Zao Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 25th December 2014

Zao Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Zao Onsen region, Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:20am on Thursday 25th December 2014
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud, fog
Base temp:
-3°C

Top temp:
-8°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow at times
wind condition
Light to moderate wind
Poor
This report
Thursday 25th December 2014, 9:20am
3cm
Wednesday 24th December 2014, 9:05am 1cm
Tuesday 23rd December 2014, 9:22am 20cm
Monday 22nd December 2014, 9:30am 2cm
Sunday 21st December 2014, 10:17am 1cm
Saturday 20th December 2014, 10:25am 0cm
Friday 19th December 2014, 10:04am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 27cm
Last 14 reports (total): 111cm
Current month (December 2014) total: 259cm
2014/2015 season so far total: 279cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:20am on Thursday 25th December 2014
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Just a few more cm of snow to report this morning from Zao where it is snowing on and off at the moment and quite foggy in places. That's basically what the forecast is saying as well for the day today and for tomorrow as well, before the skies clear up by maybe Saturday or more definitely Sunday. We're not seeing that many clear days this month so far, so it will be good to have a run of them when the resort is busy.

Unfortunately, the famous Yokokura-no-kabe steel mogul course is closed due to avalanche danger at the moment. No word on when that will be able to re-open.

Other than that and the Ryuzan area, all of the areas of Zao are now open and enjoying some fine conditions.

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Official snow depths (25th December 14):

Utopia: 170cm
Chuo: 180cm
Paradise: 170cm
Uwanodai: 130cm

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Night skiing operations at Zao this season

Uwanodai area:
Daily until 22nd March

Yokokura area:
From Friday 26th December until 4th January;
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from Friday 9th January until 15th March

Open times from 5pm until 9pm.

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Juhyo 'Ice Monsters' Light Up night time ropeway operations

December 2014: 27th-31st
January 2015: 1st-4th, 10th-12th, 17th-18th, 24th-31st
February 2015: 1st-28th

Operating from 5pm until 9pm; last ropeway up at 7:50pm.
Ropeway return charges are 2600 yen for adults and 1300 yen for children.
In the event of poor weather conditions, operations are sometimes cancelled.

Archive report: Posted at 9:20am on Thursday 25th December 2014
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao Onsen is open

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Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent Zao Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 25th December 2014
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Thursday 25th December 2014
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Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 25th December 2014
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Zao Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
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  2014/2015
*as of Thursday 25th December 2014
2013/2014
Season
2012/2013
Season
25th December 3cm 1cm 0cm
24th December 1cm 2cm 3cm
23rd December 20cm 0cm 1cm
22nd December 2cm 2cm 0cm
21st December 1cm 1cm 0cm
20th December 0cm 25cm 2cm
19th December 0cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 27cm 31cm 6cm
Previous 14 days total 111cm 136cm 16cm
November observed snowfall total 20cm 12cm 3cm
December observed snowfall total 259cm 179cm 150cm
January observed snowfall total - 111cm 243cm
February observed snowfall total - 166cm 218cm
March observed snowfall total - 107cm 21cm
April observed snowfall total - 4cm 22cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 279cm 579cm 657cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 25th December 2014
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
2019/2020 season - - - - - - - -
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season - - - - - - - -
2014/2015 season - 20cm
[20cm]
259cm
[279cm]
- - - - -
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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