Zao Now daily snow and weather - Tuesday 6th May 2014

Zao Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Zao Onsen (Yamagata), Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 10:02am on Tuesday 6th May 2014
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This report
Tuesday 6th May 2014, 10:02am
0cm
Thursday 1st May 2014, 9:29am 0cm
Monday 28th April 2014, 9:07am 0cm
Friday 25th April 2014, 9:47am 0cm
Monday 21st April 2014, 7:25am 0cm
Friday 18th April 2014, 9:21am 0cm
Wednesday 16th April 2014, 8:30am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 0cm
Last 14 reports (total): 4cm
Current month (May 2014) total: 0cm
2013/2014 season so far total: 579cm

Archive report: Posted at 10:02am on Tuesday 6th May 2014
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

It's the last day of Golden Week and the last day of the ski and snowboard season in Zao Onsen. It's over five months since the first ski lifts of the season opened back at the end of November 2013. It seems a long time ago, but then again the season has also gone very quickly.

There have been a few ups and downs this year. Rain spoilt things a bit around early February, but Zao made a good comeback after that and we have enjoyed lots of snow deep into spring this season. The monsters recovered well as well and put on a good show.

You can look back over the archive reports from the season (and indeed other seasons) using the links at the bottom of this page.

The 3 Ropeways in Zao are open throughout the year, just closing for periods of maintenance - the latest info available on spring/early summer maintenance is posted below.

That's it from me. Hope you have enjoyed reading the reports from Zao this season and they were helpful if you were planning a visit. No doubt we'll be back on the other side of summer in the run up to next season.

See you then!

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Zao Ropeway

Lower section & Utopia Number 1 summer lift:
Closed from Wednesday 7th May until Wednesday 4th June (* but will open on 24th and 25th May)

Upper section:
Closed from Wednesday 7th May until Thursday 19th June (* but will open on 14th, 15th and 16th June)

Zao Chuo Ropeway

Closed from Wednesday 7th May until Friday 13th June

Zao Sky Cable

Closed from Saturday 14th June

Archive report: Posted at 10:02am on Tuesday 6th May 2014
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

May 6th is the last day of the 2013/2014 snow season in Zao. Ropeways operate throughout the year - see main report.

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Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent Zao Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 6th May 2014
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Tuesday 6th May 2014
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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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  2013/2014
*as of Tuesday 6th May 2014
2012/2013
Season
2011/2012
Season
6th May 0cm - -
1st May 0cm - -
28th April 0cm 0cm -
25th April 0cm - -
21st April 0cm 15cm -
18th April 0cm - -
16th April 0cm - -
Previous 7 days total 0cm 15cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 4cm 20cm 0cm
November observed snowfall total 12cm 3cm -
December observed snowfall total 179cm 150cm -
January observed snowfall total 111cm 243cm -
February observed snowfall total 166cm 218cm -
March observed snowfall total 107cm 21cm -
April observed snowfall total 4cm 22cm -
May observed snowfall total 0cm 0cm -
Season observed snowfall total 579cm 657cm 0cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 6th May 2014
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 - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season - - - - - - - -
2014/2015 season - - - - - - - -
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 Tuesday 6th May 2014
Zao Now reports from the same period last season
Zao Now archived reporting
View previous reports posted to Zao Now by clicking on the month