Zao Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 5th December 2012

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 1:03pm on Wednesday 5th December 2012
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloud cover
Base temp:
3°C

Top temp:
-2°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow
wind condition
Moderate wind
Fair
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This report
Wednesday 5th December 2012, 1:03pm
10cm
Sunday 2nd December 2012, 9:13am 10cm
Friday 30th November 2012, 16:18pm 0cm
Wednesday 28th November 2012, 11:00am 3cm
Thursday 22nd November 2012, 9:39am 0cm
Friday 9th November 2012, 11:46am 0cm
Tuesday 25th September 2012, 16:30pm ---
Last 7 reports (total): 23cm
Last 14 reports (total): 23cm
Current month (December 2012) total: 20cm
2012/2013 season so far total: 23cm

Archive report: Posted at 1:03pm on Wednesday 5th December 2012
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

My apologies for not updating the page yesterday. But things should be ok from now on.

So yes, Zao is now open. We have the Chuo No1 pair lift operating and that's about it. (The Ropeways are operating but that is for sightseeing and not for skiing or snowboarding).

Chuo is reporting 30cm of snow on the slopes and so as you can see it is all very limited.

Yesterday saw some stormy conditions on the mountain but we got about 10cm or so of fresh in the village so hopefully more than that higher up.

Things are looking good for snow over the next week and come the weekend perhaps the first heavy snowfall of the season. It's going to get very cold and windy with the snow as well - look out for some particularly strong winds tomorrow and over the weekend as well.

Archive report: Posted at 1:03pm on Wednesday 5th December 2012
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao Onsen is part open. Very limited at the moment.

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