Zao Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 1st January 2022

Zao Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 10:53am on Saturday 1st January 2022
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloudy
Base temp:
-8°C

Top temp:
-14°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light
wind condition
Variable
visibility condition
Variable
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This report
Saturday 1st January 2022, 10:53am
28cm
Friday 31st December 2021, 10:04am 12cm
Thursday 30th December 2021, 12:01pm 9cm
Wednesday 29th December 2021, 8:30am 8cm
Tuesday 28th December 2021, 9:04am 30cm
Monday 27th December 2021, 9:01am 30cm
Sunday 26th December 2021, 11:01am 17cm
Last 7 reports (total): 134cm
Last 14 reports (total): 168cm
Current month (January 2022) total: 28cm
2021/2022 season so far total: 226cm

Archive report: Posted at 10:53am on Saturday 1st January 2022
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

A very Happy New Year from Zao Onsen, and indeed a lot of happy people on the mountain today after good fall of snow last night.

At present it does not feel too cold and the winds are down in the lower half. Not surprisingly, all the upper car parks are full now (there is now a shuttle bus service from the Karamatsu car park lower down), except, and this is strange, the Omori car park which was only a 5th full on the upper car park when I was there an hour ago.

Again, the Kurohime/Utopia side seems to be ok visibility wise and there is hardly anyone on the Omori slopes. If you're late getting up after last night, thus could be the best area to go to first and especially if you're driving.

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Official snow depth

Summit: 75cm
Paradise: 100cm
Chuo: 100cm
Utopia: 170cm
Uwanodai: 80cm

Almost all lifts and areas and runs are scheduled to be open.

Archive report: Posted at 10:53am on Saturday 1st January 2022
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao Onsen is 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 1st January 2022
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Saturday 1st January 2022
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
Zao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 1st January 2022
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 the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  2021/2022
*as of Saturday 1st January 2022
2020/2021
Season
2019/2020
Season
1st January 28cm 15cm 4cm
31st December 12cm 17cm 0cm
30th December 9cm 0cm 0cm
29th December 8cm 0cm 5cm
28th December 30cm 0cm -
27th December 30cm 4cm 0cm
26th December 17cm 9cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 134cm 45cm 10cm
Previous 14 days total 168cm 84cm 19cm
November observed snowfall total 38cm - 8cm
December observed snowfall total 160cm 142cm 51cm
January observed snowfall total 28cm 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 226cm 389cm 351cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 1st January 2022
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the Zao Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  October November December January February March April May
2021/2022 season - 38cm
[38cm]
160cm
[198cm]
28cm
[226cm]
- - - -
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 1st January 2022
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