Grandeco Now daily snow and weather - Tuesday 5th January 2016

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:05am on Tuesday 5th January 2016
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Thursday 31st December 2015, 8:35am 1cm
Wednesday 30th December 2015, 9:21am 6cm
Last 7 reports (total): 8cm
Last 14 reports (total): 61cm
Current month (January 2016) total: 1cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 178cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:05am on Tuesday 5th January 2016
The latest Grandeco Now report can be found here

Just a slight dusting of snow to report. Very fine snow started falling from early morning and we are expecting (and very much hoping) for snow to be falling through the day today.

This morning it has started getting colder and temperatures are forecast to drop further tonight and then some decent snowfall is expected tomorrow. A return to winter?

The rain yesterday did no favours to the snow conditions so a little hard this morning.

The roads around the area are icy and slippery this morning - take careful!

Just some information on nearby resorts:

The three ski resorts in Ura Bandai (Grandeco, Nekoma, Ura Bandai) are all open. The areas to the south of Mt Bandai (Inawashiro and Bantai town) are not having it as good... Inawashiro & Minero ski areas will be closed between 4-8 Jan and Inawashiro Resort ski area closed from today. Alts Bandai ski remains open but there is just 10cm snow depth at the base and you need to take lifts to get up to No.4 lift.

This is not what we all expect for the time of the year, and everyone is hoping for a big change soon.

The forecast is good for snow over the coming week. Fingers crossed.

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Lifts operating:

Gondola
Number 1 quad
Number 2 quad
Number 3 quad

Courses open:

(A-a) Rainbow 3500
(A-b) Rainbow 3500
(A-c) Rainbow 3500
(B-a) Mint
(B-c) Mint
(C) Center
(D-b) Lavender
(F) Basil

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Snow and weather forecast:

6 day snow and weather forecast for Grandeco

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Archive report: Posted at 9:05am on Tuesday 5th January 2016
The latest Grandeco Now report can be found here

Grandeco Now ski lift operation notes:

Gondola and three quads operating

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