Zao Now daily snow and weather - Friday 25th December 2020

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 11:00am on Friday 25th December 2020
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Misty
Base temp:
-1°C

Top temp:
-5°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
None
visibility condition
Varied
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This report
Friday 25th December 2020, 11:00am
2cm
Thursday 24th December 2020, 10:30am 0cm
Wednesday 23rd December 2020, 8:30am 3cm
Tuesday 22nd December 2020, 12:04pm 1cm
Monday 21st December 2020, 8:33am 7cm
Sunday 20th December 2020, 10:01am 17cm
Saturday 19th December 2020, 10:30am 9cm
Last 7 reports (total): 39cm
Last 14 reports (total): 112cm
Current month (December 2020) total: 112cm
2020/2021 season so far total: 112cm

Archive report: Posted at 11:00am on Friday 25th December 2020
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

A very Merry Christmas to all from Zao Onsen.

For those of you who celebrate it, do have a wondrous time wherever you are and in spite of any restrictions there may be where you live.

I went to bed a bit alarmed at the light rain which was falling at base, however, woke up thankfully to 2cm of new snow. It's back to being misty higher up and feels cold. It should also be snowing lightly on and off today.

The Shobanuma lift (20) opened yesterday so you can use the Renraku course from Utopia over to Paradise and the Katakai lift (16) without having to use the ropeway to the top. It is not clear if the Onsen No.4 Quad (37) is running today. It was yesterday afternoon.

Enjoy a 🎵White Christmas🎵

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All lifts scheduled to be operating apart from:

- Onsen Number 3
- Onsen Number 4 quad
- Ryuzan pair
- Karamatsu pair
- Sunrise pair
- Nakamori Number 2 pair
- Paradise Number 3 pair

All areas open apart from:

- Ryuzan
- Kotan

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

- Summit area: 85cm
- Paradise area: 80cm
- Chuo area: 100cm
- Utopia area: 80cm
- Uwanodai area: 70cm
- Omori area: 65cm
- Kurohime: 90cm


Floodlit night skiing:

Uwanodai area:

- 26th December 2020 until 6th March 2021 (daily)
- 13th, 19th, 20th March 2021

Yokokura area:

- 26th December 2020 until 3rd January 2021 (daily)
- 8th January until 6th March 2021 (Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays)

'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:

- 26th December 2020 until 3rd January 2021 (daily)
- Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in January 2021
- 27th, 28th January 2021
- Every day in February 2021 except Tuesdays

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

Archive report: Posted at 11:00am on Friday 25th December 2020
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao Onsen is mostly open

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  2020/2021
*as of Friday 25th December 2020
2019/2020
Season
2018/2019
Season
25th December 2cm 1cm 0cm
24th December 0cm 3cm 5cm
23rd December 3cm 3cm 0cm
22nd December 1cm 0cm 0cm
21st December 7cm 3cm 0cm
20th December 17cm 0cm 32cm
19th December 9cm 0cm 12cm
Previous 7 days total 39cm 10cm 49cm
Previous 14 days total 112cm 16cm 95cm
November observed snowfall total - 8cm 7cm
December observed snowfall total 112cm 51cm 218cm
January observed snowfall total - 88cm 145cm
February observed snowfall total - 123cm 91cm
March observed snowfall total - 64cm 66cm
April observed snowfall total - 17cm 72cm
May observed snowfall total - - 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 112cm 351cm 599cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
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This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the Zao Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
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  October November December January February March April May
2021/2022 season - - - - - - - -
2020/2021 season - - 112cm
[112cm]
- - - - -
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]
  October November December January February March April May
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