Zao Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 8th December 2013

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:01am on Sunday 8th December 2013
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud, clearing
Base temp:
-3°C

Top temp:
-6°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
-
wind condition
Light wind
Good
This report
Sunday 8th December 2013, 9:01am
20cm
Saturday 7th December 2013, 9:35am 2cm
Friday 6th December 2013, 12:10pm 0cm
Wednesday 4th December 2013, 11:24am 0cm
Sunday 1st December 2013, 9:45am 0cm
Friday 29th November 2013, 10:33am 12cm
Saturday 23rd November 2013, 11:30am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 34cm
Last 14 reports (total): 49cm
Current month (December 2013) total: 22cm
2013/2014 season so far total: 34cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:01am on Sunday 8th December 2013
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Now this is better. About 20cm of fresh snow at base in the village here this morning in Zao. Nice and cold as well, with a temperature of about -3 degrees as of 9am. Feels like winter. Still as the snow builds up we are still very limited in lift openings.

The resort traditional opening ceremony went ahead yesterday morning as planned. Local tv cameras were there as well as a few mascots looking suitably cute.

A sort of cloudy morning but looks like it will end up being a fairly clear day.

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Official snow depths (8th December 13)
Utopia: 45cm
Chuo: 50cm
Paradise: 40cm
Uwanodai: 20cm

Operating lifts (8th December 13)
All Ropeways (Skycable, Zao Chuo Ropeway, Zao Ropeway) operating.
Chuo Number 1 Pair
Zao Paradise Pair lift
Utopia Number 1 Pair lift

Archive report: Posted at 9:01am on Sunday 8th December 2013
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Limited still. See report.

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4th December 0cm - -
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29th November 12cm - -
23rd November 0cm - -
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2015/2016 season - - - - - - - -
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2013/2014 season - 12cm
[12cm]
22cm
[34cm]
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[153cm]
243cm
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