Zao Now daily snow and weather - Tuesday 9th February 2021

Zao Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:58am on Tuesday 9th February 2021
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Fog
Base temp:
-9°C

Top temp:
-15°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light
wind condition
Variable
visibility condition
Poor
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This report
Tuesday 9th February 2021, 9:58am
9cm
Monday 8th February 2021, 10:01am 4cm
Sunday 7th February 2021, 9:30am 0cm
Saturday 6th February 2021, 10:15am 0cm
Friday 5th February 2021, 9:45am 7cm
Thursday 4th February 2021, 9:30am 9cm
Wednesday 3rd February 2021, 9:30am 9cm
Last 7 reports (total): 38cm
Last 14 reports (total): 74cm
Current month (February 2021) total: 38cm
2020/2021 season so far total: 326cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:58am on Tuesday 9th February 2021
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Still foggy down to base and today is cold (about -10C at base). Although the snow is light, it is accumulating, albeit not a huge amount, but every centimetre counts.

Lower down, there does not seem to be any wind but, reported to be variable higher up.

Tomorrow should be clearer as well as on Thursday which is a national holiday in Japan. The long weekend appears to be in for some good weather if anyone is still contemplating coming up (bear in mind that many places may be already full) but there may be a rainy spell on Sunday afternoon 🙁 (then followed by snow in the evening 🙂).

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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: 165cm
- Paradise area: 170cm
- Chuo area: 170cm
- Utopia area: 185cm
- Uwanodai area: 130cm
- Omori area: 130cm
- Kurohime: 185cm


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 day in February 2021 except Tuesdays

Note: there is an extra charge for this night time Ropeway operation.

Archive report: Posted at 9:58am on Tuesday 9th 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 Tuesday 9th February 2021
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Tuesday 9th 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 Tuesday 9th 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 Tuesday 9th February 2021
2019/2020
Season
2018/2019
Season
9th February 9cm 14cm -
8th February 4cm 4cm -
7th February 0cm 30cm 0cm
6th February 0cm - 0cm
5th February 7cm 10cm 0cm
4th February 9cm - 0cm
3rd February 9cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 38cm 67cm 19cm
Previous 14 days total 74cm 68cm 69cm
November observed snowfall total - 8cm 7cm
December observed snowfall total 142cm 51cm 218cm
January observed snowfall total 146cm 88cm 145cm
February observed snowfall total 38cm 123cm 91cm
March observed snowfall total - 64cm 66cm
April observed snowfall total - 17cm 72cm
May observed snowfall total - - 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 326cm 351cm 599cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 9th 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]
38cm
[326cm]
- - -
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 Tuesday 9th February 2021
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