Zao Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 26th January 2020

Zao Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:24am on Sunday 26th January 2020
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Fine, sun, thin cloud
Base temp:
-5°C

Top temp:
-10°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
W
visibility condition
Very good
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Sunday 26th January 2020, 8:24am
0cm
Saturday 25th January 2020, 9:22am 0cm
Friday 24th January 2020, 9:17am 0cm
Thursday 23rd January 2020, 10:59am 18cm
Tuesday 21st January 2020, 8:13am 18cm
Monday 20th January 2020, 8:24am 6cm
Sunday 19th January 2020, 9:01am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 42cm
Last 14 reports (total): 64cm
Current month (January 2020) total: 87cm
2019/2020 season so far total: 146cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:24am on Sunday 26th January 2020
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Morning from Zao.

Looks like it is going to be a fine day today with sunshine likely.

The forecast is still looking good for snowfall starting from later tomorrow night. It is showing the chance of some prolonged snowfall as well, not just a one day thing. Something we haven't seen much of this season so far. Let's hope that happens and perhaps it is the start of a more normal winter-like pattern...

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All lifts are now normally operating apart from the following:

- Astraea Number 3 pair
- Yokokura Number 2 pair

All areas are now normally at least part open

Official snow depths (as reported by resort):

- Summit area: 70cm
- Paradise area: 70cm
- Chuo area: 80cm
- Utopia area: 70cm
- Uwanodai area: 40cm
- Oomori area: 25cm

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Night time operations:

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:

January 2020: 24th-27th, 29th-31st
February 2020: all days apart from Tuesdays

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

Archive report: Posted at 8:24am on Sunday 26th January 2020
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao Onsen is open, see below

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(updated daily during winter)
Zao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent Zao Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 26th January 2020
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Sunday 26th January 2020
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
Zao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 26th January 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
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  2019/2020
*as of Sunday 26th January 2020
2018/2019
Season
2017/2018
Season
26th January 0cm 0cm 12cm
25th January 0cm 23cm 24cm
24th January 0cm 3cm 24cm
23rd January 18cm 4cm 26cm
21st January 18cm 11cm 0cm
20th January 6cm 7cm 0cm
19th January 0cm 4cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 42cm 52cm 97cm
Previous 14 days total 64cm 70cm 116cm
November observed snowfall total 8cm 7cm 66cm
December observed snowfall total 51cm 218cm 193cm
January observed snowfall total 87cm 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 146cm 599cm 765cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 26th January 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
2021/2022 season - - - - - - - -
2020/2021 season - - - - - - - -
2019/2020 season - 8cm
[8cm]
51cm
[59cm]
87cm
[146cm]
- - - -
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 Sunday 26th January 2020
Zao Now reports from the same period last season
Zao Now archived reporting
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