Zao Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 31st December 2016

Zao Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:55am on Saturday 31st December 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Snow clouds and fog
Base temp:
-1°C

Top temp:
-6°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow
wind condition
Moderate westerly
visibility condition
Limited
This report
Saturday 31st December 2016, 8:55am
1cm
Friday 30th December 2016, 9:17am 3cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 18cm
Last 14 reports (total): 38cm
Current month (December 2016) total: 98cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 109cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:55am on Saturday 31st December 2016
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Things cleared up during the day yesterday leaving us to enjoy some blue skies and fantastic scenery.

The clouds are back this morning though and light snow is falling early on.

The only main areas of Zao Onsen that remain closed now are Kurohime, Omori, Ryuzan, Kotan and Kokutai. But please remember that even on the areas that are open, snow is generally still thin on the ground and we could still do with a lot more. Special care needs to be taken out there until things get deep.

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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
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 8:55am on Saturday 31st December 2016
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Large parts of Zao Onsen is now open but there's still rather low levels of snow

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(updated daily during winter)
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent Zao Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 31st December 2016
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Saturday 31st December 2016
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 31st December 2016
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Zao Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  2016/2017
*as of Saturday 31st December 2016
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
31st December 1cm 0cm 10cm
30th December 3cm 2cm 0cm
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
Previous 7 days total 18cm 36cm 25cm
Previous 14 days total 38cm 51cm 89cm
November observed snowfall total 11cm 22cm 20cm
December observed snowfall total 98cm 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 109cm 460cm 703cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 31st 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]
98cm
[109cm]
- - - - -
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
Zao Now reports before Saturday 31st December 2016
Zao Now reports from the same period last season
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