Zao Now daily snow and weather - Friday 20th January 2012

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 10:01am on Friday 20th January 2012
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Archive report: Posted at 10:01am on Friday 20th January 2012
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Back to cloudy conditions here in Zao this morning. Visibility isn't that bad though as I can see the top of the mountain from the base here, though it is at times being covered by the moving clouds.

Colder as well this morning. It was -6 degrees when I got up earlier and should stay cold but it will be early next week before it gets back to normal cold levels for mid-winter. With the recent weather conditions the slopes are getting in need of some freshness - things were getting a bit crusty out there in places yesterday. More snow please! We might get a sprinkling later today after which looks like snow will be with us tomorrow night. Onegai shimasu!

Official snow depths (20th January 12)
Utopia - 170cm
Chuo - 165cm
Paradise - 165cm
Uwanodai - 130cm

Operating lifts (20th January 12)
All Ropeways (Skycable, Zao Chuo Ropeway, Zao Ropeway) operating.
All the runs at Zao are open.

Archive report: Posted at 10:01am on Friday 20th January 2012
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Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

All runs at Zao now open

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