Zao Now daily snow and weather - Monday 1st April 2013

Zao Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:48am on Monday 1st April 2013
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Clear, sunny
Base temp:
-1°C

Top temp:
-4°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
-
wind condition
Calm
Excellent
This report
Monday 1st April 2013, 8:48am
2cm
Sunday 31st March 2013, 9:43am 0cm
Saturday 30th March 2013, 9:26am 0cm
Friday 29th March 2013, 11:02am 0cm
Thursday 28th March 2013, 9:41am 0cm
Wednesday 27th March 2013, 9:31am 0cm
Tuesday 26th March 2013, 11:25am 2cm
Last 7 reports (total): 4cm
Last 14 reports (total): 5cm
Current month (April 2013) total: 2cm
2012/2013 season so far total: 637cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:48am on Monday 1st April 2013
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Quite a cold night and this morning it is -1 degree at village level. The sun is out and we have blue skies over Zao Onsen this morning and so I expect it to get a fair bit warmer.

Should be a nice day today, though tomorrow we are expecting rain in the region along with warmer temperatures.

So from today some lifts now closed for the season. But you can still ski top to bottom at Zao, though snow is getting a bit thin (and dirty) on lower slopes now.

Current lift operations:

The following lifts plan to be open through until 6th May:

All the Ropeways
Chuo Number 1 Pair AB (every day)
Chuo Number 2 Pair AB (every day until 14th April, then 20th/21st April and 27th April until 6th May)
Katakai Triple (every day until 14th April, then 20th/21st April, 27th-29th April, 3rd-6th May)
Paradise Pair AB (every day until 14th April, then 20th/21st April and 27th April until 6th May)
The Yokokura Number 1 Pair AB will remain open as long as there's enough snow.

Official snow depths

Chuo Area
160cm

Utopia
155cm

Paradise
150cm

Uwanodai
60cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:48am on Monday 1st April 2013
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao Onsen is open. Some lifts are now closed for the season. See main report.

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