Zao Now daily snow and weather - Friday 8th December 2017

Zao Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Zao Onsen (Yamagata), Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:11am on Friday 8th December 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Snow
Base temp:
-2°C

Top temp:
-5°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light to moderate snow
wind condition
Light
visibility condition
Varied but generally limited
This report
Friday 8th December 2017, 9:11am
7cm
Thursday 7th December 2017, 8:52am 2cm
Wednesday 6th December 2017, 8:47am 2cm
Tuesday 5th December 2017, 9:13am 2cm
Monday 4th December 2017, 7:31am 0cm
Sunday 3rd December 2017, 9:02am 0cm
Saturday 2nd December 2017, 9:41am 2cm
Last 7 reports (total): 15cm
Last 14 reports (total): 65cm
Current month (December 2017) total: 15cm
2017/2018 season so far total: 81cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:11am on Friday 8th December 2017
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Good morning from Zao.

It's snowing again. Again, not a huge amount to report - just a few cm on the ground - and hopefully more by the time we get into tomorrow.

We may get to see some sunshine over the weekend and not expecting much snow, but at least the first part of next week is looking very positive. Will that be the start of the proper prolonged snowfall for the season? Would be good, and I'll keep you updated.

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Operating lifts:
- Chuo Number 1 pair lift
- Zao Ropeway
- Zao Chuo Ropeway
- Sky Cable

Open course areas:
- Summit
- Chuo
- Utopia

Official snow depths:

- Summit area: 40cm
- Paradise area: 45cm
- Chuo area: 45cm
- Utopia area: 35cm
- 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 9:11am on Friday 8th December 2017
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

A small part of Zao Onsen is open. Will open up more once there's enough snow.

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Japan snowfall data
(updated daily during winter)
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent Zao Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 8th December 2017
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Friday 8th December 2017
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 8th December 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 Friday 8th December 2017
2016/2017
Season
2015/2016
Season
8th December 7cm 9cm 0cm
7th December 2cm 3cm 0cm
6th December 2cm 0cm 3cm
5th December 2cm - 20cm
4th December 0cm - 20cm
3rd December 0cm - -
2nd December 2cm 1cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 15cm 19cm 43cm
Previous 14 days total 65cm 24cm 65cm
November observed snowfall total 66cm 11cm 22cm
December observed snowfall total 15cm 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 81cm 520cm 460cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 8th December 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]
15cm
[81cm]
- - - - -
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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