Zao Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 17th April 2021

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:39am on Saturday 17th April 2021
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Base temp:
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Last 7 reports (total): 0cm
Last 14 reports (total): 9cm
Current month (April 2021) total: 0cm
2020/2021 season so far total: 389cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:39am on Saturday 17th April 2021
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Hello from Zao.

As expected it is raining this morning.

We are down to just a few lifts scheduled to be operating now (as well as the Ropeways) but wind is going to be a factor over the weekend.

At the start of the day today, it looks like only the Chuo Number 2 and Sky Cable lifts are operating and only the main Chuo slope is open -- not that you'd want to be on it given the wind and rain.

It's not clear if the Utopia slope will be opening tomorrow. Although snow of up to 10cms may fall tomorrow, it is likely to be very windy.

From Monday things should be starting to calm down with settled clear skies due by Tuesday.

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The following areas remain at least part open (other areas now closed), subject to change:

- Chuo
- Utopia

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

- Summit area: 35cm
- Chuo area: 60cm
- Utopia area: 50cm
- Uwanodai area: -cm
- Omori: -cm

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Temperatures as of 8:20am

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Planned lift closing dates (subject to change):

Operating until 5th May:
- Chuo Number 1 pair
- Chuo Number 2 pair: 17th, 18th, 24th, 25th, 29th April, 1st-5th May
- Utopia Number 2 pair

Operating through the year (for sightseeing):
- Sky Cable
- Chuo Ropeway
- Zao Ropeway

* Other ski lifts are already closed for the season
* All dates subject to change depending on snow conditions

Archive report: Posted at 8:39am on Saturday 17th April 2021
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Limited operations this morning

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  2020/2021
*as of Saturday 17th April 2021
2019/2020
Season
2018/2019
Season
17th April 0cm 8cm 0cm
11th April 0cm - 20cm
9th April 0cm - 17cm
8th April 0cm - 0cm
5th April 0cm - 2cm
3rd April 0cm 0cm 5cm
31st March 0cm 0cm -
Previous 7 days total 0cm 17cm 44cm
Previous 14 days total 9cm 38cm 101cm
November observed snowfall total - 8cm 7cm
December observed snowfall total 142cm 51cm 218cm
January observed snowfall total 146cm 88cm 145cm
February observed snowfall total 90cm 123cm 91cm
March observed snowfall total 11cm 64cm 66cm
April observed snowfall total 0cm 17cm 72cm
May observed snowfall total - - 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 389cm 351cm 599cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 17th April 2021
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the Zao Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
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  October November December January February March April May
2020/2021 season - - 142cm
[142cm]
146cm
[288cm]
90cm
[378cm]
11cm
[389cm]
0cm
[389cm]
-
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
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