Zao Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 14th March 2019

Zao Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Zao Onsen region, Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 11:37am on Thursday 14th March 2019
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Snow
Base temp:
-1°C

Top temp:
-7°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
The snow has returned
wind condition
Westerly
visibility condition
Poor
This report
Thursday 14th March 2019, 11:37am
23cm
Wednesday 13th March 2019, 9:10am 0cm
Tuesday 12th March 2019, 9:09am 0cm
Monday 11th March 2019, 8:58am 0cm
Saturday 9th March 2019, 10:20am 14cm
Wednesday 6th March 2019, 10:08am 0cm
Monday 4th March 2019, 7:01am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 37cm
Last 14 reports (total): 37cm
Current month (March 2019) total: 37cm
2018/2019 season so far total: 498cm

Archive report: Posted at 11:37am on Thursday 14th March 2019
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Good morning from Zao.

And change they did!

Lots of fresh snow this morning, right down to base. I am hearing from a friend who works for the resort that there is up to 40+cm in windblown areas this morning. And there is a good 20cm of fresh snow down at base too.

Windy too with limited visibility this morning and so extra care needed. Lifts appear to be moving as normal though.

Tomorrow clearer skies are forecast... should be a great day.

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Operation info from official sources:

- All main course areas open apart from Karamatsu (Karamatsu lift now closed for the season)
- All other lifts operating as planned (Yokokura Number 2 pair rested)

Official snow depths (as reported by resort):

- Summit area: 105cm
- Paradise area: 160cm
- Chuo area: 160cm
- Utopia area: 170cm
- Uwanodai area: 100cm
- Oomori area: 100cm

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Planned lift closing dates:

Please note the following list is not complete - other information will be added as it becomes available

- Zao Chuo Ropeway / Sky Cable - open all year (for sightseeing)
- Chuo Number 1 lift: until 6th May
- Chuo Number 2 lift: until 6th May (daily until 7th April, 20th, 21st, 27th, 28th, 29th April, 3rd-6th May)
- Katakai lift: until 14th April (daily until 7th April, 13th,14th April)
- Diamond Number 2: until 31st March
- Paradise AB: until 14th April (daily until 7th April, 13th, 14th April)
- Paradise Number 3: until 17th March
- Nakamori Number 1 triple: until 31st March
- Nakamori Number 2 lift: until 17th March
- Mikaeri lift: until 7th April

All dates subject to change depending on snow conditions

Archive report: Posted at 11:37am on Thursday 14th March 2019
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Open as normal

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The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 14th March 2019
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Thursday 14th March 2019
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Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
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This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Zao Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
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  2018/2019
*as of Thursday 14th March 2019
2017/2018
Season
2016/2017
Season
14th March 23cm 0cm 1cm
13th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
12th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
11th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
9th March 14cm 0cm 2cm
6th March 0cm 3cm 0cm
4th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 37cm 0cm 14cm
Previous 14 days total 37cm 16cm 15cm
November observed snowfall total 7cm 66cm 11cm
December observed snowfall total 218cm 193cm 98cm
January observed snowfall total 145cm 275cm 241cm
February observed snowfall total 91cm 195cm 105cm
March observed snowfall total 37cm 24cm 65cm
April observed snowfall total - 12cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 498cm 765cm 520cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 14th March 2019
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
2019/2020 season - - - - - - - -
2018/2019 season - 7cm
[7cm]
218cm
[225cm]
145cm
[370cm]
91cm
[461cm]
37cm
[498cm]
- -
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
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