Zao Now daily snow and weather - Friday 23rd February 2018

Zao Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Zao Onsen region, Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 7:22am on Friday 23rd February 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Blue skies and sunshine
Base temp:
-6°C

Top temp:
-11°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Light
visibility condition
Excellent
This report
Friday 23rd February 2018, 7:22am
0cm
Thursday 22nd February 2018, 10:14am 0cm
Wednesday 21st February 2018, 10:07am 11cm
Tuesday 20th February 2018, 8:49am 0cm
Monday 19th February 2018, 10:05am 1cm
Sunday 18th February 2018, 7:59am 4cm
Saturday 17th February 2018, 7:45am 15cm
Last 7 reports (total): 31cm
Last 14 reports (total): 165cm
Current month (February 2018) total: 180cm
2017/2018 season so far total: 714cm

Archive report: Posted at 7:22am on Friday 23rd February 2018
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Morning from Zao and more sunshine at the start of the day. Beautiful blue skies.

It's going to be a cracker and another day to not forget the camera.

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From today until Sunday, it is the Zao Juhyo Matsuri festival, with the opening ceremony from 7:30pm and then for 15 minutes from 6pm, 7pm and 8pm tomorrow and Sunday.

The place - Yokokura area.

What to expect? The flyer says "Projection Mapping & Extreme Air" and promises "The Coolest Performance EVER". There'll be fireworks too after the last event each day.

Talk about setting expectations at a high level! ;)

It's free to see, so if you are around might be worth checking out.

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Lifts and course info:

- All lifts appear to be opening as scheduled
- Note: the Karamatsu pair lift usually only operates on weekends
- All areas open

Official snow depths:

- Summit area: 215cm
- Paradise area: 240cm
- Chuo area: 240cm
- Utopia area: 260cm
- Uwanodai area: 165cm
- Oomori area: 185cm

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Zao Onsen forecast:

Zao Onsen 6-day snow and weather forecast

Floodlit night skiing is planned as follows:

In the Uwanodai area:
Daily until Sunday 4th March 2018
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only from Friday 9th March until Sunday 18th March 2018

In the Yokokura area:
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only until Sunday 18th February 2018
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only from Friday 2nd March until Sunday 11th March 2018

Night time 'light up' sightseeing ropeway is planned for the following dates:

February 2018: every day
March 2018: 1st-4th

Archive report: Posted at 7:22am on Friday 23rd February 2018
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao Onsen is open as normal

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Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent Zao Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 23rd February 2018
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Friday 23rd February 2018
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Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 23rd February 2018
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Zao Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  2017/2018
*as of Friday 23rd February 2018
2016/2017
Season
2015/2016
Season
23rd February 0cm 0cm 0cm
22nd February 0cm - 6cm
21st February 11cm 22cm 0cm
20th February 0cm 0cm 0cm
19th February 1cm 2cm 0cm
18th February 4cm 1cm 1cm
17th February 15cm 0cm 22cm
Previous 7 days total 31cm 25cm 29cm
Previous 14 days total 165cm 49cm 40cm
November observed snowfall total 66cm 11cm 22cm
December observed snowfall total 193cm 98cm 96cm
January observed snowfall total 275cm 241cm 211cm
February observed snowfall total 180cm 105cm 83cm
March observed snowfall total - 65cm 45cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm 3cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm -
Season observed snowfall total 714cm 520cm 460cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 23rd February 2018
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded 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
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - 66cm
[66cm]
193cm
[259cm]
275cm
[534cm]
180cm
[714cm]
- - -
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
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