Zao Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 29th November 2017

Zao Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:02am on Wednesday 29th November 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloudy
Base temp:
7°C

Top temp:
0°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Light to moderate
visibility condition
Decent
This report
Wednesday 29th November 2017, 9:02am
0cm
Monday 27th November 2017, 9:05am 0cm
Sunday 26th November 2017, 7:44am 0cm
Saturday 25th November 2017, 9:01am 32cm
Tuesday 21st November 2017, 9:34am 18cm
Monday 20th November 2017, 9:31am 9cm
Sunday 19th November 2017, 10:33am 1cm
Last 7 reports (total): 60cm
Last 14 reports (total): 66cm
Current month (November 2017) total: 66cm
2017/2018 season so far total: 66cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:02am on Wednesday 29th November 2017
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Hello from Zao Onsen.

Yesterday the sun was out and it was a beauty of a day. It was pretty mild too (warm?!) and this morning as of 9am it is also rather mild -- 8C down here at base. The resort was reporting a temperature of 0C on the summit as of 7am and 4C at the Paradise area at 7:40am. There seems to be a bit of a wind around this morning.

The Chuo and Utopia areas remain available for skiing and snowboarding.

From tomorrow, it will be getting more suitably colder once again though there doesn't seem to currently be that much potential of snowfall on the forecast into early next week... perhaps a little around Friday.

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Operating lifts:
- Chuo Number 1 pair lift
- Utopia Number 1 pair lift
- Ropeways

Open courses:
- Summit
- Chuo
- Utopia

Official snow depths:

Summit area: 40cm
Paradise area: 40cm
Chuo area: 40cm
Utopia area: 35cm
Uwanodai area: 15cm
Oomori area: 25cm

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Zao Onsen forecast:

Zao Onsen 6-day snow and weather forecast

Floodlit night skiing for the 2017-2018 season is planned as follows:

In the Uwanodai area:
Daily from Saturday 23rd December 2017 until Sunday 4th March 2018
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only from Friday 9th March until Sunday 18th March 2018.

In the Yokokura area:
Daily from Saturday 23rd December 2017 until Monday 8th January 2018
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only from Friday 12th January until Sunday 18th February 2018.
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only from Friday 2nd March until Sunday 11th March 2018.

Night time 'light up' sightseeing ropeway is planned for the following dates:

December 2017: 23rd-24th, 29th-31st
January 2018: 1st-7th, 13th-14th, 20th-21st, 27th-31st
February 2018: every day
March 2018: 1st-4th

Archive report: Posted at 9:02am on Wednesday 29th November 2017
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Part of the Chuo and Utopia course areas are open at Zao Onsen.

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Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent Zao Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 29th November 2017
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Wednesday 29th November 2017
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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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  2017/2018
*as of Wednesday 29th November 2017
2016/2017
Season
2015/2016
Season
29th November 0cm 2cm -
27th November 0cm - 0cm
26th November 0cm - 12cm
25th November 32cm 2cm -
21st November 18cm - -
20th November 9cm - -
19th November 1cm - 0cm
Previous 7 days total 60cm 9cm 22cm
Previous 14 days total 66cm 12cm 22cm
November observed snowfall total 66cm 11cm 22cm
December observed snowfall total - 98cm 96cm
January observed snowfall total - 241cm 211cm
February observed snowfall total - 105cm 83cm
March observed snowfall total - 65cm 45cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm 3cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm -
Season observed snowfall total 66cm 520cm 460cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 29th November 2017
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 - 66cm
[66cm]
- - - - - -
2016/2017 season - 11cm
[11cm]
98cm
[109cm]
241cm
[350cm]
105cm
[455cm]
65cm
[520cm]
0cm
[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]
  October November December January February March April May
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