Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 5th January 2020

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:41am on Sunday 5th January 2020
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
0°C

Top temp:
-7°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow at times, higher up
wind condition
Light-moderate NNW
visibility condition
Generally fair, limited in places
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This report
Sunday 5th January 2020, 8:41am
15cm
Saturday 4th January 2020, 8:22am 10cm
Friday 3rd January 2020, 7:55am 0cm
Thursday 2nd January 2020, 8:41am 7cm
Wednesday 1st January 2020, 7:59am 12cm
Tuesday 31st December 2019, 7:52am 0cm
Monday 30th December 2019, 8:37am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 44cm
Last 14 reports (total): 60cm
Current month (January 2020) total: 44cm
2019/2020 season so far total: 83cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:41am on Sunday 5th January 2020
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Good morning from Yuzawa.

Light snow most of the day yesterday, with even some blue sky appearing for a short while before it got dark, but then the snow clouds moved back in and we have a fairly decent amount of fresh snowfall this morning.

The highest Kagura resort is reporting another 30cm, so with the snow from yesterday conditions should be excellent up there.

Yuzawa Kogen are also reporting 30cm of fresh snowfall on their upper slopes.

Maiko Snow Resort are reporting 10-25cm of fresh snowfall and Ishiuchi Maruyama is reporting 20cm.

We are measuring 16cm at town level.

So while the snow isn't uniformly deep yet, conditions should be pretty good in most areas this morning.

Light snow is forecast through the day today, though as of 8:30am it isn't snowing in town though still higher up. Might just be a lull...

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Just to be clearer on one point. The joint lift ticket for Yuzawa Kogen - GALA Yuzawa - Ishiuchi Maruyama is available. The Ropeway connection between Yuzawa Kogen and GALA Yuzawa is not yet operating and so you'll need to get a free shuttle bus between the two base areas of those resorts if you want to go from one to the other.

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Currently open:

GALA Yuzawa

- All of the Central Area courses are open
- Most of the Northern Area is now open - Super Broadway and Super Swan not yet available
- All lifts apart from the Southern Area lift and Ropeway connecting with Yuzawa Kogen are now operating
- Take the Gondola back down at the end of the day (Falcon downhill course not yet available)
- Official snow depth: 120cm

Ishiuchi Maruyama

- All three base Entrances now open
- Most courses apart from some advanced courses now open
- Official snow depth: 90cm

Iwappara

- Number 2 and 3 pair lifts, Number 1 romance lift, Chuo quad and summit quad are operating
- 14 courses open
- Official snow depth: 50cm

Joetsu Kokusai

- 12 lifts operating
- 10 courses open
- 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 not yet operating, though the top Number 5 lift is operating
- The Dragondola from Naeba is operating
- Official snow depth: 110cm

Kandatsu Snow Resort

- A, B, C and E lifts are operating
- Official snow depth: 110cm

Maiko Snow Resort

- Gondola, Okusoechi quad and pair lifts are operating
- 8 courses in the top Okusoechi area are open. Take the Gondola back down to base.
- The Maiko Center quad lift is also operating on the other side of the resort with the Paradise course open
- Official snow depth: 100cm (upper); 20cm (base)

Muikamachi Hakkaisan

- Ropeway and Number 1 and 3 lifts operating
- Official snow depth: 90cm

Naeba

- Large part of Naeba is now open
- Official snow depth: 70cm
- Details on Naeba Now report here

NASPA Ski Garden

- All lifts operating
- All main courses apart from Course A now open
- Mogul and Slopestyle not yet open
- Kids Garden open
- Official snow depth: 75cm

Yuzawa Kogen

- Yuzawa Ropeway operating
- Cosmos lift, Summit Panorama, Kogen Express lifts also operating
- Official snow depth: 70cm (Kogen); 20cm (base)

Yuzawa Nakazato

- Number 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 lifts operating
- Official snow depth: 40cm

Yuzawa Park

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

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Other ski resorts

Chateau Shiozawa
Part open

Ipponsugi
Open

Itsukamachi
Part open

Muica Snow Resort
Part open

Nakazato Snow Wood
Part open

Hakkai Sanroku
Not open yet

Ishiuchi Hanaoka
Unconfirmed

Mt Granview
Unconfirmed

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Photos (below) from around 8:30am on Sunday 5th January 2020:

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

Archive report: Posted at 8:41am on Sunday 5th January 2020
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

More lifts and courses opening - see above for latest details from around the resorts

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Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent Yuzawa Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 5th January 2020
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Yuzawa Now reports up until Sunday 5th January 2020
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Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 5th January 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
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  2019/2020
*as of Sunday 5th January 2020
2018/2019
Season
2017/2018
Season
5th January 15cm 0cm 12cm
4th January 10cm 10cm 28cm
3rd January 0cm 37cm 43cm
2nd January 7cm 9cm 24cm
1st January 12cm 19cm 0cm
31st December 0cm 28cm 1cm
30th December 0cm 39cm 19cm
Previous 7 days total 44cm 142cm 127cm
Previous 14 days total 60cm 241cm 247cm
November observed snowfall total 12cm 2cm 14cm
December observed snowfall total 27cm 253cm 277cm
January observed snowfall total 44cm 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 83cm 1042cm 857cm
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 5th 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]
44cm
[83cm]
- - - -
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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