Zao Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 9th December 2012

Zao Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 11:29am on Sunday 9th December 2012
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
-
Base temp:
-1°C

Top temp:
-4°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Moderate snow
wind condition
Moderate wind
Poor
This report
Sunday 9th December 2012, 11:29am
30cm
Saturday 8th December 2012, 11:12am 1cm
Friday 7th December 2012, 10:37am 10cm
Thursday 6th December 2012, 19:48pm 2cm
Wednesday 5th December 2012, 13:03pm 10cm
Sunday 2nd December 2012, 9:13am 10cm
Friday 30th November 2012, 16:18pm 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 63cm
Last 14 reports (total): 66cm
Current month (December 2012) total: 63cm
2012/2013 season so far total: 66cm

Archive report: Posted at 11:29am on Sunday 9th December 2012
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

After the opening ceremony taking place in the snow yesterday, we have more snow to report this morning and more of the mountain open as well. Over 30cm of snow in the village and likely more higher up has really changed things over the last 24 hours in Zao, in a good way of course! It suddenly feels much more like mid-winter.

Today the following lifts are operating around the mountain:

Zao Ropeway
Chuo Ropeway
Sky Cable
Onsen No1
Mikaeri
Chuo No1
Chuo No2
Katakai
Utopia No1
Yokokura No1

Course areas that are part open are as follows:
Chuo
Utopia
Paradise
Yokokura
Uwanodai

All different areas of the mountain and not connected up as yet, so it's a case of deciding which area you want to slide down and stay there for a bit at the moment.

This new snowfall has really made a difference, but it's still not deep out there so areas where it's still thin on the ground and care needed for things still sticking up out of the snow.

Chuo Area
60cm

Utopia
60cm

Paradise
60cm

Uwanodai
30cm

Archive report: Posted at 11:29am on Sunday 9th December 2012
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao Onsen is part open.

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*as of Sunday 9th December 2012
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9th December 30cm - -
8th December 1cm - -
7th December 10cm - -
6th December 2cm - -
5th December 10cm - -
2nd December 10cm - -
30th November 0cm - -
Previous 7 days total 63cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 66cm 0cm 0cm
November observed snowfall total 3cm - -
December observed snowfall total 63cm - -
January observed snowfall total - - -
February observed snowfall total - - -
March observed snowfall total - - -
April observed snowfall total - - -
May observed snowfall total - - -
Season observed snowfall total 66cm 0cm 0cm
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