Zao Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 23rd February 2020

Zao Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:22am on Sunday 23rd February 2020
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Snow, wind
Base temp:
-1°C

Top temp:
-7°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Moderate snow
wind condition
Strong westerly
visibility condition
Limited-poor
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This report
Sunday 23rd February 2020, 9:22am
4cm
Saturday 22nd February 2020, 10:10am 0cm
Friday 21st February 2020, 8:24am 0cm
Thursday 20th February 2020, 9:55am 1cm
Wednesday 19th February 2020, 7:18am 8cm
Tuesday 18th February 2020, 9:20am 4cm
Monday 17th February 2020, 10:15am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 17cm
Last 14 reports (total): 31cm
Current month (February 2020) total: 98cm
2019/2020 season so far total: 245cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:22am on Sunday 23rd February 2020
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Morning from Zao.

Unfortunately we had some rain yesterday in the afternoon and it was indeed a very mild day.

But anyway, the happier news is that this morning we have snowy and windy conditions.

The top section of Zao Ropeway, Kurohime and Omori quad lifts are on hold early morning due to the wind. I wouldn't be surprised if more we on hold, but that's what is currently on the official site.

Many of the official snow depth numbers have also been upped a bit so it sounds like there is a layer of fresh covering the mountain this morning which is a relief. More expected today and there's more lined up in the coming week too, so I'm feeling quite positive about it and crossing all fingers!

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Official snow depths (as reported by resort):

- Summit area: 90cm
- Paradise area: 100cm
- Chuo area: 115cm
- Utopia area: 100cm
- Uwanodai area: 50cm
- Oomori area: 45cm

All lifts are now normally operating apart from the following:

- Zao Paradise Number 3 pair
- Diamond Number 1 pair
- Astraea Number 3 pair
- Yokokura Number 2 pair

- All courses are now mostly open; some restricted areas

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Night time operations:

** Subject to change. Please check with the resort! **

Nighta in the Uwanodai area is scheduled daily 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 Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through 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 upcoming dates:

February 2020: all days apart from Tuesdays, subject to conditions.

Note: there is an extra charge for this night time Ropeway operation.

Archive report: Posted at 9:22am on Sunday 23rd February 2020
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao Onsen is open - some lifts affected by weather conditions this morning

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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 23rd February 2020
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Sunday 23rd February 2020
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Zao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 23rd February 2020
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the Zao Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
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  2019/2020
*as of Sunday 23rd February 2020
2018/2019
Season
2017/2018
Season
23rd February 4cm 3cm 0cm
22nd February 0cm - 0cm
21st February 0cm - 11cm
20th February 1cm 0cm 0cm
19th February 8cm 4cm 1cm
18th February 4cm 17cm 4cm
17th February 0cm - 15cm
Previous 7 days total 17cm 48cm 31cm
Previous 14 days total 31cm 72cm 165cm
November observed snowfall total 8cm 7cm 66cm
December observed snowfall total 51cm 218cm 193cm
January observed snowfall total 88cm 145cm 275cm
February observed snowfall total 98cm 91cm 195cm
March observed snowfall total - 66cm 24cm
April observed snowfall total - 72cm 12cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 245cm 599cm 765cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 23rd February 2020
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]
51cm
[59cm]
88cm
[147cm]
98cm
[245cm]
- - -
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
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