Zao Now daily snow and weather - Friday 26th April 2013

Zao Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:37am on Friday 26th April 2013
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloudy
Base temp:
7°C

Top temp:
3°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
-
wind condition
Slight wind
OK
This report
Friday 26th April 2013, 9:37am
0cm
Tuesday 23rd April 2013, 9:54am 0cm
Sunday 21st April 2013, 9:00am 15cm
Wednesday 17th April 2013, 9:20am 0cm
Saturday 13th April 2013, 6:42am 5cm
Tuesday 9th April 2013, 11:23am 0cm
Sunday 7th April 2013, 14:30pm 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 20cm
Last 14 reports (total): 22cm
Current month (April 2013) total: 22cm
2012/2013 season so far total: 657cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:37am on Friday 26th April 2013
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Golden Week lies just ahead of us now. Zao is usually quite busy in Golden Week - skiers and boarders can expect to be sharing the Ropeway and Gondola to the top of the resort with lots of tourists going up there just for the views. Monday is a holiday and so it's a long weekend, followed by a four-day long weekend next weekend (Friday to Monday). That last Monday of Golden Week is the last day of the official ski season in Zao.

Since my last report the snow on lower slopes has really quickly dried up. There's literally just a few patches of snow left now down by the village and on lower runs. It's getting thinner on higher runs as well now, but still enough to last us through until the end of Golden Week.

A cloudy start to the day and mild too, just a light breeze. Chance or rain, even snow higher up, later.

Look out for a good chance of strong winds tomorrow with clearer and calmer conditions due Sunday.

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

All the Ropeways
Chuo Number 1 Pair AB (every day)
Utopia Number 2 Pair
Chuo Number 2 Pair AB (27th April until 6th May)
Katakai Triple (27th-29th April, 3rd-6th May)
Paradise Pair AB (27th April until 6th May)

Official snow depths

Chuo Area
50cm

Utopia
50cm

Paradise
50cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:37am on Friday 26th April 2013
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao Onsen is open. Most lifts are now closed for the season - limited operations. See main report.

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*as of Friday 26th April 2013
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17th April 0cm - -
13th April 5cm - -
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Previous 14 days total 22cm 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 21cm - -
April observed snowfall total 22cm - -
May observed snowfall total - - -
Season observed snowfall total 657cm 0cm 0cm
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