Zao Now daily snow and weather - Monday 21st December 2015

Zao Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:37am on Monday 21st December 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloudy
Base temp:
3°C

Top temp:
-1°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Calm
Fair
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Monday 21st December 2015, 9:37am
0cm
Sunday 20th December 2015, 9:02am 0cm
Saturday 19th December 2015, 9:46am 4cm
Friday 18th December 2015, 9:33am 10cm
Thursday 17th December 2015, 9:07am 2cm
Wednesday 16th December 2015, 8:55am 0cm
Tuesday 15th December 2015, 9:41am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 16cm
Last 14 reports (total): 16cm
Current month (December 2015) total: 59cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 81cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:37am on Monday 21st December 2015
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

A cloudy Monday morning in Zao.

No new snow to report to you, a mild 3 degrees and no noticeable wind.

We're still expecting decent snowfall at the end of the week and into Saturday. Let's hope it lives up to the promise.

In the meantime currently skiable areas on the mountain remain (parts of) the Uwanodai, Chuo, Paradise, Shobunuma and Utopia areas of the resort.

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Lifts that are currently operating at Zao Onsen (subject to change):

- Sky Cable (gondola)
- Zao Chuo Ropeway
- Zao Ropeway
- Onsen Number 1 pair
- Mikaeri pair
- Chuo Number 1 pair AB
- Chuo Number 1 pair AB
- Katakai triple
- Zao Paradise pair AB
- Shobunuma Number 1 triple
- Shobunuma Number 2 pair
- Utopia Number 2 pair

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Official snow depths (Monday 21st December 15):

Utopia: 25cm
Chuo: 50cm
Paradise: 30cm
Uwanodai: 15cm

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6 day Zao Onsen snow and weather forecast

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Limited operations on the mountain still as we wait for more snow to fully open

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  2015/2016
*as of Monday 21st December 2015
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
Season
21st December 0cm 1cm 1cm
20th December 0cm 0cm 25cm
19th December 4cm 0cm 0cm
18th December 10cm 40cm 0cm
17th December 2cm 20cm 0cm
16th December 0cm 0cm 20cm
15th December 0cm 10cm 20cm
Previous 7 days total 16cm 71cm 66cm
Previous 14 days total 16cm 90cm 152cm
November observed snowfall total 22cm 20cm 12cm
December observed snowfall total 59cm 281cm 179cm
January observed snowfall total - 118cm 111cm
February observed snowfall total - 181cm 166cm
March observed snowfall total - 103cm 107cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm 4cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 81cm 703cm 579cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
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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 - - - - - - - -
2019/2020 season - - - - - - - -
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season - 22cm
[22cm]
59cm
[81cm]
- - - - -
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]
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