Zao Now daily snow and weather - Monday 2nd January 2012

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 10:25am on Monday 2nd January 2012
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Archive report: Posted at 10:25am on Monday 2nd January 2012
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It's a cloudy start to the day here with most of the upper slopes of the mountain covered in cloud and fog. No new snow to report though we might just well see some light snow on and off today, but nothing major. It is about -2 degrees in the village and only down to around -5 degrees on top of the hill today as well so not as cold as it usually is. No wind as well which is helping in that respect.

There should be fewer people on the slopes today and fewer still tomorrow as people return to their normal lives - by Wednesday we should be back to something like a normal weekday. Having said that, the mountain doesn't look too busy out there this morning either, not on the lower slopes anyway.

Cloud and light snow with chances of fairer breaks over the next few days is what the local forecast is telling us at the moment.

Official snow depths (2nd January 12)
Utopia - 135cm
Chuo - 110cm
Paradise - 125cm
Uwanodai - 90cm

Operating lifts (2nd January 12)
All Ropeways (Skycable, Zao Chuo Ropeway, Zao Ropeway) and all lifts operating.
All the runs at Zao are now open/accessible.

Archive report: Posted at 10:25am on Monday 2nd January 2012
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Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

All runs and lifts at Zao now open

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