Aizu Bandai Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 11th April 2019

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:15am on Thursday 11th April 2019
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloudy
Base temp:
-1°C

Top temp:
-2°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Slight northerly
visibility condition
Good
This report
Thursday 11th April 2019, 8:15am
14cm
Tuesday 9th April 2019, 9:48am 11cm
Saturday 6th April 2019, 8:47am 0cm
Thursday 4th April 2019, 9:11am 17cm
Wednesday 3rd April 2019, 9:43am 22cm
Tuesday 2nd April 2019, 9:03am 3cm
Monday 1st April 2019, 8:15am 14cm
Last 7 reports (total): 81cm
Last 14 reports (total): 113cm
Current month (April 2019) total: 81cm
2018/2019 season so far total: 744cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:15am on Thursday 11th April 2019
The latest Aizu Bandai Now report can be found here

Good morning from Urabandai.

Some quite heavy snowfall yesterday evening through the night and all ski hills and roads are covered by snow this morning once again. 14cm of new snow has been measured at the base of Grandeco and maybe (surely?) more on the upper course.

It is cloudy right now and the snow on the slopes is not top season dry snow, but it is certainly good condition for approaching the middle of April!

It will be a cloudy day today and turn into a starry night and tomorrow a sunny day with warm winds is expected.

For the skiers who want to catch the early morning snow, Grandeco opens from 8:30, Nekoma opens from 7:30 on weekdays and 5:55 on the weekend and national holidays!

The photos for today are from Nekoma (the first two) and Grandeco.

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Nekoma - Alts 'walking link'

The Alts Bandai resort has already closed for the season but in what seems to be an experimental kind of special opening, there is now an official 'walking link' available between the Nekoma and Alts Bandai resorts, with Alts opening up their top Muhyo ski lift.

This is how it works.

Basically you get up to the top of the Nekoma resort via the Excite Cat Chair lift. You can walk about 800m (15 minutes) over to the top of the Alts Bandai resort - there is a rope along the way to keep you going in the right direction - where the Muhyo lift is operating. You can then enjoy the top area of Alts Bandai using the Muhyo lift.

It is important to note that you cannot ski back down to the base of Alts Bandai and it is prohibited to go outside of the official walking course.

Once you have had your fill of the top of Alts Bandai you need to then walk back over to the top of Nekoma, and then ski/board back down to the base of that resort.

The Mukyo lift is open between 9am and 1pm; the walking link is open between 9am and 1:30pm; the gate on the Nekoma side closes at noon.

This link will be open until the middle of this month so if you want to try it out, you'll need to get there soon!

It will be interesting to see if this idea is deemed a success and what kind of feedback the resorts get. It is unknown right now if they have kind of plans to do this again next year in any form.

Perhaps we can look forward to more news on this next season. We'll keep an eye on it.

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Nekoma - lift 4/5, course 11/11 open (open until there is enough snow)
Grandeco - lift 2/5 include one gondola, course 8/11 open (open until there is enough snow)

Minowa, Alts Bandai, Urabandai, Inawashiro, Inawashiro resort, Numajiri, Listel, Family Bandai Bandai - already closed for the season.

Archive report: Posted at 8:15am on Thursday 11th April 2019
The latest Aizu Bandai Now report can be found here

Aizu Bandai Now ski lift operation notes:

See above

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  2018/2019
*as of Thursday 11th April 2019
2017/2018
Season
2016/2017
Season
11th April 14cm - -
9th April 11cm - -
6th April 0cm - -
4th April 17cm - -
3rd April 22cm - -
2nd April 3cm - -
1st April 14cm - -
Previous 7 days total 81cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 113cm 0cm 0cm
November observed snowfall total 13cm - -
December observed snowfall total 235cm - -
January observed snowfall total 255cm - -
February observed snowfall total 52cm - -
March observed snowfall total 108cm - -
April observed snowfall total 81cm - -
May observed snowfall total - - -
Season observed snowfall total 744cm 0cm 0cm
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  October November December January February March April May
2019/2020 season - - - - - - - -
2018/2019 season - 13cm
[13cm]
235cm
[248cm]
255cm
[503cm]
52cm
[555cm]
108cm
[663cm]
81cm
[744cm]
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