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Yuzawa Now

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LATEST REPORT: Posted at 7:59am on Thursday 25th February 2021
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloudy, but fine weather forecast
Base temp:
-2°C

Top temp:
-10°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Slight
visibility condition
Good and likely getting clearer
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This report
Thursday 25th February 2021, 7:59am
9cm
Wednesday 24th February 2021, 8:13am 29cm
Tuesday 23rd February 2021, 10:35am 0cm
Monday 22nd February 2021, 8:20am 0cm
Sunday 21st February 2021, 8:02am 0cm
Saturday 20th February 2021, 8:02am 0cm
Friday 19th February 2021, 8:01am 42cm
Last 7 reports (total): 80cm
Last 14 reports (total): 125cm
Current month (February 2021) total: 284cm
2020/2021 season so far total: 1092cm

Good morning from Yuzawa.

More incoming fresh snow yesterday and overnight, measuring 9cm in total.

Here's how much fresh snowfall ski areas are reporting this morning:

Kagura: 10cm
Ishiuchi Maruyama: 10cm
Maiko Snow Report: 10cm
Iwappara: 5cm
Naeba: 5cm

Early morning there has been a lot of cloud around but it is becoming brighter and there are some breaks in the cloud with blue sky starting to appear in places. We are expecting a calm day of clearer skies and sunshine. It has been a chilly start, but thankfully it won't be warming up as much as last weekend - probably to a high of around 2-3C in town.

For the moment the forecast for tomorrow is generally cloudy, with a chance of some (light) snowfall overnight into Saturday. That would be a good start to the weekend...

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Individual ski area information: Thursday 25th February 2021
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
All courses open
Official snow depth:
360cm

Ishiuchi Maruyama
All areas open
Official snow depth:
Mid: 320cm

Iwappara
Number pair 2 lift is open today
Official snow depth:
255cm

Joetsu Kokusai
4 lifts and 8 courses in the Nagamine and Panorama areas
Official snow depth:
290cm

Kagura
Open as planned this morning
Official snow depth:
Top: 340cm
Base: 290cm

Kandatsu Snow Resort
Normal weekday operations (D lift and two courses closed)
Official snow depth:
260cm

Maiko Snow Resort
All areas open
Official snow depth:
Top: 340cm
Base: 215cm

Muikamachi Hakkaisan
Muikamachi Hakkaisan will re-open on Saturday 27th February

NASPA Ski Garden
All courses apart from Course C open
Official snow depth:
290cm

Naeba
6 lifts (including Number 2 Gondola) and 15 courses scheduled to open
Official snow depth:
Top: 180cm
Base: 150cm

Yuzawa Kogen
Base and Kogen areas both plan to open
Official snow depth:
Top: 300cm
Base: 220cm

Yuzawa Nakazato
Number 1, 2, 3 and 5 lifts operating
Official snow depth:
230cm

Yuzawa Park
Normally closed on weekdays at the moment

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Various announced changes to operations at ski areas:
Most of these temporary changes are due to the current 'state of emergency' announced in urban areas.
Updated: Wednesday 24th February

GALA Yuzawa:
All courses are scheduled to be open every day. On weekdays the Sociable lift will be closed for the time being.

Ishiuchi Maruyama:
On weekdays, the Green Lift and Chuo triple lifts are closed for the time being.

Iwappara:
On weekdays, only the Number 2 pair lift in the central area of Iwappara is open. This change is planned until the 'state of emergency' ends.
Base to summit areas are open on weekends.

Joetsu Kokusai:
On weekdays the main area in front of the hotel and (at least part of) Panorama area are open.
The Osawa area will be open on 27th-28th February.
Otherwise, the Atema and Osawa areas are closed for the time being.

Muikamachi Hakkaisan:
Re-opening on Saturday 27th February!

NASPA Ski Garden:
All lifts and courses are open on weekends.
The Number 2 and 3 lifts are rested on weekdays, when all courses but C will be open.
This change is planned until 7th March.

Yuzawa Park:
Closed on the following dates:
Wednesday 24th - Thursday 25th February
Monday 1st; Tuesday 9th - Friday 12th; Monday 15th - Tuesday 16th March


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Floodlit night skiing at ski areas in Yuzawa and Minamiuonuma
Below are the general plans for night skiing during the 2020-2021 season - this information will be checked periodically for any major changes. All are subject to change at short notice!

Ishiuchi Maruyama
Time: 4:00pm until 8:00pm [*adjusted]
Dates: Daily until 28th February; then 6th-7th, 13th-14th March 2021
Lifts: Sunrise Express, Tyrol triple, Kanko Number 3

Iwappara
Time: Until 7:00pm
Dates: Weekends only [*adjusted]
Lifts: Number 2 and 3 pair lifts

Joetsu Kokusai
Time: 5:00pm until 9:00pm
Dates: Adjusted to only on Saturdays until 7th March
Lifts: In front of the base hotel and Nagamine

Kandatsu Snow Resort
Time: 6:00pm until 2:00am
Dates: Saturdays and nights before holidays until 3rd April 2021

Maiko Snow Resort
Time: 4:00pm until 8:00pm
Dates: Saturdays until 14th March 2021
Lifts: Maiko Center quad, Maiko Number 1 pair

Naeba
Time: Until 8:30pm
Dates: Daily
Lifts: Number 4 pair lift

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Closed during the 2020-2021 winter season
- Ishiuchi Hanaoka


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Photos:

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

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

Ski areas should be opening as planned this morning

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Wednesday 24th February 2021
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Japan snowfall data
(updated daily during winter)
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent Yuzawa Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 25th February 2021
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Yuzawa Now reports up until Thursday 25th February 2021
(View more analysis here)
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 25th February 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 more analysis here)
  2020/2021
*as of Thursday 25th February 2021
2019/2020
Season
2018/2019
Season
25th February 9cm 0cm 0cm
24th February 29cm 1cm 0cm
23rd February 0cm 0cm 0cm
22nd February 0cm 0cm 0cm
21st February 0cm 0cm 0cm
20th February 0cm 0cm 0cm
19th February 42cm 15cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 80cm 16cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 125cm 35cm 74cm
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 284cm 248cm 190cm
March observed snowfall total - 50cm 50cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm 24cm
May observed snowfall total - - 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 1092cm 425cm 1042cm
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 25th February 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 more analysis here)
  October November December January February March April May
2020/2021 season - 0cm
[0cm]
453cm
[453cm]
355cm
[808cm]
284cm
[1092cm]
- - -
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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