Zao Now daily snow and weather - Monday 2nd May 2011

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:27am on Monday 2nd May 2011
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Archive report: Posted at 9:27am on Monday 2nd May 2011
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It has been a busy weekend in Zao with the car parks around the village full and quite a few people out on the slopes -- feels like mid-season again in terms of people around town enjoying themselves. Obviously the snow is different with the lower areas now with very little snow left. You can see how the snow depth numbers have decreased in just a few days as well with the mild/warm conditions we have been having. Having said that, it isn't particularly warm today and quite cloudy.

Today is a normal weekday sandwiched in between the Golden Week 'holidays' - and of course tomorrow, Wednesday and Thursday are national holidays again in Japan... so hopefully the upper slopes will once again be lively.

There's just 7 days left to the season now. I don't know about you but I am going to try and get at least a few more slides in before thoughts turn to spring and summer.

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Official snow depths as of 2nd May:

Utopia - 140cm
Paradise - 130cm
Chuo - 90cm
Uwanodai - 10cm

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Until 8th May (8:30am - 5pm):

The following courses will be opened:

Chuo
Paradise
Utopia
Takatori
Ohira
Paradise detour
Zangezaka
Juhyogen
Renraku courses

The courses will be serviced by the following lifts:

Chuo Ropeway
Sky Cable
Zao Ropeway
Chuo No1 Pair
Chuo No2 Pair
Katakai Triple
Paradise Pair
Utopia No2 Pair
Shobunuma Pair

The above information is subject to change. Spring lift ticket rates will apply.

Archive report: Posted at 9:27am on Monday 2nd May 2011
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

The resort is part open. Zao plans to be open until 8th May.

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