Zao Now daily snow and weather - Friday 6th April 2012

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 1:32pm on Friday 6th April 2012
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Archive report: Posted at 1:32pm on Friday 6th April 2012
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A bit more snow since yesterday and more snow falling this morning but things have cleared up somewhat as we get into the afternoon. Though there is still a lot of cloud around.

Rolling up here for the weekend? Conditions are pretty good especially when you consider today's date. Still fresh to be found, even if those monsters have long since left for the season. As noted below, this weekend is the last weekend for a number of lifts - after that it'll be more limited but running through until 6th May.

Forecast is for snowy clouds to remain over Zao through tomorrow and possibly somewhat clearer and milder weather on Sunday.

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Official snow depths (6th April 12)
Utopia - 245cm
Chuo - 220cm
Paradise - 240cm
Uwanodai - 150cm

Operating lifts (6th April 12)
Some lifts delayed/slowed down due to wind, but generally open as planned.

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Current planned lift operations at Zao, as of 3rd April - subject to change:

Uwanodai Area
Sky Cable (open all year, but closed from 7th May for maintenance)
Onsen No1 pair lift (until 8th April)
Onsen No2 quad lift (until 8th April)
Zao Ropeway (open all year, but closed for maintenance 9th-25th April except Saturdays and Sundays)

Chuo and Paradise Area
Chuo No1 pair lift (until 6th May, but only Sat/Sun from 9th April until 27th April)
Chuo No2 pair lift (until 6th May)
Katakai triple lift (until 6th May, but only Sat/Sun from 9th April until 27th April)
Paradise No1 pair lift (until 6th May (but only Sat/Sun from 9th April until 27th April)
Shobunuma No2 pair lift (until 8th April)

Yokokura and Utopia area
Zao Ropeway (open all year, closed for maintenance 7th-18th May)
Yokokura No1 pair lift (until 8th April)
Astraea No3 pair lift (until 8th April)
Utopia No2 pair lift (dependent on snow but latest until 6th May)

Omori and Kurohime Area
Kurohime No1 quad (no fixed closing date, dependent on snow)

Archive report: Posted at 1:32pm on Friday 6th April 2012
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

See report for details.

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