Zao Now daily snow and weather - Friday 20th April 2012

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:38am on Friday 20th April 2012
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Archive report: Posted at 9:38am on Friday 20th April 2012
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Well, no sun this morning - well not at the moment anyway as cloud is hiding the top of the mountain from view but decent visibility on most slopes of the resport. It remains mild and is about 6 degrees in the village. Hardly any wind.

Weather for the weekend? It looks like tomorrow should be generally fine with hopefully more sun than today but there's a chance of rain on Sunday. After that, all signs point to things warming up a fair bit next week.

A few more lifts plan to be operating for the weekend, as noted below.

The next Zao Now report here will be posted on Monday - in the meantime, have a fun weekend!

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Official snow depths (20th April 12)
Utopia - 170cm
Chuo - 170cm
Paradise - 170cm
Uwanodai - 70cm

Operating lifts (20th April 12)
Limited lifts now open - see below.

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Current planned lift operations at Zao, as of 20th 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 (but only Fri, Sat and Sun from 16th - 26th April)

Archive report: Posted at 9:38am on Friday 20th 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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