Zao Now daily snow and weather - Tuesday 17th April 2012

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:45am on Tuesday 17th April 2012
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Archive report: Posted at 9:45am on Tuesday 17th April 2012
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

This morning we have blue sky and some fast-moving fluffy (mostly white) clouds moving over the area - though hardly any wind in the village. The sun is out and it's another nice spring morning in Zao.

The local forecast does give us a chance of some rain later on today, but hopefully that won't last long and we should be back to sunny skies tomorrow.

It's quiet out there for the most part right now. For many it's like a transition part of the year as lots of locals start to prepare for the 'green season'. There's still skiing and boarding up until the end of Golden Week on 6th May of course, so let's not forget about that!

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Official snow depths (17th April 12)
Utopia - 190cm
Chuo - 190cm
Paradise - 190cm
Uwanodai - 90cm

Operating lifts (17th April 12)
Limited lifts now open - see below.

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Current planned lift operations at Zao, as of 17th April - subject to change:

Uwanodai Area
Sky Cable (open all year, but closed from 7th May for maintenance)

Chuo and Paradise Area
Zao Chuo Ropeway (closed for maintenance 9th-25th April except Saturdays and Sundays)
Chuo No1 pair lift (only 21st and 22nd April, 28th April until 6th May)
Chuo No2 pair lift (until 6th May)
Katakai triple lift (only 21st and 22nd April, 28th April until 6th May)
Paradise No1 pair lift (only 21st and 22nd April, 28th April until 6th May)

Yokokura and Utopia area
Zao Ropeway (open all year, closed for maintenance 7th-18th May)
Utopia No2 pair lift (dependent on snow but latest until 6th May)

Omori and Kurohime Area
Kurohime No1 quad (no fixed closing date, dependent on snow)

Archive report: Posted at 9:45am on Tuesday 17th April 2012
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao remains part open. See report for details.

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