Zao Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 30th December 2017

Zao Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 10:40am on Saturday 30th December 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Snow clouds, fog
Base temp:
-4°C

Top temp:
-10°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snow
wind condition
Light to moderate
visibility condition
Fair
This report
Saturday 30th December 2017, 10:40am
23cm
Friday 29th December 2017, 9:01am 12cm
Thursday 28th December 2017, 13:48pm 32cm
Wednesday 27th December 2017, 8:34am 19cm
Tuesday 26th December 2017, 9:24am 3cm
Monday 25th December 2017, 9:12am 0cm
Sunday 24th December 2017, 9:33am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 89cm
Last 14 reports (total): 125cm
Current month (December 2017) total: 193cm
2017/2018 season so far total: 259cm

Archive report: Posted at 10:40am on Saturday 30th December 2017
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Good morning from a cold and snowy Zao. As it should be!

A good 20cm of fresh snow on the ground to report to you as continue to fall this morning.

On this last weekend of the year there are lots of people around - well, in their hotels and ryokans anyway! And probably on the slopes of the resort today and tomorrow too.

Limited visibility on many areas of the resort this morning but with the slopes being pretty crowded... extra care needed. It will be good to get out though with some very fine conditions I expect. I'll be off checking them out myself once I get this report out.

All areas of Zao Onsen other than Kotan are open and operating.

We can probably expect a nice calm day tomorrow. Looks like the next decent snowfall is due in the first half of the week.

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Lifts and courses:

- Most lifts are now operating and most courses are now open

Official snow depths:

- Summit area: 105cm
- Paradise area: 130cm
- Chuo area: 130cm
- Utopia area: 135cm
- Uwanodai area: 75cm
- Oomori area: 80cm

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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 until Sunday 4th March 2018
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only from Friday 9th March until Sunday 18th March 2018.

In the Yokokura area:
Daily 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: 29th-31st
January 2018: 1st-7th, 13th-14th, 20th-21st, 27th-31st
February 2018: every day
March 2018: 1st-4th

Archive report: Posted at 10:40am on Saturday 30th December 2017
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao Onsen is open

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Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent Zao Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 30th December 2017
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Saturday 30th December 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 Saturday 30th December 2017
2016/2017
Season
2015/2016
Season
30th December 23cm 3cm 2cm
29th December 12cm 2cm 10cm
28th December 32cm 12cm 1cm
27th December 19cm 0cm 22cm
26th December 3cm 0cm 1cm
25th December 0cm 0cm 0cm
24th December 0cm 2cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 89cm 19cm 36cm
Previous 14 days total 125cm 39cm 53cm
November observed snowfall total 66cm 11cm 22cm
December observed snowfall total 193cm 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 259cm 520cm 460cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 30th December 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]
193cm
[259cm]
- - - - -
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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