Zao Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 16th March 2016

Zao Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:17am on Wednesday 16th March 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Overcast
Base temp:
0°C

Top temp:
-5°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None currently
wind condition
Light
Good
This report
Wednesday 16th March 2016, 9:17am
0cm
Tuesday 15th March 2016, 9:30am 1cm
Monday 14th March 2016, 9:03am 1cm
Sunday 13th March 2016, 8:15am 0cm
Saturday 12th March 2016, 10:17am 0cm
Friday 11th March 2016, 10:29am 1cm
Thursday 10th March 2016, 9:35am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 3cm
Last 14 reports (total): 9cm
Current month (March 2016) total: 42cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 454cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:17am on Wednesday 16th March 2016
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Good morning from Zao.

I was up on the slopes yesterday and it was pretty decent spring skiing, a few cm of fresh snow in places. Could do with a complete refresh of course, but I don't think we can hold too much hope for that at this stage of the season!

This morning while it's bright it's generally overcast with thin clouds. We might get some sunshine later.

And sunshine is expected for the whole day tomorrow as temperatures rise. Friday should see a peak in the temps for the moment - double digits? - before dropping a bit again from Sunday.

There is the chance of rain going into Saturday and perhaps a chance of some light snow at times as we get into early next week; don't expect anything significant though.

From 21st March (Monday), 'spring season' lift tickets will be available and here's how much they are:

4 hours - 3500 yen (500 yen cheaper than main season)
5 hours - 3700 yen (800 yen cheaper than main season)
1 day adult - 4100 yen (900 yen cheaper than main season)
1 day senior - 3800 yen (600 yen cheaper than main season)

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Information as of Wednesday 16th March 2016 (subject to change)

Lifts currently closed: Karamatsu pair, Ryuzan pair

Official snow depths:

Utopia: 85cm
Chuo: 130cm
Paradise: 110cm
Uwanodai: 55cm

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6 day Zao Onsen snow and weather forecast

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao Onsen is open as planned - see main report

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  2015/2016
*as of Wednesday 16th March 2016
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
Season
16th March 0cm 0cm 1cm
15th March 1cm 0cm 0cm
14th March 1cm 5cm 0cm
13th March 0cm 15cm 0cm
12th March 0cm 14cm 30cm
11th March 1cm 25cm -
10th March 0cm 3cm 25cm
Previous 7 days total 3cm 62cm 56cm
Previous 14 days total 9cm 66cm 82cm
November observed snowfall total 22cm 20cm 12cm
December observed snowfall total 96cm 281cm 179cm
January observed snowfall total 211cm 118cm 111cm
February observed snowfall total 83cm 181cm 166cm
March observed snowfall total 42cm 103cm 107cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm 4cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 454cm 703cm 579cm
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This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Zao Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
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  October November December January February March April May
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season - 22cm
[22cm]
96cm
[118cm]
211cm
[329cm]
83cm
[412cm]
42cm
[454cm]
- -
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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