Zao Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 30th December 2018

Zao Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Zao Onsen region, Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:37am on Sunday 30th December 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Snow
Base temp:
-5°C

Top temp:
-12°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snow
wind condition
N
visibility condition
Limited > poor
This report
Sunday 30th December 2018, 9:37am
16cm
Saturday 29th December 2018, 9:25am 43cm
Friday 28th December 2018, 8:45am 33cm
Thursday 27th December 2018, 8:28am 2cm
Wednesday 26th December 2018, 7:47am 2cm
Tuesday 25th December 2018, 9:02am 0cm
Monday 24th December 2018, 10:15am 5cm
Last 7 reports (total): 101cm
Last 14 reports (total): 162cm
Current month (December 2018) total: 214cm
2018/2019 season so far total: 221cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:37am on Sunday 30th December 2018
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

What a great end to the year we are enjoying. If you like heavy snow that is! (Which of course, I do!)

There is a chance of some sunshine tomorrow and dare I say it some may be looking forward to the prospect, whether it's to catch a break, just enjoy the skiing and boarding, or get to shovelling more snow.

It's busy here with limited visibility on the mountain.

All of Zao is open apart from one lift and one course.

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Operation info from official sources:

All lifts are scheduled to be operating apart from:

- Zao Paradise Number 3 pair

All courses should be open apart from

- Kotan

Official snow depths (as reported by resort):

- Summit area: 90cm
- Paradise area: 120cm
- Chuo area: 120cm
- Utopia area: 100cm
- Uwanodai area: 70cm
- Oomori area: 90cm

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Floodlit night skiing is planned as follows:

In the Uwanodai area:
Daily from until 3rd March 2019
Friday 8th March until Sunday 10th March 2019
Saturday 16th March 2019

In the Yokokura area:
Daily from until Sunday 6th January 2019
Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 11th January and 10th March 2019

Night time 'light up' sightseeing ropeway is planned for the following dates:

December 2018: 29th-31st
January 2019: 1st-2nd, 4th-6th, 11th-13th, 18th-20th, 25th-27th
February 2019: every day apart from every Tuesday
March 2019: 1st-3rd

Archive report: Posted at 9:37am on Sunday 30th December 2018
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Almost all of Zao is open

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Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent Zao Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 30th December 2018
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Sunday 30th December 2018
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Zao Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
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This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Zao Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
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  2018/2019
*as of Sunday 30th December 2018
2017/2018
Season
2016/2017
Season
30th December 16cm 23cm 3cm
29th December 43cm 12cm 2cm
28th December 33cm 32cm 12cm
27th December 2cm 19cm 0cm
26th December 2cm 3cm 0cm
25th December 0cm 0cm 0cm
24th December 5cm 0cm 2cm
Previous 7 days total 101cm 89cm 19cm
Previous 14 days total 162cm 125cm 39cm
November observed snowfall total 7cm 66cm 11cm
December observed snowfall total 214cm 193cm 98cm
January observed snowfall total - 275cm 241cm
February observed snowfall total - 195cm 105cm
March observed snowfall total - 24cm 65cm
April observed snowfall total - 12cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 221cm 765cm 520cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 30th December 2018
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded 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 - - - - - - - -
2018/2019 season - 7cm
[7cm]
214cm
[221cm]
- - - - -
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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