Zao Now daily snow and weather - Friday 14th February 2020

Zao Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:13am on Friday 14th February 2020
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloudy
Base temp:
3°C

Top temp:
-1°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
-
wind condition
NW
visibility condition
Limited up top
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Friday 14th February 2020, 8:13am
0cm
Thursday 13th February 2020, 8:28am 0cm
Wednesday 12th February 2020, 8:57am 0cm
Tuesday 11th February 2020, 10:01am 8cm
Monday 10th February 2020, 8:59am 6cm
Sunday 9th February 2020, 8:07am 14cm
Saturday 8th February 2020, 11:53am 4cm
Last 7 reports (total): 32cm
Last 14 reports (total): 81cm
Current month (February 2020) total: 81cm
2019/2020 season so far total: 228cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:13am on Friday 14th February 2020
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Morning from Zao.

Actually, I am not in Zao - I needed to be away - but have just spoken to someone who is and going off official information as well.

The resort is reporting cloudy conditions. Looks like limited visibility up on the mountain.

For the weekend we are expecting sun tomorrow with the chance of rain on Sunday. Next chance of fresh snow remains later on Monday... we will certainly be in need of a fresh layer.

The Light Up night time operations had to be cancelled yesterday due to strong winds and unfortunately it looks like it has been cancelled from today until (at least) Sunday too due to the poor conditions of the ice monsters. :(

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All lifts are now normally operating apart from the following:

- Zao Paradise Number 3 pair
- Diamond Number 1 pair
- Astraea Number 3 pair
- Yokokura Number 2 pair
- Karamatsu pair

- All courses are now mostly open; some restricted areas

Official snow depths (as reported by resort):

- Summit area: 90cm
- Paradise area: 100cm
- Chuo area: 110cm
- Utopia area: 90cm
- Uwanodai area: 60cm
- Oomori area: 35cm

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Night time operations:

Subject to change. Please check with the resort!

Nighta in the Uwanodai area is scheduled daily until 1st March 2020 and then 7th, 14th, 20th and 21st March 2020. 5:00pm until 9:00pm.

Nighta in the Yokokura area is scheduled for Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through 7th March 2020. 5:00pm until 9:00pm.

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:

February 2020: all days apart from Tuesdays, subject to conditions.

Note: there is an extra charge for this night time Ropeway operation.

Archive report: Posted at 8:13am on Friday 14th February 2020
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao Onsen is open

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Zao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent Zao Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 14th February 2020
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Friday 14th February 2020
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Zao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent season comparisons
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This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the Zao Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
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  2019/2020
*as of Friday 14th February 2020
2018/2019
Season
2017/2018
Season
14th February 0cm 12cm 16cm
13th February 0cm 12cm 30cm
12th February 0cm 14cm 42cm
11th February 8cm 2cm 2cm
10th February 6cm 8cm -
9th February 14cm - 2cm
8th February 4cm - 10cm
Previous 7 days total 32cm 48cm 105cm
Previous 14 days total 81cm 69cm 118cm
November observed snowfall total 8cm 7cm 66cm
December observed snowfall total 51cm 218cm 193cm
January observed snowfall total 88cm 145cm 275cm
February observed snowfall total 81cm 91cm 195cm
March observed snowfall total - 66cm 24cm
April observed snowfall total - 72cm 12cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 228cm 599cm 765cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 14th February 2020
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
2019/2020 season - 8cm
[8cm]
51cm
[59cm]
88cm
[147cm]
81cm
[228cm]
- - -
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
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