Zao Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 22nd February 2015

Zao Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Zao Onsen region, Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:30am on Sunday 22nd February 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Fine, thin cloud
Base temp:
3°C

Top temp:
-1°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
-
wind condition
Light
Very good
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This report
Sunday 22nd February 2015, 9:30am
0cm
Saturday 21st February 2015, 12:46pm 15cm
Friday 20th February 2015, 10:01am 1cm
Thursday 19th February 2015, 9:10am 15cm
Wednesday 18th February 2015, 9:17am 0cm
Tuesday 17th February 2015, 9:01am 0cm
Monday 16th February 2015, 9:20am 2cm
Last 7 reports (total): 33cm
Last 14 reports (total): 112cm
Current month (February 2015) total: 144cm
2014/2015 season so far total: 563cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:30am on Sunday 22nd February 2015
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Beautiful day yesterday... and busy too.

Some of the queues for some lifts - Ropeway in particular to the top - were pretty huge. Remember, if you arrive by car I recommend you start the day over by the Kurohime lifts, they're fast and not usually as busy as the ones near the village. That doesn't solve the top Gondola problem but still.

Stunner of a day though.

It's another warm start to the day today. Bit more thin cloud around but still bright and sunny. Will we get some rain later? Forecast still says so.

With an eye on the forecast, snow is due back later in the coming week. Hopefully it will get colder before then.

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Official snow depths (Sunday 22nd February 15):

Utopia: 245cm
Chuo: 210cm
Paradise: 220cm
Uwanodai: 160cm

Zao Onsen is fully open (* note that the Karamatsu pair lift is closed on weekdays).

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Night skiing operations at Zao this season

Uwanodai area:
Daily until 22nd March

Yokokura area:
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from until 15th March

Open times from 5pm until 9pm.

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Juhyo 'Ice Monsters' Light Up night time ropeway operations

Every evening now until 28th February

Operating from 5pm until 9pm; last ropeway up at 7:50pm.
In the event of poor weather conditions, operations are sometimes cancelled.

Archive report: Posted at 9:30am on Sunday 22nd February 2015
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao Onsen is open

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Zao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent Zao Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 22nd February 2015
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Sunday 22nd February 2015
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
Zao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 22nd February 2015
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the Zao Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  2014/2015
*as of Sunday 22nd February 2015
2013/2014
Season
2012/2013
Season
22nd February 0cm 0cm 1cm
21st February 15cm 0cm 15cm
20th February 1cm 0cm 2cm
19th February 15cm 0cm 1cm
18th February 0cm 5cm 1cm
17th February 0cm 3cm 1cm
16th February 2cm 50cm 15cm
Previous 7 days total 33cm 58cm 36cm
Previous 14 days total 112cm 148cm 79cm
November observed snowfall total 20cm 12cm 3cm
December observed snowfall total 281cm 179cm 150cm
January observed snowfall total 118cm 111cm 243cm
February observed snowfall total 144cm 166cm 218cm
March observed snowfall total - 107cm 21cm
April observed snowfall total - 4cm 22cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 563cm 579cm 657cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 22nd February 2015
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the Zao Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  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 - - - - - - - -
2014/2015 season - 20cm
[20cm]
281cm
[301cm]
118cm
[419cm]
144cm
[563cm]
- - -
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]
  October November December January February March April May
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