Zao Now daily snow and weather - Monday 2nd March 2020

Zao Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Zao Onsen region, Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:26am on Monday 2nd March 2020
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Fine, some cloud
Base temp:
-1°C

Top temp:
-4°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Southerly
visibility condition
Very good
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This report
Monday 2nd March 2020, 8:26am
0cm
Saturday 29th February 2020, 9:25am 0cm
Friday 28th February 2020, 9:16am 2cm
Thursday 27th February 2020, 8:59am 2cm
Wednesday 26th February 2020, 8:17am 7cm
Tuesday 25th February 2020, 8:44am 0cm
Monday 24th February 2020, 9:05am 14cm
Last 7 reports (total): 25cm
Last 14 reports (total): 42cm
Current month (March 2020) total: 0cm
2019/2020 season so far total: 270cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:26am on Monday 2nd March 2020
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Morning from Zao.

The sun is out and it is a fine morning, though there is still the chance of snow showing for later today. (And then on Thursday).

The slopes were quiet over the weekend so I expect that to be even more so today now we are back to weekdays.

The low levels of snow and now this coronavirus scare really has shaped the story of this season, unfortunately. Not just for Zao of course but wider through lots of Japan. Let us hope for more positive and exciting news next season.

How long this season will continue is unknown yet of course so let's just keep on going! (The original plan - as always - is until Golden Week in early May).

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Official snow depths (as reported by resort):

- Summit area: 100cm
- Paradise area: 105cm
- Chuo area: 120cm
- Utopia area: 110cm
- Uwanodai area: 55cm
- Oomori area: 55cm

All lifts are now normally operating apart from the following:

- Zao Paradise Number 3 pair
- Astraea Number 3 pair
- Diamond Number 1 pair
- Ryuzan pair
- Karamatsu pair
- Yokokura Number 2 pair

- All courses are now mostly open
- Yokokura and Omori part open

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Night time operations:

** Subject to change. Please check with the resort! **

Nighta in the Uwanodai area is scheduled for 7th, 14th, 20th and 21st March 2020. 5:00pm until 9:00pm.

Nighta in the Yokokura area is scheduled for Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through 7th March 2020. 5:00pm until 9:00pm.

Archive report: Posted at 8:26am on Monday 2nd March 2020
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao Onsen is open

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(updated daily during winter)
Zao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent Zao Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 2nd March 2020
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Monday 2nd March 2020
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Zao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 2nd March 2020
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)
  2019/2020
*as of Monday 2nd March 2020
2018/2019
Season
2017/2018
Season
2nd March 0cm 0cm 3cm
29th February 0cm 0cm 13cm
28th February 2cm 0cm 13cm
27th February 2cm 0cm 0cm
26th February 7cm 0cm 0cm
25th February 0cm 0cm 0cm
24th February 14cm 0cm 2cm
Previous 7 days total 25cm 0cm 28cm
Previous 14 days total 42cm 48cm 59cm
November observed snowfall total 8cm 7cm 66cm
December observed snowfall total 51cm 218cm 193cm
January observed snowfall total 88cm 145cm 275cm
February observed snowfall total 123cm 91cm 195cm
March observed snowfall total 0cm 66cm 24cm
April observed snowfall total - 72cm 12cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 270cm 599cm 765cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 2nd March 2020
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 - - - - - - - -
2019/2020 season - 8cm
[8cm]
51cm
[59cm]
88cm
[147cm]
123cm
[270cm]
0cm
[270cm]
- -
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 Monday 2nd March 2020
Zao Now reports from the same period last season
Zao Now archived reporting
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