Zao Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 24th March 2013

Zao Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 2:45pm on Sunday 24th March 2013
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Bluebird
Base temp:
4°C

Top temp:
-1°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
-
wind condition
Light
Excellent
This report
Sunday 24th March 2013, 2:45pm
0cm
Saturday 23rd March 2013, 10:03am 0cm
Friday 22nd March 2013, 9:02am 0cm
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
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 2:45pm on Sunday 24th March 2013
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

It's a lovely day today.

Blue skies above the mountain and great views to be had and just a light wind.

It was cold overnight but has warmed up with the sun. Sunscreen needed.

Some lifts only have a few hours left of the season as noted below. Still lots of areas open and still almost complete cover, even on lower slopes.

Resort plans from now

The following lifts will be closing for the season in just a few hours time:

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
210cm

Paradise
200cm

Uwanodai
100cm

Archive report: Posted at 2:45pm on Sunday 24th 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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  2012/2013
*as of Sunday 24th March 2013
2011/2012
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Previous 7 days total 1cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 11cm 0cm 0cm
November observed snowfall total 3cm - -
December observed snowfall total 150cm - -
January observed snowfall total 243cm - -
February observed snowfall total 218cm - -
March observed snowfall total 19cm - -
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Season observed snowfall total 633cm 0cm 0cm
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243cm
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[614cm]
19cm
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