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Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Zao Onsen region, Japan
LATEST REPORT: Posted at 9:16am on Friday 28th February 2020
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Blue sky, sun and some cloud
Base temp:
-4°C

Top temp:
-10°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Calm
visibility condition
Very good
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This report
Friday 28th February 2020, 9:16am
2cm
Thursday 27th February 2020, 8:59am 2cm
Wednesday 26th February 2020, 8:17am 7cm
Tuesday 25th February 2020, 8:44am 0cm
Monday 24th February 2020, 9:05am 14cm
Sunday 23rd February 2020, 9:22am 4cm
Saturday 22nd February 2020, 10:10am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 29cm
Last 14 reports (total): 42cm
Current month (February 2020) total: 123cm
2019/2020 season so far total: 270cm

Good morning from Zao.

Some snow from yesterday but we are starting the day today with lots of blue sky, sunshine and some cloud.

It's a fine morning and I am happy that it is remaining cold. It should remain in the low negative numbers here at base for the day.

Zao is.... quiet. If you want to experience what will probably be a quiet weekend, now's your chance!

It seems like tomorrow is forecast generally cloudy with more of a chance of sun on Sunday; perhaps slightly milder temperatures too.

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Official snow depths (as reported by resort):

- Summit area: 100cm
- Paradise area: 105cm
- Chuo area: 120cm
- Utopia area: 115cm
- Uwanodai area: 55cm
- Oomori area: 55cm

All lifts are now normally operating apart from the following:

- Zao Paradise Number 3 pair
- Diamond Number 1 pair
- Astraea Number 3 pair
- Ryuzan pair
- Karamatsu pair
- Yokokura Number 2 pair

- All courses are now mostly open
- Yokokura and Omori part open

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Night time operations:

** Subject to change. Please check with the resort! **

Nighta in the Uwanodai area is scheduled daily until 1st March 2020 and then 7th, 14th, 20th and 21st March 2020. 5:00pm until 9:00pm.

Nighta in the Yokokura area is scheduled for Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through 7th March 2020. 5:00pm until 9:00pm.

The Zao Ropeway opens in the evenings on the below dates for 'Light Up' sightseeing purposes - to go and see the Juhyo monsters (not for skiing or boarding) on the following upcoming dates:

February 2020: all days apart from Tuesdays, subject to conditions.

Note: there is an extra charge for this night time Ropeway operation.

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao Onsen is mostly open

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Japan snowfall data
(updated daily during winter)
Zao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent Zao Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 28th February 2020
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Friday 28th February 2020
(View more analysis here)
Zao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 28th February 2020
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the Zao Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
(View more analysis here)
  2019/2020
*as of Friday 28th February 2020
2018/2019
Season
2017/2018
Season
28th February 2cm 0cm 13cm
27th February 2cm 0cm 0cm
26th February 7cm 0cm 0cm
25th February 0cm 0cm 0cm
24th February 14cm 0cm 2cm
23rd February 4cm 3cm 0cm
22nd February 0cm - 0cm
Previous 7 days total 29cm 3cm 15cm
Previous 14 days total 42cm 64cm 94cm
November observed snowfall total 8cm 7cm 66cm
December observed snowfall total 51cm 218cm 193cm
January observed snowfall total 88cm 145cm 275cm
February observed snowfall total 123cm 91cm 195cm
March observed snowfall total - 66cm 24cm
April observed snowfall total - 72cm 12cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 270cm 599cm 765cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 28th February 2020
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the Zao Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
(View more analysis here)
  October November December January February March April May
2019/2020 season - 8cm
[8cm]
51cm
[59cm]
88cm
[147cm]
123cm
[270cm]
- - -
2018/2019 season - 7cm
[7cm]
218cm
[225cm]
145cm
[370cm]
91cm
[461cm]
66cm
[527cm]
72cm
[599cm]
0cm
[599cm]
2017/2018 season - 66cm
[66cm]
193cm
[259cm]
275cm
[534cm]
195cm
[729cm]
24cm
[753cm]
12cm
[765cm]
0cm
[765cm]
2016/2017 season - 11cm
[11cm]
98cm
[109cm]
241cm
[350cm]
105cm
[455cm]
65cm
[520cm]
0cm
[520cm]
0cm
[520cm]
2015/2016 season - 22cm
[22cm]
96cm
[118cm]
211cm
[329cm]
83cm
[412cm]
45cm
[457cm]
3cm
[460cm]
-
2014/2015 season - 20cm
[20cm]
281cm
[301cm]
118cm
[419cm]
181cm
[600cm]
103cm
[703cm]
0cm
[703cm]
0cm
[703cm]
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 Friday 28th February 2020
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