Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 15th February 2020

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:22am on Saturday 15th February 2020
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloudy and grey
Base temp:
4°C

Top temp:
0°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None right now
wind condition
Light northerly
visibility condition
Fair
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Saturday 15th February 2020, 8:22am
0cm
Friday 14th February 2020, 8:39am 0cm
Thursday 13th February 2020, 8:44am 0cm
Wednesday 12th February 2020, 7:45am 0cm
Tuesday 11th February 2020, 8:42am 20cm
Monday 10th February 2020, 8:40am 15cm
Sunday 9th February 2020, 8:45am 43cm
Last 7 reports (total): 78cm
Last 14 reports (total): 170cm
Current month (February 2020) total: 184cm
2019/2020 season so far total: 311cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:22am on Saturday 15th February 2020
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Good morning from Yuzawa.

There has been a few spots of rain early morning but we are due a day of cloudy skies and temperatures just a little lower than yesterday - still mild.

(I so don't want to say this, but) tomorrow is going to be warmer still - rising to perhaps a few above 10C.

We are still scheduled to enjoy a return to colder conditions during Monday and in particular Tuesday when we can hope to get a fresh layer of snow.

In the meantime it's probably going to be a spring-like feel for the weekend - both in temperatures and snow conditions. At times like this in particular you'll get better snow the higher you go.

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The Tokamachi Snow Festival is taking place today and tomorrow.

It is the largest snow festival in the region and has been taking place since 1950.

Unfortunately, unusually low levels of snow has been causing big problems this season. Organisers have been trucking in snow from nearby mountains and changing plans to cope with the situation - they were determined not to cancel.

The snow sculptures that appear around town are usually really impressive - those guys really do a great job. There aren't going to be as many sculptures this year and some events have been scaled down, but I'm sure it will still be fun. I am feeling the need to get over there and show my support.

Tokamachi is about 45 minutes from Yuzawa by car and you can also get a train (Hokuhoku line) from Echigo Yuzawa Station. If you are staying in Yuzawa I am sure the place you are staying at will be able to help with details if you are interested in going.

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Individual ski resort information: Saturday 15th February 2020
All information checked and updated manually for each report. Subject to change.

GALA Yuzawa

- All courses and lifts are open
- The Ropeway connecting GALA Yuzawa with Yuzawa Kogen is operating
- Official snow depth: 170cm

Ishiuchi Maruyama

- All courses and lifts are open
- Official snow depth: 180cm (upper); 110cm (mid)

Iwappara

- All lifts (apart from Number 1 pair) and all courses (apart from Panorama) are open
- Official snow depth: 110cm

Joetsu Kokusai

- All areas are now open
- Official snow depth: 140cm

Kagura

- All areas of Kagura are open
- The downhill course will not be open this season
- The Dragondola connecting with Naeba is operating
- Official snow depth: 280cm

Kandatsu Snow Resort

- All lifts are operating
- Official snow depth: 135cm

Maiko Snow Resort

- All the main areas are now open
- Official snow depth: 140cm (upper); 50cm (base)

Muikamachi Hakkaisan

- All lifts are operating and most courses are open
- Official snow depth: 220cm

Naeba

- 21 of 22 courses open
- Official snow depth: 120cm
- Details on Naeba Now report here

NASPA Ski Garden

- All main courses apart from D are open; all lifts operating
- Official snow depth: 100cm

Yuzawa Kogen

- All courses and lifts are open
- The Ropeway connecting Yuzawa Kogen with the Southern Area of GALA Yuzawa is operating
- Official snow depth: 170cm (Kogen); 70cm (base)

Yuzawa Nakazato

- All lifts are operating
- Official snow depth: 100cm

Yuzawa Park

- All lifts are operating
- Official snow depth: 85cm

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Photos (below) from around 8:15am on Saturday 15th February 2020:

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

Archive report: Posted at 8:22am on Saturday 15th February 2020
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

See above

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Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent Yuzawa Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 15th February 2020
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Yuzawa Now reports up until Saturday 15th February 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 Saturday 15th February 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 Saturday 15th February 2020
2018/2019
Season
2017/2018
Season
15th February 0cm 11cm 2cm
14th February 0cm 15cm 3cm
13th February 0cm 15cm 7cm
12th February 0cm 13cm 0cm
11th February 20cm 5cm 0cm
10th February 15cm 28cm 0cm
9th February 43cm 16cm 3cm
Previous 7 days total 78cm 103cm 15cm
Previous 14 days total 170cm 138cm 56cm
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 184cm 190cm 162cm
March observed snowfall total - 50cm 11cm
April observed snowfall total - 24cm 1cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 311cm 1042cm 857cm
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 15th February 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]
88cm
[127cm]
184cm
[311cm]
- - -
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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