Zao Now daily snow and weather - Friday 1st March 2019

Zao Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Zao Onsen region, Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:00am on Friday 1st March 2019
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Mostly cloudy
Base temp:
2°C

Top temp:
-5°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Light
visibility condition
Generally fair
This report
Friday 1st March 2019, 9:00am
0cm
Thursday 28th February 2019, 8:24am 0cm
Wednesday 27th February 2019, 9:15am 0cm
Tuesday 26th February 2019, 9:11am 0cm
Monday 25th February 2019, 9:15am 0cm
Sunday 24th February 2019, 9:18am 0cm
Saturday 23rd February 2019, 9:25am 3cm
Last 7 reports (total): 3cm
Last 14 reports (total): 62cm
Current month (March 2019) total: 0cm
2018/2019 season so far total: 461cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:00am on Friday 1st March 2019
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Morning from Zao.

It was a mild morning yesterday but in the afternoon there was actually a bit of light snow falling. Not much so no fresh cm to report.

We have less snow than last year. The big question is -- will we get any (much) more, and how long will the season be. The resort hopes to have part open right through until the end of Golden Week in early May. Obviously it would be higher slopes doing that. But it's certainly a question mark and it'll depend on how the temperatures behave.

Things are a bit icy out there and it does feel very 'spring'. There really doesn't seem much sign of that changing in the next run of days though there does look to be some potential snow coming in the middle of next week. That would be good.

Come with 'spring ski' in mind and there's still of course tons of fun to be had.

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Operation info from official sources:

- All lifts apart from Karamatsu and Yokokura Number 2 operating
- All main course areas open

Official snow depths (as reported by resort):

- Summit area: 110cm
- Paradise area: 160cm
- Chuo area: 160cm
- Utopia area: 140cm
- Uwanodai area: 100cm
- Oomori area: 110cm

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Floodlit night skiing is planned as follows:

In the Uwanodai area:
Daily until 3rd March 2019
Friday 8th March until Sunday 10th March 2019
Saturday 16th March 2019

In the Yokokura area:
Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday between until 10th March 2019

Night time 'light up' sightseeing ropeway is planned for the upcoming dates:

February 2019: every day apart from every Tuesday
March 2019: 1st-3rd

Archive report: Posted at 9:00am on Friday 1st March 2019
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao is open as planned

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The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 1st March 2019
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Friday 1st March 2019
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Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
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This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Zao Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
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  2018/2019
*as of Friday 1st March 2019
2017/2018
Season
2016/2017
Season
1st March 0cm 10cm 0cm
28th February 0cm 13cm 0cm
27th February 0cm 0cm 0cm
26th February 0cm 0cm 3cm
25th February 0cm 0cm 0cm
24th February 0cm 2cm 1cm
23rd February 3cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 3cm 25cm 4cm
Previous 14 days total 62cm 88cm 29cm
November observed snowfall total 7cm 66cm 11cm
December observed snowfall total 218cm 193cm 98cm
January observed snowfall total 145cm 275cm 241cm
February observed snowfall total 91cm 195cm 105cm
March observed snowfall total 0cm 24cm 65cm
April observed snowfall total - 12cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 461cm 765cm 520cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 1st March 2019
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Zao Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
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  October November December January February March April May
2019/2020 season - - - - - - - -
2018/2019 season - 7cm
[7cm]
218cm
[225cm]
145cm
[370cm]
91cm
[461cm]
0cm
[461cm]
- -
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
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