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Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Zao Onsen region, Japan
LATEST REPORT: Posted at 10:01am on Saturday 4th December 2021
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloud, fog
Base temp:
1°C

Top temp:
-6°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
-
wind condition
Light westerly
visibility condition
Varied
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Saturday 4th December 2021, 10:01am
0cm
Thursday 2nd December 2021, 9:30am 10cm
Sunday 28th November 2021, 9:13am 3cm
Saturday 27th November 2021, 8:46am 20cm
Wednesday 24th November 2021, 8:30am 15cm
Wednesday 5th May 2021, 7:41am 0cm
Sunday 2nd May 2021, 10:30am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 48cm
Last 14 reports (total): 48cm
Current month (December 2021) total: 10cm
2021/2022 season so far total: 48cm

Light snow was expected last night but it rained instead. Snow is still forecast from this afternoon but nothing substantial.

It's one of those days when you do not feel like doing much and the fog coming down with drizzle earlier on doesn't help.

The Chuo and Utopia slopes continue to be open for the weekend and snow depth is holding up albeit diminished. Looks like we really will have to await the official opening a week today and that the prayers at the ceremony are answered a la last year.

Next report coming next week.

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Operating ski lifts (planned):

Chuo Number 1 pair
Chuo Number 2 pair
Utopia Number 2 pair

Official snow depth

Summit: 30cm
Paradise: 20cm
Chuo: 30cm
Utopia: 30cm
Uwanodai: 20cm

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao Onsen is part 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 Saturday 4th December 2021
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Saturday 4th December 2021
(View more analysis here)
Zao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 4th December 2021
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)
  2021/2022
*as of Saturday 4th December 2021
2020/2021
Season
2019/2020
Season
4th December 0cm - -
2nd December 10cm - -
28th November 3cm - 0cm
27th November 20cm - -
24th November 15cm - -
5th May 0cm - -
2nd May 0cm - -
Previous 7 days total 48cm 17cm 8cm
Previous 14 days total 48cm 38cm 8cm
November observed snowfall total 38cm - 8cm
December observed snowfall total 10cm 142cm 51cm
January observed snowfall total - 146cm 88cm
February observed snowfall total - 90cm 123cm
March observed snowfall total - 11cm 64cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm 17cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm -
Season observed snowfall total 48cm 389cm 351cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 4th December 2021
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
2021/2022 season - 38cm
[38cm]
10cm
[48cm]
- - - - -
2020/2021 season - - 142cm
[142cm]
146cm
[288cm]
90cm
[378cm]
11cm
[389cm]
0cm
[389cm]
0cm
[389cm]
2019/2020 season - 8cm
[8cm]
51cm
[59cm]
88cm
[147cm]
123cm
[270cm]
64cm
[334cm]
17cm
[351cm]
-
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 Saturday 4th December 2021
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