Zao Now daily snow and weather - Tuesday 20th December 2011

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 5:08pm on Tuesday 20th December 2011
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Archive report: Posted at 5:08pm on Tuesday 20th December 2011
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Well, we really are seemingly getting stuck into winter mode now. Another 20cm or so I would estimate overnight and a bit more since then as well. The base on the slopes will be building up nicely. The official numbers below don't seem to have changed but let me tell you, there WAS 20cm this morning! ;)

There hasn't been much of a wind today but very cold and even down to -10 degrees in the village early this morning. If you're like me and not the best at getting up anyway, imagine getting up in those cold conditions.... there is good incentive though as the snow conditions on the mountain are really good, especially up top.

Right now, early evening, light snow is falling but things are calm and it has cleared up somewhat. Tomorrow we might see clearer conditions but after that we are back to the snow clouds and it looks like heavy snow is still forecast for Friday and into the weekend.

Official snow depths (20th Dec 11)

Utopia - 50cm
Chuo - 55cm
Paradise - 50cm
Uwanodai - 25cm

Operating lifts (20th Dec '11)
All Ropeways (Skycable, Zao Chuo Ropeway, Zao Ropeway) and most lifts.
Almost all of Zao is now open.

Archive report: Posted at 5:08pm on Tuesday 20th December 2011
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Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Most of Zao is now open.

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