Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 4th March 2020

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:47am on Wednesday 4th March 2020
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloudy, some blue sky
Base temp:
5°C

Top temp:
2°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Moderate southerly
visibility condition
Good
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Wednesday 4th March 2020, 8:47am
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Tuesday 3rd March 2020, 8:37am 0cm
Monday 2nd March 2020, 8:42am 0cm
Sunday 1st March 2020, 8:10am 0cm
Saturday 29th February 2020, 8:45am 0cm
Friday 28th February 2020, 8:10am 15cm
Thursday 27th February 2020, 8:26am 14cm
Last 7 reports (total): 29cm
Last 14 reports (total): 30cm
Current month (March 2020) total: 0cm
2019/2020 season so far total: 375cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:47am on Wednesday 4th March 2020
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Good morning from Yuzawa.

As I put this report together there is a lot of cloud around but it is a bright morning with some areas of blue sky at times. Quite windy too. Top lifts at Naeba are affected by wind but as far as I can tell Kagura is open. Ishiuchi is saying that the Sunrise Express posh gondola/6 person combo lift is on hold at the start of the day and you should use the Kanko Entrance quad to get up to the open lifts.

Over at Maiko Snow Resort, the top Okusoechi area is open though the lower Nagamine runs and lifts are closed. You'll need to get the Gondola up (and back from) there. They also have one lift moving over on the Maiko Area, though that's rather limied. Okusoechi is surely the pick at Maiko.

OK so it is mostly cloudy, mild and a bit windy this morning.

Cool looking sea of clouds over the Minamiuonuma valley early morning (see photo below).

Tomorrow we can still expect a welcome blast of winter. And we might even get some quite heavy snowfall for a short while later in the day. That would be very nice.

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Noticing that a few resorts are now specifically mentioning the coronavirus situation on their official websites - mainly precautionary things like staff wearing masks, alcohol hand wash and some non-essential facilities being adjusted.

The ski resorts themselves though are operating.

And if you are here you can enjoy some very quiet slopes.

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Individual ski resort information: Wednesday 4th March 2020
All information checked and updated manually for each report. Subject to change.

GALA Yuzawa

- All lifts are operating
- All courses in the Central and Northern Area are open
- The Batman and Eliza courses in the Southern Area are open
- The Ropeway connecting GALA Yuzawa with Yuzawa Kogen is operating
- Downhill Falcon course is closed
- Official snow depth: 150cm

Ishiuchi Maruyama

- Sunrise Express on hold at the start of the day due to windy conditions
- Use the Kanko base quad to get up top
- Official snow depth: 120cm (upper); 60cm (mid)

Iwappara

- The central area is open; 3 lifts operating
- Official snow depth: 70cm

Joetsu Kokusai

- 4 lifts operating; 5 courses open in the main base hotel area and Panorama Area
- Official snow depth: 100cm

Kagura

- All areas of Kagura are open
- Top Kagura Number 5 lift is now open until 2pm and the Kagura-Tashiro course open until 3:30pm
- The Dragondola connecting the Tashiro Area with Naeba is operating
- Official snow depth: 220cm

Kandatsu Snow Resort

- Lifts A, B, C and E are operating; most courses open
- Official snow depth: 120cm

Maiko Snow Resort

- The top Okusoechi area is open; take the Gondola up there and back down to base
- The Nagamine runs and lifts are closed today and tomorrow
- The quad lift is operating in the Maiko Area
- Official snow depth: 120cm (upper); 10cm (base)

Muikamachi Hakkaisan

- 8 of 14 courses open; 3 of 4 lifts operating
- Official snow depth: 160cm

Naeba

- 16 of 22 courses open
- Official snow depth: 90cm
- Details on Naeba Now report here

NASPA Ski Garden

- All lifts operating; all courses except A and D are open
- Official snow depth: 60cm
- NASPA Ski Garden will operate until 10th March this season

Yuzawa Kogen

- The top area via Yuzawa Kogen Ropeway is fully open
- The base Family lift is also open
- The downhill course and base Snow Land areas is closed
- The Ropeway connecting Yuzawa Kogen with the Southern Area of GALA Yuzawa is operating
- Official snow depth: 120cm (Kogen); 30cm (base)

Yuzawa Nakazato

- Number 1, 2, 3 and 5 lifts are operating
- Official snow depth: 55cm

Yuzawa Park

- Number 1, 3 and 7 lifts are operating
- Official snow depth: 50cm

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Photos (below) from around 8:30am on Wednesday 4th March 2020:

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

Archive report: Posted at 8:47am on Wednesday 4th March 2020
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

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  2019/2020
*as of Wednesday 4th March 2020
2018/2019
Season
2017/2018
Season
4th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
3rd March 0cm 0cm 1cm
2nd March 0cm 0cm 8cm
1st March 0cm 0cm 0cm
29th February 0cm 0cm 0cm
28th February 15cm 0cm 0cm
27th February 14cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 29cm 0cm 9cm
Previous 14 days total 30cm 0cm 58cm
November observed snowfall total 12cm 2cm 14cm
December observed snowfall total 27cm 253cm 277cm
January observed snowfall total 88cm 523cm 392cm
February observed snowfall total 248cm 190cm 162cm
March observed snowfall total 0cm 50cm 11cm
April observed snowfall total - 24cm 1cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 375cm 1042cm 857cm
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 4th March 2020
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the Yuzawa Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
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  October November December January February March April May
2020/2021 season - - - - - - - -
2019/2020 season - 12cm
[12cm]
27cm
[39cm]
88cm
[127cm]
248cm
[375cm]
0cm
[375cm]
- -
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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