Zao Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 27th April 2017

Zao Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:56am on Thursday 27th April 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Generally cloudy
Base temp:
5°C

Top temp:
-1°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Light
visibility condition
Good
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Thursday 27th April 2017, 8:56am
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Monday 24th April 2017, 8:08am 0cm
Friday 21st April 2017, 11:04am 0cm
Monday 17th April 2017, 10:38am 0cm
Friday 14th April 2017, 7:57am 0cm
Monday 10th April 2017, 9:36am 0cm
Thursday 6th April 2017, 9:16am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 0cm
Last 14 reports (total): 16cm
Current month (April 2017) total: 0cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 520cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:56am on Thursday 27th April 2017
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Good morning from Zao.

The resort is still doing it's best to remain open and for now the courses available are the top Zangezaka Juhyogen, Chuo and Utopia courses.

Snow is getting thinner on the ground in even the remaining open areas now - and has all but disappeared from most base areas.

Skiing and snowboarding on the current full-on spring snow conditions is perhaps an acquired taste and not for everyone. But I say it's most definitely better than being stuck in an office! And a good workout for the knees and thighs to boot.

Golden Week is almost with us - starting from Saturday - and so we enter that final stretch of the season. It looks like there's a mix of weather conditions forecast - do keep your eye on the forecast page.

I'll post my next update early next week.

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Zao Onsen plans to be open daily until Sunday 7th May.

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Official snow depths (as published by the resort):
Summit - 65cm
Paradise - 60cm
Chuo - 60cm
Utopia - 75cm
Uwanodai - 15cm
Yokokura - 0cm

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Planned closing dates for lifts at Zao Onsen - subject to change due to snow conditions:

Operating until Sunday 7th May:
- Chuo Number 1 pair AB
- Chuo Number 2 pair AB (** only on holidays **)
- Utopia Number 2 pair

Open all year (* for sightseeing):
- Sky Cable
- Chuo Ropeway
- Zao Ropeway

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All other ski lifts at Zao Onsen are now closed for the season.

Archive report: Posted at 8:56am on Thursday 27th April 2017
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao Onsen is part open

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  2016/2017
*as of Thursday 27th April 2017
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
27th April 0cm - 0cm
24th April 0cm - -
21st April 0cm 0cm -
17th April 0cm - 0cm
14th April 0cm - -
10th April 0cm - 0cm
6th April 0cm - -
Previous 7 days total 0cm 3cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 16cm 3cm 0cm
November observed snowfall total 11cm 22cm 20cm
December observed snowfall total 98cm 96cm 281cm
January observed snowfall total 241cm 211cm 118cm
February observed snowfall total 105cm 83cm 181cm
March observed snowfall total 65cm 45cm 103cm
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Season observed snowfall total 520cm 460cm 703cm
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  October November December January February March April May
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - 11cm
[11cm]
98cm
[109cm]
241cm
[350cm]
105cm
[455cm]
65cm
[520cm]
0cm
[520cm]
-
2015/2016 season - 22cm
[22cm]
96cm
[118cm]
211cm
[329cm]
83cm
[412cm]
45cm
[457cm]
3cm
[460cm]
-
2014/2015 season - 20cm
[20cm]
281cm
[301cm]
118cm
[419cm]
181cm
[600cm]
103cm
[703cm]
0cm
[703cm]
0cm
[703cm]
2013/2014 season - 12cm
[12cm]
179cm
[191cm]
111cm
[302cm]
166cm
[468cm]
107cm
[575cm]
4cm
[579cm]
0cm
[579cm]
2012/2013 season - 3cm
[3cm]
150cm
[153cm]
243cm
[396cm]
218cm
[614cm]
21cm
[635cm]
22cm
[657cm]
0cm
[657cm]
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