Zao Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 9th January 2021

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:30am on Saturday 9th January 2021
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Sunny
Base temp:
-9°C

Top temp:
-14°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
None
visibility condition
Great
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Saturday 9th January 2021, 9:30am
2cm
Friday 8th January 2021, 9:45am 16cm
Thursday 7th January 2021, 9:45am 2cm
Wednesday 6th January 2021, 10:00am 10cm
Tuesday 5th January 2021, 10:00am 12cm
Monday 4th January 2021, 10:00am 2cm
Sunday 3rd January 2021, 10:45am 5cm
Last 7 reports (total): 49cm
Last 14 reports (total): 95cm
Current month (January 2021) total: 74cm
2020/2021 season so far total: 216cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:30am on Saturday 9th January 2021
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

This morning the mountain tops are bathed in sunlight and it is a beautiful morning. Very cold though and any water spilt quickly turns to ice.

Although it snowed most of yesterday, it was very light so a minimal amount of new snow. It should recommence again today and into tomorrow, but basically sunny spells during the afternoon.

With these temperatures, the slopes are able to handle the wear during the day so an excellent time can be had all day. :)

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All lifts scheduled to be operating apart from:

- Karamatsu pair
- Paradise Number 3 pair

All areas open apart from:

- Kotan

Official snow depths (as reported by the ski area):

- Summit area: 105cm
- Paradise area: 140cm
- Chuo area: 140cm
- Utopia area: 140cm
- Uwanodai area: 105cm
- Omori area: 120cm
- Kurohime: 140cm


Floodlit night skiing:

Uwanodai area:

- 13th, 19th, 20th March 2021

Yokokura area:

- 8th January until 6th March 2021 (Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays)

'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 Friday, Saturday and Sunday in January 2021
- 27th, 28th January 2021
- Every day in February 2021 except Tuesdays

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

Archive report: Posted at 9:30am on Saturday 9th January 2021
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 Saturday 9th January 2021
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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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  2020/2021
*as of Saturday 9th January 2021
2019/2020
Season
2018/2019
Season
9th January 2cm 0cm 32cm
8th January 16cm 2cm 1cm
7th January 2cm 0cm 12cm
6th January 10cm 3cm 0cm
5th January 12cm 6cm 0cm
4th January 2cm - 0cm
3rd January 5cm 2cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 49cm 17cm 45cm
Previous 14 days total 95cm 27cm 146cm
November observed snowfall total - 8cm 7cm
December observed snowfall total 142cm 51cm 218cm
January observed snowfall total 74cm 88cm 145cm
February observed snowfall total - 123cm 91cm
March observed snowfall total - 64cm 66cm
April observed snowfall total - 17cm 72cm
May observed snowfall total - - 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 216cm 351cm 599cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 9th January 2021
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the Zao Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
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  October November December January February March April May
2021/2022 season - - - - - - - -
2020/2021 season - - 142cm
[142cm]
74cm
[216cm]
- - - -
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
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