Zao Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 31st January 2021

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 10:28am on Sunday 31st January 2021
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Sunny
Base temp:
-5°C

Top temp:
-11°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Variable
visibility condition
Good
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This report
Sunday 31st January 2021, 10:28am
8cm
Saturday 30th January 2021, 12:01pm 24cm
Friday 29th January 2021, 9:33am 4cm
Thursday 28th January 2021, 9:30am 0cm
Wednesday 27th January 2021, 9:54am 0cm
Tuesday 26th January 2021, 9:59am 0cm
Monday 25th January 2021, 10:15am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 36cm
Last 14 reports (total): 61cm
Current month (January 2021) total: 146cm
2020/2021 season so far total: 288cm

Archive report: Posted at 10:28am on Sunday 31st January 2021
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

It was positively arctic conditions first thing this morning, however, the sun is now out and the winds have died down. Very cold though.

I expect the sun to be playing hide and seek during the morning before the clouds disappear as per the forecast.

More people about than usual given that it is Sunday and faith in the forecast. Lovely to have abundant soft stuff again.

Report from the Kurohime super giant course - ice patches are showing through now, as they are probably in other areas too, due to the powder being skied out. A relatively busy day today!

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All lifts scheduled to be operating apart from:

- Kokutai pair
- Karamatsu pair
- Paradise Number 3 pair

All areas open apart from:

- Kotan

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

- Summit area: 140cm
- Paradise area: 150cm
- Chuo area: 150cm
- Utopia area: 180cm
- Uwanodai area: 120cm
- Omori area: 110cm
- 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 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 10:28am on Sunday 31st January 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 Sunday 31st January 2021
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Sunday 31st January 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 Sunday 31st January 2021
2019/2020
Season
2018/2019
Season
31st January 8cm 0cm 2cm
30th January 24cm 0cm 0cm
29th January 4cm 0cm 21cm
28th January 0cm 1cm 0cm
27th January 0cm 0cm 4cm
26th January 0cm 0cm 0cm
25th January 0cm 0cm 23cm
Previous 7 days total 36cm 1cm 50cm
Previous 14 days total 61cm 46cm 91cm
November observed snowfall total - 8cm 7cm
December observed snowfall total 142cm 51cm 218cm
January observed snowfall total 146cm 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 288cm 351cm 599cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 31st January 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]
- - - -
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
Zao Now reports before Sunday 31st January 2021
Zao Now reports from the same period last season
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