Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Friday 10th January 2020

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:25am on Friday 10th January 2020
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloudy
Base temp:
1°C

Top temp:
-2°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Early light snow easing off
wind condition
Slight
visibility condition
Generally fair
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Friday 10th January 2020, 8:25am
2cm
Thursday 9th January 2020, 8:55am 0cm
Wednesday 8th January 2020, 7:41am 0cm
Tuesday 7th January 2020, 8:25am 0cm
Monday 6th January 2020, 8:40am 1cm
Sunday 5th January 2020, 8:41am 15cm
Saturday 4th January 2020, 8:22am 10cm
Last 7 reports (total): 28cm
Last 14 reports (total): 61cm
Current month (January 2020) total: 47cm
2019/2020 season so far total: 86cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:25am on Friday 10th January 2020
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Good morning from Yuzawa.

This morning is a bit better with some fresh snow to report from the resorts.

Maiko Snow Resort are reporting 5cm of snowfall, presumably up top. Yuzawa Kogen are reporting about 10cm of fresh snowfall overnight. and Ishiuchi Maruyama are reporting 3cm. No word at time of writing from Kagura, though hopefully there might have been a little more up there. So a bit of relief and snow is actually falling now though we're not expecting it to be continue for long and add much more. It will probably be cloudy for the day.

Probably some sunshine tomorrow.

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The forecast for the coming month was being discussed on local news yesterday.

It sounds like we can expect 'less snow than usual' over the coming month over the wider region. Obviously that is not what we wanted to hear, but it does increasingly feel like that kind of season.

They did say we will likely get regular snowfall - but just not huge amounts of it like we normally expect.

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Individual ski resort information: Friday 10th 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 Waggonette pair lift and the Ropeway lift connecting with Yuzawa Kogen in the Southern Area
- Southern Area not yet open
- Take the Gondola back down at the end of the day (Falcon downhill course not yet available)
- Official snow depth: 100cm

Ishiuchi Maruyama

- All three base Entrances now open (but you can't ski/board between Hatsukaichi and Chuo areas)
- Most courses except some advanced courses now open
- Official snow depth: 60cm

Iwappara

- Number 2 and 3 pair lifts, Number 1 romance lift, Chuo quad and summit quad are operating
- The central to upper area of the resort is open
- Official snow depth: 40cm

Joetsu Kokusai

- 9 lifts operating
- 9 courses open (in front of hotel, Panorama, Atema areas)
- Official snow depth: 70cm

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 should be open from 11th January
- The top Number 5 lift is operating
- The Dragondola connecting with Naeba is operating
- Official snow depth: 110cm

Kandatsu Snow Resort

- A, B, C and E lifts are operating
- Official snow depth: 85cm

Maiko Snow Resort

- Gondola and top Okusoechi quad and pair lifts are operating
- 8 courses in the top Okusoechi area are open. Take the Gondola back down to base.
- 3 lifts and courses over on the Maiko area are also operating
- Official snow depth: 70cm (upper); 10cm (base)

Muikamachi Hakkaisan

- Ropeway and Number 1 and 3 lifts operating
- Official snow depth: 100cm

Naeba

- Naeba is mostly open
- Official snow depth: 70cm
- Details on Naeba Now report here

NASPA Ski Garden

- All lifts operating
- B, C, E, F, G and H courses are open (A and D closed)
- Mogul and Slopestyle not open
- Kids Garden open
- Official snow depth: 40cm

Yuzawa Kogen

- Yuzawa Ropeway operating
- All Kogen lifts now operating
- Official snow depth: 90cm (Kogen); 30cm (base)

Yuzawa Nakazato

- Number 1, 2 and 3 lifts operating
- Official snow depth: 30cm

Yuzawa Park

- Number 1 and 7 lifts operating
- Official snow depth: 20cm

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Photos (below) from around 8:30am on Friday 10th January 2020:

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

Archive report: Posted at 8:25am on Friday 10th January 2020
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

See above for details

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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Yuzawa Now reports up until Friday 10th January 2020
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Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent season comparisons
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This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the Yuzawa Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
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  2019/2020
*as of Friday 10th January 2020
2018/2019
Season
2017/2018
Season
10th January 2cm 12cm 0cm
9th January 0cm 42cm 0cm
8th January 0cm 11cm 1cm
7th January 0cm 29cm 18cm
6th January 1cm 23cm 0cm
5th January 15cm 0cm 12cm
4th January 10cm 10cm 28cm
Previous 7 days total 28cm 127cm 59cm
Previous 14 days total 61cm 356cm 203cm
November observed snowfall total 12cm 2cm 14cm
December observed snowfall total 27cm 253cm 277cm
January observed snowfall total 47cm 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 86cm 1042cm 857cm
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 10th 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]
47cm
[86cm]
- - - -
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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