Zao Now daily snow and weather - Friday 23rd December 2011

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 11:56am on Friday 23rd December 2011
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Archive report: Posted at 11:56am on Friday 23rd December 2011
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Morning from Zao. A national holiday in Japan and in the run up to Christmas weekend things are busier than a usual Frdiay this morning. In fact, really quite busy from what I can see perhaps as other resorts don't have as much snow and so Zao is the place to be!

Good news to bring as well with 20cm or so of fresh snow again this morning in Zao village. Don't worry about the official now changing - the fresh snow IS there! A very cold -9 degrees earlier on and it is still well below zero now. Not much of a wind but light snow continues to fall. Clouds are covering the upper half of the resort but lower down visibility is generally ok.

Still a few lifts not moving but all courses are open and with the new snow over the last few days conditions are good - and things sticking out of the snow are gradually getting less. There may be some baby snow/ice juhyo monsters being formed up at the top of the resort there as well.

Nighta is planned to open this evening on the Yokokura slope with nighta starting from tomorrow over at the Uwanodai area.

Snow still forecast to fall right through into next week and very heavy at times especially perhaps later on tomorrow into Sunday.

Official snow depths (23rd Dec 11)
Utopia - 65cm
Chuo - 60cm
Paradise - 65cm
Uwanodai - 45cm

Operating lifts (23rd 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 11:56am on Friday 23rd 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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