Zao Now daily snow and weather - Tuesday 19th January 2021

Zao Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 10:14am on Tuesday 19th January 2021
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Foggy
Base temp:
-6°C

Top temp:
-11°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light
wind condition
Strong
visibility condition
Variable
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This report
Tuesday 19th January 2021, 10:14am
23cm
Monday 18th January 2021, 10:30am 1cm
Sunday 17th January 2021, 10:40am 1cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 26cm
Last 14 reports (total): 65cm
Current month (January 2021) total: 109cm
2020/2021 season so far total: 251cm

Archive report: Posted at 10:14am on Tuesday 19th January 2021
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Whoo hoo, lots of new snow today.

Unfortunately, however, the Kurohime/Omori side lifts are not running due to winds and the Uwanodai area has had a lot of it blown off due to the strong winds.

Some of the lifts are taking time in opening today, either because of wind or clearing the snow drifts around them and on the chairs.

Long distance visibility is limited but in most areas you can see the ground.

Overall a bit disappointing for powder lovers lower down, however, enjoyment can still be had and for those who do not seek it, the slopes are nice and soft. The Chuo area will be sheltered enough in terms of powder but windy and cold.

Temperatures are well down today plus the wind chill factor.

Hot tip: Sunrise has quite a bit.

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All lifts scheduled to be operating apart from:

- Kokutai pair
- Ryuzan pair
- Karamatsu pair
- Paradise Number 3 pair
- Yokokura Number 2 pair
- Kurohime
- Omori

All areas open apart from:

- Ryuzan
- Kotan

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

- Summit area: 115cm
- Paradise area: 145cm
- Chuo area: 145cm
- Utopia area: 150cm
- Uwanodai area: 120cm
- Omori area: 115cm
- Kurohime: 150cm


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 10:14am on Tuesday 19th January 2021
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao Onsen is open - some lifts affected by wind and weather conditions this morning

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The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 19th January 2021
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Tuesday 19th January 2021
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Zao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent season comparisons
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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 Tuesday 19th January 2021
2019/2020
Season
2018/2019
Season
19th January 23cm 0cm 4cm
18th January 1cm 0cm 10cm
17th January 1cm 3cm 2cm
16th January 0cm 10cm 6cm
15th January 0cm 3cm 0cm
14th January 0cm 3cm 0cm
13th January 1cm - 0cm
Previous 7 days total 26cm 22cm 22cm
Previous 14 days total 65cm 35cm 67cm
November observed snowfall total - 8cm 7cm
December observed snowfall total 142cm 51cm 218cm
January observed snowfall total 109cm 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 251cm 351cm 599cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 19th 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]
109cm
[251cm]
- - - -
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
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