Zao Now daily snow and weather - Tuesday 2nd February 2021

Zao Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:30am on Tuesday 2nd February 2021
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Raining, fog
Base temp:
1°C

Top temp:
-4°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Rain
wind condition
None
visibility condition
Foggy, poor
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This report
Tuesday 2nd February 2021, 9:30am
0cm
Monday 1st February 2021, 8:15am 0cm
Sunday 31st January 2021, 10:28am 8cm
Saturday 30th January 2021, 12:01pm 24cm
Friday 29th January 2021, 9:33am 4cm
Thursday 28th January 2021, 9:30am 0cm
Wednesday 27th January 2021, 9:54am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 36cm
Last 14 reports (total): 37cm
Current month (February 2021) total: 0cm
2020/2021 season so far total: 288cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:30am on Tuesday 2nd February 2021
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

When I said to make the most of yesterday, I didn't expect it to be so prophetic as it is grim today. Very grim as it has been drizzling rain since late last night.

On the positive side, it is supposed to turn colder later today with the rain turning to snow and hopefully covering up the wet underneath so that we do not return to ice again. We'll see what happens and fingers remain crossed.

If you are still a diehard, be aware that winds will make the experience even more miserable - the Zao Ropeway 2nd stage and Chuo Ropeway are currently on hold due to this.

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All lifts scheduled to be operating apart from:

- Ryuzan pair
- Kokutai pair
- Karamatsu pair
- Paradise Number 3 pair

All areas open apart from:

- Ryuzan
- Kotan

Official snow depths (as reported by the ski area):

- Summit area: 140cm
- Paradise area: 150cm
- Chuo area: 150cm
- Utopia area: 165cm
- Uwanodai area: 120cm
- Omori area: 105cm
- Kurohime: 165cm


Floodlit night skiing:

Uwanodai area:

- Daily until 6th March 2021
- 13th, 19th, 20th March 2021

Yokokura area:

- Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays until 6th March 2021

'Light Up' Ropeway operations:

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:

- Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in January 2021
- 27th, 28th January 2021
- Every day in February 2021 except Tuesdays

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

Archive report: Posted at 9:30am on Tuesday 2nd February 2021
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao Onsen is open

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Zao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent Zao Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 2nd February 2021
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Tuesday 2nd February 2021
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Zao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 2nd February 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 the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  2020/2021
*as of Tuesday 2nd February 2021
2019/2020
Season
2018/2019
Season
2nd February 0cm 9cm 18cm
1st February 0cm 0cm 1cm
31st January 8cm 0cm 2cm
30th January 24cm 0cm 0cm
29th January 4cm 0cm 21cm
28th January 0cm 1cm 0cm
27th January 0cm 0cm 4cm
Previous 7 days total 36cm 10cm 46cm
Previous 14 days total 37cm 52cm 98cm
November observed snowfall total - 8cm 7cm
December observed snowfall total 142cm 51cm 218cm
January observed snowfall total 146cm 88cm 145cm
February observed snowfall total 0cm 123cm 91cm
March observed snowfall total - 64cm 66cm
April observed snowfall total - 17cm 72cm
May observed snowfall total - - 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 288cm 351cm 599cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 2nd February 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 the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  October November December January February March April May
2020/2021 season - - 142cm
[142cm]
146cm
[288cm]
0cm
[288cm]
- - -
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 Tuesday 2nd February 2021
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