Zao Now daily snow and weather - Friday 7th February 2020

Zao Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:47am on Friday 7th February 2020
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloud and sunny in places
Base temp:
-8°C

Top temp:
-14°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
W
visibility condition
Generally good
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This report
Friday 7th February 2020, 8:47am
30cm
Wednesday 5th February 2020, 10:10am 10cm
Monday 3rd February 2020, 8:29am 0cm
Sunday 2nd February 2020, 9:07am 9cm
Saturday 1st February 2020, 8:28am 0cm
Friday 31st January 2020, 9:11am 0cm
Thursday 30th January 2020, 13:20pm 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 49cm
Last 14 reports (total): 68cm
Current month (February 2020) total: 49cm
2019/2020 season so far total: 196cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:47am on Friday 7th February 2020
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Good news.

Snow!

What we all love and need. And we have got a decent amount yesterday.

The resort doesn't shout about these things but hidden away on their site is them saying that the mountain got 10-30cm of fresh snowfall yesterday... with all courses now open. Wind has been blowing it around and I expect there to be varying amounts depending on where you look, but there's a decent increase in snow on the ground at base since my report on Wednesday.

The official snow depth numbers aren't huge (yet) but have been increasing and snow cover is definitely improved.

The mountain is in the best shape of the season so far.

This morning there's cloud around but the sun is breaking through in places too. It is keeping cold.

Nighta in the Yokokura area begins - at last -from tonight and is due to be happening on Fridays, Saturdays and Sunday. The Number 1 pair lift will be operating.

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All lifts are now normally operating apart from the following:

- Zao Paradise Number 3 pair
- Diamond Number 1 pair
- Astraea Number 3 pair
- Karamatsu pair
- Yokokura Number 2 pair

- All courses are now open

Official snow depths (as reported by resort):

- Summit area: 90cm
- Paradise area: 100cm
- Chuo area: 110cm
- Utopia area: 120cm
- Uwanodai area: 50cm
- Oomori area: 35cm

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Night time operations:

Nighta in the Uwanodai area is scheduled daily until 1st March 2020 and then 7th, 14th, 20th and 21st March 2020. 5:00pm until 9:00pm.

Nighta in the Yokokura area is scheduled for Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through 7th March 2020. 5:00pm until 9:00pm.

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:

February 2020: all days apart from Tuesdays

Note: there is an extra charge for this night time Ropeway operation.

Archive report: Posted at 8:47am on Friday 7th February 2020
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao Onsen is open with all courses now available

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(updated daily during winter)
Zao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent Zao Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 7th February 2020
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Friday 7th February 2020
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Zao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 7th February 2020
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the Zao Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  2019/2020
*as of Friday 7th February 2020
2018/2019
Season
2017/2018
Season
7th February 30cm 0cm 3cm
5th February 10cm 0cm 12cm
3rd February 0cm 0cm 0cm
2nd February 9cm 18cm 0cm
1st February 0cm 1cm 0cm
31st January 0cm 2cm 1cm
30th January 0cm 0cm 13cm
Previous 7 days total 49cm 19cm 15cm
Previous 14 days total 68cm 69cm 103cm
November observed snowfall total 8cm 7cm 66cm
December observed snowfall total 51cm 218cm 193cm
January observed snowfall total 88cm 145cm 275cm
February observed snowfall total 49cm 91cm 195cm
March observed snowfall total - 66cm 24cm
April observed snowfall total - 72cm 12cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 196cm 599cm 765cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 7th February 2020
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
2019/2020 season - 8cm
[8cm]
51cm
[59cm]
88cm
[147cm]
49cm
[196cm]
- - -
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 Friday 7th February 2020
Zao Now reports from the same period last season
Zao Now archived reporting
View previous reports posted to Zao Now by clicking on the month