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LATEST REPORT: Posted at 9:13am on Wednesday 22nd January 2020
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Bright, sunny, getting cloudier!
Base temp:
0°C

Top temp:
-5°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Light SSE
visibility condition
Very good
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This report
Wednesday 22nd January 2020, 9:13am
5cm
Tuesday 21st January 2020, 8:52am 15cm
Monday 20th January 2020, 8:45am 0cm
Sunday 19th January 2020, 8:10am 0cm
Saturday 18th January 2020, 8:26am 0cm
Friday 17th January 2020, 8:36am 0cm
Thursday 16th January 2020, 8:45am 12cm
Last 7 reports (total): 32cm
Last 14 reports (total): 34cm
Current month (January 2020) total: 79cm
2019/2020 season so far total: 118cm

Good morning from Yuzawa.

Yesterday felt really good. It was the kind of mid-winter feel that we know and love here in Yuzawa and Minamiuonuma.

It was actually snowing for most of the day until evening time and while I can only report 5cm of snow down at my base measuring point, I would imagine that there will have been more on the slopes. Kagura are reporting 5cm of snowfall since yesterday. I thought that would be more.

NAPSA Ski Garden are reporting 'over 30cm' since the snow started the day before yesterday.

Anyway, the snow clouds cleared overnight leaving us with a bright and sunny morning with lots of early blue skies. It is more cloudy now as I prepare this report to go live - and definitely much cloudier than it was when I took the images below.

It should be a really great morning to be out on the mountains with fresh snow conditions to enjoy.

I note that Yuzawa Kogen now have their lower area open, and NASPA Ski Garden have all their courses open. Other than that no major changes that I can find.

It was fantastic to have that snowfall yesterday, but we of course still need more. There isn't much sign of snowfall on the weekly forecast, so for now let's just hope it doesn't warm up too much while we enjoy what we have.

(Happily, the temps tomorrow don't seem set to be as high as they were threatening to be on the forecasts a few days back. Phew!)

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Individual ski resort information: Wednesday 22nd January 2020
All information checked and updated manually for each report. Subject to change.

GALA Yuzawa

- All of the Central Area and Northern Area courses are open
- All lifts are now operating apart from the Ropeway lift connecting with Yuzawa Kogen in the Southern Area
- The Southern Area is part open - Batman and Eliza courses are open
- Take the Gondola back down at the end of the day (Falcon downhill course not yet available)
- Official snow depth: 140cm

Ishiuchi Maruyama

- Access via the three base Entrances is available
- 18 courses currently open
- Official snow depth: 100cm (upper); 80cm (mid)

Iwappara

- 5 lifts are operating with the central to upper area of the resort open
- Official snow depth: 50cm

Joetsu Kokusai

- 9 lifts operating (the Nagamine quad is operating to get up to the open top area)
- 7 courses open in the Panorama and Atema areas
- Official snow depth: 70cm

Kagura

- All areas of Kagura are normally open
- The top Number 5 lift and top gate are normally open
- The Dragondola connecting with Naeba is operating
- Official snow depth: 150cm

Kandatsu Snow Resort

- A, B, C and E lifts plan to be operating
- Official snow depth: 110cm

Maiko Snow Resort

- The Gondola and top Okusoechi quad and pair lifts are operating with 8 courses in that top area open.
- Take the Gondola back down to base.
- 1 course and 1 lift (Center quad) open in the Maiko Area
- Official snow depth: 110cm (upper); 20cm (base)

Muikamachi Hakkaisan

- Ropeway and Number 1 and 3 lifts operating
- Official snow depth: 120cm

Naeba

- Naeba is open with most courses available
- Official snow depth: 70cm
- Details on Naeba Now report here

NASPA Ski Garden

- All lifts operating
- All courses open
- Mogul and Slopestyle not open
- Kids Garden open
- Official snow depth: 75cm

Yuzawa Kogen

- Yuzawa Ropeway operating
- All Kogen lifts now operating and Kogen Snowland is open
- Base area is also now open
- The Ropeway connecting Yuzawa Kogen with the Southern Area of GALA Yuzawa is not yet operating
- Official snow depth: 90cm (Kogen); 20cm (base)

Yuzawa Nakazato

- Number 1, 2, 3 and 5 lifts operating
- Official snow depth: 50cm

Yuzawa Park

- Number 1 and 7 lifts operating
- Official snow depth: 50cm

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Photos (below) from around 9:00am on Wednesday 22nd January 2020:

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

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

See above for individual ski resort info

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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 22nd January 2020
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Yuzawa Now reports up until Wednesday 22nd January 2020
(View more analysis here)
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 22nd January 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 more analysis here)
  2019/2020
*as of Wednesday 22nd January 2020
2018/2019
Season
2017/2018
Season
22nd January 5cm 63cm 5cm
21st January 15cm 35cm 0cm
20th January 0cm 0cm 0cm
19th January 0cm 34cm 0cm
18th January 0cm 21cm 0cm
17th January 0cm 12cm 0cm
16th January 12cm 5cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 32cm 170cm 5cm
Previous 14 days total 34cm 227cm 33cm
November observed snowfall total 12cm 2cm 14cm
December observed snowfall total 27cm 253cm 277cm
January observed snowfall total 79cm 523cm 392cm
February observed snowfall total - 190cm 162cm
March observed snowfall total - 50cm 11cm
April observed snowfall total - 24cm 1cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 118cm 1042cm 857cm
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 22nd January 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 more analysis here)
  October November December January February March April May
2019/2020 season - 12cm
[12cm]
27cm
[39cm]
79cm
[118cm]
- - - -
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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