Zao Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 1st January 2020

Zao Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:12am on Wednesday 1st January 2020
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloudy, is the sun trying to break through?
Base temp:
-2°C

Top temp:
-12°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Light
visibility condition
Fair
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This report
Wednesday 1st January 2020, 9:12am
4cm
Tuesday 31st December 2019, 8:43am 0cm
Monday 30th December 2019, 8:16am 0cm
Sunday 29th December 2019, 7:33am 5cm
Friday 27th December 2019, 7:59am 0cm
Thursday 26th December 2019, 9:50am 0cm
Wednesday 25th December 2019, 9:13am 1cm
Last 7 reports (total): 10cm
Last 14 reports (total): 19cm
Current month (January 2020) total: 4cm
2019/2020 season so far total: 63cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:12am on Wednesday 1st January 2020
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Good morning from Zao.

And a very Happy New Year!

There is snow on the ground at base again this morning. Not a huge amount but it is better than none and hopefully we will get some more before tomorrow. I think it's safe to say that more will be required for more of the mountain to open up.

The resort itself is early this morning reporting snow at Utopia, cloud in other areas.

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Lifts normally operating:

- Shobunuma Number 2 pair
- Katakai triple
- Chuo Number 1 pair AB
- Chuo Number 2 pair AB
- Mikaeri pair
- Diamond Number 2 pair lift
- Utopia Number 2 pair lift
- Onsen Number 1 pair
- Zao Chuo Ropeway / Zao Ropeway / Sky Cable

Ski course areas normally open:

- Chuo (part)
- Utopia
- Paradise (part)
- Shobunuma (part)
- Diamond (part)
- Uwanodai (part)

Official snow depths (as reported by resort):

- Summit area: 35cm
- Paradise area: 20cm
- Chuo area: 30cm
- Utopia area: 30cm
- Uwanodai area: 20cm
- Oomori area: 5cm

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Night time operations:

PLEASE CHECK AS PLANS MAY CHANGE DUE TO WEATHER/SNOWFALL

Nighta in the Uwanodai area is scheduled daily until 1st March 2020 and then 7th, 14th, 20th and 21st March 2020. 5:00pm until 9:00pm.

Nighta in the Yokokura area is scheduled for over New Year; and also on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays between 10th January and 7th March 2020. 5:00pm until 9:00pm.

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 dates:

January 2020: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 10th-12th, 17th-19th, 24th-27th, 29h-31st
February 2020: all days apart from Tuesdays

There is an extra charge for this night time Ropeway operation.

Archive report: Posted at 9:12am on Wednesday 1st January 2020
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao Onsen is part open

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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Wednesday 1st January 2020
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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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  2019/2020
*as of Wednesday 1st January 2020
2018/2019
Season
2017/2018
Season
1st January 4cm 1cm 1cm
31st December 0cm 4cm 0cm
30th December 0cm 16cm 23cm
29th December 5cm 43cm 12cm
27th December 0cm 2cm 19cm
26th December 0cm 2cm 3cm
25th December 1cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 10cm 101cm 90cm
Previous 14 days total 19cm 150cm 101cm
November observed snowfall total 8cm 7cm 66cm
December observed snowfall total 51cm 218cm 193cm
January observed snowfall total 4cm 145cm 275cm
February observed snowfall total - 91cm 195cm
March observed snowfall total - 66cm 24cm
April observed snowfall total - 72cm 12cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 63cm 599cm 765cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 1st January 2020
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 - - - - - - - -
2019/2020 season - 8cm
[8cm]
51cm
[59cm]
4cm
[63cm]
- - - -
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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