm 0cm
21st December 40cm 0cm 0cm
20th December 51cm 0cm 0cm
19th December 32cm 0cm 2cm
Previous 7 days total 131cm 2cm 4cm
Previous 14 days total 384cm 5cm 66cm
November observed snowfall total 0cm 12cm 2cm
December observed snowfall total 384cm 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 384cm 425cm 1042cm
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 25th 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]
384cm
[384cm]
- - - - -
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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