Zao Now daily snow and weather - latest report

Zao Now

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Zao Onsen (Yamagata), Japan
LATEST REPORT: Posted at 10:04am on Monday 23rd January 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Snow
Max temp:
-4°C

Min temp:
-12°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snow
wind condition
Moderate
visibility condition
Poor
This report
Monday 23rd January 2017, 10:04am
16cm
Sunday 22nd January 2017, 12:07pm 15cm
Friday 20th January 2017, 10:00am 0cm
Thursday 19th January 2017, 9:07am 0cm
Wednesday 18th January 2017, 10:34am 0cm
Tuesday 17th January 2017, 9:22am 0cm
Monday 16th January 2017, 9:05am 39cm
Last 7 reports (total): 70cm
Last 14 reports (total): 162cm
Current month (January 2017) total: 204cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 313cm

Fresh snowfall in Zao this morning with the snow clouds expected to remain with us now for at least a few days.

It's cold and it's quality snow falling now. Nice and light.

Visibility is limited and wind may be an issue today but snow conditions... should be very nice.

If you are looking for clearer skies to come here, perhaps Thursday might be a good bet.

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The following lifts are not operating:
Paradise Number 3 pair
Karamatsu pair

All courses are open

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Official snow depths:
Chuo - 160cm
Utopia - 120cm
Uwanodai - 100cm
Paradise - 160cm

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Juhyo 'Ice Monsters' Light Up night time Zao Ropeway operations - upcoming dates

January 2017: 27th-31st
February 2017: 1st-28th
March 2017: 1st-5th

Operating from 5pm until 9pm; last ropeway up at 7:50pm.
Ropeway return charges are 2,600 yen for adults and 1,300 yen for children.
In the event of poor weather conditions, operations are sometimes cancelled.

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao Onsen is open

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Sunday 22nd January 2017
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Grandeco Now 16cm
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Hakuba Now 11cm
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Niseko Now 9cm
Monday 23rd January 2017, 8:32am
Minakami Now 0cm
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Kiroro Now 10cm
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Japan snowfall data
(updated daily during winter)
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent Zao Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 23rd January 2017
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Monday 23rd January 2017
(View more analysis here)
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 23rd January 2017
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Zao Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
(View more analysis here)
  2016/2017
*as of Monday 23rd January 2017
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
23rd January 16cm 1cm 0cm
22nd January 15cm 0cm 0cm
20th January 0cm 12cm 5cm
19th January 0cm 46cm 0cm
18th January 0cm 26cm 15cm
17th January 0cm 1cm 0cm
16th January 39cm 1cm 2cm
Previous 7 days total 70cm 94cm 20cm
Previous 14 days total 162cm 134cm 43cm
November observed snowfall total 11cm 22cm 20cm
December observed snowfall total 98cm 96cm 281cm
January observed snowfall total 204cm 211cm 118cm
February observed snowfall total - 83cm 181cm
March observed snowfall total - 45cm 103cm
April observed snowfall total - 3cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total - - 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 313cm 460cm 703cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 23rd January 2017
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Zao Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
(View more analysis here)
  October November December January February March April May
2016/2017 season - 11cm
[11cm]
98cm
[109cm]
204cm
[313cm]
- - - -
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 Monday 23rd January 2017
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