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Zao Now

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Zao Onsen region, Japan
LATEST REPORT: Posted at 12:49pm on Tuesday 26th March 2019
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Fine, cloudy
Base temp:
10°C

Top temp:
-1°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Slight westerly
visibility condition
Fair
This report
Tuesday 26th March 2019, 12:49pm
11cm
Saturday 23rd March 2019, 8:27am 0cm
Thursday 21st March 2019, 7:09am 0cm
Wednesday 20th March 2019, 10:04am 0cm
Tuesday 19th March 2019, 8:58am 0cm
Monday 18th March 2019, 8:23am 0cm
Saturday 16th March 2019, 9:09am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 11cm
Last 14 reports (total): 48cm
Current month (March 2019) total: 48cm
2018/2019 season so far total: 509cm

First of all, apologies for the missed report on Sunday. I did actually write it but it looks like 'computer said no' and for whatever reason it didn't make it online. I can't recall the exact wording of my report but I did have 11cm of fresh snow to report as well as some rather windy conditions. That snow will get logged in for today, but like I said it was from Sunday.

Fine weather this morning and calm too which is good.

It's warm here at lunchtime with the resort reporting a temperature of -1 up top.

A few more lifts closing for the season with more finishing up this coming Sunday. Full dates of planned lift closing can be found below.

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(Is that potentially moderate to heavy rain + snow on the forecast for tomorrow night?! Some fresh snow to see the season off for some areas of the mountain would be great...)

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Official snow depths (as reported by resort):

- Summit area: 100cm
- Paradise area: 130cm
- Chuo area: 130cm
- Utopia area: 145cm
- Uwanodai area: 90cm
- Oomori area: 75cm

Courses:

All course areas open apart from

- Kotan
- Ryuzan
- Karamatsu

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These are the planned lift closing dates - subject to change depending on snow conditions.

Operating until 26th March:
- Onsen Number 3 parallel AB

Operating until 31st March:
- Sunrise pair AB (closed 25th-29th)
- Nakamori Number 1 triple
- Diamond Number 2 pair
- Astraea Number 1 pair
- Astraea Number 2 pair
- Astraea Number 3 pair
- Oomori quad

Operating until 7th April:
- Mikaeri pair
- Onsen Number 1 pair
- Onsen Number 2 quad
- Shobunuma Number 2 pair

Operating until 14th April:
- Katakai triple: daily until 7th April and then 13th, 14th April
- Paradise pair AB: daily until 7th April and then 13th, 14th April

Operating until 6th May:
- Chuo Number 1 pair
- Chuo Number 2 pair: daily until 7th April and then 20th, 21st, 27th, 28th, 29th April, 3rd-6th May

Operating as long as snow allows:
- Yokokura Number 1 pair AB
- Kurohime quad

Operating through the year (for sightseeing):
- Sky Cable
- Chuo Ropeway
- Zao Ropeway

* Other ski lifts already closed
* All dates subject to change depending on snow conditions

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao Onsen is open as normal - see above

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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 Tuesday 26th March 2019
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Tuesday 26th March 2019
(View more analysis here)
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 26th March 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 Tuesday 26th March 2019
2017/2018
Season
2016/2017
Season
26th March 11cm 0cm 0cm
23rd March 0cm 4cm 3cm
21st March 0cm 0cm 0cm
20th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
19th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
18th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
16th March 0cm 0cm -
Previous 7 days total 11cm 8cm 11cm
Previous 14 days total 48cm 8cm 35cm
November observed snowfall total 7cm 66cm 11cm
December observed snowfall total 218cm 193cm 98cm
January observed snowfall total 145cm 275cm 241cm
February observed snowfall total 91cm 195cm 105cm
March observed snowfall total 48cm 24cm 65cm
April observed snowfall total - 12cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 509cm 765cm 520cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 26th March 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]
145cm
[370cm]
91cm
[461cm]
48cm
[509cm]
- -
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 Tuesday 26th March 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