Zao Now daily snow and weather - Friday 30th April 2010

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 10:39am on Friday 30th April 2010
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Archive report: Posted at 10:39am on Friday 30th April 2010
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We had some rain in Zao yesterday which didn't really help out with the snow, which is now getting rather thin on the ground in areas of the remaining upper courses that are still open at Zao.

It is another cold morning here. While it was +3 degrees in the village, it was a cold -3 degrees up at the top of the mountain just before they opened this morning. The sun is out now though with a fairly strong breeze down here, so no doubt it will warm up a bit - but not as much as we would expect for Golden Week and almost May.

It really is the last stretch of the season now as the ski resort will be open until the last day of the Golden Week holidays, which is Wednesday - so just over 5 days left.

The forecast for those 5 days is generally fine and sunny weather with warmer temperatres until at least Tuesday. It should really warm up somewhat as well with temperatures in the village likely to be well into double figures Sunday to Tuesday.

Of course, the Ropeways at Zao operate throughout the year, so it's only the "ski resort" that will be officially closing at the end of the day on Wednesday.

Have a good Golden Week!

Chuo area:

Paradise area:

Utopia area:

Ropeways at Zao:
Zao Sky Cable - open all year (closed 6th-28th May for maintenance)
Zao Chuo Ropeway - open throughout the year
Zao Ropeway - open all year (closed 6th-18th May for maintenance)

Archive report: Posted at 10:39am on Friday 30th April 2010
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Parts of Zao Onsen resort remain open until 5th May - see report below for the latest on current lift operations.

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