Zao Now daily snow and weather - Monday 8th February 2021

Zao Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Zao Onsen region, Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 10:01am on Monday 8th February 2021
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Foggy
Base temp:
-5°C

Top temp:
-10°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light
wind condition
Variable
visibility condition
Variable
PLEASE READ THIS
This report
Monday 8th February 2021, 10:01am
4cm
Sunday 7th February 2021, 9:30am 0cm
Saturday 6th February 2021, 10:15am 0cm
Friday 5th February 2021, 9:45am 7cm
Thursday 4th February 2021, 9:30am 9cm
Wednesday 3rd February 2021, 9:30am 9cm
Tuesday 2nd February 2021, 9:30am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 29cm
Last 14 reports (total): 65cm
Current month (February 2021) total: 29cm
2020/2021 season so far total: 317cm

Archive report: Posted at 10:01am on Monday 8th February 2021
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Pretty much the same as yesterday which only started to clear partially near the end of the afternoon. The fog is right down to base.

Visibility is generally ok but some parts of the mountain it is hard to see what you are riding on (look ahead more than usual rather than directly down). Below is photo of a skier on the top of the Kurohime Giant for perspective.

Winds are light to moderate in places.

The new snow is nice to ride on and, depending where you are, can be thicker due to the wind so search it out if you like powder runs. It is still snowing but very lightly and likely to continue throughout the day.

-----

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: 165cm
- Paradise area: 170cm
- Chuo area: 170cm
- Utopia area: 185cm
- Uwanodai area: 130cm
- Omori area: 130cm
- Kurohime: 185cm


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 day in February 2021 except Tuesdays

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

Archive report: Posted at 10:01am on Monday 8th February 2021
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao Onsen is open

<
Sunday 7th February 2021
This report
Monday 8th February 2021
Tuesday 9th February 2021
>
Photo 1
Photo 2
Photo 3
Daily snow reports
Other SnowJapan 'Now' reports and latest observed snowfall
Hakuba Now 0cm
Monday 12th April 2021, 8:40am
Niseko Now 0cm
Monday 12th April 2021, 8:30am
Shiga Kogen Now 0cm
Monday 12th April 2021, 8:26am
Yuzawa Now 0cm
Monday 12th April 2021, 8:17am
Nozawa Onsen Now 0cm
Monday 12th April 2021, 8:00am
Geto Kogen Now 0cm
Monday 12th April 2021, 7:42am
Appi Kogen Now 0cm
Monday 12th April 2021, 7:39am
Myoko Now 0cm
Sunday 11th April 2021, 8:39am
Kiroro Now 0cm
Saturday 10th April 2021, 8:10am
Furano Now 0cm
Friday 9th April 2021, 6:55am
Madarao Now 0cm
Sunday 4th April 2021, 9:04am
Aizu Bandai Now 0cm
Thursday 26th November 2020, 11:22am
Minakami Now 0cm
Wednesday 16th December 2020, 10:07am
Naeba Now 0cm
Friday 27th November 2020, 7:58am
Japan snowfall data
(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 8th February 2021
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Monday 8th February 2021
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
Zao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 8th 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 Monday 8th February 2021
2019/2020
Season
2018/2019
Season
8th February 4cm 4cm -
7th February 0cm 30cm 0cm
6th February 0cm - 0cm
5th February 7cm 10cm 0cm
4th February 9cm - 0cm
3rd February 9cm 0cm 0cm
2nd February 0cm 9cm 18cm
Previous 7 days total 29cm 53cm 19cm
Previous 14 days total 65cm 54cm 69cm
November observed snowfall total - 8cm 7cm
December observed snowfall total 142cm 51cm 218cm
January observed snowfall total 146cm 88cm 145cm
February observed snowfall total 29cm 123cm 91cm
March observed snowfall total - 64cm 66cm
April observed snowfall total - 17cm 72cm
May observed snowfall total - - 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 317cm 351cm 599cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 8th 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]
29cm
[317cm]
- - -
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 Monday 8th February 2021
Zao Now reports from the same period last season
Zao Now archived reporting
View previous reports posted to Zao Now by clicking on the month