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

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 5:42pm on Wednesday 11th January 2012
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Archive report: Posted at 5:42pm on Wednesday 11th January 2012
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The day has gone so fast... sorry for the evening report today.

We were greeted to about 15cm or so of fresh snowfall in the village this morning as well as cold temperatures but just a cloudy start. I woke to the sound of the machines out there moving snow from the roads - always a good way to start the day!

It has generally been a cloudy day here with snow on the mountain from time to time but not heavy snow and visibility has remained fair, though less good in upper areas. It has been a very cold day though and basically seems to have got colder as the day went on. Tonight looks like it will be one of the coldest of the year so far I think. In the daytime tomorrow we may see some less cloud than today but after that snow clouds are forecast to move back into the Zao area on Friday.

Hopefully that will mean more fresh snow just in time for the weekend.

Official snow depths (11th January 12)
Utopia - 155cm
Chuo - 150cm
Paradise - 155cm
Uwanodai - 120cm

Operating lifts (10th January 12)
All Ropeways (Skycable, Zao Chuo Ropeway, Zao Ropeway) operating.
All the runs at Zao are open.

Archive report: Posted at 5:42pm on Wednesday 11th January 2012
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Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

All runs at Zao now open

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