Zao Now daily snow and weather - Monday 30th December 2019

Zao Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:16am on Monday 30th December 2019
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloudy
Base temp:
2°C

Top temp:
-6°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
SW
visibility condition
Fair
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Monday 30th December 2019, 8:16am
0cm
Sunday 29th December 2019, 7:33am 5cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 12cm
Last 14 reports (total): 15cm
Current month (December 2019) total: 51cm
2019/2020 season so far total: 59cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:16am on Monday 30th December 2019
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Morning from Zao.

It is a cloudy start this morning but might we get some snow today? Looks/feels like it might. If not today, tomorrow is seeming more likely.

The lack of heavy snowfall is... somewhat worrying. I have no doubt it will arrive. But.... soon please! (A scan through the other reports show a similar lack of impressive dumpage).

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Apologies, I neglected to update the lifts operating information yesterday - Shobunuma and Katakai lifts now operating and added there.

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Please check with the resort regarding nighta operations on the Yokokura area and the night operations of the Ropeway... for nighta they are delaying until at least 2nd Jan, for the ropeway it appears to be on a daily decision basis.

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Lifts operating:

- Shobunuma Number 2 pair
- Katakai triple
- Chuo Number 1 pair AB
- Chuo Number 2 pair AB
- Mikaeri pair
- 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
- Paradise (part)
- Shobunuma (part)
- Diamond (part)
- Uwanodai (part)

Official snow depths (as reported by resort):

- Summit area: 40cm
- Paradise area: 30cm
- Chuo area: 40cm
- Utopia area: 40cm
- Uwanodai area: 20cm
- Oomori area: 5cm

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Night time operations:

PLEASE CHECK IN THIS EARLY SEASON AS PLANS MAY CHANGE DUE TO SNOWFALL

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 New Year; 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 <<<< CHECK TO SEE IF OPERATING!
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 8:16am on Monday 30th December 2019
The latest Zao Now report can be found here

Zao Now ski lift operation notes:

Zao Onsen is open - limited operations as we wait for more snow

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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Zao Now reports up until Monday 30th December 2019
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Zao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent season comparisons
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This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the Zao Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
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  2019/2020
*as of Monday 30th December 2019
2018/2019
Season
2017/2018
Season
30th December 0cm 16cm 23cm
29th December 5cm 43cm 12cm
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
Previous 7 days total 12cm 101cm 89cm
Previous 14 days total 15cm 162cm 125cm
November observed snowfall total 8cm 7cm 66cm
December observed snowfall total 51cm 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 59cm 599cm 765cm
Zao Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 30th 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]
51cm
[59cm]
- - - - -
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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