Zao Now daily snow and weather - Friday 14th April 2017

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 7:57am on Friday 14th April 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Fine, sunny
Base temp:
5°C

Top temp:
-4°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Westerly
visibility condition
Excellent
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Friday 14th April 2017, 7:57am
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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
Last 7 reports (total): 0cm
Last 14 reports (total): 26cm
Current month (April 2017) total: 0cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 520cm

Archive report: Posted at 7:57am on Friday 14th April 2017
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

It was pretty cold yesterday. Snowing too on the mountain!

It's remaining cold up there on the mountain this morning but much milder here at base level.

Looks like there's a chance of a bit of rain tomorrow but Sunday should be clear so that would seem to be the best bet for the weekend as the forecasts stand. A bit unsettled for the coming week actually and perhaps a little unpredictable.

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

Next report due after the weekend.

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Official snow depths (as published by the resort):
Summit - 105cm
Paradise - 180cm
Chuo - 180cm
Utopia - 125cm
Uwanodai - 80cm
Yokokura - 65cm

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

Operating only on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th April:
- Katakai triple
- Paradise pair AB

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 at Zao Onsen are now closed for the season.

Archive report: Posted at 7:57am on Friday 14th April 2017
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao Onsen is part open - lift info above

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  2016/2017
*as of Friday 14th April 2017
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
14th April 0cm - -
10th April 0cm - 0cm
6th April 0cm - -
3rd April 0cm 0cm 0cm
2nd April 0cm 0cm -
31st March 0cm 0cm 0cm
30th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 0cm 3cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 26cm 6cm 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
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  October November December January February March April May
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
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]
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