Zao Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 1st April 2010

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:54am on Thursday 1st April 2010
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Archive report: Posted at 9:54am on Thursday 1st April 2010
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Clouds started the day yesterday but it turned into a fine one with lots of blue sky. The snow was good, the views great and the trees at the top looking way more monster-y than they have been for a month or so. Good times.

A good part of the resort is still open of course and as you can see from the dates below, some more lifts will be coming to a close for the season at the end of this coming Sunday.

It is a very mildmorning in Zao with a current temperature of +5 degrees and a slight breeze - and another cloudy start to the day but good visibility on the mountain.

There is a good chance of rain before the end of the day but it might turn into snow later on and higher up, though we can't expect much unless the temperatures drop dramatically. After that it is currently looking like it will be fair weather over the weekend.

Chuo area:
210cm

Paradise area:
200cm

Utopia area:
190cm

The following lifts at Zao Onsen are now closed for the season:

Onsen No3 parallel AB lifts
Onsen No4 quad
Zao Kokutai pair lift
Ryuzan pair lift
Katamatsu pair lift
Sunrise pair AB lifts
Yokokura No2 pair lift
Kurohima No2 quad lift
Nakamori No1 triple
Nakamori No2 pair

Other lifts are still operating as normal. The other lifts at the resort plan to be open until the following dates, subject to change:

Uwanodai area:
Zao Sky Cable - open all year (closed 6th-28th May for maintenance)
Zao Onsen No1 pair lift - until 4th April
Zao Onsen No2 quad lift - until 4th April

Nakamori area:
Zao Chuo Ropeway - open all year (closed 12th-21st for maintenance, except Sat/Sun)

Chuo area:
Chuo No1 pair - until 5th May
Chuo No2 pair - until 11th April (after that open Sat/Sun/holidays until 5th May)
Katakai triple - until 11th April (after that open Sat/Sun/holidays until 5th May)

Diamond valley:
Diamond No1 pair lift - until 4th April
Diamond No2 pair lift - until 4th April

Paradise:
Paradise Pair lift - until 5th May
Paradise No3 pair - until 4th April
Shobunuma No1 triple and No2 pair - until 4th April (after that open Sat/Sun/holidays until 5th May)

Yokokura:
Zao Ropeway - open all year (closed 6th-18th May for maintenance)
Yokokura No1 pair - until 4th April
Astraea No1 and No2 pair lifts - until 4th April
 
Omori / Kurohime:
Omori quad - until 4th April
Kurohime - until conditions allow

Utopia:
Zao Ropeway - open all year (closed 6th-18th May)
Utopia No2 pair - until conditions allow
Astraea No3 pair - until conditions allow

Archive report: Posted at 9:54am on Thursday 1st April 2010
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Most of Zao Onsen resort is open. See report for latest on current lift operations.

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