Zao Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 10th December 2017

Zao Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Zao Onsen (Yamagata), Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:58am on Sunday 10th December 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloudy
Base temp:
-1°C

Top temp:
-4°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
-
wind condition
Light
visibility condition
Limited on mountain
This report
Sunday 10th December 2017, 8:58am
1cm
Saturday 9th December 2017, 7:34am 2cm
Friday 8th December 2017, 9:11am 7cm
Thursday 7th December 2017, 8:52am 2cm
Wednesday 6th December 2017, 8:47am 2cm
Tuesday 5th December 2017, 9:13am 2cm
Monday 4th December 2017, 7:31am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 16cm
Last 14 reports (total): 18cm
Current month (December 2017) total: 18cm
2017/2018 season so far total: 84cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:58am on Sunday 10th December 2017
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Morning from Zao.

The safety ceremony took place over on the Uwanodai base area yesterday. Fittingly, snow was falling for the occasion.

It's cloudy at the moment and it looks like visibility up on the open Chuo area is pretty poor.

A recap on what is open at Zao - parts of Utopia, Paradise, Chuo and Uwanodai areas. I have updated the operating lifts list below to reflect what appears to be open this morning.

We probably need a decent and prolonged dump of snow for more to open up. Later tomorrow into Wednesday shows potential still.

Fingers crossed.

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Operating lifts:
- Chuo Number 1 pair
- Chuo Number 2 pair
- Zao Paradise Pair AB
- Katakai triple
- Mikaeri pair
- Onsen Number 1 pair
- Zao Ropeway
- Zao Chuo Ropeway
- Sky Cable

Official snow depths:

- Summit area: 40cm
- Paradise area: 45cm
- Chuo area: 45cm
- Utopia area: 45cm
- Uwanodai area: 25cm
- Oomori area: 5cm

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Zao Onsen forecast:

Zao Onsen 6-day snow and weather forecast

Floodlit night skiing for the 2017-2018 season is planned as follows:

In the Uwanodai area:
Daily from Saturday 23rd December 2017 until Sunday 4th March 2018
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only from Friday 9th March until Sunday 18th March 2018.

In the Yokokura area:
Daily from Saturday 23rd December 2017 until Monday 8th January 2018
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only from Friday 12th January until Sunday 18th February 2018.
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only from Friday 2nd March until Sunday 11th March 2018.

Night time 'light up' sightseeing ropeway is planned for the following dates:

December 2017: 23rd-24th, 29th-31st
January 2018: 1st-7th, 13th-14th, 20th-21st, 27th-31st
February 2018: every day
March 2018: 1st-4th

Archive report: Posted at 8:58am on Sunday 10th December 2017
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Parts of Zao are open but we need more snow to get things started large scale

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Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent Zao Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 10th December 2017
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Sunday 10th December 2017
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Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
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This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Zao Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
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  2017/2018
*as of Sunday 10th December 2017
2016/2017
Season
2015/2016
Season
10th December 1cm 2cm 0cm
9th December 2cm 0cm 0cm
8th December 7cm 9cm 0cm
7th December 2cm 3cm 0cm
6th December 2cm 0cm 3cm
5th December 2cm - 20cm
4th December 0cm - 20cm
Previous 7 days total 16cm 17cm 43cm
Previous 14 days total 18cm 26cm 65cm
November observed snowfall total 66cm 11cm 22cm
December observed snowfall total 18cm 98cm 96cm
January observed snowfall total - 241cm 211cm
February observed snowfall total - 105cm 83cm
March observed snowfall total - 65cm 45cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm 3cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm -
Season observed snowfall total 84cm 520cm 460cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 10th December 2017
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Zao 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
2017/2018 season - 66cm
[66cm]
18cm
[84cm]
- - - - -
2016/2017 season - 11cm
[11cm]
98cm
[109cm]
241cm
[350cm]
105cm
[455cm]
65cm
[520cm]
0cm
[520cm]
0cm
[520cm]
2015/2016 season - 22cm
[22cm]
96cm
[118cm]
211cm
[329cm]
83cm
[412cm]
45cm
[457cm]
3cm
[460cm]
-
2014/2015 season - 20cm
[20cm]
281cm
[301cm]
118cm
[419cm]
181cm
[600cm]
103cm
[703cm]
0cm
[703cm]
0cm
[703cm]
2013/2014 season - 12cm
[12cm]
179cm
[191cm]
111cm
[302cm]
166cm
[468cm]
107cm
[575cm]
4cm
[579cm]
0cm
[579cm]
2012/2013 season - 3cm
[3cm]
150cm
[153cm]
243cm
[396cm]
218cm
[614cm]
21cm
[635cm]
22cm
[657cm]
0cm
[657cm]
  October November December January February March April May
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