Yuzawa Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 9th January 2020

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:55am on Thursday 9th January 2020
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloud and...
Base temp:
4°C

Top temp:
0°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light rain town; light snow higher up
wind condition
Light to moderate NW
visibility condition
Generally fair
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Thursday 9th January 2020, 8:55am
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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
Friday 3rd January 2020, 7:55am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 26cm
Last 14 reports (total): 59cm
Current month (January 2020) total: 45cm
2019/2020 season so far total: 84cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:55am on Thursday 9th January 2020
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Good morning from Yuzawa.

I was quite pleased when I updated the report yesterday because the sun was out with some clearer blue skies and I thought perhaps we had missed the worst of the rain.

Unfortunately that wasn't the case. This morning I have been up since 4am this morning because I was woken up by that most unwelcome - and very annoying - sound of heavy rain.

The rain has not been kind to the snow. If we had a deep base it wouldn't be as worrying, but we don't have that deep base right now and so lower slopes are struggling. (You can probably see that best on NASPA image below).

Higher up snow cover is better of course. There was even a bit of snow up at Kagura and Naeba overnight, just a cm or so, with the section of Route 17 between those two resorts covered with some fresh snow.

So the higher up you go, the more snow there is with better cover. Resorts like Yuzawa Kogen, GALA Yuzawa, Naeba and of course Kagura are the places to get that better snow right at the moment.

Everywhere could really benefit from a healthy amount of snow though...

I truly wish that I could bring you much more exciting news. We'll be totally revved up to get all excited when that snow dumps on us.

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The Tashiro Area of Kagura is closed again today due to wind conditions up there.

Kagura is open from Mitsumata to the Kagura Number 1 romance lift. That may change depending on conditions through the day.

Other resorts all appear to be opening as planned.

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Individual ski resort information: Thursday 9th 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: 120cm

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, Okusoechi quad and pair lifts and Nagamine Number 2 quad lifts are operating
- 8 courses in the top Okusoechi area and Nagamine 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); 15cm (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: 35cm

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: 25cm

Yuzawa Park

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

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Photos (below) from around 8:30am on Thursday 9th January 2020:

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

Archive report: Posted at 8:55am on Thursday 9th January 2020
The latest Yuzawa Now report can be found here

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

See above for individual ski resort information - it is checked and updated every morning

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Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent Yuzawa Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 9th January 2020
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Yuzawa Now reports up until Thursday 9th 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 Thursday 9th 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
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  2019/2020
*as of Thursday 9th January 2020
2018/2019
Season
2017/2018
Season
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
3rd January 0cm 37cm 43cm
Previous 7 days total 26cm 152cm 102cm
Previous 14 days total 59cm 344cm 257cm
November observed snowfall total 12cm 2cm 14cm
December observed snowfall total 27cm 253cm 277cm
January observed snowfall total 45cm 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 84cm 1042cm 857cm
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 9th 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]
45cm
[84cm]
- - - -
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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