Zao Now daily snow and weather - Friday 26th March 2021

Zao Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:15am on Friday 26th March 2021
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Overcast
Base temp:
4°C

Top temp:
-2°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
None
visibility condition
Fair
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Last 7 reports (total): 0cm
Last 14 reports (total): 0cm
Current month (March 2021) total: 2cm
2020/2021 season so far total: 380cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:15am on Friday 26th March 2021
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

It was supposed to have been snowing lightly this morning but it turned out to be light rain.

Sunny spells should be on the way.

After Sunday morning rain is forecasted for the next few days - unclear how much longer we're going to have

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All areas at least part open, except:

- Ryuzan
- Sunrise
- Nakamori
- Kotan
- Omori

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

- Summit area: 100cm
- Paradise area: 120cm
- Chuo area: 120cm
- Utopia area: 135cm
- Uwanodai area: 80cm
- Kurohime: 135cm

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Planned lift closing dates:

Operating until 31st March:
- Yokokura Number 2 pair
- Astraea Number 1 pair
- Astraea Number 2 pair
- Astraea Number 3 pair

Operating until 4th April:
- Onsen Number 1 pair
- Onsen Number 2 quad
- Diamond Number 2 pair

Operating until 11th April:
- Mikaeri pair: daily until 4th April and then 10th, 11th April
- Katakai triple: daily until 4th April and then 10th, 11th April
- Paradise pair AB: daily until 4th April and then 10th, 11th April
- Shobunuma Number 2 pair: daily until 28th March and then 3rd, 4th, 10th, 11th April

Operating until there is enough snow in April:
- Yokokura Number 1 pair AB
- Kurohime Number 1 quad

Operating until 5th May:
- Chuo Number 1 pair
- Chuo Number 2 pair: daily until 11th April and then 17th, 18th, 24th, 25th, 29th April, 1st-5th May
- Utopia Number 2 pair

Operating through the year (for sightseeing):
- Sky Cable
- Chuo Ropeway
- Zao Ropeway

* Other ski lifts are already closed for the season
* All dates subject to change depending on snow conditions

Archive report: Posted at 9:15am on Friday 26th March 2021
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao Onsen is open

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The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 26th March 2021
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Friday 26th March 2021
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Zao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent season comparisons
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This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the Zao Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
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  2020/2021
*as of Friday 26th March 2021
2019/2020
Season
2018/2019
Season
26th March 0cm 0cm 11cm
25th March 0cm 18cm -
24th March 0cm - -
23rd March 0cm 0cm 0cm
22nd March 0cm 0cm -
21st March 0cm 0cm 0cm
20th March 0cm 2cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 0cm 38cm 11cm
Previous 14 days total 0cm 48cm 48cm
November observed snowfall total - 8cm 7cm
December observed snowfall total 142cm 51cm 218cm
January observed snowfall total 146cm 88cm 145cm
February observed snowfall total 90cm 123cm 91cm
March observed snowfall total 2cm 64cm 66cm
April observed snowfall total - 17cm 72cm
May observed snowfall total - - 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 380cm 351cm 599cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 26th March 2021
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 - - 142cm
[142cm]
146cm
[288cm]
90cm
[378cm]
2cm
[380cm]
- -
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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