Aizu Bandai Now daily snow and weather - Friday 12th April 2019

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:54am on Friday 12th April 2019
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloudy, some blue skies
Base temp:
-1°C

Top temp:
-2°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Slight northerly
visibility condition
Very good
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This report
Friday 12th April 2019, 8:54am
8cm
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
Last 7 reports (total): 75cm
Last 14 reports (total): 117cm
Current month (April 2019) total: 89cm
2018/2019 season so far total: 752cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:54am on Friday 12th April 2019
The latest Aizu Bandai Now report can be found here

Good morning from Urabandai.

Snow was falling on and off yesterday and it is a beautiful morning with some blue skies this morning with 8cm of new snow being measured at Grandeco base.

The snowfall stopped in the night and the temps was quite cold that the snow condition on the slopes are quite hard snow.

Nekoma has announced that their steep courses are not groomed this morning - maybe good news for off-piste fans!

It will be a sunny day through tomorrow.

Catch the new snow while you can.... there surely can't be much more of it coming!

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

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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

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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.

Archive report: Posted at 8:54am on Friday 12th April 2019
The latest Aizu Bandai Now report can be found here

Aizu Bandai Now ski lift operation notes:

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*as of Friday 12th April 2019
2017/2018
Season
2016/2017
Season
12th April 8cm - -
11th April 14cm - -
9th April 11cm - -
6th April 0cm - -
4th April 17cm - -
3rd April 22cm - -
2nd April 3cm - -
Previous 7 days total 75cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 117cm 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 89cm - -
May observed snowfall total - - -
Season observed snowfall total 752cm 0cm 0cm
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