Zao Now daily snow and weather - Monday 23rd December 2019

Zao Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:41am on Monday 23rd December 2019
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloud, fog and...
Base temp:
-1°C

Top temp:
-5°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow
wind condition
Light westerly
visibility condition
Poor
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This report
Monday 23rd December 2019, 8:41am
3cm
Sunday 22nd December 2019, 7:18am 0cm
Saturday 21st December 2019, 9:15am 3cm
Friday 20th December 2019, 8:43am 0cm
Thursday 19th December 2019, 9:54am 0cm
Wednesday 18th December 2019, 8:29am 0cm
Tuesday 17th December 2019, 7:46am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 6cm
Last 14 reports (total): 12cm
Current month (December 2019) total: 42cm
2019/2020 season so far total: 50cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:41am on Monday 23rd December 2019
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Good morning from Zao.

Poor visibility this morning but that's all good because it is snowing. It might not las long today but there is more snowfall forecast for tonight and then again later in the week.

Currently it looks like Christmas Day is going to be clearer with sunshine and slightly warmer conditions - but not mild like it was a week or two back. Keep cold please.

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Zao Onsen 6-day forecast, updated multiple times daily

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Lifts operating:

- Mikaeri pair
- Chuo Number 1 pair AB
- Utopia Number 2 pair lift
- Onsen Number 1 pair
- Zao Chuo Ropeway / Zao Ropeway / Sky Cable

Ski course areas open:

- Chuo (part)
- Utopia
- Uwanodai (part)

Official snow depths (as reported by resort):

- Summit area: 25cm
- Paradise area: 20cm
- Chuo area: 40cm
- Utopia area: 30cm
- Uwanodai area: 20cm
- Oomori area: 5cm

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Night time operations:

Nighta in the Uwanodai area is scheduled daily from 28th December 2019 until 1st March 2020 and then 7th, 14th, 20th and 21st March 2020. 5:00pm until 9:00pm.

Nighta in the Yokokura area is scheduled for New Year (28th December 2019 until 5th January 2020); and also on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays between 10th January and 7th March 2020. 5:00pm until 9:00pm.

The Zao Ropeway opens in the evenings on the below dates for 'Light Up' sightseeing purposes - to go and see the Juhyo monsters (not for skiing or boarding) on the following dates:

December 2019: 28th, 29th, 30th, 31st
January 2020: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 10th-12th, 17th-19th, 24th-27th, 29h-31st
February 2020: all days apart from Tuesdays

There is an extra charge for this night time Ropeway operation.

Archive report: Posted at 8:41am on Monday 23rd December 2019
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao Onsen is part 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 Monday 23rd December 2019
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Monday 23rd December 2019
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Zao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 23rd December 2019
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)
  2019/2020
*as of Monday 23rd December 2019
2018/2019
Season
2017/2018
Season
23rd December 3cm 0cm 0cm
22nd December 0cm 0cm 0cm
21st December 3cm 0cm 0cm
20th December 0cm 32cm 2cm
19th December 0cm 12cm 9cm
18th December 0cm 17cm 2cm
17th December 0cm 0cm 23cm
Previous 7 days total 6cm 61cm 36cm
Previous 14 days total 12cm 93cm 87cm
November observed snowfall total 8cm 7cm 66cm
December observed snowfall total 42cm 218cm 193cm
January observed snowfall total - 145cm 275cm
February observed snowfall total - 91cm 195cm
March observed snowfall total - 66cm 24cm
April observed snowfall total - 72cm 12cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 50cm 599cm 765cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 23rd December 2019
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
2019/2020 season - 8cm
[8cm]
42cm
[50cm]
- - - - -
2018/2019 season - 7cm
[7cm]
218cm
[225cm]
145cm
[370cm]
91cm
[461cm]
66cm
[527cm]
72cm
[599cm]
0cm
[599cm]
2017/2018 season - 66cm
[66cm]
193cm
[259cm]
275cm
[534cm]
195cm
[729cm]
24cm
[753cm]
12cm
[765cm]
0cm
[765cm]
2016/2017 season - 11cm
[11cm]
98cm
[109cm]
241cm
[350cm]
105cm
[455cm]
65cm
[520cm]
0cm
[520cm]
0cm
[520cm]
2015/2016 season - 22cm
[22cm]
96cm
[118cm]
211cm
[329cm]
83cm
[412cm]
45cm
[457cm]
3cm
[460cm]
-
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]
  October November December January February March April May
Zao Now reports before Monday 23rd December 2019
Zao Now reports from the same period last season
Zao Now archived reporting
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