Zao Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 17th January 2021

Zao Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Zao Onsen region, Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 10:40am on Sunday 17th January 2021
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Misty
Base temp:
-4°C

Top temp:
-10°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
None
visibility condition
Poor
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Sunday 17th January 2021, 10:40am
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Saturday 16th January 2021, 10:40am 0cm
Friday 15th January 2021, 9:45am 0cm
Thursday 14th January 2021, 9:33am 0cm
Wednesday 13th January 2021, 9:33am 1cm
Tuesday 12th January 2021, 9:32am 1cm
Monday 11th January 2021, 9:30am 3cm
Last 7 reports (total): 6cm
Last 14 reports (total): 55cm
Current month (January 2021) total: 85cm
2020/2021 season so far total: 227cm

Archive report: Posted at 10:40am on Sunday 17th January 2021
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Aargh, we need more snow! The ground is hard with nodules of ice strewn about with some ice burns . That's the lower slopes anyway.

Higher, the snow is still ok and if a beginner, Diamond Valley is in very good form today. We even found a thin layer of powder in the Chuo area.

Visibility is around 200m at worst but you can see the ground most of the time

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All lifts scheduled to be operating apart from:

- Ryuzan pair
- Karamatsu pair
- Paradise Number 3 pair

All areas open apart from:

- Ryuzan
- Kotan

Official snow depths (as reported by the ski area):

- Summit area: 115cm
- Paradise area: 140cm
- Chuo area: 140cm
- Utopia area: 125cm
- Uwanodai area: 110cm
- Omori area: 120cm
- Kurohime: 130cm


Floodlit night skiing:

Uwanodai area:

- 13th, 19th, 20th March 2021

Yokokura area:

- 8th January until 6th March 2021 (Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays)

'Light Up' Ropeway operations:

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 upcoming dates:

- Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in January 2021
- 27th, 28th January 2021
- Every day in February 2021 except Tuesdays

Note: there is an extra charge for this night time Ropeway operation.

Archive report: Posted at 10:40am on Sunday 17th January 2021
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao Onsen is 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 Sunday 17th January 2021
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Sunday 17th January 2021
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Zao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 17th January 2021
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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  2020/2021
*as of Sunday 17th January 2021
2019/2020
Season
2018/2019
Season
17th January 1cm 3cm 2cm
16th January 0cm 10cm 6cm
15th January 0cm 3cm 0cm
14th January 0cm 3cm 0cm
13th January 1cm - 0cm
12th January 1cm 3cm 0cm
11th January 3cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 6cm 24cm 8cm
Previous 14 days total 55cm 41cm 53cm
November observed snowfall total - 8cm 7cm
December observed snowfall total 142cm 51cm 218cm
January observed snowfall total 85cm 88cm 145cm
February observed snowfall total - 123cm 91cm
March observed snowfall total - 64cm 66cm
April observed snowfall total - 17cm 72cm
May observed snowfall total - - 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 227cm 351cm 599cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 17th January 2021
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 - - 142cm
[142cm]
85cm
[227cm]
- - - -
2019/2020 season - 8cm
[8cm]
51cm
[59cm]
88cm
[147cm]
123cm
[270cm]
64cm
[334cm]
17cm
[351cm]
-
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
Zao Now reports before Sunday 17th January 2021
Zao Now reports from the same period last season
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