Zao Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 27th February 2021

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 10:01am on Saturday 27th February 2021
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Misty
Base temp:
-6°C

Top temp:
-16°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light
wind condition
None
visibility condition
Variable
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This report
Saturday 27th February 2021, 10:01am
2cm
Friday 26th February 2021, 9:02am 0cm
Thursday 25th February 2021, 10:10am 1cm
Wednesday 24th February 2021, 9:31am 1cm
Tuesday 23rd February 2021, 10:07am 0cm
Monday 22nd February 2021, 9:31am 0cm
Sunday 21st February 2021, 10:01am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 4cm
Last 14 reports (total): 42cm
Current month (February 2021) total: 90cm
2020/2021 season so far total: 378cm

Archive report: Posted at 10:01am on Saturday 27th February 2021
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

It's mist land with very light snow falling but this should peter out during the day for a bright moon night. It is jolly cold though and I'm looking forward to the blue skies and relatively big rise in temperatures promised for tomorrow.

Only a small amount of snow overnight so again, not much change in slope conditions. It looks like it is going to be a while before we get back any meaningful amount of new snow. I'm being optimistic about this as I am getting fed-up with the hard-packed and icy quality of the slopes. Please may March be a good month!

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All lifts scheduled to be operating apart from:

- Paradise Number 3 pair
- Kokutai pair [finished season]
- Karamatsu pair [finished season]

All areas open apart from:

- Kotan

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

- Summit area: 150cm
- Paradise area: 170cm
- Chuo area: 170cm
- Utopia area: 180cm
- Uwanodai area: 135cm
- Omori area: 100cm
- Kurohime: 180cm


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 10:01am on Saturday 27th 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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Zao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent Zao Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 27th February 2021
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Saturday 27th February 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 Saturday 27th February 2021
2019/2020
Season
2018/2019
Season
27th February 2cm 2cm 0cm
26th February 0cm 7cm 0cm
25th February 1cm 0cm 0cm
24th February 1cm 14cm 0cm
23rd February 0cm 4cm 3cm
22nd February 0cm 0cm -
21st February 0cm 0cm -
Previous 7 days total 4cm 27cm 7cm
Previous 14 days total 42cm 40cm 72cm
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 - 64cm 66cm
April observed snowfall total - 17cm 72cm
May observed snowfall total - - 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 378cm 351cm 599cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 27th February 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]
- - -
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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