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Yuzawa Now

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Yuzawa & Minamiuonuma region, Japan
LATEST REPORT: Posted at 8:47am on Sunday 24th January 2021
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloud and...
Base temp:
2°C

Top temp:
0°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Rain, I'm afraid
wind condition
Light
visibility condition
Varied
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This report
Sunday 24th January 2021, 8:47am
0cm
Saturday 23rd January 2021, 8:16am 0cm
Friday 22nd January 2021, 8:44am 0cm
Thursday 21st January 2021, 7:52am 0cm
Wednesday 20th January 2021, 8:42am 17cm
Tuesday 19th January 2021, 8:40am 19cm
Monday 18th January 2021, 8:41am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 36cm
Last 14 reports (total): 58cm
Current month (January 2021) total: 279cm
2020/2021 season so far total: 732cm

Good morning from Yuzawa.

Yesterday remained grey and cloudy and happily it remained at just that for the most part.

This morning we're not so lucky and rain has been falling.

Don't know how much snow might have fallen at higher elevations... can't see any on the GALA cams and sadly Kagura is silent about the weather during their closed period. However, snow can be seen on Route 17 up by Mikuni on the way to Naeba. Looks like it turns somewhere between Mitsumata and Mikuni.

Hopefully this rain will be clearing up quickly this morning and leaving us with just cloud. It's the weekend. More people are around. Let's have some decent weather, please... says everyone!

Come tomorrow morning the sun should be out and shining down on us once again along with mild conditions.

The next delivery of significant snowfall looks due around the end of the week.

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Individual ski area information: Sunday 24th January 2021
Information on a selection of the larger ski areas in the region, listed in alphabetical order.
All information is checked with official sources and updated manually every day. Subject to change.

GALA Yuzawa
All courses apart from $2.6m and Bronco are open
Official snow depth:
290cm

Ishiuchi Maruyama
Most runs open
Official snow depth:
Mid: 240cm

Iwappara
Base to summit areas open
Official snow depth:
215cm

Joetsu Kokusai
13 courses open in the main Nagamine and Panorama areas
Official snow depth:
240cm

Kagura
Currently closed

Kandatsu Snow Resort
All areas open
Official snow depth:
200cm

Maiko Snow Resort
All courses open
Official snow depth:
Top: 270cm
Base: 170cm

Muikamachi Hakkaisan
Currently closed

NASPA Ski Garden
All courses open
Official snow depth:
195cm

Naeba
Currently closed

Yuzawa Kogen
All areas open
Official snow depth:
Top: 300cm
Base: 220cm

Yuzawa Nakazato
Number 1, 2, 3 and 5 lifts operating
Official snow depth:
300cm

Yuzawa Park
Number 1, 7 and 8 lifts operating
Official snow depth:
150cm


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Various changes to operations at various ski areas at the moment:

GALA Yuzawa:
The Sociable lift will be closed on weekdays for the time being, with slightly earlier closing times. These lift changes will not affect the ski runs that are open.

Iwappara:
On weekdays only the Number 2 pair lift in the central area of Iwappara will be open. This change is planned until 10th February. Weekends unchanged.

Kagura:
The Tashiro Area is closed 16th-17th January; all areas of Kagura will be closed from Monday 18th January until early February. Currently no confirmed re-opening date.

Joetsu Kokusai:
The Atema and Osawa areas are currently closed for the time being. On weekdays the area in front of the hotel is open. The Panorama area is open on weekends (and apparently might be open on certain weekdays). These changes planned until 10th February.

Muikamachi Hakkaisan:
Currently closed and will closed be until early February. Currently no confirmed re-opening date.

Naeba:
Closed from Monday 18th January until early February. Currently no confirmed re-opening date.

NASPA Ski Garden:
The Number 3 lift will be rested on weekends but all courses will remain available. The Number 2 and 3 lifts will be rested on weekdays, when the C course will be closed (all other courses open). This change is planned until 7th February.

Yuzawa Park:
Yuzawa Park will be closed Mondays through Thursdays until 19th February (though during that period it will be open on Monday 25th January).


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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 8:00pm
Dates: Adjusted to weekends only
Lifts: Number 2 and 3 pair lifts

Joetsu Kokusai
Time: 5:00pm until 9:00pm
Dates: Adjusted to only on Saturdays until 7th Feb; unconfirmed beyond that
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: Saturdays until 14th March 2021
Lifts: Maiko Center quad, Maiko Number 1 pair


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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

Yuzawa Now ski lift operation notes:

Ski areas should be opening as planned this morning - see above for details

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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 24th January 2021
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Yuzawa Now reports up until Sunday 24th January 2021
(View more analysis here)
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 24th 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 more analysis here)
  2020/2021
*as of Sunday 24th January 2021
2019/2020
Season
2018/2019
Season
24th January 0cm 0cm 22cm
23rd January 0cm 0cm 11cm
22nd January 0cm 5cm 63cm
21st January 0cm 15cm 35cm
20th January 17cm 0cm 0cm
19th January 19cm 0cm 34cm
18th January 0cm 0cm 21cm
Previous 7 days total 36cm 20cm 186cm
Previous 14 days total 58cm 32cm 206cm
November observed snowfall total 0cm 12cm 2cm
December observed snowfall total 453cm 27cm 253cm
January observed snowfall total 279cm 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 732cm 425cm 1042cm
Yuzawa Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 24th 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 more analysis here)
  October November December January February March April May
2020/2021 season - 0cm
[0cm]
453cm
[453cm]
279cm
[732cm]
- - - -
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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