Zao Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 1st January 2012

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 10:53am on Sunday 1st January 2012
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloud, fine
Base temp:
0°C

Top temp:
0°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
-
wind condition
Just a breeze
Fair - good
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Archive report: Posted at 10:53am on Sunday 1st January 2012
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Happy New Year to everyone. Let it be a fine one.

It certainly is a fine start to the day. It has actually clouded over somewhat since earlier on but it is still quite bright and the sun shining through some clouds as I write this report. Earlier on around 7am it was -9 degrees in the village and -12 degrees up on the top of the mountain, so a cold morning. Just a slight snowfall since yesterday and not much of a wind so pretty good conditions to be out getting some fresh air.

Zao may not be known for it's nightlife (!) but last night all of the hotels were full with people having their New Year parties. I'm sure there will be a few people struggling to get up and out this morning and the slopes will get busier as we approach lunchtime.

It's probably going to be snowing by this evening and we should then see a run of a few days where snow is likely to fall each day... though perhaps not in dramatic numbers. Frequent tops would be good though.

Have fun!

Official snow depths (1st January 12)
Utopia - 135cm
Chuo - 110cm
Paradise - 125cm
Uwanodai - 90cm

Operating lifts (1st January 12)
All Ropeways (Skycable, Zao Chuo Ropeway, Zao Ropeway) and all lifts operating.
All the runs at Zao are now open/accessible.

Archive report: Posted at 10:53am on Sunday 1st January 2012
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Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

All runs and lifts at Zao now open

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