Zao Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 23rd March 2016

Zao Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:32am on Wednesday 23rd March 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Fine > cloudy
Base temp:
0°C

Top temp:
-6°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None currently
wind condition
Light
Good
This report
Wednesday 23rd March 2016, 9:32am
0cm
Tuesday 22nd March 2016, 8:43am 0cm
Monday 21st March 2016, 9:38am 0cm
Sunday 20th March 2016, 9:50am 0cm
Saturday 19th March 2016, 9:54am 0cm
Friday 18th March 2016, 9:18am 0cm
Thursday 17th March 2016, 9:33am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 0cm
Last 14 reports (total): 3cm
Current month (March 2016) total: 42cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 454cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:32am on Wednesday 23rd March 2016
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Good morning from Zao.

There was more blue sky and sun earlier on, it seems to have clouded over somewhat since then. And there looks like there might be a chance of a bit of snow today or tonight or tomorrow. That would be exciting if it happened, but I imagine it wouldn't be much more than a dusting. Things feel very much into spring now...

On Friday I'll bring you detailed news on how long each of the lifts plan to be open this season.

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Information as of Wednesday 23rd March 2016 (subject to change)

Lifts closed for the season:

Karamatsu
Zao Kokutai pair
Zao Paradise Number 3 pair

Official snow depths:

Utopia: 70cm
Chuo: 100cm
Paradise: 90cm
Uwanodai: 40cm

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From today, 'spring season' lift tickets will be available:

4 hours - 3500 yen (500 yen cheaper than main season)
5 hours - 3700 yen (800 yen cheaper than main season)
1 day adult - 4100 yen (900 yen cheaper than main season)
1 day senior - 3800 yen (600 yen cheaper than main season)

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6 day Zao Onsen snow and weather forecast

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Please see main report

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Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent Zao Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 23rd March 2016
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Wednesday 23rd March 2016
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Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 23rd March 2016
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Zao Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  2015/2016
*as of Wednesday 23rd March 2016
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
Season
23rd March 0cm 0cm 10cm
22nd March 0cm 0cm 2cm
21st March 0cm 0cm 10cm
20th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
19th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
18th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
17th March 0cm 0cm 3cm
Previous 7 days total 0cm 0cm 25cm
Previous 14 days total 3cm 62cm 81cm
November observed snowfall total 22cm 20cm 12cm
December observed snowfall total 96cm 281cm 179cm
January observed snowfall total 211cm 118cm 111cm
February observed snowfall total 83cm 181cm 166cm
March observed snowfall total 42cm 103cm 107cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm 4cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 454cm 703cm 579cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 23rd March 2016
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Zao Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  October November December January February March April May
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season - 22cm
[22cm]
96cm
[118cm]
211cm
[329cm]
83cm
[412cm]
42cm
[454cm]
- -
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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