Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Friday 3rd January 2020

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 7:55am on Friday 3rd January 2020
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Lots of cloud
Base temp:
0°C

Top temp:
-5°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None right now
wind condition
Light
visibility condition
Decent for now
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This report
Friday 3rd January 2020, 7:55am
0cm
Thursday 2nd January 2020, 8:41am 7cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 33cm
Last 14 reports (total): 35cm
Current month (January 2020) total: 19cm
2019/2020 season so far total: 58cm

Archive report: Posted at 7:55am on Friday 3rd January 2020
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Hello and good morning from Yuzawa.

It was snowing for most of the day yesterday, though it wasn't the kind of snowfall that piles up - there's no real additional accumulation and I don't have any cm to add this morning, just a dusting.

Kagura are this morning reporting 2cm of fresh snowfall.

This morning there is a lot of cloud around. Earlier on there was quite a bit of sky on show too but it seems to gradually be clouding over from the north. It is not yet snowing but we hope it will be later (soon?).

Ski resort operations appear mostly unchanged this morning (subject to change of course). The only things I can find early on is that Joetsu Kokusai has opened up the Atema area and they now have 12 lifts operating.

NASPA Ski Garden now have all of their lifts operating with 4 courses open.

The top gate at Kagura usually opens on 1st January, but is not open yet. As of now they haven't given a firm date - no doubt after there has been enough snowfall. The Number 5 romance pair lift is operating.

Snow clouds are still due to be with us over the coming days. I seem to be doing a lot of 'hoping' recently, but hopefully I'll have some decent snowfall numbers for you tomorrow morning.

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We are now adding and updating the official snow depth numbers for individual ski resorts in the report below.

These numbers are what are being reported by the resorts themselves and we are checking and updating them manually. (Unlike the snow depth numbers displayed on the ski resort individual pages which are updated automatically).

While they are another bit of information, which is always good, there's no real 'standard' for where these numbers are coming from etc.

So pinches of salt are recommended.

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Currently open:

GALA Yuzawa

- Most of the Central Area (Melody, Entertainment, Gigi, Grenoble courses) and three courses in the Northern Area (Swan, Broadway, Roman Holiday courses) are open
- The Gondola, Phaeton pair, Coach pair, Sociable quad, Barouche quad, Victoria quad, Tilbury triple lifts are operating
- Take the Gondola back down at the end of the day (Falcon downhill course not yet available)
- Official snow depth: 90cm

Ishiuchi Maruyama

- Part open
- Sunrise Express, Green lift, Kita Maruyama Family pair, Kanko Number 3 Express lift and Summit quad lift operating
- Take the Sunrise Express from the open base Central Entrance (the other two Entrances are not yet open)
- Official snow depth: 40-50cm (upper); 10-15cm (base)

Iwappara

- Part open
- Number 2 and 3 pair lifts, Number 1 romance lift and summit quad are operating
- 8 courses open
- Official snow depth: 30cm

Joetsu Kokusai

- Part open
- 12 lifts operating
- 9 courses open (in front of hotel and the Panorama area)
- Official snow depth: 40cm

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
- Top gate not yet operating, though the top Number 5 lift is operating
- The Dragondola from Naeba is operating
- Official snow depth: 100cm

Kandatsu Snow Resort

- Part open
- A, B and C lifts are operating and 5 courses open
- Official snow depth: 75cm

Maiko Snow Resort

- Gondola, Okusoechi quad and pair lifts are operating
- 7 courses in the top Okusoechi area are open. Take the Gondola back down to base
- The Maiko Center quad lift is also operating on the other side of the resort with the Paradise course open

Muica Snow Resort

- Part open
- Number 1 and 2 pair lifts operating

Muikamachi Hakkaisan

- Part open
- Ropeway and Number 1 and 3 lifts operating
- Official snow depth: 80cm

Naeba

- Part open
- You can now ride down from top to base
- The Dragondola is operating
- Official snow depth: 50cm
- Details on Naeba Now report here

NASPA Ski Garden

- Part open
- All lifts operating
- C, F, G and H courses open
- Kids Garden open
- Official snow depth: 35cm

Yuzawa Kogen

- Park open
- Yuzawa Ropeway operating
- Cosmos lift, Summit Panorama lifts also operating
- Official snow depth: 40cm (Kogen); 10cm (base)

Yuzawa Nakazato

- Part open
- Number 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 lifts operating
- Official snow depth: 25cm

Yuzawa Park

- Part open
- Number 7 lift operating
- Official snow depth: 25cm

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Other ski resorts

Chateau Shiozawa
Part open

Ipponsugi
Open

Itsukamachi
Part open

Nakazato Snow Wood
Part open

Hakkai Sanroku
Not open yet

Ishiuchi Hanaoka
Unconfirmed

Mt Granview
Unconfirmed

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Photos (below) from around 7:30am on Friday 3rd January 2020:

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

Archive report: Posted at 7:55am on Friday 3rd January 2020
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

See above for individual resort details

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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 Friday 3rd January 2020
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Yuzawa Now reports up until Friday 3rd 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 Friday 3rd 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 Friday 3rd January 2020
2018/2019
Season
2017/2018
Season
3rd January 0cm 37cm 43cm
2nd January 7cm 9cm 24cm
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
Previous 7 days total 33cm 229cm 144cm
Previous 14 days total 35cm 231cm 207cm
November observed snowfall total 12cm 2cm 14cm
December observed snowfall total 27cm 253cm 277cm
January observed snowfall total 19cm 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 58cm 1042cm 857cm
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 3rd 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]
19cm
[58cm]
- - - -
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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