Zao Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 30th November 2017

Zao Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 10:44am on Thursday 30th November 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloudy conditions
Base temp:
1°C

Top temp:
-6°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Light-moderate
visibility condition
Poor on mountain
This report
Thursday 30th November 2017, 10:44am
0cm
Wednesday 29th November 2017, 9:02am 0cm
Monday 27th November 2017, 9:05am 0cm
Sunday 26th November 2017, 7:44am 0cm
Saturday 25th November 2017, 9:01am 32cm
Tuesday 21st November 2017, 9:34am 18cm
Monday 20th November 2017, 9:31am 9cm
Last 7 reports (total): 59cm
Last 14 reports (total): 66cm
Current month (November 2017) total: 66cm
2017/2018 season so far total: 66cm

Archive report: Posted at 10:44am on Thursday 30th November 2017
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

The last day of November 2017.

Lots of cloud and fog this morning. No fresh snow but there's a chance of snowfall overnight tonight and into tomorrow.

Conflicting information regarding Utopia this morning which hopefully we can clear up by my report tomorrow. The Chuo area is still definitely open though.

Oh yes, that new Lawson convenience store is nearly ready to go now and it plans to be opening from next Thursday.

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Operating lifts:
- Chuo Number 1 pair lift
- Ropeways

Open course areas:
- Summit
- Chuo
- Utopia

Official snow depths:

Summit area: 35cm
Paradise area: 40cm
Chuo area: 40cm
Utopia area: 30cm
Uwanodai area: 15cm
Oomori area: 5cm

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Zao Onsen forecast:

Zao Onsen 6-day snow and weather forecast

Floodlit night skiing for the 2017-2018 season is planned as follows:

In the Uwanodai area:
Daily from Saturday 23rd December 2017 until Sunday 4th March 2018
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only from Friday 9th March until Sunday 18th March 2018.

In the Yokokura area:
Daily from Saturday 23rd December 2017 until Monday 8th January 2018
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only from Friday 12th January until Sunday 18th February 2018.
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only from Friday 2nd March until Sunday 11th March 2018.

Night time 'light up' sightseeing ropeway is planned for the following dates:

December 2017: 23rd-24th, 29th-31st
January 2018: 1st-7th, 13th-14th, 20th-21st, 27th-31st
February 2018: every day
March 2018: 1st-4th

Archive report: Posted at 10:44am on Thursday 30th November 2017
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Small part of Zao is open

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(updated daily during winter)
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent Zao Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 30th November 2017
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Thursday 30th November 2017
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Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 30th November 2017
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)
  2017/2018
*as of Thursday 30th November 2017
2016/2017
Season
2015/2016
Season
30th November 0cm 2cm 0cm
29th November 0cm 2cm -
27th November 0cm - 0cm
26th November 0cm - 12cm
25th November 32cm 2cm -
21st November 18cm - -
20th November 9cm - -
Previous 7 days total 59cm 11cm 22cm
Previous 14 days total 66cm 14cm 22cm
November observed snowfall total 66cm 11cm 22cm
December observed snowfall total - 98cm 96cm
January observed snowfall total - 241cm 211cm
February observed snowfall total - 105cm 83cm
March observed snowfall total - 65cm 45cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm 3cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm -
Season observed snowfall total 66cm 520cm 460cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 30th November 2017
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
2017/2018 season - 66cm
[66cm]
- - - - - -
2016/2017 season - 11cm
[11cm]
98cm
[109cm]
241cm
[350cm]
105cm
[455cm]
65cm
[520cm]
0cm
[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]
  October November December January February March April May
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