Zao Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 11th April 2012

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:28am on Wednesday 11th April 2012
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Archive report: Posted at 9:28am on Wednesday 11th April 2012
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Stronger winds again this morning but not enough to bother the lifts as far as I can tell and right now cloudy conditions prevail... the rain that we have on the forecast is not falling just yet. Good visibility though and I can see the top of the resort from base, it's just a grey kind of day. There's hardly anyone out on the slopes as well and so the people out there will be having it almost to themselves.

It's going to warm up today, perhaps into double digits, and while tomorrow will be less warm the sun should be back with us. No snowfall on the weeks forecast - perhaps we have seen the last of fresh conditions?

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Official snow depths (11th April 12)
Utopia - 240cm
Chuo - 240cm
Paradise - 235cm
Uwanodai - 150cm

Operating lifts (9th April 12)
Limited lifts now open - see below.

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Current planned lift operations at Zao, as of 11th April - subject to change:

Uwanodai Area
Sky Cable (open all year, but closed from 7th May for maintenance)

Chuo and Paradise Area
Zao Chuo Ropeway (closed for maintenance 9th-25th April except Saturdays and Sundays)
Chuo No1 pair lift (until 6th May, but only Sat/Sun from 9th April until 27th April)
Chuo No2 pair lift (until 6th May)
Katakai triple lift (until 6th May, but only Sat/Sun from 9th April until 27th April)
Paradise No1 pair lift (until 6th May (but only Sat/Sun from 9th April until 27th April)

Yokokura and Utopia area
Zao Ropeway (open all year, closed for maintenance 7th-18th May)
Utopia No2 pair lift (dependent on snow but latest until 6th May)

Omori and Kurohime Area
Kurohime No1 quad (no fixed closing date, dependent on snow)

Archive report: Posted at 9:28am on Wednesday 11th April 2012
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao remains part open. See report for details.

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