Zao Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 14th April 2012

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:26am on Saturday 14th April 2012
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Archive report: Posted at 9:26am on Saturday 14th April 2012
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Yesterday was a fine day out with the sun making a prolonged appearance for the day.

This morning it's an altogether more cloudy affair, but still fairly bright with it. Less wind as well with just a very slight breeze. All is calm. There is a chance of some spots of rain today but for now it is holding off and so lets hope it stays that way. Tomorrow we should be seeing the sun again and from then until Tuesday it looks set to really warm up as well - double figure temperatures perhaps?

More lifts are open for the weekend, including it seems the Nakamori No1 triple in the Uwanodai area.

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Official snow depths (14th April 12)
Utopia - 200cm
Chuo - 200cm
Paradise - 200cm
Uwanodai - 120cm

Operating lifts (14th April 12)
Limited lifts now open - see below.

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Current planned lift operations at Zao, as of 14th April - subject to change:

Uwanodai Area
Sky Cable (open all year, but closed from 7th May for maintenance)
Nakamori No1 triple

Chuo and Paradise Area
Zao Chuo Ropeway (closed for maintenance 9th-25th April except Saturdays and Sundays)
Chuo No1 pair lift (until 6th May, but only Sat/Sun from 9th April until 27th April)
Chuo No2 pair lift (until 6th May)
Katakai triple lift (until 6th May, but only Sat/Sun from 9th April until 27th April)
Paradise No1 pair lift (until 6th May (but only Sat/Sun from 9th April until 27th April)

Yokokura and Utopia area
Zao Ropeway (open all year, closed for maintenance 7th-18th May)
Yokokura No1 pair lift until 15th April
Utopia No2 pair lift (dependent on snow but latest until 6th May)

Omori and Kurohime Area
Kurohime No1 quad (no fixed closing date, dependent on snow)

Archive report: Posted at 9:26am on Saturday 14th April 2012
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao remains part open. See report for details.

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