Aizu Bandai Now daily snow and weather - Monday 15th April 2019

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:07am on Monday 15th April 2019
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Monday 15th April 2019, 9:07am
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Saturday 13th April 2019, 8:36am 0cm
Friday 12th April 2019, 8:54am 8cm
Thursday 11th April 2019, 8:15am 14cm
Tuesday 9th April 2019, 9:48am 11cm
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Last 7 reports (total): 50cm
Last 14 reports (total): 117cm
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Archive report: Posted at 9:07am on Monday 15th April 2019
The latest Aizu Bandai Now report can be found here

Good morning from Urabandai.

It is a rainy morning with a strong spring wind blowing. According to the forecast, it will be raining through the day tomorrow with fairer weather due tomorrow. Some lifts may operate at slower speed today due to the wind. Not the best of conditions...

The walking link between Nekoma and Alts Bandai is closed from today with the next open day planned for 20th and 21st April - the weekend.

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The photo for today is from 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)

* Alts Bandai has already closed for the season, but the Muhyo lift is operating when the 'walking link' is open (see below)

Other ski resorts in the area are all now closed for the season

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Nekoma - Alts 'walking link'

** CLOSED TODAY - NEXT PLANNED OPENING ON 20TH & 21ST APRIL **

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 9:07am on Monday 15th April 2019
The latest Aizu Bandai Now report can be found here

Aizu Bandai Now ski lift operation notes:

See above for details on what remains open

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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 - -
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