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Yuzawa Now

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Yuzawa & Minamiuonuma region, Japan
LATEST REPORT: Posted at 8:26am on Sunday 23rd February 2020
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloud and it's...
Base temp:
2°C

Top temp:
-2°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
...snowing
wind condition
Light-moderate NW
visibility condition
Limited-poor
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Sunday 23rd February 2020, 8:26am
0cm
Saturday 22nd February 2020, 8:34am 0cm
Friday 21st February 2020, 8:40am 0cm
Thursday 20th February 2020, 8:35am 0cm
Wednesday 19th February 2020, 8:22am 15cm
Tuesday 18th February 2020, 8:33am 19cm
Monday 17th February 2020, 8:22am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 34cm
Last 14 reports (total): 69cm
Current month (February 2020) total: 218cm
2019/2020 season so far total: 345cm

UPDATE FROM NAEBA, 12:30pm

Really disappointing news.

The World Cup event today has been cancelled due to the bad weather conditions. (It was originally delayed, but now cancelled).

Feel sad for everyone taking part and also all the people working hard to put the event together.

:(

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Original morning report

Good morning from Yuzawa.

Well, we got some rain again last night after that very mild and windy day yesterday. We were hoping for snow this morning. And it has started snowing this morning, but no cm to report just yet... more of a light dusting so far. It is more like sleet just to the north of Yuzawa.

If the forecast for snow during the day happens as we are told it will, I should have some fresh snowfall numbers to report tomorrow.

The only snowfall I can report from resorts this morning is from Kagura who are reporting 3cm. They are also saying that the Dragondola and top Number 5 lift (as well as the Tashiro to Kagura connecting course) are closed, but other than that seem to be open.

And GALA Yuzawa is back up and running today.

Yuzawa Kogen are saying lifts might be operating at reduced speed, but they are open.

Tomorrow I should have snowy news!

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We have a limited number of 1 day ski lift ticket vouchers to give away to SnowJapan readers:

Yuzawa Town:
This voucher can be exchanged at any ski resort in Yuzawa town (valid until 31st March 2020)
or
Minamiuonuma City:
This voucher can be exchanged at any ski resort in Minamiuonuma city (valid until 29th March 2020)

If you would like one of those please send us an email to editor@snowjapan.com with 'Lift ticket' as the subject line and let us know which you would like (Yuzawa or Minamiuonuma). You could perhaps also let us know how we're doing; or how you're doing!

Please only request if you are pretty sure that you would be able to use the ticket if you win.

We will be able to send them out on Tuesday, so this offer is open until late tomorrow. We will contact winners (chosen at random) late Monday, asking for a postal address in Japan. (Sorry, we can't send them outside Japan).

Good luck.

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The Audi FIX Alpen Ski World Cup 2020 event continues at the Naeba resort today. Good luck to everyone taking part and the organisers.

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Individual ski resort information: Sunday 23rd February 2020
All information checked and updated manually for each report. Subject to change.

GALA Yuzawa

- All lifts are operating
- All courses apart from the downhill course (Falcon) are open
- The Ropeway connecting GALA Yuzawa with Yuzawa Kogen is operating
- Official snow depth: 140cm

Ishiuchi Maruyama

- All areas are open
- Official snow depth: 110cm (upper); 70cm (mid)

Iwappara

- All lifts (apart from Number 1 pair) and most of mid to upper area open
- Official snow depth: 90cm

Joetsu Kokusai

- All areas are now open; some courses unavailable
- Official snow depth: 120cm

Kagura

- All areas of Kagura are open
- Top Number 5 lift closed today due to wind
- The downhill course will not be open this season (due to autumn typhoon damage)
- The Dragondola connecting with Naeba seems to be closed this morning due to wind
- Official snow depth: 250cm

Kandatsu Snow Resort

- All lifts are operating; most courses open
- Official snow depth: 115cm

Maiko Snow Resort

- All the main areas are now open; some course restrictions
- Official snow depth: 130cm (upper); 30cm (base)

Muikamachi Hakkaisan

- 12 of 14 courses open; all lifts operating
- Official snow depth: 180cm

Naeba

- 19 of 22 courses open
- Some course restrictions due to World Cup event
- Official snow depth: 90cm
- Details on Naeba Now report here

NASPA Ski Garden

- All lifts operating
- A, B and D courses appear to be closed today; others remain open
- Official snow depth: 65cm

Yuzawa Kogen

- The top area via Yuzawa Kogen Ropeway is fully open
- The base areas are also open
- The Ropeway connecting Yuzawa Kogen with the Southern Area of GALA Yuzawa is closed (GALA closed today)
- Official snow depth: 120cm (Kogen); 30cm (base)

Yuzawa Nakazato

- Number 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 lifts are operating
- Official snow depth: 80cm

Yuzawa Park

- Number 1, 3 and 7 lifts are are operating
- Official snow depth: 60cm

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Photos (below) from around 8:30am on Sunday 23rd February 2020:

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

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

See above

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Japan snowfall data
(updated daily during winter)
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent Yuzawa Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 23rd February 2020
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Yuzawa Now reports up until Sunday 23rd February 2020
(View more analysis here)
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 23rd 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 more analysis here)
  2019/2020
*as of Sunday 23rd February 2020
2018/2019
Season
2017/2018
Season
23rd February 0cm 0cm 0cm
22nd February 0cm 0cm 2cm
21st February 0cm 0cm 8cm
20th February 0cm 0cm 4cm
19th February 15cm 0cm 28cm
18th February 19cm 1cm 48cm
17th February 0cm 17cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 34cm 18cm 90cm
Previous 14 days total 69cm 107cm 111cm
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 218cm 190cm 162cm
March observed snowfall total - 50cm 11cm
April observed snowfall total - 24cm 1cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 345cm 1042cm 857cm
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 23rd 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 more analysis here)
  October November December January February March April May
2019/2020 season - 12cm
[12cm]
27cm
[39cm]
88cm
[127cm]
218cm
[345cm]
- - -
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]
  October November December January February March April May
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