Zao Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 26th January 2012

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 2:39pm on Thursday 26th January 2012
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloud, light snow
Base temp:
0°C

Top temp:
0°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
-
wind condition
Moderate wind
Fair > poor
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Archive report: Posted at 2:39pm on Thursday 26th January 2012
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Snow storm! This morning it was quite wild out there early on with strong winds and snow falling - or more like being blown about. In the end just a few cm or so really but more in places. It was a very cold -11 degrees and down to around -16 degrees up on the top of the mountain.

Things have calmed down since then and actually as I write this I can even see some shadows being cast on the lower slope though generally it is still very cloudy with the top of the mountain covered and not visible. Heavy snow is due tonight and into tomorrow though and these wintery conditions are still forecast to be with us over into the weekend.

Official snow depths (26th January 12)
Utopia - 185cm
Chuo - 170cm
Paradise - 180cm
Uwanodai - 135cm

Operating lifts (26th January 12)
All Ropeways (Skycable, Zao Chuo Ropeway, Zao Ropeway) operating.
All the runs at Zao are open.

Archive report: Posted at 2:39pm on Thursday 26th January 2012
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Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

All runs at Zao now open

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