Zao Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 12th April 2012

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:19am on Thursday 12th April 2012
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Archive report: Posted at 9:19am on Thursday 12th April 2012
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

An early morning fog and cloud this morning, though the foggy conditions have lifted in the last hour or so. A little more chilly than yesterday morning but still around 4C in the village at the moment. There is a bit of wind out there. And that's about it really.

Taking a look at the forecast we can expect to see the mercury rise somewhat for the weekend and into early next week with generally cloudy and/or sunny conditions for the next few days. The clouds we have over Zao now are set to probably clear up as the day moves on.

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Official snow depths (12th April 12)
Utopia - 220cm
Chuo - 220cm
Paradise - 220cm
Uwanodai - 140cm

Operating lifts (12th April 12)
Limited lifts now open - see below.

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Current planned lift operations at Zao, as of 11th April - subject to change:

Uwanodai Area
Sky Cable (open all year, but closed from 7th May for maintenance)

Chuo and Paradise Area
Zao Chuo Ropeway (closed for maintenance 9th-25th April except Saturdays and Sundays)
Chuo No1 pair lift (until 6th May, but only Sat/Sun from 9th April until 27th April)
Chuo No2 pair lift (until 6th May)
Katakai triple lift (until 6th May, but only Sat/Sun from 9th April until 27th April)
Paradise No1 pair lift (until 6th May (but only Sat/Sun from 9th April until 27th April)

Yokokura and Utopia area
Zao Ropeway (open all year, closed for maintenance 7th-18th May)
Utopia No2 pair lift (dependent on snow but latest until 6th May)

Omori and Kurohime Area
Kurohime No1 quad (no fixed closing date, dependent on snow)

Archive report: Posted at 9:19am on Thursday 12th April 2012
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao remains part open. See report for details.

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