Zao Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 2nd April 2016

Zao Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:04am on Saturday 2nd April 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Mostly cloudy
Base temp:
9°C

Top temp:
2°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Calm
Good
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Saturday 2nd April 2016, 8:04am
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Thursday 31st March 2016, 8:56am 0cm
Wednesday 30th March 2016, 9:22am 0cm
Monday 28th March 2016, 8:05am 0cm
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Saturday 26th March 2016, 9:06am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 0cm
Last 14 reports (total): 3cm
Current month (April 2016) total: 0cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 457cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:04am on Saturday 2nd April 2016
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Morning from Zao and it's quite a warm start to the day. Hopefully we will get some sunshine but for the moment there is a lot of cloud around.

Forecast has rain lined up sometime tomorrow and the chance of even a bit of snow on the mountain maybe.

More patches of ground on show now as the snow continues to melt especially noticeable on lower areas as you would expect. Still, snow cover remains good on upper slopes.

One piece of news about lifts is that the Chuo Ropeway, from yesterday, is now operating every 20 minutes. There's currently 11 lifts operating.

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Information as of Saturday 2nd April 2016 (subject to change)

Official snow depths:

Utopia: 65cm
Chuo: 70cm
Paradise: 80cm
Uwanodai: 35cm

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6 day Zao Onsen snow and weather forecast

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Planned closing dates of lifts at Zao Onsen (subject to change due to snow conditions)

Open until Sunday 3rd April:
Onsen Number 1 pair lift
Onsen Number 2 quad lift
Shobunuma Number 2 pair lift

Open until Sunday 10th April:
Mikaeri pair lift
Yokokura Number 1 pair AB lift

Open until Sunday 17th April:
Kurohime Number 1 quad lift

Open until Thursday 5th May:
Chuo Number 1 pair lift AB
Chuo Number 2 pair lift AB (daily until 3rd April and then Sat/Sun and holidays only)
Katakai triple lift (daily until 3rd April and then Sat/Sun and holidays only)
Paradise pair AB lift (daily until 3rd April and then Sat/Sun and holidays only)
Utopia Number 2 pair lift

The Zao Ropeway, Sky Cable gondola and Chuo Ropeway are all open throughout the year (apart from specific maintenance periods)

Lifts not mentioned in the above list have already closed for the season.

Archive report: Posted at 8:04am on Saturday 2nd April 2016
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Please see main report

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  2015/2016
*as of Saturday 2nd April 2016
2014/2015
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2013/2014
Season
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1st April 0cm 0cm -
31st March 0cm 0cm 0cm
30th March 0cm 0cm -
28th March 0cm 0cm -
27th March 0cm 0cm -
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Season observed snowfall total 457cm 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]
96cm
[118cm]
211cm
[329cm]
83cm
[412cm]
45cm
[457cm]
0cm
[457cm]
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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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