Zao Now daily snow and weather - Monday 4th January 2021

Zao Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Zao Onsen region, Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 10:00am on Monday 4th January 2021
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloudy
Base temp:
-4°C

Top temp:
-10°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light
wind condition
None
visibility condition
Variable
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This report
Monday 4th January 2021, 10:00am
2cm
Sunday 3rd January 2021, 10:45am 5cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 49cm
Last 14 reports (total): 68cm
Current month (January 2021) total: 32cm
2020/2021 season so far total: 174cm

Archive report: Posted at 10:00am on Monday 4th January 2021
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Not too different to yesterday except much quieter. Very moderate snow continues to fall but it seems that we can look forward to a blue-sky day on Wednesday and then back to snowfall.

There are ice-burn patches on the Mikaeri, Onari and Hahnenkamm slopes so watch your speed there.

Ryuzan is particularly pleasant to ride with some of the unwary coming a cropper in the thick patches.

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All lifts scheduled to be operating apart from:

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

All areas open apart from:

- Kotan
- Ryuzan

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

- Summit area: 90cm
- Paradise area: 100cm
- Chuo area: 120cm
- Utopia area: 115cm
- Uwanodai area: 90cm
- Omori area: 90cm
- Kurohime: 115cm


Floodlit night skiing:

Uwanodai area:

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

Yokokura area:

- 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:

- 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 10:00am on Monday 4th 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 Monday 4th January 2021
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Monday 4th 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 Monday 4th 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 Monday 4th January 2021
2019/2020
Season
2018/2019
Season
4th January 2cm - 0cm
3rd January 5cm 2cm 0cm
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
Previous 7 days total 49cm 15cm 66cm
Previous 14 days total 68cm 25cm 108cm
November observed snowfall total - 8cm 7cm
December observed snowfall total 142cm 51cm 218cm
January observed snowfall total 32cm 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 174cm 351cm 599cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 4th 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]
32cm
[174cm]
- - - -
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 Monday 4th 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