Zao Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 19th March 2017

Zao Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 10:03am on Sunday 19th March 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud + blue sky
Base temp:
4°C

Top temp:
-4°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Light
visibility condition
Very good
This report
Sunday 19th March 2017, 10:03am
0cm
Saturday 18th March 2017, 9:48am 0cm
Friday 17th March 2017, 9:14am 1cm
Wednesday 15th March 2017, 9:34am 22cm
Tuesday 14th March 2017, 9:03am 1cm
Monday 13th March 2017, 9:01am 0cm
Sunday 12th March 2017, 9:02am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 24cm
Last 14 reports (total): 38cm
Current month (March 2017) total: 38cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 493cm

Archive report: Posted at 10:03am on Sunday 19th March 2017
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Morning from Zao.

This morning a lot of cloud but some blue sky too. A fine spring morning I would say.

Talking of spring, lift ticket prices are about to get a little cheaper - from Tuesday onwards actually. 'Spring season' lift ticket prices at Zao Onsen come into effect from Tuesday 21st March - most lift tickets getting cheaper, adult charges shown below:

4 hour ticket: from 4,000 yen down to 3,500 yen
5 hour ticket: from 4,500 yen down to 3,700 yen
1 day: from 5,000 yen down to 4100 yen
2 day ticket: from 9,200 yen down to 7,500 yen

Before that, nighta (night skiing) is about to come to a close for the season at Zao Onsen - just tonight and tomorrow night left at the Uwanodai area.

I cannot find any official information yet regarding the planned closing dates of individual lifts at the resort, but all being well some of them will be moving until Golden Week in early May.

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Lift info:

Closed for the season:
- Paradise Number 3 pair
- Diamond Number 1 pair
- Karamatsu pair

Course info:
Closed for the season:
- Kotan

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Official snow depths (as published by the resort itself):
Summit - 150cm
Paradise - 240cm
Chuo - 240cm
Utopia - 190cm
Uwanodai - 130cm
Yokokura - 140cm

Archive report: Posted at 10:03am on Sunday 19th March 2017
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao Onsen is open as normal this morning

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  2016/2017
*as of Sunday 19th March 2017
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
19th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
18th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
17th March 1cm 0cm 0cm
15th March 22cm 1cm 0cm
14th March 1cm 1cm 5cm
13th March 0cm 0cm 15cm
12th March 0cm 0cm 14cm
Previous 7 days total 24cm 2cm 20cm
Previous 14 days total 38cm 3cm 62cm
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 38cm 45cm 103cm
April observed snowfall total - 3cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total - - 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 493cm 460cm 703cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 19th March 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]
38cm
[493cm]
- -
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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