Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Tuesday 29th December 2020

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:40am on Tuesday 29th December 2020
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloud, fine - clearing more?
Base temp:
3°C

Top temp:
-2°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Light southerly
visibility condition
Good and probably improving
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This report
Tuesday 29th December 2020, 8:40am
0cm
Monday 28th December 2020, 8:40am 0cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 39cm
Last 14 reports (total): 376cm
Current month (December 2020) total: 419cm
2020/2021 season so far total: 419cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:40am on Tuesday 29th December 2020
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Good morning from Yuzawa.

The report was updated yesterday with news of the clouds clearing up leaving us with sunny skies, but it was back to cloud by early afternoon and some spots of rain. (Quite a lot of spots of rain in the evening too; not something we want to see).

This morning Kagura are reporting 5cm of fresh snowfall but I can't find any other fresh snow news so it was just at that higher area.

The Dragondola started its season yesterday, connecting Naeba with the Tashiro Area of Kagura.

We started the day again today with a lot of cloud and while it is still cloudy there is some blue sky showing up and the sun breaking through in places. Maybe we will see clearer skies once again? If the sun comes out in particular we can expect a fairly mild day with a high of around 7C.

We still have a lot of snow around, of course, but we could now do with a fresh layer of snow on the ski slopes... and we are still due to get some. Or should I say, lots.

Tomorrow should be starting off colder and it will start snowing during the day with heavy snow forecast from tomorrow evening. The snow clouds should be doing their thing for a number of days, so the numbers should once again be piling up which is always good to see.

If you plan on being here over the New Year, be aware of the weather situation and any relevant travel news too.


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Individual ski area information: Tuesday 29th 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:
- 260cm


Ishiuchi Maruyama
Lift & course info:
- All lifts and all areas open
Official snow depth:
- Central area: 240cm


Iwappara
Operating lifts:
- Number 1 pair parallel
- Number 2 pair
- Number 3 pair
- Central quad
- Summit quad
Official snow depth:
- 195cm


Joetsu Kokusai
Lift & course info:
- All areas now open
Official snow depth:
- 220cm


Kagura
Lifts & course info:
- Kagura is now mostly open
- Tashiro-Kagura connection now open
- 21/23 courses open
- 14/21 lifts operating
- Dragondola between Tashiro and Naeba open
Official snow depth:
- Top: 280cm
- Base: 230cm


Kandatsu Snow Resort
Lift & course info:
- A, B, C and E lifts operating
- Most courses open (Milky Way and Super Antares open weekends)
Official snow depth:
- 190cm


Maiko Snow Resort
Lift & course info:
- All areas now open
Official snow depth:
- 240cm (top)
- 140cm (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:
- 210cm


Naeba
Lift & course info:
- Large part of Naeba terrain available
- 12 of 22 courses open
- 8 of 12 lifts operating
- Dragondola between Naeba and Tashiro open
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:
- 240cm


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Other ski areas in the region:

- Chateau Shiozawa
- Hakkai Sanroku
- Ipponsugi
- Itsukamachi
- Mt Granview (usually weekends only)
- Muica Snow Resort
- Yuzawa Park

Closed during the 2020-2021 winter season
- Ishiuchi Hanaoka

Archive report: Posted at 8:40am on Tuesday 29th 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 Tuesday 29th December 2020
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Yuzawa Now reports up until Tuesday 29th 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 Tuesday 29th 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 Tuesday 29th December 2020
2019/2020
Season
2018/2019
Season
29th December 0cm 2cm 50cm
28th December 0cm 12cm 47cm
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
Previous 7 days total 39cm 16cm 99cm
Previous 14 days total 376cm 16cm 115cm
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 Tuesday 29th 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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