Zao Now daily snow and weather - Friday 3rd December 2010

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 4:13pm on Friday 3rd December 2010
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Archive report: Posted at 4:13pm on Friday 3rd December 2010
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Strange weather the last 24 hours or so. It has been raining very heavily in the region today and it has been a very mild day with the thermometer showing me a high of 12 degrees. So, as you can imagine, that lot isn't doing us any favours with the snow that was on the slopes. The bottom slopes are all back to green-mode now and my guess is that the snow that was up top has taken a bit hit as well.

Things have cleared up somewhat this afternoon and we even have some snow forecast for overnight, so it's all over the place at the moment.

Tomorrow is the official opening ceremony for the resort - and that will go ahead whether you can actually ski or not. The resort is saying that it will be having it's 'Grand Opening' tomorrow. Will there be enough snow tonight to let the resort open tomorrow? Lets hope so. Personally it seems doubtful, but hopefully my saying that will turn out to be a cunning plan to will enough snow to fall from the skies and get things open, even if it is just a run or two up top.

Anyway, I will post an update tomorrow morning with the latest.

Archive report: Posted at 4:13pm on Friday 3rd December 2010
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