Zao Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 14th December 2014

Zao Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Zao Onsen region, Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 10:06am on Sunday 14th December 2014
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud, fog
Base temp:
-6°C

Top temp:
-11°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow presently
wind condition
Light wind
Variable
This report
Sunday 14th December 2014, 10:06am
10cm
Saturday 13th December 2014, 8:55am 2cm
Friday 12th December 2014, 9:05am 2cm
Thursday 11th December 2014, 9:28am 5cm
Wednesday 10th December 2014, 10:21am 0cm
Tuesday 9th December 2014, 8:47am 0cm
Monday 8th December 2014, 10:03am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 19cm
Last 14 reports (total): 162cm
Current month (December 2014) total: 162cm
2014/2015 season so far total: 182cm

Archive report: Posted at 10:06am on Sunday 14th December 2014
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

More fresh snowfall to report, though not quite the amounts I am reading about on some of the other Now reports on SnowJapan - well done Nozawa and Myoko!

It sounds like it is going to be a good December for many of the snow regions of Japan.

OK so about 10cm more this morning and snow falling still now, though we expect it to get less later on today. But more due around Wednesday and strong winds forecast as well.

Great conditions out there. Just very cold. And snowy.

The cheaper early season lift ticket prices (3000 yen for adults, 1500 yen for childen) are available until 20th December.

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If you want to win a free lift ticket for Zao Onsen, please check the Prize Draw currently running on SnowJapan

http://www.snowjapan.com/japan-ski-resorts/lift-ticket-prize-draw

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Operating lifts at time of writing:

Onsen Number 1 pair lift
Onsen Number 2 quad
Mikaeri pair lift
Chuo Number 1 pair lift
Chuo Number 2 pair lift
Paradise pair lift
Yokokura Number 1 pair lift
Utopia Number 2 pair lift
Shobunuma Number 1 triple
Shobunuma Number 2 pair
Kuroboshi Number 1 Quattro quad lift
Katakai triple lift
Diamond Number 2 lift
Nakamori Number 1 triple lift
All Ropeways/gondolas

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Official snow depths (14th December 14):

Utopia: 160cm
Chuo: 100cm
Paradise: 110cm
Uwanodai: 100cm

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Night skiing operations at Zao this season

Uwanodai area:
From Sunday 21st December until 22nd March

Yokokura area:
From Friday 26th December until 4th January;
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from Friday 9th January until 15th March

Open times from 5pm until 9pm and the cost is 2000 yen for adults and 1000 yen for children.

Archive report: Posted at 10:06am on Sunday 14th December 2014
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao Onsen is part open

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Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent Zao Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 14th December 2014
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Sunday 14th December 2014
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 14th December 2014
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Zao Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  2014/2015
*as of Sunday 14th December 2014
2013/2014
Season
2012/2013
Season
14th December 10cm 30cm 0cm
13th December 2cm 5cm 5cm
12th December 2cm 30cm 5cm
11th December 5cm 1cm 20cm
10th December 0cm 0cm 20cm
9th December 0cm 0cm 30cm
8th December 0cm 20cm 1cm
Previous 7 days total 19cm 86cm 81cm
Previous 14 days total 162cm 100cm 116cm
November observed snowfall total 20cm 12cm 3cm
December observed snowfall total 162cm 179cm 150cm
January observed snowfall total - 111cm 243cm
February observed snowfall total - 166cm 218cm
March observed snowfall total - 107cm 21cm
April observed snowfall total - 4cm 22cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 182cm 579cm 657cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 14th December 2014
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded 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
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season - - - - - - - -
2014/2015 season - 20cm
[20cm]
162cm
[182cm]
- - - - -
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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