Zao Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 13th April 2014

Zao Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:41am on Sunday 13th April 2014
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Sunny
Base temp:
4°C

Top temp:
0°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
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wind condition
Light
Excellent
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Sunday 13th April 2014, 9:41am
0cm
Wednesday 9th April 2014, 8:01am 0cm
Monday 7th April 2014, 9:13am 4cm
Thursday 3rd April 2014, 9:01am 0cm
Monday 31st March 2014, 9:31am 0cm
Saturday 29th March 2014, 8:57am 0cm
Wednesday 26th March 2014, 10:45am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 4cm
Last 14 reports (total): 26cm
Current month (April 2014) total: 4cm
2013/2014 season so far total: 579cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:41am on Sunday 13th April 2014
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Lovely blue skies over Zao this weekend along with mild conditions.

Perfect spring ski/board weather.

The same is forecast right up until Thursday with things getting slightly warmer as well towards the end of the week.

It's not exactly very close to Zao Onsen - actually an 80km or so drive from Zao - but I'm sure some people reading this will be interested.... Gassan opened yesterday. Gassan is to the north west of Zao, still in Yamagata Prefecture, and famous for only opening at this time of the year and offering snow skiing up until (usually) the end of July. It's certainly an interesting way to escape the heat of early summer.

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Operating ski lifts at Zao (* subject to change):

Sometime in April, depending on snow conditions:
Yokokura Number 1 Pair
Kurohime Number 1 Quad

Until 6th May:
Ropeways and Gondolas (open through the year)
Chuo Number 1 Pair
Utopia Number 2 Pair
Chuo Number 2 Pair (every day until 13th April, then holidays)
Katakai Triple (every day until 13th April, then holidays)
Paradise Pair (every day until 13th April, then holidays)

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Official snow depths (13th April 14):
Utopia: 200cm
Chuo: 180cm
Paradise: 190cm
Uwanodai: 65cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:41am on Sunday 13th April 2014
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Please see main report

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Season observed snowfall total 579cm 657cm 0cm
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[12cm]
179cm
[191cm]
111cm
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166cm
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107cm
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2012/2013 season - 3cm
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21cm
[635cm]
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[657cm]
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[657cm]
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