Zao Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 2nd January 2021

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:15am on Saturday 2nd January 2021
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Overcast
Base temp:
-4°C

Top temp:
-11°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light
wind condition
Calm
visibility condition
Variable
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This report
Saturday 2nd January 2021, 9:15am
10cm
Friday 1st January 2021, 11:00am 15cm
Thursday 31st December 2020, 10:00am 17cm
Wednesday 30th December 2020, 9:30am 0cm
Tuesday 29th December 2020, 9:30am 0cm
Monday 28th December 2020, 9:34am 0cm
Sunday 27th December 2020, 9:30am 4cm
Last 7 reports (total): 46cm
Last 14 reports (total): 85cm
Current month (January 2021) total: 25cm
2020/2021 season so far total: 167cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:15am on Saturday 2nd January 2021
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

First thing this morning it was nice and bright up to mid-levels, but, just as I write, it has started snowing again with the mist coming down.

Quite a dry cold so the slopes are nice but it does mean that the toes are feeling it this morning.

It has been a busy week with the New Year holiday leading into the weekend but one wouldn't notice once out on the slopes.

New snow (again) - happy riding everyone.

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All lifts scheduled to be operating apart from:

- Karamatsu pair
- Paradise Number 3 pair
- Yokokura Number 2 pair

All areas open apart from:

- Kotan

Official snow depths (as reported by the ski area):

- Summit area: 90cm
- Paradise area: 100cm
- Chuo area: 120cm
- Utopia area: 120cm
- Uwanodai area: 85cm
- Omori area: 80cm
- Kurohime: 110cm


Floodlit night skiing:

Uwanodai area:

- 26th December 2020 until 6th March 2021 (daily)
- 13th, 19th, 20th March 2021

Yokokura area:

- 26th December 2020 until 3rd January 2021 (daily)
- 8th January until 6th March 2021 (Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays)

'Light Up' Ropeway operations:

The Zao Ropeway opens in the evenings on the below dates for 'Light Up' sightseeing purposes - to go and see the Juhyo monsters (not for skiing or boarding) on the following upcoming dates:

- 26th December 2020 until 3rd January 2021 (daily)
- Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in January 2021
- 27th, 28th January 2021
- Every day in February 2021 except Tuesdays

Note: there is an extra charge for this night time Ropeway operation.

Archive report: Posted at 9:15am on Saturday 2nd January 2021
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

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 (at base): Recent Zao Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 2nd January 2021
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Saturday 2nd January 2021
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
Zao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 2nd January 2021
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the Zao Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  2020/2021
*as of Saturday 2nd January 2021
2019/2020
Season
2018/2019
Season
2nd January 10cm 4cm 2cm
1st January 15cm 4cm 1cm
31st December 17cm 0cm 4cm
30th December 0cm 0cm 16cm
29th December 0cm 5cm 43cm
28th December 0cm - 33cm
27th December 4cm 0cm 2cm
Previous 7 days total 46cm 13cm 101cm
Previous 14 days total 85cm 23cm 140cm
November observed snowfall total - 8cm 7cm
December observed snowfall total 142cm 51cm 218cm
January observed snowfall total 25cm 88cm 145cm
February observed snowfall total - 123cm 91cm
March observed snowfall total - 64cm 66cm
April observed snowfall total - 17cm 72cm
May observed snowfall total - - 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 167cm 351cm 599cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 2nd January 2021
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in 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
2020/2021 season - - 142cm
[142cm]
25cm
[167cm]
- - - -
2019/2020 season - 8cm
[8cm]
51cm
[59cm]
88cm
[147cm]
123cm
[270cm]
64cm
[334cm]
17cm
[351cm]
-
2018/2019 season - 7cm
[7cm]
218cm
[225cm]
145cm
[370cm]
91cm
[461cm]
66cm
[527cm]
72cm
[599cm]
0cm
[599cm]
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 Saturday 2nd January 2021
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