Zao Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 28th March 2021

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:31am on Sunday 28th March 2021
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloudy
Base temp:
6°C

Top temp:
0°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Variable
visibility condition
Clear
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Sunday 28th March 2021, 9:31am
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Saturday 27th March 2021, 9:30am 9cm
Friday 26th March 2021, 9:15am 0cm
Thursday 25th March 2021, 11:01am 0cm
Wednesday 24th March 2021, 9:15am 0cm
Tuesday 23rd March 2021, 10:15am 0cm
Monday 22nd March 2021, 9:30am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 9cm
Last 14 reports (total): 9cm
Current month (March 2021) total: 11cm
2020/2021 season so far total: 389cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:31am on Sunday 28th March 2021
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

It's is supposed to be raining this morning but it isn't, fortunately for those here for the weekend.

There is no real change to what is rideable from yesterday although the Chuo Ropeway is closed today so access To the Chuo area will be via the Sky Cable and Mikaeri lift.

Patches are beginning to appear.

Given the circumstances, I will only now be reporting when there are any changes to the slopes. Lift operations will, however, continue to be updated along with basic weather.

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All areas at least part open, except:

- Ryuzan
- Sunrise
- Nakamori
- Kotan
- Omori

Official snow depths (as reported by the ski area):

- Summit area: 95cm
- Paradise area: 115cm
- Chuo area: 115cm
- Utopia area: 135cm
- Uwanodai area: 70cm
- Kurohime: 135cm

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Planned lift closing dates (subject to change):

Operating until 31st March:
- Yokokura Number 2 pair
- Astraea Number 1 pair
- Astraea Number 2 pair
- Astraea Number 3 pair

Operating until 4th April:
- Onsen Number 1 pair
- Onsen Number 2 quad
- Diamond Number 2 pair

Operating until 11th April:
- Mikaeri pair: daily until 4th April and then 10th, 11th April
- Katakai triple: daily until 4th April and then 10th, 11th April
- Paradise pair AB: daily until 4th April and then 10th, 11th April
- Shobunuma Number 2 pair: daily until 28th March and then 3rd, 4th, 10th, 11th April

Operating until there is enough snow in April:
- Yokokura Number 1 pair AB
- Kurohime Number 1 quad

Operating until 5th May:
- Chuo Number 1 pair
- Chuo Number 2 pair: daily until 11th April and then 17th, 18th, 24th, 25th, 29th April, 1st-5th May
- Utopia Number 2 pair

Operating through the year (for sightseeing):
- Sky Cable
- Chuo Ropeway
- Zao Ropeway

* Other ski lifts are already closed for the season
* All dates subject to change depending on snow conditions

Archive report: Posted at 9:31am on Sunday 28th March 2021
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao Onsen is open

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  2020/2021
*as of Sunday 28th March 2021
2019/2020
Season
2018/2019
Season
28th March 0cm 0cm 16cm
27th March 9cm 0cm -
26th March 0cm 0cm 11cm
25th March 0cm 18cm -
24th March 0cm - -
23rd March 0cm 0cm 0cm
22nd March 0cm 0cm -
Previous 7 days total 9cm 18cm 27cm
Previous 14 days total 9cm 45cm 64cm
November observed snowfall total - 8cm 7cm
December observed snowfall total 142cm 51cm 218cm
January observed snowfall total 146cm 88cm 145cm
February observed snowfall total 90cm 123cm 91cm
March observed snowfall total 11cm 64cm 66cm
April observed snowfall total - 17cm 72cm
May observed snowfall total - - 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 389cm 351cm 599cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 28th March 2021
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the Zao Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
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  October November December January February March April May
2021/2022 season - - - - - - - -
2020/2021 season - - 142cm
[142cm]
146cm
[288cm]
90cm
[378cm]
11cm
[389cm]
- -
2019/2020 season - 8cm
[8cm]
51cm
[59cm]
88cm
[147cm]
123cm
[270cm]
64cm
[334cm]
17cm
[351cm]
-
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]
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