Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Friday 15th January 2021

Yuzawa Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 7:40am on Friday 15th January 2021
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Fine
Base temp:
-1°C

Top temp:
-5°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Light
visibility condition
Very good
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Friday 15th January 2021, 7:40am
0cm
Thursday 14th January 2021, 8:44am 0cm
Wednesday 13th January 2021, 8:43am 0cm
Tuesday 12th January 2021, 8:45am 0cm
Monday 11th January 2021, 8:33am 10cm
Sunday 10th January 2021, 8:42am 17cm
Saturday 9th January 2021, 9:10am 38cm
Last 7 reports (total): 65cm
Last 14 reports (total): 163cm
Current month (January 2021) total: 231cm
2020/2021 season so far total: 684cm

Archive report: Posted at 7:40am on Friday 15th January 2021
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Good morning from Yuzawa.

Those clear blue skies didn't last until lunchtime yesterday with the clouds moving over Yuzawa and in the afternoon, alas, we had some rain. Visibility went from excellent to limited and poor in places in the afternoon.

Today we are expecting sunshine and clear skies and mild conditions. The images below might look a bit grey but they are just early morning shots... you can see hints of sun already and it will probably quickly lighten up.

Tomorrow might start with similar kind of conditions but it should be snowing by the end of the day, though with mild temperatures it would not be surprising to get some rain in the afternoon. Come Sunday things should be colder again which is good, hopefully with a fresh layer of snow.

Early morning report today - some ski areas haven't updated their information yet, but don't expect any significant changes.

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Individual ski area information: Friday 15th January 2021
Information on a selection of the larger ski areas in the region, listed in alphabetical order.
Ski areas are now generally open as normal. Specific news and points of interest noted below.
All information is checked with official sources and updated manually every day. Subject to change.

GALA Yuzawa
All lifts and all courses now open
Official snow depth:
290cm

Ishiuchi Maruyama
The top link with GALA Yuzawa is now open
Official snow depth:
Mid: 270cm
Base: 180cm

Iwappara
Top lift open, lower area closed
Official snow depth:
220cm

Joetsu Kokusai
3 lifts operating in area in front of hotel
Official snow depth:
270cm

Kagura
Tashiro and Kagura connection closed; individual Tashiro Area ticket now available
Official snow depth:
Top: 290cm
Base: 240cm

Kandatsu Snow Resort
Official snow depth:
210cm

Maiko Snow Resort
Official snow depth:
Top: 285cm
Base: 220cm

Muikamachi Hakkaisan
Currently closed

NASPA Ski Garden
Official snow depth:
230cm

Naeba
Prince Gondola 2 operating and three base lifts; Dragondola closed until 7th February
Top: 140cm
Base: 120cm

Yuzawa Kogen
The link with GALA Yuzawa is now open
Official snow depth:
Top: 320cm
Base: 280cm

Yuzawa Nakazato
Number 1, 2 and 3 lifts operating
Official snow depth:
290cm

Yuzawa Park
Official snow depth:
170cm


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Floodlit night skiing at ski areas in Yuzawa and Minamiuonuma
Below are the general plans for night skiing during the 2020-2021 season - this information will be checked periodically for any major changes. All are subject to change at short notice.

Ishiuchi Maruyama
Time: 4:00pm until 8:30pm
Dates: Daily until 28th February; then 6th-7th, 13th-14th March 2021
Lifts: Sunrise Express, Tyrol triple, Kanko Number 3

Iwappara
Time: Until 7:00pm on weekdays; until 8:00pm on Saturdays
Dates: Daily until 21st March 2021 [change/update: only weekends]
Lifts: Number 2 and 3 pair lifts

Joetsu Kokusai
Time:5:00pm until 9:00pm
Dates: Daily until 21st March 2021 [change/update: only Saturdays until 7th Feb]
Lifts: In front of the base hotel and Nagamine

Kandatsu Snow Resort
Time: 6:00pm until 2:00am
Dates: Saturdays and nights before holidays until 3rd April 2021

Maiko Snow Resort
Time: 4:00pm until 8:00pm
Dates: On Saturdays until 14th March 2021
Lifts: Maiko Center quad, Maiko Number 1 pair

Naeba
Time: 4:00pm until 8:30pm
Dates: Daily until 21st March 2021


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Other operating ski areas in the region:
- Chateau Shiozawa
- Hakkai Sanroku
- Ipponsugi
- Itsukamachi
- Mt Granview (usually weekends only)
- Muica Snow Resort


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Closed during the 2020-2021 winter season
- Ishiuchi Hanaoka

Archive report: Posted at 7:40am on Friday 15th January 2021
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

All ski areas in the area are opening

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Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent Yuzawa Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 15th January 2021
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Yuzawa Now reports up until Friday 15th 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 15th 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 15th January 2021
2019/2020
Season
2018/2019
Season
15th January 0cm 0cm 0cm
14th January 0cm 0cm 0cm
13th January 0cm 0cm 0cm
12th January 0cm 0cm 0cm
11th January 10cm 0cm 3cm
10th January 17cm 2cm 12cm
9th January 38cm 0cm 42cm
Previous 7 days total 65cm 2cm 57cm
Previous 14 days total 163cm 35cm 176cm
November observed snowfall total 0cm 12cm 2cm
December observed snowfall total 453cm 27cm 253cm
January observed snowfall total 231cm 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 684cm 425cm 1042cm
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 15th 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
2021/2022 season - - - - - - - -
2020/2021 season - 0cm
[0cm]
453cm
[453cm]
231cm
[684cm]
- - - -
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]
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