Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Tuesday 21st January 2020

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:52am on Tuesday 21st January 2020
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Snow!
Base temp:
0°C

Top temp:
-6°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snow!
wind condition
Moderate
visibility condition
Limited-poor
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This report
Tuesday 21st January 2020, 8:52am
15cm
Monday 20th January 2020, 8:45am 0cm
Sunday 19th January 2020, 8:10am 0cm
Saturday 18th January 2020, 8:26am 0cm
Friday 17th January 2020, 8:36am 0cm
Thursday 16th January 2020, 8:45am 12cm
Wednesday 15th January 2020, 8:32am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 27cm
Last 14 reports (total): 29cm
Current month (January 2020) total: 74cm
2019/2020 season so far total: 113cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:52am on Tuesday 21st January 2020
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Good morning from Yuzawa.

Very good news, everybody!

I am very happy to report some decent fresh snow on the ground this morning and snow continuing to fall at a good rate.

Rewind a bit, we had to endure some more rain in town in the daytime yesterday. I for one was feeling pretty miserable... thinking, this really should be snow. Fast forward and I am feeling much brighter this morning. It just goes to show what some beautiful snow can do!

Here's how much fresh snowfall the ski resorts themselves are reporting from early morning:

Kagura: 20cm
Maiko Snow Resort: 20cm
Ishiuchi Maruyama: 20cm

So, about 20cm it is! And there is surely a few more since those early reports were posted.

(Remember, 'fresh snowfall' is often more that/different from any changes that are made to 'official snow depth' as it gets groomed/packed down etc).

I am measuring 15cm on the ground at my measuring point in town and my friend just to the north in Shiozawa is reporting 12cm.

It is still snowing and hopefully will continue at least through the morning. One interesting point to mention is that it is still not getting crazy cold though this morning there is more of a wind blowing than there has generally been so far.

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Talking of wind, the Tashiro Area of Kagura is closed today due to wind conditions, so the Kagura resort is open from Mitsumata Ropeway up to the Kagura Number 1 high speed lift. Other resorts appear to be open as planned.

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So yes, it is very good news this morning and this new snowfall will have given slopes a needed re-fresh. We still need more though for lower areas to fully open up.

Looking ahead, temperatures are going to be rising later in the week and there isn't a whole lot of potential snow on the weekly forecast.

If you want to choose one day and are able to take a day out to get here, I'd say that tomorrow is probably a very good choice --- sunny skies are forecast.

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If there's one thing I know that I am going to learn from this particular season, it's that I need to always take the time to appreciate the snow we get - and not to take it for granted.

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Individual ski resort information: Tuesday 21st 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 Ropeway lift connecting with Yuzawa Kogen in the Southern Area
- The Southern Area is part open - Batman and Eliza courses are open
- Take the Gondola back down at the end of the day (Falcon downhill course not yet available)
- Official snow depth: 120cm

Ishiuchi Maruyama

- Access via the three base Entrances is available
- 17 courses currently open (lower courses not available)
- Official snow depth: 90cm (upper); 60cm (mid)

Iwappara

- 5 lifts are operating with the central to upper area of the resort open
- Official snow depth: 40cm

Joetsu Kokusai

- 8 lifts operating (the Nagamine quad is operating to get up to the open top area)
- 7 courses open in the Panorama and Atema areas
- Official snow depth: 60cm

Kagura

- All areas of Kagura are normally open *** TASHIRO CLOSED THIS MORNING DUE TO WIND ***
- The top Number 5 lift and top gate are normally open
- The Dragondola connecting with Naeba is operating
- Official snow depth: 140cm

Kandatsu Snow Resort

- A, B, C and E lifts plan to be operating
- Official snow depth: 110cm

Maiko Snow Resort

- The Gondola and top Okusoechi quad and pair lifts are operating with 8 courses in that top area open.
- Take the Gondola back down to base.
- 1 course and 1 lift (Center quad) open in the Maiko Area
- Official snow depth: 90cm (upper); -cm (base)

Muikamachi Hakkaisan

- Ropeway and Number 1 and 3 lifts operating
- Official snow depth: 110cm

Naeba

- Naeba is open with most courses available
- 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: 65cm

Yuzawa Kogen

- Yuzawa Ropeway operating
- All Kogen lifts now operating and Kogen Snowland is open
- Base area not currently open
- The Ropeway connecting Yuzawa Kogen with the Southern Area of GALA Yuzawa is not yet operating
- Official snow depth: 90cm (Kogen); -cm (base)

Yuzawa Nakazato

- Number 1, 2, 3 and 5 lifts operating
- Official snow depth: 40cm

Yuzawa Park

- Number 1 and 7 lifts operating
- Official snow depth: 25cm

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Photos (below) from around 8:45am on Tuesday 21st January 2020:

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

Archive report: Posted at 8:52am on Tuesday 21st January 2020
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

See above. Tashiro Area of Kagura is closed this morning. Other resorts appear to be open as planned

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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Yuzawa Now reports up until Tuesday 21st 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 Tuesday 21st January 2020
2018/2019
Season
2017/2018
Season
21st January 15cm 35cm 0cm
20th January 0cm 0cm 0cm
19th January 0cm 34cm 0cm
18th January 0cm 21cm 0cm
17th January 0cm 12cm 0cm
16th January 12cm 5cm 0cm
15th January 0cm 0cm 1cm
Previous 7 days total 27cm 107cm 1cm
Previous 14 days total 29cm 175cm 29cm
November observed snowfall total 12cm 2cm 14cm
December observed snowfall total 27cm 253cm 277cm
January observed snowfall total 74cm 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 113cm 1042cm 857cm
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 21st 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]
74cm
[113cm]
- - - -
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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