Zao Now daily snow and weather - Monday 22nd February 2021

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:31am on Monday 22nd February 2021
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Sunny
Base temp:
7°C

Top temp:
0°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Variable
visibility condition
Clear
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Monday 22nd February 2021, 9:31am
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Sunday 21st February 2021, 10:01am 0cm
Saturday 20th February 2021, 10:05am 0cm
Friday 19th February 2021, 10:00am 3cm
Thursday 18th February 2021, 10:29am 21cm
Wednesday 17th February 2021, 10:15am 13cm
Tuesday 16th February 2021, 10:01am 1cm
Last 7 reports (total): 38cm
Last 14 reports (total): 57cm
Current month (February 2021) total: 86cm
2020/2021 season so far total: 374cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:31am on Monday 22nd February 2021
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

It is a very bright day out there with hints of blue (beware of sunburn). People are coming in as tomorrow is a public holiday and the car parks had small queues pending opening. Snow-wise, it is crystally sherbet, so, very Spring-like. Not ideal but, hey, if you cannot ski that often, better than nothing.

There is no evidence of winds (yet) lower down, however, we should expect them to come as the day goes on, and especially mid-levels upwards. In fact, the Zao Ropeway 2nd stage to the summit is closed. Light rain may be experienced later on as temperatures really are quite warm (around 7C at base). The Juhyo (frosted/snow covered trees) have, needless to say, vanished although there are still some snow monsters at the very top but in poor condition.

A bit of a mixed-bag forecast for the rest of the week. We should see some new snow overnight going into tomorrow but with higher winds over the next couple of days. Sunny and cloudy spells giving way to better snow fall on Thursday evening in time for the weekend.

Stay safe, it is misleadingly slippery out there both on and off the slopes.

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All lifts scheduled to be operating apart from:

- Ryuzan pair
- Karamatsu pair
- Paradise Number 3 pair

All areas open apart from:

- Ryuzan
- Kotan

Official snow depths (as reported by the ski area):

- Summit area: 155cm
- Paradise area: 180cm
- Chuo area: 180cm
- Utopia area: 190cm
- Uwanodai area: 135cm
- Omori area: 100cm
- Kurohime: 190cm


Floodlit night skiing:

Uwanodai area:

- Daily until 6th March 2021
- 13th, 19th, 20th March 2021

Yokokura area:

- Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays until 6th March 2021

'Light Up' Ropeway operations:

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:

- Every day in February 2021 except Tuesdays

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

Archive report: Posted at 9:31am on Monday 22nd February 2021
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao Onsen is open

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  2020/2021
*as of Monday 22nd February 2021
2019/2020
Season
2018/2019
Season
22nd February 0cm 0cm -
21st February 0cm 0cm -
20th February 0cm 1cm 0cm
19th February 3cm 8cm 4cm
18th February 21cm 4cm 17cm
17th February 13cm 0cm -
16th February 1cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 38cm 13cm 59cm
Previous 14 days total 57cm 41cm 69cm
November observed snowfall total - 8cm 7cm
December observed snowfall total 142cm 51cm 218cm
January observed snowfall total 146cm 88cm 145cm
February observed snowfall total 86cm 123cm 91cm
March observed snowfall total - 64cm 66cm
April observed snowfall total - 17cm 72cm
May observed snowfall total - - 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 374cm 351cm 599cm
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  October November December January February March April May
2021/2022 season - - - - - - - -
2020/2021 season - - 142cm
[142cm]
146cm
[288cm]
86cm
[374cm]
- - -
2019/2020 season - 8cm
[8cm]
51cm
[59cm]
88cm
[147cm]
123cm
[270cm]
64cm
[334cm]
17cm
[351cm]
-
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]
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