Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 26th February 2020

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:40am on Wednesday 26th February 2020
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloud, fog
Base temp:
2°C

Top temp:
-1°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
A few spots of rain still lingering, but forecast for cloud until later on when it should be snowing
wind condition
Calm-slight
visibility condition
Varied; poor in places
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Wednesday 26th February 2020, 8:40am
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Tuesday 25th February 2020, 8:40am 0cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 1cm
Last 14 reports (total): 35cm
Current month (February 2020) total: 219cm
2019/2020 season so far total: 346cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:40am on Wednesday 26th February 2020
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Good morning from Yuzawa.

Well, we had some pretty nasty rain falling down in town yesterday afternoon and it is a rather damp and wet morning too. Sorry, it's not my fault. :(

The Kagura resort is actually reporting 4-5cm of fresh snow up top. Maiko Snow Resort are reporting 1cm.

Obviously, mild and wet isn't kind to snow. Lower slopes that are open in particular are once again struggling. It looks like the lower Nagamine area at Maiko Snow Resort will be closed today due to snow conditions - they are going to be working with the snow that there is to improve the course. Hopefully the fresh snow that is due tomorrow will let them re-open that soon.

So yes - the good news is that we are due fresh snow from later on today, overnight and through tomorrow.

I dare not guess at how much, so let's just see what nature will kindly provide us with.

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By the way, as the daylight hours get longer, a few extended lift times: the top Number 5 lift at Kagura is now open until 2pm and the Kagura-Tashiro connecting course is also now open until 3:30pm.

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Individual ski resort information: Wednesday 26th February 2020
All information checked and updated manually for each report. Subject to change.

GALA Yuzawa

- All lifts are operating
- All courses in the Central and Northern Areas are open
- The Batman and Eliza courses in the Southern Area are open
- The downhill course (Falcon) is currently closed
- The Ropeway connecting GALA Yuzawa with Yuzawa Kogen is operating
- Official snow depth: 160cm

Ishiuchi Maruyama

- 17 courses open; all courses above the Ginza course (sorry for the typo yesterday!)
- Official snow depth: 130cm (upper); 70cm (mid)

Iwappara

- Most lifts operating (apart from Number 1 pair and parallel) and most of mid to upper area open
- Official snow depth: 85cm

Joetsu Kokusai

- All areas are now open; some courses unavailable
- Official snow depth: 110cm

Kagura

- All areas of Kagura are open
- Top Kagura Number 5 lift is now open until 2pm and the Kagura-Tashiro course open until 3:30pm
- 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

- A, B, C and E lifts are operating; most courses open
- Official snow depth: 120cm

Maiko Snow Resort

- All the main areas are now open; some course restrictions
- Official snow depth: 110cm (upper); 15cm (base)

Muikamachi Hakkaisan

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

Naeba

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

NASPA Ski Garden

- All lifts operating
- A and D courses are closed; all others remain open
- Official snow depth: 65cm

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

- Number 1, 2, 3 and 5 lifts are operating
- Official snow depth: 75cm

Yuzawa Park

- Number 1, 3 and 7 lifts are operating
- Official snow depth: 60cm

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Photos (below) from around 8:30am on Wednesday 26th February 2020:

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

Archive report: Posted at 8:40am on Wednesday 26th February 2020
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

See above for individual resort info

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The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 26th February 2020
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Yuzawa Now reports up until Wednesday 26th February 2020
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Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 26th 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
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  2019/2020
*as of Wednesday 26th February 2020
2018/2019
Season
2017/2018
Season
26th February 0cm 0cm 0cm
25th February 0cm 0cm 7cm
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
Previous 7 days total 1cm 0cm 21cm
Previous 14 days total 35cm 61cm 118cm
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 Wednesday 26th 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]
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