Zao Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 21st March 2013

Zao Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:35am on Thursday 21st March 2013
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
-3°C

Top temp:
-12°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
-
wind condition
Strong wind
Fairly decent
This report
Thursday 21st March 2013, 9:35am
1cm
Wednesday 20th March 2013, 10:53am 0cm
Tuesday 19th March 2013, 16:10pm 0cm
Monday 18th March 2013, 10:10am 0cm
Sunday 17th March 2013, 9:31am 0cm
Saturday 16th March 2013, 10:40am 0cm
Friday 15th March 2013, 8:51am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 1cm
Last 14 reports (total): 11cm
Current month (March 2013) total: 19cm
2012/2013 season so far total: 633cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:35am on Thursday 21st March 2013
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Well this morning it's a return to winter like conditions in Zao with colder temperatures across the mountain. Some strong winds up top preventing the top Ropeway from operating this morning.

Down in the village it is -4 degrees and we have 1cm or so of fresh snow to report at base and surely more on the slopes. It's a cold winter-like -12 degrees at the top area of the resort.

Tomorrow we are due more sun and warmer conditions once again.

Resort plans from now

The following lifts will run through until 24th March:

Onsen Number 3 Parallel A and B
Onsen Zao Kokutai Pair
Ryuzan Pair
Karamatsu Pair
Paradise Number 3 Pair
Kurihime Number 2 Quad (only on Friday, Saturday, 20th March)

The following lifts will run through until 31st March:

Onsen Number 4 Quad
Sunrise Pair AB
Nakamori Number 1 Triple
Nakamori Number 2 Pair
Diamond Number 1 Pair
Diamond Number 2 Pair
Oomori quad
Yokokura Number 2 Pair
Astraea Number 1 Pair
Astraea Number 2 Pair
Astraea Number 3 Pair

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
210cm

Utopia
230cm

Paradise
210cm

Uwanodai
110cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:35am on Thursday 21st March 2013
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao Onsen is open. Utopia Number 1 pair lift closed.

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