Zao Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 7th April 2012

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 11:46am on Saturday 7th April 2012
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Cloud, snow
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Archive report: Posted at 11:46am on Saturday 7th April 2012
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The snowy, wintery conditions continue today and the slopes have some more fresh to play in this morning. Visibility on lower slopes is fine but from the base here I can't see the top of the mountain at the moment. It's pretty cold as well this morning, colder than yesterday, and (I might have said this before but) it does not feel like April.

The snow and cold does seem likely to clear up by tomorrow morning, possibly sooner, and from Tuesday in particular we should be seeing a return to milder weather conditions in Zao.

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Official snow depths (7th April 12)
Utopia - 245cm
Chuo - 240cm
Paradise - 245cm
Uwanodai - 150cm

Operating lifts (7th April 12)
Open as planned.

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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)

Archive report: Posted at 11:46am on Saturday 7th April 2012
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

See report for details.

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