Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 31st March 2021

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 7:42am on Wednesday 31st March 2021
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloud, blue sky, haze
Base temp:
5°C

Top temp:
1°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Light
visibility condition
Good
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Wednesday 31st March 2021, 7:42am
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Tuesday 30th March 2021, 8:50am 0cm
Monday 29th March 2021, 8:20am 0cm
Sunday 28th March 2021, 7:45am 0cm
Saturday 27th March 2021, 8:20am 0cm
Friday 26th March 2021, 8:48am 0cm
Thursday 25th March 2021, 8:43am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 0cm
Last 14 reports (total): 0cm
Current month (March 2021) total: 9cm
2020/2021 season so far total: 1109cm

Archive report: Posted at 7:42am on Wednesday 31st March 2021
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Good morning from Yuzawa.

There was a seriously thick haze thing going on yesterday across the region.

It still looks somewhat hazy early this morning in some directions but less so than yesterday, and there is some blue sky. Perhaps we can enjoy some clearer skies as the day progresses. That's what the forecast is for, as well as a high temperature of around 12C.

Tomorrow should be similar with sunshine forecast and hopefully the last of that haze!

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The Kagura Gondola is going to be closed tomorrow (Thursday) due to some kind of required maintenance on the cable - so while the Mitsumata and Tashiro areas of the resort will both be open, the main Kagura area itself will be closed for the day.

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Let's take a look at the snowfall numbers for March.

In March 2021 the Yuzawa Now reports have only reported 9cm of observed snowfall during the month, and that was on 3rd March.

Here's the numbers from March over the last 9 seasons:

March 2021: 9cm
March 2020: 50cm
March 2019: 50cm
March 2018: 11cm
March 2017: 71cm
March 2016: 38cm
March 2015: 95cm
March 2014: 191cm
March 2013: 42cm

Those numbers don't make for comfortable reading. We usually do get some snow later in March, but this year... none. There is usually more snow reported by higher ski areas like Kagura in March, even when there has been none down in town, but there has been less of that too this season.

It is comforting to see the total snowfall for the season standing at an impressive 1106cm, and thanks to that heavy early season snowfall there's still snow on the ground now.

But the lack of fresh snowfall in March and what feels like the very early arrival of spring is somewhat concerning.

To take a deeper look at all the numbers in more detail, do check the Snowfall Analysis page here.

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Individual ski area information: Wednesday 31st March 2021
The below information is checked with official sources and updated manually every day. Subject to change.

GALA Yuzawa
GALA Yuzawa is part open
All of the courses in the Central Area are open
The Swan, Super Swan, Broadway and Super Broadway courses in the Northern Area are open
The Falcon downhill course is also still open - access via the tunnel close to Cheers
The Southern Area and the Landau Ropeway connecting GALA Yuzawa with Yuzawa Kogen are now closed for the season
GALA Yuzawa plans to be open until Wednesday 5th May
Official snow depth:
180cm

Ishiuchi Maruyama
Ishiuchi Maruyama is part open
Access via the Main Entrance and the Sunrise Express lift; open up to summit
Some lifts and areas are now closed for the season
Ishiuchi Maruyama plans to be open until Sunday 4th April
Official snow depth:
Mid: 100cm

Kagura
Kagura is mostly open
The Kagura Area (via Mitsumata) plans to be open until Sunday 23rd May
The Tashiro Area plans to be open until Wednesday 5th May

Official snow depth:
Top: 260cm
Base: 210cm

Kandatsu Snow Resort
Kandatsu Snow Resort is part open
The D lift and Milky Way, Super Antares and Andromeda courses are closed today
All lifts and courses are open on weekends
Kandatsu Snow Resort plans to be open until Sunday 18th April
Official snow depth:
130cm

Maiko Snow Resort
Maiko Snow Resort is part open
4 lifts and 12 courses in the Nagamine and Okusoeji areas are open today
The Maiko Area is now closed
Maiko Snow Resort plans to be open until Sunday 4th April
Official snow depth:
Top: 155cm
Bottom: 30cm

Naeba
Naeba is part open
The Prince Number 2 Gondola, Number 5 high speed and Takenokodaira lifts are operating today
You can still ride back down to base
Naeba plans to be open until Tuesday 13th April
Official snow depth:
Top: 140cm
Base: 40cm

Yuzawa Nakazato
Yuzawa Nakazato is part open
The Number 2 and 3 lifts are operating today
Yuzawa Nakazato plans to be open until Sunday 4th April
Official snow depth:
80cm

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The small Ipponsugi in central Yuzawa also plans to be open until 4th April

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Ski areas not listed above are now closed for the 2020-2021 season

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Photos:

GALA Yuzawa (3)
Yuzawa Kogen (2)
NASPA Ski Garden
Ishiuchi Maruyama (2)
Route 17 (Yuzawa IC exit)
Maiko Snow Resort

Archive report: Posted at 7:42am on Wednesday 31st March 2021
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

See above for individual ski area information

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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 Wednesday 31st March 2021
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Yuzawa Now reports up until Wednesday 31st March 2021
(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 Wednesday 31st March 2021
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 Wednesday 31st March 2021
2019/2020
Season
2018/2019
Season
31st March 0cm 0cm 0cm
30th March 0cm 2cm 0cm
29th March 0cm 14cm 0cm
28th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
27th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
26th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
25th March 0cm 6cm 4cm
Previous 7 days total 0cm 22cm 4cm
Previous 14 days total 0cm 32cm 11cm
November observed snowfall total 0cm 12cm 2cm
December observed snowfall total 453cm 27cm 253cm
January observed snowfall total 355cm 88cm 523cm
February observed snowfall total 292cm 248cm 190cm
March observed snowfall total 9cm 50cm 50cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm 24cm
May observed snowfall total - - 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 1109cm 425cm 1042cm
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 31st March 2021
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]
355cm
[808cm]
292cm
[1100cm]
9cm
[1109cm]
- -
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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