Zao Now daily snow and weather - Tuesday 20th March 2012

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 11:07am on Tuesday 20th March 2012
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Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloud, light snow up top
Base temp:
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Top temp:
0°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
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wind condition
Slight-moderate wind
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Archive report: Posted at 11:07am on Tuesday 20th March 2012
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A snowy start to the day in Zao. I have a bit more snowfall to report, perhaps 2-3cm in village and hopefully a bit more than that out on the upper slopes, and a cold start to the day. Poor visibility on the mountain as well with only the lower parts of the slopes seen from the village and the upper areas all covered in cloud.

It was around -4 degrees earlier on this morning and I doubt that it is going to be rising much and will stay cold.

Taking a look at the forecast we can expect clearer conditions tomorrow and Thursday perhaps, but a return to snowy conditions from Friday and actually into next week with the potential for a decent snowfall. Which would be very nice.

Like I said yesterday, it's officially spring ski time from tomorrow with those cheaper lift ticket prices. Still a long way to go though. Let's hope the snow holds up good for us.

National holiday today and so busier than a normal Tuesday but not at weekend levels.

Official snow depths (20th March 12)
Utopia - 260cm
Chuo - 220cm
Paradise - 240cm
Uwanodai - 170cm

Operating lifts (20th March 12)
All Ropeways (Skycable, Zao Chuo Ropeway, Zao Ropeway) operating.
All the runs at Zao due to be open.

Archive report: Posted at 11:07am on Tuesday 20th March 2012
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Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao is open as normal

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