Zao Now daily snow and weather - Monday 27th March 2017

Zao Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Zao Onsen (Yamagata), Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 11:09am on Monday 27th March 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Snow
Base temp:
1°C

Top temp:
-3°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snow
wind condition
NE
visibility condition
Limited to poor
This report
Monday 27th March 2017, 11:09am
12cm
Sunday 26th March 2017, 8:39am 0cm
Saturday 25th March 2017, 9:14am 4cm
Friday 24th March 2017, 9:02am 3cm
Thursday 23rd March 2017, 8:57am 3cm
Wednesday 22nd March 2017, 9:08am 1cm
Tuesday 21st March 2017, 7:25am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 23cm
Last 14 reports (total): 47cm
Current month (March 2017) total: 61cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 516cm

Archive report: Posted at 11:09am on Monday 27th March 2017
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Good morning form Zao.

More lifts closed from today, but there's more fresh snow... which kind of feels odd!

Snow is still falling though from tomorrow we are expected to have calmed weather and sunshine.

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

Operating daily until Friday 31st March:
- Oomori quad
- Yokokura Number 2 pair
- Astraea Number 1 pair
- Astraea Number 2 pair
- Astraea Number 3 pair

Operating daily until Sunday 2nd April:
- Nakamori Number 1 triple
- Onsen Number 1 pair
- Onsen Number 2 quad

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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Official snow depths (as published by the resort):
Summit - 150cm
Paradise - 240cm
Chuo - 240cm
Utopia - 195cm
Uwanodai - 130cm
Yokokura - 135cm

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Lifts that are already closed for the season:
- Paradise Number 3 pair
- Diamond Number 1 pair
- Zao Kokutai pair
- Ryuzan pair
- Karamatsu pair
- Onsen Number 3 Parallel AB
- Onsen Number 4 quad
- Sunrise pair AB
- Nakamori Number 2 pair
- Diamond Number 2 pair

Archive report: Posted at 11:09am on Monday 27th March 2017
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Less lifts operating from today - see above

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  2016/2017
*as of Monday 27th March 2017
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
27th March 12cm 0cm 0cm
26th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
25th March 4cm 3cm 5cm
24th March 3cm 0cm 10cm
23rd March 3cm 0cm 0cm
22nd March 1cm 0cm 0cm
21st March 0cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 23cm 3cm 15cm
Previous 14 days total 47cm 5cm 20cm
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 61cm 45cm 103cm
April observed snowfall total - 3cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total - - 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 516cm 460cm 703cm
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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
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - 11cm
[11cm]
98cm
[109cm]
241cm
[350cm]
105cm
[455cm]
61cm
[516cm]
- -
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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