Zao Now daily snow and weather - Monday 3rd April 2017

Zao Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Zao Onsen (Yamagata), Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:43am on Monday 3rd April 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Mostly cloudy
Base temp:
-1°C

Top temp:
-9°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Light
visibility condition
Good
This report
Monday 3rd April 2017, 8:43am
0cm
Sunday 2nd April 2017, 7:56am 0cm
Friday 31st March 2017, 8:57am 0cm
Thursday 30th March 2017, 11:03am 0cm
Wednesday 29th March 2017, 8:41am 0cm
Tuesday 28th March 2017, 9:58am 4cm
Monday 27th March 2017, 11:09am 12cm
Last 7 reports (total): 16cm
Last 14 reports (total): 27cm
Current month (April 2017) total: 0cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 520cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:43am on Monday 3rd April 2017
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Good morning from Zao.

It was fine earlier on this morning but more cloud appearing as we approach 9am.

More lifts closing as of yesterday but there's still a large amount of terrain available out there.

For those of you wanting to enjoy Zao, from today a one day lift ticket now costs just 3000 yen.

Things seems very quiet this morning - certainly no crowds to deal with!

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Zao Onsen plans to be open daily until Sunday 7th May.

From April I can't be in Zao every day, and so from now until the end of the season I plan to post update reports a few times a week to keep things updated.

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Official snow depths (as published by the resort):
Summit - 155cm
Paradise - 240cm
Chuo - 240cm
Utopia - 200cm
Uwanodai - 130cm
Yokokura - 120cm

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Planned closing dates for lifts at Zao Onsen - subject to change due to snow conditions:

Operating until Sunday 9th April:
- Mikaeri pair
- Shobunuma Number 2 pair (**holidays only after 2nd April)

Operating until Sunday 16th April:
- Katakai triple (**holidays only after 2nd April)
- Paradise pair AB (**holidays only after 2nd April)

Operating until Sunday 7th May:
- Chuo Number 1 pair AB
- Chuo Number 2 pair AB (holidays only after 16th April)
- Utopia Number 2 pair

No fixed closing date:
- Yokokura Number 1 pair AB
- Kurohime Number 1 quad

Open all year (* for sightseeing):
- Sky Cable
- Chuo Ropeway
- Zao Ropeway

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All other ski lifts are now closed for the season.

Archive report: Posted at 8:43am on Monday 3rd April 2017
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao Onsen is part open - see above

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This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Zao Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
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  2016/2017
*as of Monday 3rd April 2017
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
3rd April 0cm 0cm 0cm
2nd April 0cm 0cm -
31st March 0cm 0cm 0cm
30th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
29th March 0cm - 0cm
28th March 4cm 0cm 0cm
27th March 12cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 16cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 27cm 3cm 15cm
November observed snowfall total 11cm 22cm 20cm
December observed snowfall total 98cm 96cm 281cm
January observed snowfall total 241cm 211cm 118cm
February observed snowfall total 105cm 83cm 181cm
March observed snowfall total 65cm 45cm 103cm
April observed snowfall total 0cm 3cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total - - 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 520cm 460cm 703cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 3rd April 2017
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Zao Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
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  October November December January February March April May
2016/2017 season - 11cm
[11cm]
98cm
[109cm]
241cm
[350cm]
105cm
[455cm]
65cm
[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
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