Zao Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 19th December 2018

Zao Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Zao Onsen region, Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:44am on Wednesday 19th December 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloudy
Base temp:
-1°C

Top temp:
-7°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow
wind condition
Light
visibility condition
Varied - limited higher up
This report
Wednesday 19th December 2018, 8:44am
12cm
Tuesday 18th December 2018, 9:05am 17cm
Monday 17th December 2018, 9:07am 0cm
Sunday 16th December 2018, 8:44am 0cm
Saturday 15th December 2018, 9:49am 4cm
Friday 14th December 2018, 9:14am 12cm
Thursday 13th December 2018, 9:10am 2cm
Last 7 reports (total): 47cm
Last 14 reports (total): 79cm
Current month (December 2018) total: 81cm
2018/2019 season so far total: 88cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:44am on Wednesday 19th December 2018
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Good morning from Zao.

Another 10+cm of fresh snow this morning to report. And hopefully there might be more in my report tomorrow as well, because after that there's a spell of milder temps due as we get into the coming weekend.

Might we see more lifts and courses open from Friday, when the 'regular season' lift ticket prices kick in?

It would be nice.

No specific news on that front for the moment, let's see...

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Lifts and course info:

- Chuo Number 1
- Chuo Number 2
- Mikaeri pair
- Onsen Number 1 pair
- Utopia Number 2 pair

- Zao Ropeway
- Zao Chuo Ropeway
- Sky Cable

* Chuo area part open
* Utopia area part open
* Uwanodai area part open

Official snow depths (as reported by resort):

- Summit area: 25cm
- Paradise area: 35cm
- Chuo area: 50cm
- Utopia area: 50cm
- Uwanodai area: 35cm
- Oomori area: 25cm

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Floodlit night skiing is planned as follows:

In the Uwanodai area:
Daily from Saturday 22nd December 2018 until 3rd March 2019
Friday 8th March until Sunday 10th March 2019
Saturday 16th March 2019

In the Yokokura area:
Daily from Saturday 22nd December 2018 until Sunday 6th January 2019
Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 11th January and 10th March 2019

Night time 'light up' sightseeing ropeway is planned for the following dates:

December 2018: 22nd-23rd, 29th-31st
January 2019: 1st-2nd, 4th-6th, 11th-13th, 18th-20th, 25th-27th
February 2019: every day apart from every Tuesday
March 2019: 1st-3rd

Archive report: Posted at 8:44am on Wednesday 19th December 2018
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

See above for current operation details

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Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent Zao Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 19th December 2018
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Wednesday 19th December 2018
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Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 19th December 2018
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Zao Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  2018/2019
*as of Wednesday 19th December 2018
2017/2018
Season
2016/2017
Season
19th December 12cm 9cm 0cm
18th December 17cm 2cm 1cm
17th December 0cm 23cm 17cm
16th December 0cm 0cm 2cm
15th December 4cm 0cm 14cm
14th December 12cm 9cm 11cm
13th December 2cm 18cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 47cm 61cm 45cm
Previous 14 days total 79cm 98cm 77cm
November observed snowfall total 7cm 66cm 11cm
December observed snowfall total 81cm 193cm 98cm
January observed snowfall total - 275cm 241cm
February observed snowfall total - 195cm 105cm
March observed snowfall total - 24cm 65cm
April observed snowfall total - 12cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 88cm 765cm 520cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 19th December 2018
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded 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
2019/2020 season - - - - - - - -
2018/2019 season - 7cm
[7cm]
81cm
[88cm]
- - - - -
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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