Zao Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 28th January 2012

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 10:59am on Saturday 28th January 2012
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Archive report: Posted at 10:59am on Saturday 28th January 2012
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The scene outside the window is looking much the same as it was yesterday and during the day as well -- grey clouds shrouding the mountain and snow falling. This morning there was perhaps 20-25cm of new snow on the top of my car to move - which I did with a smile on my face - though it is another very cold morning with just a slight wind. -12 degrees it was on the thermometer when I was woken up by snow sliding off the roof at about 6:30am this morning.

The snow depths at the resort are gradually increasing with Utopia now breaking the 2m barrier. I often think these numbers are on the conservative side, as if they don't want it to 'look like there is too much snow'. Amazingly there is a feeling that too much snow will put some people off visiting. Diffult to get my head round that one as there is NEVER too much snow! I'm sure you will agree. :)

Anyway it's going to be a snowy weekend with perhaps a chance of some short times of clearer conditions. Generally cloudy and snowy though and looking at the forecast for the coming week it just looks like more of the same -- snow and cloud.

Official snow depths (28th January 12)
Utopia - 200cm
Chuo - 180cm
Paradise - 195cm
Uwanodai - 145cm

Operating lifts (28th January 12)
All Ropeways (Skycable, Zao Chuo Ropeway, Zao Ropeway) operating.
All the runs at Zao are open.

Archive report: Posted at 10:59am on Saturday 28th January 2012
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Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

All runs at Zao now open

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