Zao Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 23rd April 2011

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:40am on Saturday 23rd April 2011
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Archive report: Posted at 9:40am on Saturday 23rd April 2011
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Good morning from Zao, where the resort has opened once again and the lifts are moving and will be moving from now until Golden Week.

It's a cloudy morning, 7 degrees and a there's a moderate-strong wind. Rain is likely as well later on I'm sorry to report though tomorrow looks like it should be clearer conditions.

Regarding the closing of the resort, I am hearing the last day will be 5th May rather than 8th May as I suggested yesterday. Anyway whatever we have 2 weeks of Zao to enjoy until the end of the season.

There are some patches of ground starting to show on lower slopes of the resort, but there is still plenty up top.


Official snow depths as of 23rd April:

Utopia - 195cm
Paradise - 180cm
Chuo - 150cm
Uwanodai - 60cm


Saturday 23rd April until 5th May (8:30am - 5pm):

The following courses will be opened:

Paradise detour
Renraku courses

The courses will be serviced by the following lifts:

Chuo Ropeway
Sky Cable
Zao Ropeway
Chuo No1 Pair
Chuo No2 Pair
Katakai Triple
Paradise Pair
Utopia No2 Pair
Shobunuma Pair

Subject to change! Spring lift ticket rates will apply.

Archive report: Posted at 9:40am on Saturday 23rd April 2011
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Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

The resort is part open. Zao has re-opened and plans to be open until 5th May.

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