Zao Now daily snow and weather - Friday 5th February 2021

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:45am on Friday 5th February 2021
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Sunny
Base temp:
-5°C

Top temp:
-10°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
None
visibility condition
Clear
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This report
Friday 5th February 2021, 9:45am
7cm
Thursday 4th February 2021, 9:30am 9cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 57cm
Last 14 reports (total): 61cm
Current month (February 2021) total: 25cm
2020/2021 season so far total: 313cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:45am on Friday 5th February 2021
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

At time of writing, you couldn't get it any better after more fresh snow yesterday afternoon and post-grooming with blue skies all around (although the summit is now being brushed by a cloud moving over). I do not know, therefore, what to make of the weather forecast which shows light snow during the day, clouds and high winds higher up.

Let's just make the most of the moment and deal with whatever happens when it happens.

There is also hardly anyone around at the moment but tomorrow is forecasted to be a sunny day so expect more to come in, albeit more will be awaiting the long weekend next week.

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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: 145cm
- Paradise area: 160cm
- Chuo area: 160cm
- Utopia area: 180cm
- Uwanodai area: 130cm
- Omori area: 120cm
- Kurohime: 180cm


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 9:45am on Friday 5th 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 Friday 5th February 2021
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Friday 5th February 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 Friday 5th 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 Friday 5th February 2021
2019/2020
Season
2018/2019
Season
5th February 7cm 10cm 0cm
4th February 9cm - 0cm
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
Previous 7 days total 57cm 19cm 21cm
Previous 14 days total 61cm 56cm 76cm
November observed snowfall total - 8cm 7cm
December observed snowfall total 142cm 51cm 218cm
January observed snowfall total 146cm 88cm 145cm
February observed snowfall total 25cm 123cm 91cm
March observed snowfall total - 64cm 66cm
April observed snowfall total - 17cm 72cm
May observed snowfall total - - 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 313cm 351cm 599cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 5th 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]
25cm
[313cm]
- - -
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
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