Zao Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 3rd February 2021

Zao Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:30am on Wednesday 3rd February 2021
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Snow
Base temp:
-4°C

Top temp:
-10°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow
wind condition
None
visibility condition
Variable
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This report
Wednesday 3rd February 2021, 9:30am
9cm
Tuesday 2nd February 2021, 9:30am 0cm
Monday 1st February 2021, 8:15am 0cm
Sunday 31st January 2021, 10:28am 8cm
Saturday 30th January 2021, 12:01pm 24cm
Friday 29th January 2021, 9:33am 4cm
Thursday 28th January 2021, 9:30am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 45cm
Last 14 reports (total): 45cm
Current month (February 2021) total: 9cm
2020/2021 season so far total: 297cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:30am on Wednesday 3rd February 2021
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

The light rain yesterday morning did indeed turned to snow around midday. Nice powder on the slopes this morning. Nice bounce but a shame you can still feel the hard underneath in some areas at mid level down.

Vis is about 300-400m at mid levels but foggy patches above that. Low light yellow lenses make a huge difference today.

It does not feel cold, however, there should be winds around later today. It should continue to snow through tomorrow so... enjoy.

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All lifts scheduled to be operating apart from:

- Ryuzan pair
- Kokutai pair
- Karamatsu pair
- Paradise Number 3 pair

All areas open apart from:

- Ryuzan
- Kotan

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

- Summit area: 140cm
- Paradise area: 150cm
- Chuo area: 150cm
- Utopia area: 165cm
- Uwanodai area: 120cm
- Omori area: 105cm
- Kurohime: 165cm


Floodlit night skiing:

Uwanodai area:

- Daily until 6th March 2021
- 13th, 19th, 20th March 2021

Yokokura area:

- Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays until 6th March 2021

'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:

- 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 9:30am on Wednesday 3rd February 2021
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao Onsen is open

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Zao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent Zao Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 3rd February 2021
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Wednesday 3rd February 2021
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Zao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 3rd February 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 Wednesday 3rd February 2021
2019/2020
Season
2018/2019
Season
3rd February 9cm 0cm 0cm
2nd February 0cm 9cm 18cm
1st February 0cm 0cm 1cm
31st January 8cm 0cm 2cm
30th January 24cm 0cm 0cm
29th January 4cm 0cm 21cm
28th January 0cm 1cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 45cm 10cm 42cm
Previous 14 days total 45cm 52cm 94cm
November observed snowfall total - 8cm 7cm
December observed snowfall total 142cm 51cm 218cm
January observed snowfall total 146cm 88cm 145cm
February observed snowfall total 9cm 123cm 91cm
March observed snowfall total - 64cm 66cm
April observed snowfall total - 17cm 72cm
May observed snowfall total - - 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 297cm 351cm 599cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 3rd February 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]
146cm
[288cm]
9cm
[297cm]
- - -
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 Wednesday 3rd February 2021
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