Zao Now daily snow and weather - Monday 15th December 2014

Zao Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:35am on Monday 15th December 2014
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
-6°C

Top temp:
-11°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snow
wind condition
Moderate to strong winds
Generally poor
This report
Monday 15th December 2014, 9:35am
10cm
Sunday 14th December 2014, 10:06am 10cm
Saturday 13th December 2014, 8:55am 2cm
Friday 12th December 2014, 9:05am 2cm
Thursday 11th December 2014, 9:28am 5cm
Wednesday 10th December 2014, 10:21am 0cm
Tuesday 9th December 2014, 8:47am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 29cm
Last 14 reports (total): 172cm
Current month (December 2014) total: 172cm
2014/2015 season so far total: 192cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:35am on Monday 15th December 2014
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Not masses of snow this morning to report, 10cm here at base, but I think the wind has been blowing it about and there's really more fresh out there.

Can't see much though due to the snow and the wind blowing it about. All a bit mad out there and it's not going to settle down for a while it would seem with stormy conditions due especially as we get into Wednesday and Thursday. Expect lift operations to be affected at times.

Looks like the best time to visit might be the end of the week or weekend when the storm clears. Sunny conditions even maybe. And the snow conditions will surely be excellent.

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Operating lifts at time of writing:

Onsen Number 1 pair lift
Onsen Number 2 quad
Mikaeri pair lift
Chuo Number 1 pair lift
Chuo Number 2 pair lift
Paradise pair lift
Yokokura Number 1 pair lift
Utopia Number 2 pair lift
Shobunuma Number 1 triple
Shobunuma Number 2 pair
Kuroboshi Number 1 Quattro quad lift
Katakai triple lift
All Ropeways/gondolas

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Official snow depths (15th December 14):

Utopia: 160cm
Chuo: 105cm
Paradise: 110cm
Uwanodai: 105cm

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Night skiing operations at Zao this season

Uwanodai area:
From Sunday 21st December until 22nd March

Yokokura area:
From Friday 26th December until 4th January;
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from Friday 9th January until 15th March

Open times from 5pm until 9pm and the cost is 2000 yen for adults and 1000 yen for children.

Archive report: Posted at 9:35am on Monday 15th December 2014
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao isn't fully open yet. See report

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  2014/2015
*as of Monday 15th December 2014
2013/2014
Season
2012/2013
Season
15th December 10cm 20cm 0cm
14th December 10cm 30cm 0cm
13th December 2cm 5cm 5cm
12th December 2cm 30cm 5cm
11th December 5cm 1cm 20cm
10th December 0cm 0cm 20cm
9th December 0cm 0cm 30cm
Previous 7 days total 29cm 86cm 80cm
Previous 14 days total 172cm 120cm 116cm
November observed snowfall total 20cm 12cm 3cm
December observed snowfall total 172cm 179cm 150cm
January observed snowfall total - 111cm 243cm
February observed snowfall total - 166cm 218cm
March observed snowfall total - 107cm 21cm
April observed snowfall total - 4cm 22cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 192cm 579cm 657cm
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This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Zao Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
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  October November December January February March April May
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season - - - - - - - -
2014/2015 season - 20cm
[20cm]
172cm
[192cm]
- - - - -
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]
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