Zao Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 4th January 2012

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 10:10am on Wednesday 4th January 2012
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Archive report: Posted at 10:10am on Wednesday 4th January 2012
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Well we didn't end up with much new snow from yesterday and overnight... actually none really down in village anyway though there may well have been a fresh dusting up on the mountain. Snow started to snow earlier on this morning though and right now it is continuing to snow with not much to see out of the window. It's thick fog and cloud over about 1000m and so visibility out on all but the lower slopes of the mountain this morning is poor.

The snowy conditions are likely to be with us until at least Saturday. While the forecast doesn't have us down for more than light snow, we can expect it to be falling on and off for the next few days with little chance of things generally clearing up. Stronger winds expected tomorrow but for now it's light a light wind.

Zao feels quieter this morning - both the village and the slopes, though I guess some of the people who enjoyed yesterday may be taking the morning slowly and soaking in an onsen. All the more space for everyone else out there!

Official snow depths (4th January 12)
Utopia - 135cm
Chuo - 110cm
Paradise - 125cm
Uwanodai - 90cm

Operating lifts (4th January 12)
All Ropeways (Skycable, Zao Chuo Ropeway, Zao Ropeway) operating.
All the runs at Zao are now open/accessible.

Archive report: Posted at 10:10am on Wednesday 4th January 2012
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Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

All runs at Zao now open

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