Zao Now daily snow and weather - Monday 19th March 2012

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 12:27pm on Monday 19th March 2012
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Archive report: Posted at 12:27pm on Monday 19th March 2012
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Just a few cm of new snowfall to report this morning but it is definitely colder than it has been - it was about minus six when I left home this morning - and more of a wintery feel. The snow clouds have given up their snow and it is just cloudy now. I can see the top of the mountain from base though and at the moment the sun is even trying to peek through from behind some clouds up there casting some dramatic shadows on some of the lower slopes at the moment.

The next few days we might see some more sprinklings of snow though nothing major is expected. It is going to keep colder as well with temperatures rising around Thursday.

From Wednesday this week (21st March), the resort is introducing it's lower "Spring Ski" lift ticket pricing. For example normally a one-day adult lift ticket costs 4800 yen, but from Wednesday that will be reduced to 4000 yen. A ticket for a child is reduced from 2500 yen to 2200 yen. Tomorrow will also be the last night of 'nighta' at Zao for the season.

There's still a lot left of the season though with some upper slopes hoping to be open for skiing and snowboarding through until 6th May.

Official snow depths (19th March 12)
Utopia - 260cm
Chuo - 220cm
Paradise - 240cm
Uwanodai - 170cm

Operating lifts (19th March 12)
All Ropeways (Skycable, Zao Chuo Ropeway, Zao Ropeway) operating.
All the runs at Zao due to be open.

Archive report: Posted at 12:27pm on Monday 19th March 2012
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Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao is open as normal

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