Grandeco Now daily snow and weather - Friday 21st April 2017

Grandeco Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Bandai (Fukushima), Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:56am on Friday 21st April 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloudy
Base temp:
4°C

Top temp:
2°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
SW 4m/s
visibility condition
Good
This report
Friday 21st April 2017, 8:56am
0cm
Thursday 20th April 2017, 8:43am 15cm
Wednesday 19th April 2017, 9:09am 0cm
Tuesday 18th April 2017, 8:45am 0cm
Monday 17th April 2017, 9:52am 0cm
Sunday 16th April 2017, 8:39am 0cm
Saturday 15th April 2017, 8:45am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 15cm
Last 14 reports (total): 17cm
Current month (April 2017) total: 21cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 859cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:56am on Friday 21st April 2017
The latest Grandeco Now report can be found here

Good morning from Grandeco.

There was no snowfall last night like the day before yesterday. Still, the snow on the course is very bright white fresh snow.
We were very lucky to get new snow in spring and it seems Grandeco can continue the ski season until 7 May without any problems.

The golden week holiday period - 29th April until 7th May - will be crowded with many skiers.

Minowa decided to end their winter season on 23 April.

After 24th April, Nekoma and Grandeco will be the only remaining open ski resort in the region.

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The third photo today is of some monkeys spotted from the upper courses of the resort yesterday.

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Lifts information:

- Gondola
- Number 3 quad lift

Courses open:

90% courses remain open
Lavender A and Mint B are closed
The Snow Parks are now closed

Official snow depth:
210cm

Road Condition to Grandeco:
Dry

Archive report: Posted at 8:56am on Friday 21st April 2017
The latest Grandeco Now report can be found here

Grandeco Now ski lift operation notes:

Gondola and Number 3 quad lift

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LATE SEASON REPORTING
The individual Now reports will continue in each area until the season in that place closes - some will continue daily until the end, some will become less than daily now that we are in April.

Once the season has finished everywhere, we will be adding a general season wrap up to each of the reports, where we will also answer questions and comments that we regularly get sent. Some do keep on coming back! The end of season message will be up at the end of Golden Week in early May.

Thank you for reading.
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Grandeco Now observed snowfall data: Recent Grandeco Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 21st April 2017
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Grandeco Now reports up until Friday 21st April 2017
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
Grandeco Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 21st April 2017
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Grandeco Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
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  2016/2017
*as of Friday 21st April 2017
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
21st April 0cm 0cm -
20th April 15cm 0cm -
19th April 0cm 0cm -
18th April 0cm 0cm -
17th April 0cm 0cm -
16th April 0cm 0cm -
15th April 0cm 0cm -
Previous 7 days total 15cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 17cm 4cm 0cm
November observed snowfall total 4cm - -
December observed snowfall total 112cm 177cm -
January observed snowfall total 327cm 232cm -
February observed snowfall total 242cm 130cm -
March observed snowfall total 153cm 27cm -
April observed snowfall total 21cm 5cm -
May observed snowfall total - 0cm -
Season observed snowfall total 859cm 571cm 0cm
Grandeco Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 21st April 2017
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Grandeco 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
2016/2017 season - 4cm
[4cm]
112cm
[116cm]
327cm
[443cm]
242cm
[685cm]
153cm
[838cm]
21cm
[859cm]
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2015/2016 season - - 177cm
[177cm]
232cm
[409cm]
130cm
[539cm]
27cm
[566cm]
5cm
[571cm]
0cm
[571cm]
  October November December January February March April May
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