Zao Now daily snow and weather - Friday 9th February 2018

Zao Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Zao Onsen region, Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:15am on Friday 9th February 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloudy
Base temp:
-3°C

Top temp:
-10°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None currently
wind condition
Light
visibility condition
Limited in places
This report
Friday 9th February 2018, 9:15am
2cm
Thursday 8th February 2018, 7:01am 10cm
Wednesday 7th February 2018, 9:00am 3cm
Tuesday 6th February 2018, 8:59am 0cm
Monday 5th February 2018, 7:30am 12cm
Sunday 4th February 2018, 10:15am 0cm
Saturday 3rd February 2018, 8:30am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 27cm
Last 14 reports (total): 79cm
Current month (February 2018) total: 27cm
2017/2018 season so far total: 561cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:15am on Friday 9th February 2018
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Good morning from Zao.

Lots of cloud around this morning with limited visibility in places on the mountain.

Perhaps some sun tomorrow along with warmer conditions, getting back to colder conditions from around Sunday along with fresh snowfall.

It's a 3 day weekend coming up as Monday is a national holiday (the holiday for National Foundation Day, which is actually on Sunday) - it is usually one of the most popular weekends of the season, so expect quite a few other fellow skiers and snowboarders!

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Lifts and course info:

- All lifts appear to be opening as scheduled
- Note: the Karamatsu pair lift usually only operates on weekends
- All areas open

Official snow depths:

- Summit area: 170cm
- Paradise area: 200cm
- Chuo area: 200cm
- Utopia area: 200cm
- Uwanodai area: 135cm
- Oomori area: 140cm

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Zao Onsen forecast:

Zao Onsen 6-day snow and weather forecast

Floodlit night skiing is planned as follows:

In the Uwanodai area:
Daily until Sunday 4th March 2018
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only from Friday 9th March until Sunday 18th March 2018

In the Yokokura area:
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only until Sunday 18th February 2018
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only from Friday 2nd March until Sunday 11th March 2018

Night time 'light up' sightseeing ropeway is planned for the following dates:

February 2018: every day
March 2018: 1st-4th

Archive report: Posted at 9:15am on Friday 9th February 2018
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Open as normal

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Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent Zao Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 9th February 2018
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Friday 9th February 2018
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Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 9th February 2018
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Zao Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  2017/2018
*as of Friday 9th February 2018
2016/2017
Season
2015/2016
Season
9th February 2cm 0cm 2cm
8th February 10cm 12cm 1cm
7th February 3cm 11cm 0cm
6th February 0cm 3cm 5cm
5th February 12cm 0cm 4cm
4th February 0cm 3cm 0cm
3rd February 0cm 21cm 3cm
Previous 7 days total 27cm 50cm 15cm
Previous 14 days total 79cm 73cm 52cm
November observed snowfall total 66cm 11cm 22cm
December observed snowfall total 193cm 98cm 96cm
January observed snowfall total 275cm 241cm 211cm
February observed snowfall total 27cm 105cm 83cm
March observed snowfall total - 65cm 45cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm 3cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm -
Season observed snowfall total 561cm 520cm 460cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 9th February 2018
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded 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
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - 66cm
[66cm]
193cm
[259cm]
275cm
[534cm]
27cm
[561cm]
- - -
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
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