Zao Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 31st December 2011

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 11:44am on Saturday 31st December 2011
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloud, light snow at times
Base temp:
0°C

Top temp:
0°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
-
wind condition
Not much wind at all
Fair; variable
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Archive report: Posted at 11:44am on Saturday 31st December 2011
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Another 10cm of so of snow this morning and probably 15cm on the slopes since the last report in Zao. It has been a cloudy, cold morning with a current temperature of -6 degrees in the village. Visibility on the mountain is fair with the top areas surrounded with cloud. In places there are some sunny areas but they are quickly getting covered by the clouds again it seems. The forecast is for a day of cloud and possible light snow here and there - nothing major.

Tomorrow morning should start calm and we might see the sun for the New Year. Snow is forecast for tomorrow night and then light snow and perhaps windy conditions on January 2nd.

All open for the weekend and getting busy... good luck avoiding resort bottlenecks!

So just let for me to wish you all the best for New Years Eve and into the new year. It has sure been an eventful year for Tohoku. Here's to a happy and peaceful 2012.

Official snow depths (31st Dec 11)
Utopia - 135cm
Chuo - 110cm
Paradise - 125cm
Uwanodai - 90cm

Operating lifts (31st Dec '11)
All Ropeways (Skycable, Zao Chuo Ropeway, Zao Ropeway) and all lifts operating.
All the runs at Zao are now open/accessible.

Archive report: Posted at 11:44am on Saturday 31st December 2011
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

All runs and lifts at Zao now open

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