Grandeco Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 31st December 2016

Grandeco Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:55am on Saturday 31st December 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Snow clouds
Base temp:
-3°C

Top temp:
-7°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snow
wind condition
SW 3m
visibility condition
Poor
This report
Saturday 31st December 2016, 8:55am
3cm
Friday 30th December 2016, 9:40am 2cm
Thursday 29th December 2016, 9:12am 0cm
Wednesday 28th December 2016, 9:01am 13cm
Tuesday 27th December 2016, 9:36am 0cm
Monday 26th December 2016, 9:19am 0cm
Sunday 25th December 2016, 8:50am 4cm
Last 7 reports (total): 22cm
Last 14 reports (total): 35cm
Current month (December 2016) total: 112cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 116cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:55am on Saturday 31st December 2016
The latest Grandeco Now report can be found here

Good morning from a snowy Grandeco.

It kept snowing on and off during the night last night, but there's just about 3cm of good quality fresh snow to show for it this morning. It is still falling at this moment 8am.

The forecast is for cloudy conditions this afternoon with a return to snowfall again later tonight.

Usually, the weather in the Urabandai region in winter is like it is today - regular snowfall on and off, almost always a covering of fresh snow... and not so much blue skies. We'd like more of this.

Unfortunately, the resort has decided to close Mint A course and the Number 3 lift today because more than 5000 people were on this course yesterday and there's not really enough snow yet to maintain it.

So we are still in need of more snow.

Good news this morning in that is Deco Land is now open. It is a separated area for beginners and kid's with snow escalators.

Most ski resort in Bandai area is open today but please check how many courses / lifts do they open on each website before you go. Have a nice New Years Eve and see you in 2017.

Snow park information:
4m straight rail, 4m down box, 4 formed cask, drum can, 6 meters down box and 6 meters straight wide box.

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Lifts operating:

- Gondola
- Number 1 quad lift
- Number 2 quad lift

Courses open:

[A-a] Rainbow 3500
[A-b] Rainbow 3500
[B-c] Mint C
[C] Center
[D-b] Lavender B

Official snow depth:
70cm

Road condition to Grandeco:
Inawashiro through Goshikinuma : snow.
Goshikinuma through Grandeco : snow.
Snow tires are necessary.

Archive report: Posted at 8:55am on Saturday 31st December 2016
The latest Grandeco Now report can be found here

Grandeco Now ski lift operation notes:

Please see report above for details

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  2016/2017
*as of Saturday 31st December 2016
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
31st December 3cm 1cm -
30th December 2cm 6cm -
29th December 0cm 6cm -
28th December 13cm 21cm -
27th December 0cm 20cm -
26th December 0cm 6cm -
25th December 4cm 0cm -
Previous 7 days total 22cm 60cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 35cm 177cm 0cm
November observed snowfall total 4cm - -
December observed snowfall total 112cm 177cm -
January observed snowfall total - 232cm -
February observed snowfall total - 130cm -
March observed snowfall total - 27cm -
April observed snowfall total - 5cm -
May observed snowfall total - 0cm -
Season observed snowfall total 116cm 571cm 0cm
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  October November December January February March April May
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - 4cm
[4cm]
112cm
[116cm]
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2015/2016 season - - 177cm
[177cm]
232cm
[409cm]
130cm
[539cm]
27cm
[566cm]
5cm
[571cm]
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[571cm]
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