Zao Now daily snow and weather - Friday 9th April 2021

Zao Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:15am on Friday 9th April 2021
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloudy
Base temp:
0°C

Top temp:
-8°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow
wind condition
Variable
visibility condition
Limited
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Friday 9th April 2021, 9:15am
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Thursday 8th April 2021, 9:30am 0cm
Monday 5th April 2021, 11:00am 0cm
Saturday 3rd April 2021, 9:00am 0cm
Wednesday 31st March 2021, 10:45am 0cm
Tuesday 30th March 2021, 9:30am 0cm
Monday 29th March 2021, 10:30am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 0cm
Last 14 reports (total): 9cm
Current month (April 2021) total: 0cm
2020/2021 season so far total: 389cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:15am on Friday 9th April 2021
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

It did snow lightly last night into this morning. The Chuo and Utopia slopes probably saw about 2cms worth with a bit more due this evening into tomorrow morning.

There is likely to be a bit of wind around the top of the Chuo No.2 lift.

It does feel strange to have the white back. This sudden reversion back to sub-zero will put back the blooming of the mountain cherry blossoms which are now out down in the valley (the Tokyo Sakura season is now over).

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The following areas remain at least part open (other areas now closed):

- Chuo
- Utopia

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

- Summit area: 60cm
- Chuo area: 80cm
- Utopia area: 85cm
- Uwanodai area: -cm
- Omori: -cm

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Temperatures as of 8:20am

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Planned lift closing dates (subject to change):

Operating until 11th April on the following days:
- Mikaeri pair: 10th, 11th April
- Katakai triple: 10th, 11th April
- Paradise pair AB: 10th, 11th April
- Shobunuma Number 2 pair: 10th, 11th April

Operating until 5th May:
- Chuo Number 1 pair
- Chuo Number 2 pair: daily until 11th April and then 17th, 18th, 24th, 25th, 29th April, 1st-5th May
- Utopia Number 2 pair

Operating through the year (for sightseeing):
- Sky Cable
- Chuo Ropeway
- Zao Ropeway

* Other ski lifts are already closed for the season
* All dates subject to change depending on snow conditions

Archive report: Posted at 9:15am on Friday 9th April 2021
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao Onsen is part open

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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Friday 9th April 2021
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Zao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent season comparisons
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This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the Zao Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
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  2020/2021
*as of Friday 9th April 2021
2019/2020
Season
2018/2019
Season
9th April 0cm - 17cm
8th April 0cm - 0cm
5th April 0cm - 2cm
3rd April 0cm 0cm 5cm
31st March 0cm 0cm -
30th March 0cm 3cm 2cm
29th March 0cm - 0cm
Previous 7 days total 0cm 9cm 54cm
Previous 14 days total 9cm 47cm 81cm
November observed snowfall total - 8cm 7cm
December observed snowfall total 142cm 51cm 218cm
January observed snowfall total 146cm 88cm 145cm
February observed snowfall total 90cm 123cm 91cm
March observed snowfall total 11cm 64cm 66cm
April observed snowfall total 0cm 17cm 72cm
May observed snowfall total - - 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 389cm 351cm 599cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 9th April 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]
90cm
[378cm]
11cm
[389cm]
0cm
[389cm]
-
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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