Zao Now daily snow and weather - Monday 20th April 2015

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:50am on Monday 20th April 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud, some blue sky
Base temp:
11°C

Top temp:
5°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Nothing now but rain forecast later
wind condition
Calm
Good
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Monday 20th April 2015, 9:50am
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Last 7 reports (total): 0cm
Last 14 reports (total): 0cm
Current month (April 2015) total: 0cm
2014/2015 season so far total: 703cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:50am on Monday 20th April 2015
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Nice weather over the weekend with lots of sun.

This morning is starting off warmer and there's no wind. A mix of blue sky and cloud but cloud is expected to win the day with some rain expected. Clearer skies expected for the rest of the week though from tomorrow.

Lots of patches of earth on show now on the lower slopes that are closed. Always kind of sad to see, but it can't be helped of course. Still quite a lot of terrain to be explored.

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You might have seen on the news in the last week stuff about an increase in signs of volcanic activity around Zao-san's (beautiful, may I say) volcano 'okama' crater. While it's a bit alarming to hear about such things, there has been no eruption or any major event - it's all stuff that we can't feel or see. And of course we hope things stay that way!

Zao Onsen is kind of round the corner and detached from that immediate area and so is not affected by the current warnings that exclude people from going within 1.2km of the crater.

The ski resort is keen to let people know that it remainsd open as planned.

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Official snow depths (Monday 20th April 15):

Utopia: 120cm
Chuo: 100cm
Paradise: 130cm
Uwanodai: 25cm

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Planned lift operating dates and closing dates

Subject to change. This is what the plans are for the lifts that remain operating at Zao Onsen:

Until Wednesday 6th May
Chuo Number 1 Pair AB
Chuo Number 2 Pair AB
Katakai Triple (* from now only on holidays and Golden Week)
Paradise Pair AB (* from now only on holidays and Golden Week)
Utopia Number 2 Pair (dependant on snow conditions)

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Operating through the year (for general tourism outside of snow season)
Sky Cable
Chuo Ropeway
Zao Ropeway

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Last day of the snow season currently planned for Wednesday 6th May.

Archive report: Posted at 9:50am on Monday 20th April 2015
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Limited spring operations

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  2014/2015
*as of Monday 20th April 2015
2013/2014
Season
2012/2013
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17th April 0cm - 0cm
13th April 0cm 0cm 5cm
10th April 0cm - -
7th April 0cm 4cm 0cm
5th April 0cm - 0cm
3rd April 0cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 0cm 4cm 5cm
Previous 14 days total 0cm 26cm 7cm
November observed snowfall total 20cm 12cm 3cm
December observed snowfall total 281cm 179cm 150cm
January observed snowfall total 118cm 111cm 243cm
February observed snowfall total 181cm 166cm 218cm
March observed snowfall total 103cm 107cm 21cm
April observed snowfall total 0cm 4cm 22cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 703cm 579cm 657cm
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2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season - - - - - - - -
2014/2015 season - 20cm
[20cm]
281cm
[301cm]
118cm
[419cm]
181cm
[600cm]
103cm
[703cm]
0cm
[703cm]
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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]
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