Zao Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 15th January 2011

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 10:46am on Saturday 15th January 2011
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Archive report: Posted at 10:46am on Saturday 15th January 2011
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There was snow on and off at times yesterday but generally a fine day to be out there. Overnight was have received another 15cm or so of fresh snow. At the moment it is around -5 degrees in the village but up top I have heard the thermometer was giving us a reading of -14 degrees.

Earlier on visibility was poor and some strong winds were blowing the snow about up top so conditions were quite wild, but it has calmed down somewhat now and I can actually see the top of the mountain now as the clouds clear and there is a fair bit of blue sky on show. Some good views out there right now for the weekend crowds... although actually the runs don't generall seem too busy at the moment (the Ropeways will always be fairly busy on a weekend mid-season).

Snow is actually forecast for the day and for the coming days as well with clearer conditions every so often between the snow. Regular topups sounds good to me.

The Zao Ropeway will be operating tonight to take people up the mountain to say hi to the Snow Monsters.

Archive report: Posted at 10:46am on Saturday 15th January 2011
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