Zao Now daily snow and weather - Monday 10th December 2018

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 10:06am on Monday 10th December 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Snow
Base temp:
-4°C

Top temp:
-11°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snow
wind condition
Light
visibility condition
Poor
This report
Monday 10th December 2018, 10:06am
3cm
Sunday 9th December 2018, 10:25am 16cm
Saturday 8th December 2018, 8:57am 2cm
Friday 7th December 2018, 8:39am 0cm
Wednesday 5th December 2018, 8:48am 0cm
Sunday 2nd December 2018, 9:22am 2cm
Friday 30th November 2018, 14:49pm 2cm
Last 7 reports (total): 25cm
Last 14 reports (total): 30cm
Current month (December 2018) total: 23cm
2018/2019 season so far total: 30cm

Archive report: Posted at 10:06am on Monday 10th December 2018
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Good morning from Zao on this Monday morning... and what is the first official day of the ski season.

Yes, a ski lift is moving - the Chuo Number 1 pair lift to be exact. (The Ropeways of course operate throughout the year). The sow is still pretty thin on the ground - they are reporting 30cm up there - but the Chuo course is open so you can get your first runs in for the season.

The latest forecast is showing some snow perhaps tomorrow night and then later in the week.

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Lifts and course info:

- Chuo Number 1
- Mikaeri pair (according to the lift operating official info)
- Zao Ropeway
- Zao Chuo Ropeway
- Sky Cable

- Chuo course

Official snow depths:

- Summit area: 5cm
- Paradise area: 20cm
- Chuo area: 30cm
- Utopia area: 20cm
- Uwanodai area: 20cm
- Oomori area: 15cm

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Floodlit night skiing is planned as follows:

In the Uwanodai area:
Daily from Saturday 22nd December 2018 until 3rd March 2019
Friday 8th March until Sunday 10th March 2019
Saturday 16th March 2019

In the Yokokura area:
Daily from Saturday 22nd December 2018 until Sunday 6th January 2019
Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 11th January and 10th March 2019

Night time 'light up' sightseeing ropeway is planned for the following dates:

December 2018: 22nd-23rd, 29th-31st
January 2019: 1st-2nd, 4th-6th, 11th-13th, 18th-20th, 25th-27th
February 2019: every day apart from every Tuesday
March 2019: 1st-3rd

Archive report: Posted at 10:06am on Monday 10th December 2018
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

A small part of Zao Onsen is open from today

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Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent Zao Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 10th December 2018
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Monday 10th December 2018
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Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 10th December 2018
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Zao Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
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  2018/2019
*as of Monday 10th December 2018
2017/2018
Season
2016/2017
Season
10th December 3cm 1cm 2cm
9th December 16cm 2cm 0cm
8th December 2cm 7cm 9cm
7th December 0cm 2cm 3cm
5th December 0cm 2cm -
2nd December 2cm 2cm 1cm
30th November 2cm 0cm 2cm
Previous 7 days total 25cm 16cm 17cm
Previous 14 days total 30cm 18cm 26cm
November observed snowfall total 7cm 66cm 11cm
December observed snowfall total 23cm 193cm 98cm
January observed snowfall total - 275cm 241cm
February observed snowfall total - 195cm 105cm
March observed snowfall total - 24cm 65cm
April observed snowfall total - 12cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 30cm 765cm 520cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 10th December 2018
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded 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
2019/2020 season - - - - - - - -
2018/2019 season - 7cm
[7cm]
23cm
[30cm]
- - - - -
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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