Zao Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 13th December 2018

Zao Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Zao Onsen region, Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:10am on Thursday 13th December 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Snow clouds
Base temp:
-1°C

Top temp:
-8°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow
wind condition
Light
visibility condition
Poor
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This report
Thursday 13th December 2018, 9:10am
2cm
Wednesday 12th December 2018, 9:20am 11cm
Tuesday 11th December 2018, 8:59am 0cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 34cm
Last 14 reports (total): 43cm
Current month (December 2018) total: 36cm
2018/2019 season so far total: 43cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:10am on Thursday 13th December 2018
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Morning from Zao.

Snow clouds are over us and light snow is falling. It's good that snow is falling of course and there's more on the forecast, but can someone flip the switch to heavy snow setting please?

The resort itself is reporting 5cm of fresh and pretty poor visibility on the upper Chuo area that is open.

So limited but we are hopeful for decent snow over the coming days.

Zao will open more as soon as there is enough snow.

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Lifts and course info:

- Chuo Number 1
- Mikaeri pair

- Zao Ropeway
- Zao Chuo Ropeway
- Sky Cable

- Chuo course part open

Official snow depths (as reported by resort):

- Summit area: 5cm (Zao folk, update this info please!)
- Paradise area: 25cm
- Chuo area: 40cm
- Utopia area: 30cm
- Uwanodai area: 20cm
- Oomori area: 20cm

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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 9:10am on Thursday 13th December 2018
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao is part open - see above

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Zao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent Zao Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 13th December 2018
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Thursday 13th December 2018
(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 Thursday 13th December 2018
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)
  2018/2019
*as of Thursday 13th December 2018
2017/2018
Season
2016/2017
Season
13th December 2cm 18cm 0cm
12th December 11cm 23cm 13cm
11th December 0cm 0cm 5cm
10th December 3cm 1cm 2cm
9th December 16cm 2cm 0cm
8th December 2cm 7cm 9cm
7th December 0cm 2cm 3cm
Previous 7 days total 34cm 53cm 32cm
Previous 14 days total 43cm 59cm 42cm
November observed snowfall total 7cm 66cm 11cm
December observed snowfall total 36cm 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 43cm 765cm 520cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 13th December 2018
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 - - - - - - - -
2019/2020 season - - - - - - - -
2018/2019 season - 7cm
[7cm]
36cm
[43cm]
- - - - -
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 Thursday 13th December 2018
Zao Now reports from the same period last season
Zao Now archived reporting
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