Zao Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 4th April 2012

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:31am on Wednesday 4th April 2012
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Archive report: Posted at 9:31am on Wednesday 4th April 2012
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Good news and bad news this morning.

The good news is that there is 10cm or so of fresh snow in the village this morning, so there'll be surely more than that up top. It's cold as well after the warmth of yesterday.

The bad news is that due to the very strong winds, it seems that Zao is completely closed and the official site is reflecting that as well showing none of the lifts moving.

Snow is still falling and hopefully tomorrow as well, so while the lifts are taking a rest we could get more cm out there and tomorrow and the day after we should be enjoying some fine snow conditions out there.

Current planned lift operations at Zao, as of 3rd April - subject to change:

Uwanodai Area
Sky Cable (open all year, but closed from 7th May for maintenance)
Onsen No1 pair lift (until 8th April)
Onsen No2 quad lift (until 8th April)
Zao Ropeway (open all year, but closed for maintenance 9th-25th April except Saturdays and Sundays)

Chuo and Paradise Area
Chuo No1 pair lift (until 6th May, but only Sat/Sun from 9th April until 27th April)
Chuo No2 pair lift (until 6th May)
Katakai triple lift (until 6th May, but only Sat/Sun from 9th April until 27th April)
Paradise No1 pair lift (until 6th May (but only Sat/Sun from 9th April until 27th April)
Shobunuma No2 pair lift (until 8th April)

Yokokura and Utopia area
Zao Ropeway (open all year, closed for maintenance 7th-18th May)
Yokokura No1 pair lift (until 8th April)
Astraea No3 pair lift (until 8th April)
Utopia No2 pair lift (dependent on snow but latest until 6th May)

Omori and Kurohime Area
Kurohime No1 quad (no fixed closing date, dependent on snow)

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Official snow depths (4th April 12)
Utopia - 220cm
Chuo - 220cm
Paradise - 230cm
Uwanodai - 150cm

Operating lifts (4th April 12)
All lifts closed today due to strong winds.

Archive report: Posted at 9:31am on Wednesday 4th April 2012
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Closed today due to strong winds. See report for details.

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