Zao Now daily snow and weather - Monday 27th April 2015

Zao Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:40am on Monday 27th April 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Warm and sunny
Base temp:
14°C

Top temp:
9°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Light
Very good
This report
Monday 27th April 2015, 9:40am
0cm
Thursday 23rd April 2015, 9:45am 0cm
Monday 20th April 2015, 9:50am 0cm
Friday 17th April 2015, 9:10am 0cm
Monday 13th April 2015, 10:57am 0cm
Friday 10th April 2015, 9:40am 0cm
Tuesday 7th April 2015, 11:44am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 0cm
Last 14 reports (total): 0cm
Current month (April 2015) total: 0cm
2014/2015 season so far total: 703cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:40am on Monday 27th April 2015
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

The snow continues to melt quicky in the heat, and we're now down to a rather limited area to ski/board. The fine, warm weather is set to continue for the week and so the snow melt will be continuing apace.

In fact, just the Chuo and Utopia (seperate) courses areas remaining open now. (The run down from the top Gondola station is now closed for skiing).

It looks like we just have the Chuo Number 1, Chuo Number 2 and Utopia Number 2 lifts operating now - as well as the Ropeways, but they continue through the year for sightseeing.

If you plan to visit this week, I recommend checking with the resort for the latest. I will try to post a new report with the latest before the weekend.

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Official snow depths (Monday 27th April 15):

Utopia: 60cm
Chuo: 50cm
Paradise: 50cm
Uwanodai: -

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Planned lift operating dates and closing dates

Subject to change. This is what the plans are for the lifts that remain operating at Zao Onsen:

Until Wednesday 6th May
Chuo Number 1 Pair AB
Chuo Number 2 Pair AB
Utopia Number 2 Pair

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Operating through the year (for general tourism outside of snow season)
Sky Cable
Chuo Ropeway
Zao Ropeway

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Last day of the snow season currently planned for Wednesday 6th May.

Archive report: Posted at 9:40am on Monday 27th April 2015
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Limited operations now - see report

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  2014/2015
*as of Monday 27th April 2015
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23rd April 0cm - 0cm
20th April 0cm - -
17th April 0cm - 0cm
13th April 0cm 0cm 5cm
10th April 0cm - -
7th April 0cm 4cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 0cm 4cm 20cm
Previous 14 days total 0cm 14cm 22cm
November observed snowfall total 20cm 12cm 3cm
December observed snowfall total 281cm 179cm 150cm
January observed snowfall total 118cm 111cm 243cm
February observed snowfall total 181cm 166cm 218cm
March observed snowfall total 103cm 107cm 21cm
April observed snowfall total 0cm 4cm 22cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 703cm 579cm 657cm
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2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season - - - - - - - -
2014/2015 season - 20cm
[20cm]
281cm
[301cm]
118cm
[419cm]
181cm
[600cm]
103cm
[703cm]
0cm
[703cm]
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2013/2014 season - 12cm
[12cm]
179cm
[191cm]
111cm
[302cm]
166cm
[468cm]
107cm
[575cm]
4cm
[579cm]
0cm
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2012/2013 season - 3cm
[3cm]
150cm
[153cm]
243cm
[396cm]
218cm
[614cm]
21cm
[635cm]
22cm
[657cm]
0cm
[657cm]
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