Zao Now daily snow and weather - Friday 31st March 2017

Zao Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:57am on Friday 31st March 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud, fog
Base temp:
1°C

Top temp:
-6°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Light
visibility condition
OK to poor
This report
Friday 31st March 2017, 8:57am
0cm
Thursday 30th March 2017, 11:03am 0cm
Wednesday 29th March 2017, 8:41am 0cm
Tuesday 28th March 2017, 9:58am 4cm
Monday 27th March 2017, 11:09am 12cm
Sunday 26th March 2017, 8:39am 0cm
Saturday 25th March 2017, 9:14am 4cm
Last 7 reports (total): 20cm
Last 14 reports (total): 27cm
Current month (March 2017) total: 65cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 520cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:57am on Friday 31st March 2017
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Good morning from Zao.

Cloud all around this morning with some fog thrown in for good measure - or so it seems taking a look at the Chuo webcam.

The forecasts show the chance of some fresh snow overnight tonight but we should also get to enjoy some sunshine over the weekend too.

Today is the last day of the season for a number of lifts here in Zao (see below).

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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 - 155cm
Paradise - 240cm
Chuo - 240cm
Utopia - 200cm
Uwanodai - 130cm
Yokokura - 125cm

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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 8:57am on Friday 31st March 2017
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

See above for lift info

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Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent Zao Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 31st March 2017
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Friday 31st March 2017
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Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 31st March 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)
  2016/2017
*as of Friday 31st March 2017
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
31st March 0cm 0cm 0cm
30th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
29th March 0cm - 0cm
28th March 4cm 0cm 0cm
27th March 12cm 0cm 0cm
26th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
25th March 4cm 3cm 5cm
Previous 7 days total 20cm 3cm 5cm
Previous 14 days total 27cm 3cm 15cm
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 65cm 45cm 103cm
April observed snowfall total - 3cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total - - 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 520cm 460cm 703cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 31st March 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
2016/2017 season - 11cm
[11cm]
98cm
[109cm]
241cm
[350cm]
105cm
[455cm]
65cm
[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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