Zao Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 23rd February 2012

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:56am on Thursday 23rd February 2012
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Slight-moderate wind
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Archive report: Posted at 9:56am on Thursday 23rd February 2012
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Today has the dubious fame of seeing the first rain of the year in Zao village (as far as I can remember anyway). It is an unseasonably mild morning and even early on it was about +4 degrees here. There's not much of a wind, thought it was quite strong overnight, and even up at Utopia they are reporting a temperature of 0 degrees - although I have heard that it might actually be (wet) snowing up there.

Now for the good news. From tomorrow it will get colder once again and we can perhaps expect a sprinkling of snow and then possibly moderate snowfall into Saturday. From Sunday it should return to something like normal cold conditions.

A new layer of fresh snow in time for the weekend would be great. Please let it be so!

Official snow depths (23rd February 12)
Utopia - 275cm
Chuo - 240cm
Paradise - 260cm
Uwanodai - 180cm

Operating lifts (23rd February 12)
All Ropeways (Skycable, Zao Chuo Ropeway, Zao Ropeway) operating.
All the runs at Zao are open.

Archive report: Posted at 9:56am on Thursday 23rd February 2012
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

All runs at Zao now open

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