Zao Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 10th February 2021

Zao Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 10:01am on Wednesday 10th February 2021
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloudy
Base temp:
-4°C

Top temp:
-12°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Variable
visibility condition
Fair
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This report
Wednesday 10th February 2021, 10:01am
6cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 35cm
Last 14 reports (total): 80cm
Current month (February 2021) total: 44cm
2020/2021 season so far total: 332cm

Archive report: Posted at 10:01am on Wednesday 10th February 2021
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Well, the fog has gone but it is low light.

Lower down from base the sun is in and out of the clouds which are constantly drifting across.

The cloud is hugging the summit and it is reportedly snowing up there accompanied by windy conditions. So, no views except for the snow monsters which can still be a pretty sight coming out of the gloom.

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All lifts scheduled to be operating apart from:

- Kokutai pair
- Karamatsu pair
- Paradise Number 3 pair

All areas open apart from:

- Kotan

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

- Summit area: 165cm
- Paradise area: 180cm
- Chuo area: 180cm
- Utopia area: 200cm
- Uwanodai area: 130cm
- Omori area: 135cm
- Kurohime: 200cm


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 10:01am on Wednesday 10th 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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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 Wednesday 10th February 2021
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Wednesday 10th 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 Wednesday 10th 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 Wednesday 10th February 2021
2019/2020
Season
2018/2019
Season
10th February 6cm 6cm 8cm
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
Previous 7 days total 35cm 73cm 26cm
Previous 14 days total 80cm 74cm 54cm
November observed snowfall total - 8cm 7cm
December observed snowfall total 142cm 51cm 218cm
January observed snowfall total 146cm 88cm 145cm
February observed snowfall total 44cm 123cm 91cm
March observed snowfall total - 64cm 66cm
April observed snowfall total - 17cm 72cm
May observed snowfall total - - 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 332cm 351cm 599cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 10th 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]
44cm
[332cm]
- - -
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 Wednesday 10th February 2021
Zao Now reports from the same period last season
Zao Now archived reporting
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