Zao Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 15th January 2020

Zao Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:24am on Wednesday 15th January 2020
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
It is snowing
Base temp:
-3°C

Top temp:
-6°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Moderate snowfall
wind condition
Lighhg
visibility condition
Limited-poor
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This report
Wednesday 15th January 2020, 9:24am
3cm
Tuesday 14th January 2020, 9:56am 3cm
Sunday 12th January 2020, 9:36am 3cm
Saturday 11th January 2020, 8:46am 0cm
Friday 10th January 2020, 10:05am 2cm
Thursday 9th January 2020, 7:42am 0cm
Wednesday 8th January 2020, 8:30am 2cm
Last 7 reports (total): 13cm
Last 14 reports (total): 32cm
Current month (January 2020) total: 32cm
2019/2020 season so far total: 91cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:24am on Wednesday 15th January 2020
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Good morning from Zao.

It is snowing as I write my report this morning again and while there's not a whole lot to report just yet, there does look like a decent chance that we will get some through today into tomorrow.

Come on!!!!!!

Resort operations for the moment remain unchanged.

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Note: apologies, my report tomorrow might be late as I need to get myself over to Yamagata early morning

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Lifts normally operating:

- Zao Paradise pair A B
- Shobunuma Number 2 pair
- Katakai triple
- Chuo Number 1 pair AB
- Chuo Number 2 pair AB
- Mikaeri pair
- Diamond Number 2 pair lift
- Utopia Number 2 pair lift
- Onsen Number 1 pair
- Onsen Number 3 parallel A B
- Kokutai pair
- Zao Chuo Ropeway / Zao Ropeway / Sky Cable

Ski course areas normally open:

- Chuo (part)
- Utopia
- Paradise (part)
- Shobunuma (part)
- Diamond (part)
- Uwanodai (part)

Official snow depths (as reported by resort):

- Summit area: 40cm
- Paradise area: 40cm
- Chuo area: 40cm
- Utopia area: 40cm
- Uwanodai area: 25cm
- Oomori area: 10cm

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Night time operations:

** BELOW ARE THE PLANNED DATES - PLEASE CHECK WITH RESORT FOR UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION **

Nighta in the Uwanodai area is scheduled daily until 1st March 2020 and then 7th, 14th, 20th and 21st March 2020. 5:00pm until 9:00pm.

Nighta in the Yokokura area is scheduled for Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through 7th March 2020. 5:00pm until 9:00pm.

The Zao Ropeway opens in the evenings on the below dates for 'Light Up' sightseeing purposes - to go and see the Juhyo monsters (not for skiing or boarding) on the following dates:

January 2020: 17th-19th, 24th-27th, 29th-31st
February 2020: all days apart from Tuesdays

There is an extra charge for this night time Ropeway operation.

Archive report: Posted at 9:24am on Wednesday 15th January 2020
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 (at base): Recent Zao Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 15th January 2020
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Wednesday 15th January 2020
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Zao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent season comparisons
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This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the Zao Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
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  2019/2020
*as of Wednesday 15th January 2020
2018/2019
Season
2017/2018
Season
15th January 3cm 0cm 0cm
14th January 3cm 0cm 2cm
12th January 3cm 0cm 2cm
11th January 0cm 0cm 22cm
10th January 2cm 0cm 34cm
9th January 0cm 32cm 0cm
8th January 2cm 1cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 13cm 32cm 60cm
Previous 14 days total 32cm 47cm 108cm
November observed snowfall total 8cm 7cm 66cm
December observed snowfall total 51cm 218cm 193cm
January observed snowfall total 32cm 145cm 275cm
February observed snowfall total - 91cm 195cm
March observed snowfall total - 66cm 24cm
April observed snowfall total - 72cm 12cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 91cm 599cm 765cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 15th January 2020
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in 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
2020/2021 season - - - - - - - -
2019/2020 season - 8cm
[8cm]
51cm
[59cm]
32cm
[91cm]
- - - -
2018/2019 season - 7cm
[7cm]
218cm
[225cm]
145cm
[370cm]
91cm
[461cm]
66cm
[527cm]
72cm
[599cm]
0cm
[599cm]
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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