Zao Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 18th April 2012

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 10:02am on Wednesday 18th April 2012
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Archive report: Posted at 10:02am on Wednesday 18th April 2012
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Well, we aren't back to those sunny skies yet - it's a cloudy and grey start to the day in Zao. Fairly warm though and about 6C degrees in the village at 9am, though temps are still dipping into the negative up top early some mornings. It should be a warmish day today though, especially if we do get to see the sun.

Calm conditions forecast until Monday really with a mix of cloud and sun lined up. Looks like it should be particularly warm for the weekend, before cooling down once again as we enter the new week.

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Official snow depths (18th April 12)
Utopia - 180cm
Chuo - 180cm
Paradise - 180cm
Uwanodai - 80cm

Operating lifts (18th 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 10:02am on Wednesday 18th 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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