Zao Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 6th April 2013

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 11:41am on Saturday 6th April 2013
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
11°C

Top temp:
6°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
-
wind condition
Moderate getting stronger
Maa-maa
This report
Saturday 6th April 2013, 11:41am
0cm
Friday 5th April 2013, 15:08pm 0cm
Thursday 4th April 2013, 14:22pm 0cm
Wednesday 3rd April 2013, 15:24pm 0cm
Monday 1st April 2013, 8:48am 2cm
Sunday 31st March 2013, 9:43am 0cm
Saturday 30th March 2013, 9:26am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 2cm
Last 14 reports (total): 4cm
Current month (April 2013) total: 2cm
2012/2013 season so far total: 637cm

Archive report: Posted at 11:41am on Saturday 6th April 2013
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

The day started off with light wind and fairly decent conditions though it has deteriorated since then. Since around lunchtime some strong winds blowing around and some lifts are being affected -- the Zao Ropeway was closed this afternoon.

Rain may well continue tomorrow but hopefully it won't be as windy. Clearer skies due once we get into next week.

Current lift operations:

A number of lifts running through until 7th April - Onsen Number 1 Pair, Onsen Number 2 Quad, Shobunuma Number 1 Triple and Shobunuma Number 2 Pair.

The following lifts plan to remain open through until 6th May:

All the Ropeways
Chuo Number 1 Pair AB (every day)
Chuo Number 2 Pair AB (every day until 14th April, then 20th/21st April and 27th April until 6th May)
Katakai Triple (every day until 14th April, then 20th/21st April, 27th-29th April, 3rd-6th May)
Paradise Pair AB (every day until 14th April, then 20th/21st April and 27th April until 6th May)
The Yokokura Number 1 Pair AB will remain open as long as there's enough snow.

Official snow depths

Chuo Area
120cm

Utopia
110cm

Paradise
100cm

Uwanodai
40cm

Archive report: Posted at 11:41am on Saturday 6th April 2013
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao Onsen is open. Some lifts are now closed for the season. See main report.

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