Zao Now daily snow and weather - Tuesday 29th December 2015

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 10:01am on Tuesday 29th December 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud and fog
Base temp:
-3°C

Top temp:
-11°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snow falling
wind condition
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Limited
This report
Tuesday 29th December 2015, 10:01am
10cm
Monday 28th December 2015, 10:45am 1cm
Sunday 27th December 2015, 9:50am 22cm
Saturday 26th December 2015, 8:55am 1cm
Friday 25th December 2015, 9:16am 0cm
Thursday 24th December 2015, 9:21am 0cm
Wednesday 23rd December 2015, 9:40am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 34cm
Last 14 reports (total): 51cm
Current month (December 2015) total: 94cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 116cm

Archive report: Posted at 10:01am on Tuesday 29th December 2015
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

10cm of fresh snow this morning in Zao Onsen, here in the village. As always expect more in higher areas on the mountain.

A few more lifts are open today including the Yokokura Number 2 pair and Astraea lifts.

Note that the Ryuzan, Kurohime and Omori areas of the resort are not yet open. Bottom line - more snow needed. Still a large part of the resort is now open and it's more connected now than it has been. Another one or two decent snowfalls and we should be there.

Let's take a look at the forecast. After today - should be snowing into this afternoon - there's not that much on the forecast for the coming week I'm afraid. It should remain cold over the next few days, perhaps a bit of snow on New Years Eve, but it is forecast to generally get a bit milder once we get into the first few days of January.

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Information as of Tuesday 29th December 15 (subject to change)

Lifts that are planned to be operating at Zao Onsen:

- Sky Cable (gondola)
- Zao Chuo Ropeway
- Zao Ropeway
- Onsen Number 1 pair
- Onsen Number 2 quad
- Onsen Number 3 Parallel AB
- Mikaeri pair
- Chuo Number 1 pair AB
- Chuo Number 1 pair AB
- Katakai triple
- Diamond Number 1 pair
- Diamond Number 2
- Zao Paradise pair AB
- Shobunuma Number 1 triple
- Shobunuma Number 2 pair
- Yokokura Number 1 pair AB
- Yokokura Number 2 pair
- Utopia Number 2 pair
- Astraea Number 3 pair

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Official snow depths:

Utopia: 60cm
Chuo: 60cm
Paradise: 50cm
Uwanodai: 25cm

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6 day Zao Onsen snow and weather forecast

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

More lifts now open with large areas of the resort accessible - but not yet fully open

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  2015/2016
*as of Tuesday 29th December 2015
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
Season
29th December 10cm 0cm 10cm
28th December 1cm 0cm 5cm
27th December 22cm 2cm 0cm
26th December 1cm 10cm 1cm
25th December 0cm 3cm 1cm
24th December 0cm 1cm 2cm
23rd December 0cm 20cm 0cm
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Previous 14 days total 51cm 99cm 67cm
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March observed snowfall total - 103cm 107cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm 4cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 116cm 703cm 579cm
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  October November December January February March April May
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season - 22cm
[22cm]
94cm
[116cm]
- - - - -
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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