Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 31st December 2020

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:02am on Thursday 31st December 2020
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Snow clouds
Base temp:
-3°C

Top temp:
-12°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow at the moment, but snow due
wind condition
NW
visibility condition
Limited, variable
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This report
Thursday 31st December 2020, 9:02am
34cm
Wednesday 30th December 2020, 8:45am 0cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 73cm
Last 14 reports (total): 238cm
Current month (December 2020) total: 453cm
2020/2021 season so far total: 453cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:02am on Thursday 31st December 2020
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Good morning from Yuzawa.

It took a while to happen, but that rain yesterday morning turned into snow in the afternoon, and this morning we have a good layer of fresh snow. 34cm can go onto our report. We were actually expecting more, but there's no complaining!

Here's the headlines from around the ski areas this morning:

Kagura are reporting 60cm of snowfall, though only the Mitsumata Area of Kagura is open. The Tashiro Area is closed. The Kagura Number 5 Romance lift was due to open from Friday (1st January) but they are delaying that until when the weather calms down.

Only the lower areas of Naeba are open this morning due to strong winds and visibility on the mountain.

The top quad at Iwappara is closed as they deal with 50cm of snowfall overnight.

Maiko Snow Resort are reporting 30cm and Muikamachi Hakkaisan are reporting 40cm.

It is still snowing now, though not heavily just at the moment. Snow clouds should be over the region and delivering through at least Saturday so we are going to be getting more.

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That's it for 2020...

453cm of snowfall observed in town so far this season. That is the most since the 2014-2015 season, ridiculously much more than last season and considerably over average.

How will the rest of the season shape up? Let's hope we get good consistent snow through the season.

Wishing you a safe New Years Eve. See you tomorrow as we start 2021.

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Individual ski area information: Thursday 31st 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:
- 230cm


Ishiuchi Maruyama
Lift & course info:
- All lifts and all areas open
Official snow depth:
- Top: 200cm
- Base: 110cm


Iwappara
Operating lifts:
- Number 1 pair parallel
- Number 2 pair
- Number 3 pair
- Central quad
Official snow depth:
- 225cm


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


Kagura
Lifts & course info:
- Just Mitsumata Area open this morning due to weather conditions
Official snow depth:
- Top: 280cm
- Base: 230cm


Kandatsu Snow Resort
Lift & course info:
- All lifts operating and all courses open
Official snow depth:
- 190cm


Maiko Snow Resort
Lift & course info:
- All areas now open
Official snow depth:
- 250cm (top)
- 150cm (base)


Muikamachi Hakkaisan
Lift & course info:
- 11/14 courses open
- 4/4 lifts operating
Official snow depth:
- 220cm (top)
- 120cm (base)


NASPA Ski Garden
Lift & course info:
- All lifts are operating and all main courses open
Official snow depth:
- 215cm


Naeba
Lift & course info:
- Large part of Naeba terrain available
- 12 of 22 courses open
- 5 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
Official snow depth:
- 240cm (top)
- 180cm (base)


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 9:02am on Thursday 31st 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 Thursday 31st December 2020
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Yuzawa Now reports up until Thursday 31st 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 Thursday 31st 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 Thursday 31st December 2020
2019/2020
Season
2018/2019
Season
31st December 34cm 0cm 28cm
30th December 0cm 0cm 39cm
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
Previous 7 days total 73cm 14cm 166cm
Previous 14 days total 238cm 16cm 180cm
November observed snowfall total 0cm 12cm 2cm
December observed snowfall total 453cm 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 453cm 425cm 1042cm
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 31st 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]
453cm
[453cm]
- - - - -
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]
  October November December January February March April May
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