Zao Now daily snow and weather - Monday 15th February 2021

Zao Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 11:00am on Monday 15th February 2021
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Rain
Base temp:
6°C

Top temp:
2°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Rain
wind condition
Light
visibility condition
Clear
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This report
Monday 15th February 2021, 11:00am
0cm
Sunday 14th February 2021, 11:09am 0cm
Saturday 13th February 2021, 10:31am 0cm
Friday 12th February 2021, 11:30am 0cm
Thursday 11th February 2021, 9:15am 4cm
Wednesday 10th February 2021, 10:01am 6cm
Tuesday 9th February 2021, 9:58am 9cm
Last 7 reports (total): 19cm
Last 14 reports (total): 48cm
Current month (February 2021) total: 48cm
2020/2021 season so far total: 336cm

Archive report: Posted at 11:00am on Monday 15th February 2021
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

And it's raining, jolly warm at 6C at base and generally miserable. However, there are people still out there - ganbatte!

Yesterday, I think I would have traded the sunny skies as the snow was ghastly and I gave up after only an hour late morning.

We are expecting very heavy snow later today with high winds going into tomorrow and again, heavy snow tomorrow evening with snow continuing throughout the week to end with, what looks to be a very good weekend accompanied by temperatures not as severe as anticipated during the week, albeit it seems that the wind will still be with us.

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All lifts scheduled to be operating apart from:

- Onsen Zao Kokutai pair
- Ryuzan pair
- Karamatsu pair
- Paradise Number 3 pair

All areas open apart from:

- Ryuzan
- Kotan

Official snow depths (as reported by the ski area):

- Summit area: 155cm
- Paradise area: 165cm
- Chuo area: 165cm
- Utopia area: 170cm
- Uwanodai area: 130cm
- Omori area: 110cm
- Kurohime: 170cm


Floodlit night skiing:

Uwanodai area:

- Daily until 6th March 2021
- 13th, 19th, 20th March 2021

Yokokura area:

- Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays until 6th March 2021

'Light Up' Ropeway operations:

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:

- Every day in February 2021 except Tuesdays

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

Archive report: Posted at 11:00am on Monday 15th February 2021
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 Monday 15th February 2021
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Monday 15th February 2021
(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 Monday 15th February 2021
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)
  2020/2021
*as of Monday 15th February 2021
2019/2020
Season
2018/2019
Season
15th February 0cm 0cm -
14th February 0cm 0cm 12cm
13th February 0cm 0cm 12cm
12th February 0cm 0cm 14cm
11th February 4cm 8cm 2cm
10th February 6cm 6cm 8cm
9th February 9cm 14cm -
Previous 7 days total 19cm 28cm 48cm
Previous 14 days total 48cm 81cm 69cm
November observed snowfall total - 8cm 7cm
December observed snowfall total 142cm 51cm 218cm
January observed snowfall total 146cm 88cm 145cm
February observed snowfall total 48cm 123cm 91cm
March observed snowfall total - 64cm 66cm
April observed snowfall total - 17cm 72cm
May observed snowfall total - - 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 336cm 351cm 599cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 15th February 2021
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 - - 142cm
[142cm]
146cm
[288cm]
48cm
[336cm]
- - -
2019/2020 season - 8cm
[8cm]
51cm
[59cm]
88cm
[147cm]
123cm
[270cm]
64cm
[334cm]
17cm
[351cm]
-
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
Zao Now reports before Monday 15th February 2021
Zao Now reports from the same period last season
Zao Now archived reporting
View previous reports posted to Zao Now by clicking on the month