Zao Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 20th March 2014

Zao Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:22am on Thursday 20th March 2014
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
2°C

Top temp:
-2°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
-
wind condition
Light, stronger expected
Fair to poor
This report
Thursday 20th March 2014, 8:22am
0cm
Wednesday 19th March 2014, 9:30am 0cm
Tuesday 18th March 2014, 9:01am 0cm
Monday 17th March 2014, 10:45am 3cm
Sunday 16th March 2014, 10:01am 1cm
Saturday 15th March 2014, 8:00am 0cm
Friday 14th March 2014, 9:01am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 4cm
Last 14 reports (total): 77cm
Current month (March 2014) total: 85cm
2013/2014 season so far total: 553cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:22am on Thursday 20th March 2014
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Good morning from Zao. Cloudy for now buy we are expecting snow today. Snow and strong winds likely tomorrow as well.

Will this all happen?!

Spring season ticket prices from tomorrow - a national holiday in Japan - meaning that a 1 day adult ticket is 4000 yen and for seniors 3700 yen.

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Zao has released information on when each part of the resort intends to be open until the end of the season. It's all a bit complicated to be honest! But basically - if all goes well - parts of Chuo, Utopia and Paradise hope to be open for skiing/boarding until Tuesday 6th May.

A number of lifts will be finishing up for the season this coming Sunday, some opening again just the following weekend and then closing for the season on 31st March. What remains open after then is as follows, I think I have got most of the details in here. Some of them are also tagged as 'depending on the snow', so it might change.

Until 6th April:
Onsen Number 1 Pair
Onsen Number 1 Quad
Nakamoro Number 1 Triple
Mikaeri Pair

Sometime in April:
Yokokura Number 1 Pair
Kurohime Number 1 Quad

Until 6th May:
Ropeways and Gondolas (open through the year)
Chuo Number 1 Pair AB
Chuo Number 2 Pair AB (every day until 14th April, then holidays)
Katakai Triple (every day until 14th April, then holidays)
Paradise Pair AB
Utopia Number 2 Pair

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Official snow depths (18th March 14):
Utopia: 300cm
Chuo: 260cm
Paradise: 290cm
Uwanodai: 180cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:22am on Thursday 20th March 2014
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao Onsen is open

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  2013/2014
*as of Thursday 20th March 2014
2012/2013
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2011/2012
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17th March 3cm 0cm -
16th March 1cm 0cm -
15th March 0cm 0cm -
14th March 0cm 0cm -
Previous 7 days total 4cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 77cm 10cm 0cm
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January observed snowfall total 111cm 243cm -
February observed snowfall total 166cm 218cm -
March observed snowfall total 85cm 21cm -
April observed snowfall total - 22cm -
May observed snowfall total - 0cm -
Season observed snowfall total 553cm 657cm 0cm
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  October November December January February March April May
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
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2014/2015 season - - - - - - - -
2013/2014 season - 12cm
[12cm]
179cm
[191cm]
111cm
[302cm]
166cm
[468cm]
85cm
[553cm]
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2012/2013 season - 3cm
[3cm]
150cm
[153cm]
243cm
[396cm]
218cm
[614cm]
21cm
[635cm]
22cm
[657cm]
0cm
[657cm]
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