Zao Now daily snow and weather - Monday 16th April 2012

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:37am on Monday 16th April 2012
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Archive report: Posted at 9:37am on Monday 16th April 2012
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It's another sunny morning in Zao with similar conditions as yesterday - a mild, spring day basically.

Lifts open now for the week are just the Ropeways, the Chuo No2 pair, the Utopia No2 pair and Kurohime quad - with more operating at the weekend and then over Golden Week. See below for more details.

I'm not sure when Zao Echoline road plans to re-open for the spring after a long winter close. It's usually late April but there has been a lot of snow this year. Having said that, I am sure they are keen to have it open for Golden Week. Anyway I'll let you know when we find out.

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Official snow depths (16th April 12)
Utopia - 190cm
Chuo - 190cm
Paradise - 190cm
Uwanodai - 100cm

Operating lifts (16th April 12)
Limited lifts now open - see below.

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Current planned lift operations at Zao, as of 16th April - subject to change:

Uwanodai Area
Sky Cable (open all year, but closed from 7th May for maintenance)

Chuo and Paradise Area
Zao Chuo Ropeway (closed for maintenance 9th-25th April except Saturdays and Sundays)
Chuo No1 pair lift (only 21st and 22nd April, 28th April until 6th May)
Chuo No2 pair lift (until 6th May)
Katakai triple lift (only 21st and 22nd April, 28th April until 6th May)
Paradise No1 pair lift (only 21st and 22nd April, 28th April until 6th May)

Yokokura and Utopia area
Zao Ropeway (open all year, closed for maintenance 7th-18th May)
Utopia No2 pair lift (dependent on snow but latest until 6th May)

Omori and Kurohime Area
Kurohime No1 quad (no fixed closing date, dependent on snow)

Archive report: Posted at 9:37am on Monday 16th April 2012
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao remains part open. See report for details.

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