Zao Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 22nd December 2011

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 10:31am on Thursday 22nd December 2011
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Archive report: Posted at 10:31am on Thursday 22nd December 2011
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After the fine conditions we had yesterday, the snow is back with us this morning. About 10cm I'd say and that seems to be echoed with the increase in snow depths shown below. So a nice fresh coating to play in this morning.

By my reckoning, all of the mountain is now skiable even though we have a few lifts still not operating. I would imagine they will get moving in time for the upcoming three-day Christmas weekend... starting tomorrow!

Snow clouds should be with us now right into next week. Doesn't look like we are going to see the sun much for a while. The forecast tells us to expect heavy snow from around Saturday into Monday. The kind of snowfall that will seriously move those snow depth numbers and put big smiles on our faces. And keep the snow moving guys and their machines pretty busy for a while.

I look forward to bringing you that kind of news.

Official snow depths (22nd Dec 11)
Utopia - 65cm
Chuo - 60cm
Paradise - 65cm
Uwanodai - 45cm

Operating lifts (22nd Dec '11)
All Ropeways (Skycable, Zao Chuo Ropeway, Zao Ropeway) and most lifts.
All of the runs at Zao are now accessible, with just a few lifts not yet moving.

Archive report: Posted at 10:31am on Thursday 22nd December 2011
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Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

All runs at Zao are now accessible and most lifts operating.

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