Grandeco Now daily snow and weather - latest report

Grandeco Now

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Bandai (Fukushima), Japan
LATEST REPORT: Posted at 9:00am on Wednesday 18th January 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Sunshine and blue skies
Max temp:
-5°C

Min temp:
-8°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None currently
wind condition
5m/s NW
visibility condition
Excellent
This report
Wednesday 18th January 2017, 9:00am
5cm
Tuesday 17th January 2017, 9:53am 18cm
Monday 16th January 2017, 13:10pm 40cm
Sunday 15th January 2017, 9:10am 24cm
Saturday 14th January 2017, 9:21am 10cm
Friday 13th January 2017, 9:10am 36cm
Thursday 12th January 2017, 9:07am 14cm
Last 7 reports (total): 147cm
Last 14 reports (total): 185cm
Current month (January 2017) total: 207cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 323cm

Good Morning!

The snow has let up and the sun is out here at Grandeco with fresh snow across the mountain. Looks like it remain sunny for the duration of the day.

Conditions today are groomed and packed powder through out the resort. Grandeco is now 100% operational and all trails are open with just over 4000 meters of vertical ski-able terrain.

Lift lines should not be a problem and you will have plenty of space on the trails as its mid week.

There are a number of middle school ski schools here from Ibaraki for the day so it is advised to watch out for them on the beginner slops.

For people looking to climb Mt. Nishidaiten, please be sure to fill in the mountain climbing sheet located by the inforamtion desk next to the ticket counter. Take the gondola and the lift 3 or 4 to hike up. It takes about an hour and a half from the top of either lift to reach Mt. Nishidaiten peak on foot. Snowshoes or skinned skies are highly recommended for the hike up.

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Lifts operating:

Lifts Operating:
- Gondola
- Number 1 quad lift
- Number 2 quad lift
- Number 3 quad lift
- Number 4 quad lift

Courses open:

All courses now open

Official snow depth:
200cm

Road Condition to Grandeco:
Inawashiro through Goshikinuma: plowed/icey
Goshikinuma through Grandeco: plowed/icey
Snow tires are necessary and be sure to take your time when driving.

Grandeco Now ski lift operation notes:

All lifts and courses open

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Some of the Now reports may be delayed on Tuesday 18th January due to some technical issues being seen to. Apologies in advance.
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Japan snowfall data
(updated daily during winter)
Grandeco Now observed snowfall data: Recent Grandeco Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 18th January 2017
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Grandeco Now reports up until Wednesday 18th January 2017
(View more analysis here)
Grandeco Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 18th January 2017
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Grandeco Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
(View more analysis here)
  2016/2017
*as of Wednesday 18th January 2017
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
18th January 5cm 8cm -
17th January 18cm 4cm -
16th January 40cm 6cm -
15th January 24cm 6cm -
14th January 10cm 18cm -
13th January 36cm 8cm -
12th January 14cm 8cm -
Previous 7 days total 147cm 58cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 185cm 100cm 0cm
November observed snowfall total 4cm - -
December observed snowfall total 112cm 177cm -
January observed snowfall total 207cm 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 323cm 571cm 0cm
Grandeco Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 18th January 2017
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Grandeco Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
(View more analysis here)
  October November December January February March April May
2016/2017 season - 4cm
[4cm]
112cm
[116cm]
207cm
[323cm]
- - - -
2015/2016 season - - 177cm
[177cm]
232cm
[409cm]
130cm
[539cm]
27cm
[566cm]
5cm
[571cm]
0cm
[571cm]
  October November December January February March April May
Grandeco Now reports before Wednesday 18th January 2017
Grandeco Now reports from the same period last season
Grandeco Now archived reporting
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