Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Friday 1st January 2021

Yuzawa Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:05am on Friday 1st January 2021
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Snow
Base temp:
-2°C

Top temp:
-10°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snow
wind condition
NNW, strong in places apparently
visibility condition
Limited-poor
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This report
Friday 1st January 2021, 9:05am
68cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 137cm
Last 14 reports (total): 268cm
Current month (January 2021) total: 68cm
2020/2021 season so far total: 521cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:05am on Friday 1st January 2021
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Good morning from Yuzawa and Happy New Year.

Forgot to mention yesterday: at the end of December 2020 the Yuzawa Now reports had observed more snowfall (453cm) than we had observed during the entire 2019-2020 season (425cm). Wow.

Anyway on to today and the snow continues.

This morning Kagura are reporting 40cm of snowfall; Maiko are reporting 30cm. Those numbers seem on the low side.

At our main measuring point, last night at 6pm there has been an extra 26cm since the morning report. It was cleared off and this morning as of 9am there's another 42cm on there. That makes 68cm since yesterday morning. And it is still snowing.

Kagura is open up to the Kagura Number 1 romance pair lift this morning, Tashiro area closed. The top area of Yuzawa Kogen is closed as well this morning.

It feels like we are back into a kind of 'coping' mode as we once again deal with large amounts of snowfall in a short period of time. It looks like the peak of this snowfall may well have been overnight last night but snow will probably continue through tomorrow and possibly heavy at times.

!

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New Year message from SnowJapan

The 2020-2021 winter season seems to have got off to a good start in many mountainous regions of Japan, with some areas enjoying some very heavy snowfalls. That is of course very encouraging to see. Even if you are having to look on from afar, we’re sure you will be glad to see a return to a more ‘normal’ pattern to the snowfall this winter.

So 2020 is now behind us and we surely all hope that 2021 will be an all-round better year for everyone.

If you are unable to be here...

We miss you and are sorry that you can’t be here, but hope that you will be able to visit Japan in the not too distant future; and that 2021-2022 season will be open for everyone to enjoy.

If you are here...

Let’s all keep doing everything we can as individuals to try and keep the current situation under control. Ski areas around the country are doing their best to encourage visitors to wear face coverings, keep distance and minimise contact with guests outside their own group. Helping out in that way is surely a very small price to pay to get to enjoy the snow.

One thing we have noticed this season is people mentioning how they are appreciating everything that extra bit more this year. Being thankful for the good things can’t be a bad thing.

We will continue to do what we can to remain positive and genki as we cover this season.

Wherever you are right now, stay safe, stay strong and take care.

SnowJapan wishes you all the best for 2021.

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Individual ski area information: Friday 1st January 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
Operating lifts:
- Diligence Gondola
- Barouche quad lift
- Sociable quad lift
- Coach pair lift
- Phaeton pair lift
- Victoria quad lift
- Chariot pair lift
- Tilbury triple lift
Courses open:
- Central Area (all open)
- Northern Area (all open except Roman Holiday B and Snow Park)
- Downhill course (Falcon)
Official snow depth:
- 260cm


Ishiuchi Maruyama
Lift & course info:
- All lifts and all areas open
Official snow depth:
- Top: 220cm


Iwappara
Operating lifts:
- Number 1 pair parallel
- Number 2 pair
- Number 3 pair
- Central quad
Official snow depth:
- 240cm


Joetsu Kokusai
Official snow depth:
- 220cm


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:
- 200cm


Maiko Snow Resort
Official snow depth:
- 280cm (top)
- 190cm (base)


Muikamachi Hakkaisan
Official snow depth:
- 220cm (top)
- 120cm (base)


NASPA Ski Garden
Lift & course info:
- Large part of Naeba terrain available
- 12 of 22 courses open
- 5 of 12 lifts operating
Official snow depth:
- 230cm


Naeba
Lift & course info:
- Unconfirmed
Official snow depth:
- 110cm (top)
- 90cm (base)


Yuzawa Kogen
Lift & course info:
- Kogen area closed this morning
Official snow depth:
- 240cm (top)
- 180cm (base)


Yuzawa Nakazato
Lift & course info:
- Mostly open
Official snow depth:
- 250cm


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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 9:05am on Friday 1st January 2021
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

All ski areas are open - though some affected by heavy snowfall this morning

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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 Friday 1st January 2021
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Yuzawa Now reports up until Friday 1st January 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 Friday 1st January 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 Friday 1st January 2021
2019/2020
Season
2018/2019
Season
1st January 68cm 12cm 19cm
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
Previous 7 days total 137cm 26cm 183cm
Previous 14 days total 268cm 28cm 187cm
November observed snowfall total 0cm 12cm 2cm
December observed snowfall total 453cm 27cm 253cm
January observed snowfall total 68cm 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 521cm 425cm 1042cm
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 1st January 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]
68cm
[521cm]
- - - -
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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