Zao Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 14th April 2011

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:34am on Thursday 14th April 2011
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Archive report: Posted at 9:34am on Thursday 14th April 2011
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Just over one more day before Zao re-opens for the weekend!

We have had a mix of weather the last few weeks, as you might expect, but a fair few good clear days. It has kept fairly cold up on the mountain though especially in the evenings and still a lot of snow around. We even saw 2cm of fresh snow in the village on Tuesday morning. It has been warm the last few though and temperatures climbing to around 10 today.

So it should be great to get out there on the slopes on Saturday morning. The resort will be open Saturday and Sunday and then after that from Saturday 23rd April until the end of Golden Week (provisional last day 8th May).

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Official snow depths as of 11th April:

Utopia - 220cm
Paradise - 190cm
Chuo - 190cm
Uwanodai - 100cm

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Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th April (8:30am - 5pm):

The Chuo, Paradise, Ohira and Takatori courses will be opened.
These courses will be serviced by the Chuo Ropeway, Sky Cable Gondola, Chuo No1 Pair, Chuo No2 Pair and Paradise Pair lifts.

Saturday 23rd April until Golden Week (8:30am - 5pm):

The following courses will be opened:

Chuo
Paradise
Utopia
Takatori
Ohira
Paradise detour
Zangezaka
Juhyogen
Renraku courses

The courses will be serviced by the following lifts:

Chuo Ropeway
Sky Cable
Zao Ropeway
Chuo No1 Pair
Chuo No2 Pair
Katakai Triple
Paradise Pair
Utopia No2 Pair
Shobunuma Pair

Spring lift ticket rates will apply.

Archive report: Posted at 9:34am on Thursday 14th April 2011
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao is closed. See main report below for details on re-opening.

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