Zao Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 8th January 2015

Zao Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:23am on Thursday 8th January 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
-5°C

Top temp:
-11°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Not snowing at the moment
wind condition
Moderate
Fairly good
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This report
Thursday 8th January 2015, 9:23am
20cm
Wednesday 7th January 2015, 8:10am 3cm
Tuesday 6th January 2015, 9:10am 0cm
Monday 5th January 2015, 9:20am 5cm
Sunday 4th January 2015, 9:34am 3cm
Saturday 3rd January 2015, 10:12am 5cm
Friday 2nd January 2015, 8:40am 5cm
Last 7 reports (total): 41cm
Last 14 reports (total): 93cm
Current month (January 2015) total: 71cm
2014/2015 season so far total: 372cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:23am on Thursday 8th January 2015
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

There was lots of fresh snow out on the mountain yesterday, and it was being blown about by some sometimes very strong winds. Not the most 'friendly' of conditions.

I have logged in 20cm as the new snow for the day which includes the few cm overnight as well as what we got yesterday - though difficult to pinpoint a number with all that wind.

Not as windy this morning though there's still a wind with us.

Cold conditions, moderate wind and snow showers seems to be what is forecast for the coming few days.

From today, and every Thursday until 26th March, some of us can take advangage of a special 'Ladies Day' 1 day ticket at the reduced cost of 3500 yen. You need to be a lady though - sorry guys!

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Official snow depths (Thursday 8th January 15):

Utopia: 175cm
Chuo: 200cm
Paradise: 180cm
Uwanodai: 135cm

Zao Onsen is fully open (though note that the Karamatsu pair lift is closed on weekdays). Weather conditions may affect lifts.

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Night skiing operations at Zao this season

Uwanodai area:
Daily until 22nd March

Yokokura area:
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from Friday 9th January until 15th March

Open times from 5pm until 9pm.

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Juhyo 'Ice Monsters' Light Up night time ropeway operations

January 2015: 10th-12th, 17th-18th, 24th-31st
February 2015: Every day 1st-28th

Operating from 5pm until 9pm; last ropeway up at 7:50pm.
In the event of poor weather conditions, operations are sometimes cancelled.

Archive report: Posted at 9:23am on Thursday 8th January 2015
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao Onsen is open

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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Thursday 8th January 2015
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Zao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent season comparisons
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This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the Zao Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
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  2014/2015
*as of Thursday 8th January 2015
2013/2014
Season
2012/2013
Season
8th January 20cm 0cm 3cm
7th January 3cm 0cm 2cm
6th January 0cm 2cm 0cm
5th January 5cm 2cm 10cm
4th January 3cm 2cm 5cm
3rd January 5cm 0cm 30cm
2nd January 5cm 40cm 5cm
Previous 7 days total 41cm 46cm 55cm
Previous 14 days total 93cm 68cm 96cm
November observed snowfall total 20cm 12cm 3cm
December observed snowfall total 281cm 179cm 150cm
January observed snowfall total 71cm 111cm 243cm
February observed snowfall total - 166cm 218cm
March observed snowfall total - 107cm 21cm
April observed snowfall total - 4cm 22cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 372cm 579cm 657cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 8th January 2015
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
2019/2020 season - - - - - - - -
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season - - - - - - - -
2014/2015 season - 20cm
[20cm]
281cm
[301cm]
71cm
[372cm]
- - - -
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
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