Zao Now daily snow and weather - Friday 12th February 2021

Zao Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 11:30am on Friday 12th February 2021
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Sunny
Base temp:
-5°C

Top temp:
-9°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
None
visibility condition
Clear
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Friday 12th February 2021, 11:30am
0cm
Thursday 11th February 2021, 9:15am 4cm
Wednesday 10th February 2021, 10:01am 6cm
Tuesday 9th February 2021, 9:58am 9cm
Monday 8th February 2021, 10:01am 4cm
Sunday 7th February 2021, 9:30am 0cm
Saturday 6th February 2021, 10:15am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 23cm
Last 14 reports (total): 80cm
Current month (February 2021) total: 48cm
2020/2021 season so far total: 336cm

Archive report: Posted at 11:30am on Friday 12th February 2021
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Completely blue skies this morning with not a breath of wind, even at the summit. It is still above zero so the snow is crisp although it might turn softer during the day.

The next couple of days promises more sun and then, a return to foggy days on Monday and, thankfully, the forecast has changed from light rain to snow.

Have a great day out there - see photos below. Note that there are queues at the Kurohime Quad, otherwise everywhere else seems fine.

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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: 165cm
- Paradise area: 180cm
- Chuo area: 180cm
- Utopia area: 195cm
- Uwanodai area: 130cm
- Omori area: 135cm
- Kurohime: 195cm


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 11:30am on Friday 12th February 2021
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao Onsen is open

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Zao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent Zao Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 12th February 2021
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Friday 12th February 2021
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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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  2020/2021
*as of Friday 12th February 2021
2019/2020
Season
2018/2019
Season
12th February 0cm 0cm 14cm
11th February 4cm 8cm 2cm
10th February 6cm 6cm 8cm
9th February 9cm 14cm -
8th February 4cm 4cm -
7th February 0cm 30cm 0cm
6th February 0cm - 0cm
Previous 7 days total 23cm 72cm 24cm
Previous 14 days total 80cm 82cm 66cm
November observed snowfall total - 8cm 7cm
December observed snowfall total 142cm 51cm 218cm
January observed snowfall total 146cm 88cm 145cm
February observed snowfall total 48cm 123cm 91cm
March observed snowfall total - 64cm 66cm
April observed snowfall total - 17cm 72cm
May observed snowfall total - - 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 336cm 351cm 599cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 12th 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]
48cm
[336cm]
- - -
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 Friday 12th February 2021
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