Zao Now daily snow and weather - Friday 21st February 2020

Zao Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Zao Onsen region, Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:24am on Friday 21st February 2020
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Blue skies and sunshine
Base temp:
-4°C

Top temp:
-9°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Light
visibility condition
Excellent
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Friday 21st February 2020, 8:24am
0cm
Thursday 20th February 2020, 9:55am 1cm
Wednesday 19th February 2020, 7:18am 8cm
Tuesday 18th February 2020, 9:20am 4cm
Monday 17th February 2020, 10:15am 0cm
Sunday 16th February 2020, 8:45am 0cm
Saturday 15th February 2020, 8:47am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 13cm
Last 14 reports (total): 45cm
Current month (February 2020) total: 94cm
2019/2020 season so far total: 241cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:24am on Friday 21st February 2020
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

The skies have cleared and it is a beautiful morning here in Zao Onsen.

Definitely a feel-good morning and I'm sure a lot of people will be heading up to make the most of it.

While today is starting off cold, it will end up being a mild day and milder still tomorrow. We should be back to snow for Sunday though as it gets colder once again. Might need to expect some strong winds too early week...

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All lifts are now normally operating apart from the following:

- Zao Paradise Number 3 pair
- Diamond Number 1 pair
- Karamatsu pair
- Yokokura Number 2 pair

- All courses are now mostly open; some restricted areas

Official snow depths (as reported by resort):

- Summit area: 85cm
- Paradise area: 95cm
- Chuo area: 110cm
- Utopia area: 95cm
- Uwanodai area: 50cm
- Oomori area: 40cm

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Night time operations:

** Subject to change. Please check with the resort! **

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 Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through 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 upcoming dates:

February 2020: all days apart from Tuesdays, subject to conditions.

Note: there is an extra charge for this night time Ropeway operation.

Archive report: Posted at 8:24am on Friday 21st February 2020
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao Onsen is open - see above

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Zao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent Zao Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 21st February 2020
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Friday 21st February 2020
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Zao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 21st February 2020
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the Zao Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  2019/2020
*as of Friday 21st February 2020
2018/2019
Season
2017/2018
Season
21st February 0cm - 11cm
20th February 1cm 0cm 0cm
19th February 8cm 4cm 1cm
18th February 4cm 17cm 4cm
17th February 0cm - 15cm
16th February 0cm 0cm -
15th February 0cm - 32cm
Previous 7 days total 13cm 59cm 79cm
Previous 14 days total 45cm 69cm 168cm
November observed snowfall total 8cm 7cm 66cm
December observed snowfall total 51cm 218cm 193cm
January observed snowfall total 88cm 145cm 275cm
February observed snowfall total 94cm 91cm 195cm
March observed snowfall total - 66cm 24cm
April observed snowfall total - 72cm 12cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 241cm 599cm 765cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 21st February 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]
88cm
[147cm]
94cm
[241cm]
- - -
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
Zao Now reports before Friday 21st February 2020
Zao Now reports from the same period last season
Zao Now archived reporting
View previous reports posted to Zao Now by clicking on the month