Zao Now daily snow and weather - Monday 18th April 2011

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:57am on Monday 18th April 2011
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Archive report: Posted at 8:57am on Monday 18th April 2011
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Well that was fun! The resort opened for the weekend and a fair few people came out to play. It was a mix of fine sunny and cloudy weather for the most part. The sun is out this morning and it is fairly warm.

We might get some heavy snow tomorrow on the mountain as colder temperatures and more winter-like conditions return, but things should clear up later on in the week.

Zao Onsen ski resort is closed again today, but it will re-open on Saturday 23rd April and be open from then until the end of Golden Week.


Official snow depths as of 16th April:

Utopia - 190cm
Paradise - 190cm
Chuo - 170cm
Uwanodai - 70cm


Saturday 23rd April until Golden Week (8:30am - 5pm):

The following courses will be opened:

Paradise detour
Renraku courses

The courses will be serviced by the following lifts:

Chuo Ropeway
Sky Cable
Zao Ropeway
Chuo No1 Pair
Chuo No2 Pair
Katakai Triple
Paradise Pair
Utopia No2 Pair
Shobunuma Pair

Spring lift ticket rates will apply.

Archive report: Posted at 8:57am on Monday 18th April 2011
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Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao Onsen is now closed. The resort will re-open from Saturday 23rd April until the end of Golden Week (prov. 8th May).

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