Zao Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 15th December 2011

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 10:02am on Thursday 15th December 2011
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Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud, fog, snow (higher elevations)
Base temp:
0°C

Top temp:
0°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
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wind condition
Moderate wind
Poor
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Archive report: Posted at 10:02am on Thursday 15th December 2011
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After the sunny conditions of yesterday - what a beauty - we are back to poor visibility, fog and more importantly snow (up top) this morning.

The forecast for the week pretty much has a line up of snowmen on it at the moment with the most promising days for snow currently looking to be tomorrow (Friday) and then mid next week which right now looks like it might be the first real proper dump of the season. Could that be the one that gets the whole mountain opening up?

Back to the present and for the moment lift operations remain the same as they have been the last few days which is not surprising as we haven't had any new snow. It's not really that cold (for Zao) this morning with temperatures hovering around the 0 area, but I think we can expect those to drop this afternoon.

Official snow depths (15th Dec '11)

Utopia - 40cm
Chuo - 50cm
Paradise - 40cm
Uwanodai - 10cm

Operating lifts (15th Dec '11)
All Ropeways (Skycable, Zao Chuo Ropeway, Zao Ropeway)
Chuo No1 Pair
Zao Paradise Pair
Utopia No1 Pair

Archive report: Posted at 10:02am on Thursday 15th December 2011
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Parts of Zao Onsen resort are now open with limited snow.

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