Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 26th December 2020

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:23am on Saturday 26th December 2020
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Mostly cloudy still...
Base temp:
0°C

Top temp:
0°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow easing off
wind condition
NW
visibility condition
Generally decent and probably improving
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This report
Saturday 26th December 2020, 9:23am
34cm
Friday 25th December 2020, 8:35am 4cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 133cm
Last 14 reports (total): 418cm
Current month (December 2020) total: 418cm
2020/2021 season so far total: 418cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:23am on Saturday 26th December 2020
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Good morning from Yuzawa.

Snow was falling for a lot of yesterday - heavily at times - but there was more snow overnight.

This morning Ishiuchi Maruyama are reporting 30cm and Maiko Snow Resort are reporting 40cm. The observed snowfall number this morning (since last report) is 34cm.

As expected, it looks like many ski areas are now either mostly or fully open. Please see the details below where we've tried to add as much as we can.

It is still snowing this morning but some nearby regions are getting some clearer skies and sunshine so perhaps we will get some of that later. It does actually appear to be starting to clear and it is quite bright in places.

Tomorrow through Tuesday the forecast is for a mix of cloud and sun but from Wednesday the snow should be back - and it might be heavy snow again. Snow is likely through into the New Year.

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At the end of December 2019, this report had observed a total snowfall for the season of just 39cm.

So far, this year has delivered 418cm.

I wonder if we can 'beat' December 2014, when 559cm was recorded during that month?

I spent a large part of the day trying to save a few trees. Even though they had been prepared for winter with various supports, the supports weren't enough under the weight of the snow from last week. Hopefully they will survive.

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Individual ski area information: Saturday 26th 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
- Chariot pair lift
Courses open:
- Central Area (all open)
- Northern Area (all open except Roman Holiday and Snow Park)
- Downhill course (Falcon)
Official snow depth:
- 240cm


Ishiuchi Maruyama
Lift & course info:
- Mostly open
Official snow depth:
- Central area: 280cm


Iwappara
Operating lifts:
- Number 1 pair parallel
- Number 2 pair
- Number 3 pair
- Central quad
- Summit quad
Official snow depth:
- 250cm


Joetsu Kokusai
Lift & course info:
- Mostly open now
Official snow depth:
- 210cm


Kagura
Lifts & course info:
- Kagura is now mostly open
- Tashiro-Kagura connection open
Official snow depth:
- Top: 280cm
- Base: 210cm


Kandatsu Snow Resort
Lift & course info:
- Kandatsu is now mostly open
- All lifts operating
- All courses apart from Milky Way and Super Antares are available
Official snow depth:
- 230cm


Maiko Snow Resort
Lift & course info:
- Maiko is now mostly open
- 10 lifts operating and 24 courses open
Official snow depth:
- 280cm (top)
- 180cm (base)


Muikamachi Hakkaisan
Lift & course info:
- 9/14 courses open
- 3/4 lifts operating
Official snow depth:
- 270cm (top)
- 260cm (base)


NASPA Ski Garden
Lift & course info:
- All lifts are operating and all main courses open
Official snow depth:
- 255cm


Naeba
Lift & course info:
- 12 of 22 courses open
- 6 of 12 lifts operating
Official snow depth:
- 110cm (top)
- 90cm (base)


Yuzawa Kogen
Lift & course info:
- Kogen and base areas now open


Yuzawa Nakazato
Operating lifts:
- Number 1 high speed lift
- Number 2 romance lift
- Number 3 romance lift
- Number 5 romance lift
Official snow depth:
- 250cm


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Other ski areas in the region:

- Chateau Shiozawa
- Hakkai Sanroku
- Ipponsugi
- Itsukamachi
- Mt Granview
- Muica Snow Resort
- Yuzawa Park

Closed during the 2020-2021 winter season
- Ishiuchi Hanaoka

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Archive report: Posted at 9:23am on Saturday 26th December 2020
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

All ski areas should be opening from today... Mt Granview status unconfirmed just yet

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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 Saturday 26th December 2020
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Yuzawa Now reports up until Saturday 26th 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 Saturday 26th 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 Saturday 26th December 2020
2019/2020
Season
2018/2019
Season
26th December 34cm 0cm 0cm
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
Previous 7 days total 133cm 2cm 2cm
Previous 14 days total 418cm 5cm 66cm
November observed snowfall total 0cm 12cm 2cm
December observed snowfall total 418cm 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 418cm 425cm 1042cm
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 26th 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]
418cm
[418cm]
- - - - -
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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