Zao Now daily snow and weather - Friday 27th December 2019

Zao Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Zao Onsen region, Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 7:59am on Friday 27th December 2019
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
2°C

Top temp:
-2°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light snow on mountain
wind condition
Moderate westerly
visibility condition
Limited on mountain
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This report
Friday 27th December 2019, 7:59am
0cm
Thursday 26th December 2019, 9:50am 0cm
Wednesday 25th December 2019, 9:13am 1cm
Tuesday 24th December 2019, 8:48am 3cm
Monday 23rd December 2019, 8:41am 3cm
Sunday 22nd December 2019, 7:18am 0cm
Saturday 21st December 2019, 9:15am 3cm
Last 7 reports (total): 10cm
Last 14 reports (total): 13cm
Current month (December 2019) total: 46cm
2019/2020 season so far total: 54cm

Archive report: Posted at 7:59am on Friday 27th December 2019
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Good morning from Zao.

The resort is adding 5cm of snow to the official snow depth numbers for the summit and Utopia areas, hopefully the start of something more.



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Lifts operating:

- Mikaeri pair
- Chuo Number 1 pair AB
- Chuo Number 2 pair AB
- Diamond Number 2 pair lift
- 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)
- Diamond (part)

Official snow depths (as reported by resort):

- Summit area: 35cm
- Paradise area: 20cm
- Chuo area: 40cm
- Utopia area: 35cm
- 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 7:59am on Friday 27th December 2019
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Limited parts of Zao Onsen are 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 Friday 27th December 2019
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Friday 27th 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 Friday 27th 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 Friday 27th December 2019
2018/2019
Season
2017/2018
Season
27th December 0cm 2cm 19cm
26th December 0cm 2cm 3cm
25th December 1cm 0cm 0cm
24th December 3cm 5cm 0cm
23rd December 3cm 0cm 0cm
22nd December 0cm 0cm 0cm
21st December 3cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 10cm 9cm 22cm
Previous 14 days total 13cm 86cm 67cm
November observed snowfall total 8cm 7cm 66cm
December observed snowfall total 46cm 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 54cm 599cm 765cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 27th 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]
46cm
[54cm]
- - - - -
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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