Zao Now daily snow and weather - Friday 11th December 2015

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:02am on Friday 11th December 2015
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Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
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Base temp:
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Top temp:
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Friday 11th December 2015, 9:02am
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Thursday 10th December 2015, 9:39am 0cm
Wednesday 9th December 2015, 9:20am 0cm
Tuesday 8th December 2015, 8:55am 0cm
Monday 7th December 2015, 8:38am 0cm
Sunday 6th December 2015, 11:40am 3cm
Saturday 5th December 2015, 9:11am 20cm
Last 7 reports (total): 23cm
Last 14 reports (total): 65cm
Current month (December 2015) total: 43cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 65cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:02am on Friday 11th December 2015
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

It's warm and it's raining here in Zao. From what I can see, we are not alone with those conditions.

Not doing the snow any favours of course so we can just hope for damage limitation and a return to colder conditions and fresh snowfall.

The Onsen Number 1 pair lift is not moving now leaving us with the two lifts (other than the ropeways).

The areas of Zao Onsen that are open at the moment are part of the Chuo and Utopia areas of the resort.

We're basically just waiting for more snow to have more open up.

Lifts that are currently operating:

- Sky Cable (gondola)
- Zao Chuo Ropeway
- Zao Ropeway
- Chuo Number 1 pair AB
- Utopia Number 2 pair

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Official snow depths (Friday 11th December 15):

Utopia: 40cm
Chuo: 60cm
Paradise: -cm
Uwanodai: 20cm

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6 day Zao Onsen snow and weather forecast

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Limited as we wait for more snowfall

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  2015/2016
*as of Friday 11th December 2015
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
Season
11th December 0cm 5cm 1cm
10th December 0cm 0cm 0cm
9th December 0cm 0cm 0cm
8th December 0cm 0cm 20cm
7th December 0cm 15cm 2cm
6th December 3cm 4cm 0cm
5th December 20cm 4cm -
Previous 7 days total 23cm 28cm 23cm
Previous 14 days total 65cm 168cm 35cm
November observed snowfall total 22cm 20cm 12cm
December observed snowfall total 43cm 281cm 179cm
January observed snowfall total - 118cm 111cm
February observed snowfall total - 181cm 166cm
March observed snowfall total - 103cm 107cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm 4cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 65cm 703cm 579cm
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  October November December January February March April May
2021/2022 season - - - - - - - -
2020/2021 season - - - - - - - -
2019/2020 season - - - - - - - -
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season - 22cm
[22cm]
43cm
[65cm]
- - - - -
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]
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