Zao Now daily snow and weather - Monday 19th December 2011

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 2:40pm on Monday 19th December 2011
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Archive report: Posted at 2:40pm on Monday 19th December 2011
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Similar kind of conditions in Zao today as we had yesterday and with the resort now saying that 'almost all' of the slopes and runs are open, it is really starting to feel like the season has got going properly. Other than some of the lifts over in Uwanodai, a Paradise lift, a Shobunuma lift and a Astraea lift, it's pretty much all 'open'.

Not masses of snow yet, but decent quality all the same. Right now it is about -4 degrees in the village and light snow falling - we have perhaps seen about 5cm more since yesterdays report.

Looking ahead perhaps the snow easing off into mid-week but a very cold winter front is moving in for late week that looks sure to bring with it a lot of snow for many regions of northern Japan including Zao.

Official snow depths (18th Dec 11)

Utopia - 50cm
Chuo - 55cm
Paradise - 50cm
Uwanodai - 25cm

Operating lifts (18th Dec '11)
All Ropeways (Skycable, Zao Chuo Ropeway, Zao Ropeway) and most lifts.
Almost all of Zao is now open.

Archive report: Posted at 2:40pm on Monday 19th December 2011
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Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Most of Zao is now open.

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