Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 27th December 2020

Yuzawa Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:47am on Sunday 27th December 2020
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloud, increasing blue sky
Base temp:
1°C

Top temp:
-4°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Light
visibility condition
Good and probably improving
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This report
Sunday 27th December 2020, 8:47am
1cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 83cm
Last 14 reports (total): 419cm
Current month (December 2020) total: 419cm
2020/2021 season so far total: 419cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:47am on Sunday 27th December 2020
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Good morning from Yuzawa.

In terms of weather yesterday ended up feeling a bit strange, to this reporter anyway. There was that good snowfall overnight mentioned in the report yesterday. It did continue to snow beyond the early morning but didn't amount to much at all in terms of new cm. And then later in the day/evening there was some spots of rain (and heavier rain in some places around the region), though it didn't feel particularly warm though. By night time, in the same place where 34cm had been measured in the morning - and untouched since then - that was down to less than 15cm.

This morning there is no fresh snowfall to report from overnight.

As of 8:30am there's a lot of cloud and some blue sky... it feels like it might well be clearing up leaving us with a fine day.

Today will be a bit warmer, with a high temperature of around +5C expected in town and perhaps a bit warmer still tomorrow.

It should be fine weather to be out and about, for sure, but warmer than we would like for the snow. Luckily, we still have lots of it!

Come Wednesday though, it's all going to switch back to full-on winter once again with temperatures dropping considerably and some potentially heavy snowfall over a few days. Local news are even calling it a possible re-run of what we got about a week ago. It does look like we can expect a lot of snow over the period from Wednesday through Friday, and perhaps beyond that.

If you plan to be here over the New Year, be prepared.

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Mt Granview open this weekend! Once they have cleared the snow. Maybe lunchtime today, according to a phone call to check!

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Individual ski area information: Sunday 27th 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 B and Snow Park)
- Downhill course (Falcon)
Official snow depth:
- 290cm


Ishiuchi Maruyama
Lift & course info:
- All lifts and all areas with 20 courses open
Official snow depth:
- Central area: 260cm


Iwappara
Operating lifts:
- Number 1 pair parallel
- Number 2 pair
- Number 3 pair
- Central quad
- Summit quad
Official snow depth:
- 220cm


Joetsu Kokusai
Lift & course info:
- All areas now open
Official snow depth:
- 240cm


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


Kandatsu Snow Resort
Lift & course info:
- All lifts and courses open
Official snow depth:
- 210cm


Maiko Snow Resort
Lift & course info:
- Maiko is now mostly open
- 10 lifts operating and 26 courses open
Official snow depth:
- 270cm (top)
- 170cm (base)


Muikamachi Hakkaisan
Lift & course info:
- 11/14 courses open
- 4/4 lifts operating
Official snow depth:
- 270cm (top)
- 180cm (base)


NASPA Ski Garden
Lift & course info:
- All lifts are operating and all main courses open
Official snow depth:
- 230cm


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
Lift & course info:
- Mostly open
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 8:47am on Sunday 27th December 2020
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

All ski areas in the region are open

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Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent Yuzawa Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 27th December 2020
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Yuzawa Now reports up until Sunday 27th December 2020
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Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 27th 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 Sunday 27th December 2020
2019/2020
Season
2018/2019
Season
27th December 1cm 0cm 0cm
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
Previous 7 days total 83cm 2cm 2cm
Previous 14 days total 419cm 2cm 64cm
November observed snowfall total 0cm 12cm 2cm
December observed snowfall total 419cm 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 419cm 425cm 1042cm
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 27th 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]
419cm
[419cm]
- - - - -
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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