Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 1st January 2020

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 7:59am on Wednesday 1st January 2020
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloud, some blue sky too
Base temp:
-2°C

Top temp:
-5°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None right now - snow due later
wind condition
Light NW
visibility condition
Generally good
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This report
Wednesday 1st January 2020, 7:59am
12cm
Tuesday 31st December 2019, 7:52am 0cm
Monday 30th December 2019, 8:37am 0cm
Sunday 29th December 2019, 7:45am 2cm
Saturday 28th December 2019, 8:05am 12cm
Friday 27th December 2019, 7:42am 0cm
Thursday 26th December 2019, 8:29am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 26cm
Last 14 reports (total): 28cm
Current month (January 2020) total: 12cm
2019/2020 season so far total: 51cm

Archive report: Posted at 7:59am on Wednesday 1st January 2020
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Updated at 10:15am

Happy New Year from Yuzawa.

Fresh snow is on the ground!

As much as we would like? No - it wasn't one of those relentless impressive dumps, but we'll take it. Around 10cm around town base areas; Maiko are reporting 20cm of fresh snow.

Yesterday rain started falling in the morning, quite heavily at times, but that turned into snowfall later in the afternoon and it was snowing on and off overnight leaving us with that layer on the ground this morning.

Ishiuchi Maruyama are going to be opening this morning for the first time this season; they are reporting 10-20cm of snow at base and 40-50cm of snow on upper areas. The Sunrise Express is making it's debut for the season. The other Entrance base areas of Ishiuchi Maruyama are not yet open, so access to the mountain is via that gondola lift.

NASPA Ski Garden also is back up and open this morning, as is Maiko Snow Resort.

After we originally posted the report this morning there was quite a lot of blue sky and some sunshine appeared too. Since then it has started to cloud over once again.

We are due snow to start falling sometime this afternoon.

The forecast for the coming week is also still looking quite promising. A normal winter season cycle of regular snowfall would be most welcome.

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Currently open:

GALA Yuzawa

- Part open
- The Gondola is operating
- Phaeton pair, Coach pair Sociable quad, Barouche quad, Victoria quad lifts are operating
- Most of the Central Area (Melody, Entertainment, Gigi, Grenoble courses) and three courses in the Northern Area (Swan, Broadway, Roman Holiday courses) are open
- Take the Gondola back down at the end of the day (Falcon downhill course not yet available)

Ishiuchi Maruyama

- Part open
- Sunrise Express, Tyrol triple lift, Kanko Number 3 Express lift and Summit quad lift operating
- Take the Sunrise Express from the open base Central Entrance

Iwappara

- Part open
- Number 2 and 3 pair lifts, Number 1 romance lift and summit quad are operating
- 8 courses open

Joetsu Kokusai

- Part open
- 6 lifts operating
- 4 courses open (1 in front of hotel and 3 in the Panorama area)

Kagura

- All areas are open with most courses now available
- Both the Mitsumata Ropeway and Tashiro Ropeway bases ropeways are operating
- The lift/course connection between Tashiro Area and Kagura Area is available
- The Dragondola from Naeba is operating

Kandatsu Snow Resort

- Part open
- A, B and C lifts are operating and 5 courses open

Maiko Snow Resort

- Closed today due to forecast wind

Muica Snow Resort

- Part open
- Number 1 and 2 pair lifts operating

Muikamachi Hakkaisan

- Part open
- Ropeway and Number 3 lifts operating
- Part of upper area open

Naeba

- Part open
- You can now ride down from top to base
- The Dragondola is now operating
- Details on Naeba Now report here

NASPA Ski Garden

- Part open
- Number 3, 4 and 5 lifts operating
- F, G and H courses open
- Kids Garden open

Yuzawa Kogen

- Park open
- Yuzawa Ropeway operating
- Cosmos lift, Summit Panorama lifts also operating

Yuzawa Nakazato

- Part open
- Number 2, 3, 4 and 5 Romance pair lifts operating

Yuzawa Park

- Part open
- Number 7 lift operating

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Other ski resorts

Chateau Shiozawa
Part open

Itsukamachi
Plans to be open from tomorrow (2nd January)

Nakazato Snow Wood
Part open

Hakkai Sanroku
Not open yet

Ishiuchi Hanaoka
Unconfirmed

Mt Granview
Unconfirmed

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Photos (below) from around 8:30am on Wednesday 1st January 2020:

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

Archive report: Posted at 7:59am on Wednesday 1st January 2020
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

More ski resorts opening

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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 Wednesday 1st January 2020
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Yuzawa Now reports up until Wednesday 1st January 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 Wednesday 1st 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 the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  2019/2020
*as of Wednesday 1st January 2020
2018/2019
Season
2017/2018
Season
1st January 12cm 19cm 0cm
31st December 0cm 28cm 1cm
30th December 0cm 39cm 19cm
29th December 2cm 50cm 15cm
28th December 12cm 47cm 42cm
27th December 0cm 0cm 54cm
26th December 0cm 0cm 9cm
Previous 7 days total 26cm 183cm 140cm
Previous 14 days total 28cm 187cm 148cm
November observed snowfall total 12cm 2cm 14cm
December observed snowfall total 27cm 253cm 277cm
January observed snowfall total 12cm 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 51cm 1042cm 857cm
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 1st 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 the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  October November December January February March April May
2020/2021 season - - - - - - - -
2019/2020 season - 12cm
[12cm]
27cm
[39cm]
12cm
[51cm]
- - - -
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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