Zao Now daily snow and weather - Tuesday 16th December 2014

Zao Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Zao Onsen region, Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 11:21am on Tuesday 16th December 2014
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
-1°C

Top temp:
-5°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Nothing for now
wind condition
Quite strong winds
Fair
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This report
Tuesday 16th December 2014, 11:21am
0cm
Monday 15th December 2014, 9:35am 10cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 29cm
Last 14 reports (total): 162cm
Current month (December 2014) total: 172cm
2014/2015 season so far total: 192cm

Archive report: Posted at 11:21am on Tuesday 16th December 2014
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Check out the photos taken yesterday below... nice!

As you can see we got lots of blue sky along with a bit of fluffy white cloud during the day.

It's not snowing yet, but it's windy and the wind is stopping some lifts. SOme lifts are operating but the Ropeways and Gondola are not moving this morning, so it's limited today.

Looking like the wind will only get stronger into tomorrow and remain with us into Thursday as well. Along with snowfall.

So it's perhaps a few days better used soaking in the onsen and waiting for the conditions to improve. Sun on Friday maybe... should be fantastic if so.

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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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Planned operating lifts today (subject to change):

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
All Ropeways/gondolas

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Official snow depths (16th December 14):

Utopia: 160cm
Chuo: 110cm
Paradise: 110cm
Uwanodai: 105cm

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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 11:21am on Tuesday 16th December 2014
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Limited due to wind.

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  2014/2015
*as of Tuesday 16th December 2014
2013/2014
Season
2012/2013
Season
16th December 0cm 20cm 0cm
15th December 10cm 20cm 0cm
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
Previous 7 days total 29cm 106cm 50cm
Previous 14 days total 162cm 140cm 113cm
November observed snowfall total 20cm 12cm 3cm
December observed snowfall total 172cm 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 192cm 579cm 657cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
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This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the Zao Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
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  October November December January February March April May
2019/2020 season - - - - - - - -
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season - - - - - - - -
2014/2015 season - 20cm
[20cm]
172cm
[192cm]
- - - - -
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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