Zao Now daily snow and weather - latest report

Zao Now

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Zao Onsen region, Japan
LATEST REPORT: Posted at 9:10am on Monday 21st January 2019
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Snow
Base temp:
-6°C

Top temp:
-13°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snow
wind condition
Moderate-strong guests at times
visibility condition
Poor
This report
Monday 21st January 2019, 9:10am
11cm
Sunday 20th January 2019, 9:10am 7cm
Saturday 19th January 2019, 10:07am 4cm
Friday 18th January 2019, 8:40am 10cm
Thursday 17th January 2019, 7:45am 2cm
Wednesday 16th January 2019, 9:56am 6cm
Tuesday 15th January 2019, 9:04am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 40cm
Last 14 reports (total): 73cm
Current month (January 2019) total: 88cm
2018/2019 season so far total: 313cm

Brrrrr, it really does feel very cold outside this morning.

The week is looking promising for regular and sometimes heavy snowfall. We might well have to put up with some strong winds though... and the top Zao Ropeway section will likely be affected during the day.

Fresh snowfall is always good. Zao never is prone to report big snow depth numbers (even when they surely could - always seems to be on the conservative side), but we could still do with a week or so of prolonged and steady snow delivery.

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Operation info from official sources:

- All lifts operating apart from Karamatsu pair and Yokokura Number 2 pair
- All main courses open

Official snow depths (as reported by resort):

- Summit area: 110cm
- Paradise area: 140cm
- Chuo area: 140cm
- Utopia area: 125cm
- Uwanodai area: 100cm
- Oomori area: 110cm

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Floodlit night skiing is planned as follows:

In the Uwanodai area:
Daily until 3rd March 2019
Friday 8th March until Sunday 10th March 2019
Saturday 16th March 2019

In the Yokokura area:
Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday between until 10th March 2019

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

January 2019: 25th-27th
February 2019: every day apart from every Tuesday
March 2019: 1st-3rd

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao Onsen is open

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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 Monday 21st January 2019
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Monday 21st January 2019
(View more analysis here)
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 21st January 2019
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Zao Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
(View more analysis here)
  2018/2019
*as of Monday 21st January 2019
2017/2018
Season
2016/2017
Season
21st January 11cm 0cm -
20th January 7cm 0cm 0cm
19th January 4cm 0cm 0cm
18th January 10cm 12cm 0cm
17th January 2cm 0cm 0cm
16th January 6cm 5cm 39cm
15th January 0cm 0cm 19cm
Previous 7 days total 40cm 17cm 71cm
Previous 14 days total 73cm 77cm 131cm
November observed snowfall total 7cm 66cm 11cm
December observed snowfall total 218cm 193cm 98cm
January observed snowfall total 88cm 275cm 241cm
February observed snowfall total - 195cm 105cm
March observed snowfall total - 24cm 65cm
April observed snowfall total - 12cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 313cm 765cm 520cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 21st January 2019
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Zao Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
(View more analysis here)
  October November December January February March April May
2018/2019 season - 7cm
[7cm]
218cm
[225cm]
88cm
[313cm]
- - - -
2017/2018 season - 66cm
[66cm]
193cm
[259cm]
275cm
[534cm]
195cm
[729cm]
24cm
[753cm]
12cm
[765cm]
0cm
[765cm]
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
Zao Now reports before Monday 21st January 2019
Zao Now reports from the same period last season
Zao Now archived reporting
View previous reports posted to Zao Now by clicking on the month