Yamagata Zao Onsen Snow Report:

The Yamagata Zao Onsen snow report is: 0 out of 38 Lifts open. Our model predicted that 7cm (2.8 inches) of snow fell over 18 hours between Tuesday 19 of November at 3PM and Wednesday 20 of November at 9AM JST at the mid mountain level. Compacted depth will be less.


Fresh Snow Depth:

Long Snow History
7cm
Wed 20 Nov

Last significant snowfall:

Ankle
7cm
Wed 20 Nov

Yamagata Zao Onsen snow depths: updated 20 November 2019

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Yamagata Zao Onsen resort conditions:

Our Snow Report for Yamagata Zao Onsen brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Yamagata Zao Onsen snow report shown below was updated on 20 Nov 2019. Snow Reports are provided regularly throughout the ski season courtesy of our own network of ski resort managers, the Skiclub of Great Britain and Skiresort Service International GmbH. In addition to the current report on ski conditions, we also provide webcams (including a 4 week cam archive), current live observations from nearby weather stations and also historical snow data for Yamagata Zao Onsen.

Last snowfall:

4cm
Nov 15
6cm
Nov 16
1cm
Nov 19
7cm
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Resort report:

Resort Closed
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Conditions off piste
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Next snowfall:
1cm Sun 10 Nov (AM)
Next significant snowfall
Next significant snowfall:
No significant snow is forecast
Lift
Lifts open:
0 out of 38
Conditions runs
Resort runs:
closed

Yamagata Zao Onsen snow conditions

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Latest snow reports near Yamagata Zao Onsen:

  • 37 km away from Yamagata Zao Onsen

    - Weather radar observation: 2 hour ago
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    There is heavy snow falling in Yonezawa. from Yonezawa

  • 19 km away from Yamagata Zao Onsen

    - Weather radar observation: 4 hour ago
    weather radar observation

    Snow falling heavily in Miyagi Zao Shichigasyuku. from Miyagi Zao Shichigasyuku

  • 34 km away from Yamagata Zao Onsen

    - Weather radar observation: 8 hour ago
    weather radar observation

    It is snowing heavily in Asahi Shizen kan. from Asahi Shizen kan

  • 34 km away from Yamagata Zao Onsen

    - Weather radar observation: 10 hour ago
    weather radar observation

    Heavy snow is falling in Asahi Shizen kan. from Asahi Shizen kan

Yamagata Zao Onsen Snow Depths:

Recorded snow depths for the upper and lower slopes in Yamagata Zao Onsen 2018 - 2019. The long term average for the upper slopes is also shown for comparison.

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Snow reports for resorts near Yamagata Zao Onsen

Find the best conditions for skiing and snowboarding near Yamagata Zao Onsen using our Snowfinder page.

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Notes on the Yamagata Zao Onsen Snow Report

The snow report describes the piste and off-piste ski conditions at Yamagata Zao Onsen. You can submit an updated snow report here. Piste and off-piste are often different so we ask snow reporters to describe Yamagata Zao Onsen piste and off-piste conditions separately. If these details are missing from the Yamagata Zao Onsen snow report, you can predict off-piste conditions using the snow depth, the date of the most recent snowfall at Yamagata Zao Onsen, the Yamagata Zao Onsen weather report and the forecast.

Members can check the hindcast for a timeline of Yamagata Zao Onsen weather conditions. This detailed weather log makes it easy to predict snow conditions at Yamagata Zao Onsen, even when the snow report is too old to be useful. The hindcast shows when our weather model last predicted snowfall at Yamagata Zao Onsen. It shows how much snow we think fell then, and the way freezing level, wind and weather have varied through time. You will be able to predict whether to expect off-piste powder, slush, spring snow, ice or wind crust.

If you see a report of powder or fresh snow conditions several days after snow last fell, there is usually a good reason. At crowded ski resorts, off-piste new snow will be tracked out within hours of a fresh fall but wherever crowds are light in relation to the accessible terrain, it will be possible to stay fresh much later, perhaps several days later. Alternatively, strong winds sometimes redistribute powder snow enough to cover old tracks, or it may simply be that the ski area was not fully open for some period after the snow fell, so fresh snow that fell a while ago has remained un-tracked until this report.

Whenever weather conditions change, Yamagata Zao Onsen snow conditions will change too, so it is important to check the time and date of the Yamagata Zao Onsen snow report and to guess what effect the weather will have had on snow quality between then and now. For example, the Yamagata Zao Onsen snow report on Friday afternoon may indicate fresh powder but if Friday night is mild and rainy then ski conditions will be very poor on Saturday morning. Conversely, if the weather stays stable and cold, the same snow report can be valid for more than a week. We advise that you check the Yamagata Zao Onsen snow forecast to see if conditions are likely to change before your visit.

Many skiers enjoy moguls and fast icy pistes but for off-piste skiers and free-ride snowboarders, fresh snow starts to deteriorate from the moment it settles. Wind, rain and periods of above-freezing temperature are the primary cause of the evolution from fresh powder to windslab, ice or slush. High altitude slopes that are shaded from the sun and sheltered from the wind preserve powder stashes longer after fresh snowfall. If the snow report mentions pockets of powder at Yamagata Zao Onsen, study the Yamagata Zao Onsen piste map in relation to the wind direction to determine the most likely locations.

We stress the importance of checking the date on the Yamagata Zao Onsen snow report particularly around weekends. For example, the snow report for Yamagata Zao Onsen on Friday may indicate powder after recent snowfall but following a sunny and busy weekend, when the locals hit the mountains en masse, the ski conditions (at any resort) can deteriorate rapidly and late arrivals may see very different ski conditions. Of course some people look for deteriorating conditions in the snow report for the likely development of mogul fields but for powder lovers and particularly snowboarders this can mean tracked out off-piste snow. Of course, this doesn’t always happen quickly after fresh snowfall particularly at quiet North facing resorts at high altitude where genuine powder stashes may be found days or even weeks later. It is worth checking the piste map for Yamagata Zao Onsen (found in menu above) for the location of favourable slopes that may be described in the "Yamagata Zao Onsen Snow Conditions" part of the snow report. In addition to checking the Yamagata Zao Onsen snow report we recommend that you check the snow forecasts found in the menu at the top of the page along with our ski resort guide.