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Zao Sarukura Snow Report:

The Zao Sarukura snow report is: Lifts open - unreported. Our model predicted 7cm (2.8 inches) of snow fell over the last 6 days between Wednesday 25 of March at 12AM and Tuesday 31 of March at 12AM at the mid mountain level.


Fresh Snow Depth:

Long Snow History
4cm
Sun 29 Mar
Origin:Report Origin

Last significant snowfall:

Ankle
4cm
Sun 29 Mar
Origin:Report Origin


Zao Sarukura snow depths:

Mountain
Upper snow depth:Snow RadarTell us
Lower snow depth:

Zao Sarukura resort conditions:

Our Snow Report for Zao Sarukura brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Zao Sarukura snow report shown below was updated on 31 Mar 2020. 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 Zao Sarukura.

Last snowfall:

10cm
Mar 18
1cm
Mar 20
3cm
Mar 24
7cm
Mar 29

Resort report:

Conditions piste
Piste condition:
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Conditions off piste
Off Piste condition:
Next snowfall
Next snowfall:
1cm Thu 02 Apr (AM)
Next significant snowfall
Next significant snowfall:
4cm Sun 05 Apr (AM)
Lift
Lifts open:
Conditions runs
Resort runs:

Zao Sarukura snow conditions

  • 0
    Bluebird Powder Days
  • 2
    Powder Days
  • 1
    Bluebird Days

Snow Radar

Latest snow reports near Zao Sarukura:

No recent snow reports

No recent snow reports

Zao Sarukura Snow Depths:

Recorded snow depths for the upper and lower slopes in Zao Sarukura 2019 - 2020. The long term average for the upper slopes is also shown for comparison.

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Snow reports for resorts near Zao Sarukura

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

Resort
Issued: 2 days ago 2km  away
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Issued: 2 days ago 10km  away
Issued: 2 days ago 13km  away
Issued: 2 days ago 13km  away
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Snow Depth
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Lower
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Lower
90cm
5cm
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Lower
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Lower
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Lower
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Piste State
Last Snow
Amount:
Date:
11cm
2 days ago
Amount:
Date:
9cm
2 days ago
Amount:
Date:
11cm
2 days ago
Amount:
Date:
11cm
2 days ago
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10cm
2 days ago
Next 9 Days
0-3
3-6
6-9
4cm
16cm
2cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
3cm
14cm
1cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
3cm
13cm
1cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
1cm
8cm
1cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
1cm
8cm
1cm
Weather
Tue
clear
Wed
cloudy
Thu
light snow
Mid station 1400m
Tue
clear
Wed
cloudy
Thu
light snow
Mid station 1220m
Tue
clear
Wed
cloudy
Thu
light snow
Mid station 1250m
Tue
clear
Wed
cloudy
Thu
light snow
Mid station 996m
Tue
clear
Wed
cloudy
Thu
light snow
Mid station 1000m

Notes on the Zao Sarukura Snow Report

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

Members can check the hindcast for a timeline of Zao Sarukura weather conditions. This detailed weather log makes it easy to predict snow conditions at Zao Sarukura, even when the snow report is too old to be useful. The hindcast shows when our weather model last predicted snowfall at Zao Sarukura. 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, Zao Sarukura snow conditions will change too, so it is important to check the time and date of the Zao Sarukura snow report and to guess what effect the weather will have had on snow quality between then and now. For example, the Zao Sarukura 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 Zao Sarukura 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 Zao Sarukura, study the Zao Sarukura piste map in relation to the wind direction to determine the most likely locations.

We stress the importance of checking the date on the Zao Sarukura snow report particularly around weekends. For example, the snow report for Zao Sarukura 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 Zao Sarukura (found in menu above) for the location of favourable slopes that may be described in the "Zao Sarukura Snow Conditions" part of the snow report. In addition to checking the Zao Sarukura 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.