Zao Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 29th December 2016

Zao Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Zao Onsen (Yamagata), Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:24am on Thursday 29th December 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloudy
Base temp:
-1°C

Top temp:
-8°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Calm
visibility condition
Decent
This report
Thursday 29th December 2016, 9:24am
2cm
Wednesday 28th December 2016, 9:39am 12cm
Tuesday 27th December 2016, 7:45am 0cm
Monday 26th December 2016, 9:06am 0cm
Sunday 25th December 2016, 10:07am 0cm
Saturday 24th December 2016, 9:41am 2cm
Friday 23rd December 2016, 8:16am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 16cm
Last 14 reports (total): 50cm
Current month (December 2016) total: 94cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 105cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:24am on Thursday 29th December 2016
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Morning from Zao.

For the moment and while we had a bit more since my report, no fresh overnight. It is a calm morning here. Fairly cold, no wind, cloudy with decent visibility.

There should be snow falling later today though and hopefully tomorrow too.

Conditions were much improved on the slopes yesterday though I'm happy to report... we just want more, more, more!

The Light Up operations are planned for tonight but I'm finding it almost impossible to find out if that is going to be happening or not. And I'm looking at all of the official Japanese information too. Hard to believe that they make it so difficult to find out basic stuff like this... /rant!

Update: OK I have found it - apparently, going ahead as planned!

On the subject of nighta by the way - open at Uwanodai (Onsen Number 1 pair lift); closed on the Yokokura area.

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>b>The following lifts are not operating:
Kurohime Number 1 quad
Onsen Number 4 quad
Zao Paradise Number 3 pair
Zao Kokutai pair
Ryuzan pair
Karamatsu pair
Sunrise pair AB
Nakamori Number 1 triple
Nakamori Number 2 pair
Zao Paradise Number 3 pair
Yokokura Number 1 pair A
Yokokura Number 2
Astraea Number 1 pair
Astraea Number 2 pair
Omori quad

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Official snow depths:
Chuo - 60cm
Utopia - 35cm
Uwanodai - 25cm
Paradise - 50cm

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Juhyo 'Ice Monsters' Light Up night time Zao Ropeway operations

December 2016: 29th-31st
January 2017: 1st-3rd, 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 21st, 22nd, 27th-31st
February 2017: 1st-28th
March 2017: 1st-5th

Operating from 5pm until 9pm; last ropeway up at 7:50pm.
Ropeway return charges are 2,600 yen for adults and 1,300 yen for children.
In the event of poor weather conditions, operations are sometimes cancelled.

Archive report: Posted at 9:24am on Thursday 29th December 2016
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao Onsen is part open.

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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Thursday 29th December 2016
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Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
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This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Zao Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
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  2016/2017
*as of Thursday 29th December 2016
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
29th December 2cm 10cm 0cm
28th December 12cm 1cm 0cm
27th December 0cm 22cm 2cm
26th December 0cm 1cm 10cm
25th December 0cm 0cm 3cm
24th December 2cm 0cm 1cm
23rd December 0cm 0cm 20cm
Previous 7 days total 16cm 34cm 36cm
Previous 14 days total 50cm 51cm 99cm
November observed snowfall total 11cm 22cm 20cm
December observed snowfall total 94cm 96cm 281cm
January observed snowfall total - 211cm 118cm
February observed snowfall total - 83cm 181cm
March observed snowfall total - 45cm 103cm
April observed snowfall total - 3cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total - - 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 105cm 460cm 703cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 29th December 2016
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Zao Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  October November December January February March April May
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - 11cm
[11cm]
94cm
[105cm]
- - - - -
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]
  October November December January February March April May
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