Zao Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 25th January 2012

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:44am on Wednesday 25th January 2012
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Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloud, light snow
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0°C

Top temp:
0°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
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wind condition
Light wind
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Archive report: Posted at 9:44am on Wednesday 25th January 2012
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It is another cold and cloudy morning here in Zao and I have perhaps about 5-6cm of snow to report. Light snow is apparently falling higher up but here in the village as I write this -- just cloudy. There is just a light wind and fair visibility on the mountain, although everything looks a shade of grey/silver/white this morning and not a lot of contrast.

The latest forecast tells us that snow should set in tonight and be with us (perhaps on and off) basically into next week along with cold mid-winter temperatures.

Wrap up well! If you are coming for the weekeend you should be rewarded with some great conditions and the 'Juhyo' Ice Monsters are looking good as well now.

The Ropeway/Gondola to the top of the resort are operating every evening now until the end of February. At the top you can get some fantastic views of floodlit 'Juhyo' which makes for a unique experience. Please note that you need to buy a seperate ticket to make use of this service - the ski lift ticket or nighta tickets for skiing are ot valid.

Official snow depths (25th January 12)
Utopia - 180cm
Chuo - 170cm
Paradise - 180cm
Uwanodai - 135cm

Operating lifts (25th January 12)
All Ropeways (Skycable, Zao Chuo Ropeway, Zao Ropeway) operating.
All the runs at Zao are open.

Archive report: Posted at 9:44am on Wednesday 25th January 2012
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Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

All runs at Zao now open

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