Grandeco Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 2nd January 2016

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:22am on Saturday 2nd January 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
0°C

Top temp:
-6°C
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Saturday 2nd January 2016, 9:22am
0cm
Friday 1st January 2016, 8:59am 1cm
Thursday 31st December 2015, 8:35am 1cm
Wednesday 30th December 2015, 9:21am 6cm
Tuesday 29th December 2015, 8:51am 6cm
Monday 28th December 2015, 8:46am 21cm
Sunday 27th December 2015, 8:57am 20cm
Last 7 reports (total): 55cm
Last 14 reports (total): 178cm
Current month (January 2016) total: 1cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 178cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:22am on Saturday 2nd January 2016
The latest Grandeco Now report can be found here

Good morning from Grandeco. Though I wish I could bring you better news.

There has been just a slight dusting of snow overnight - a few mm - and it is snowing this morning. Wet snow.

It also feels rather mild and set to get slightly warmer. It is 0C at base which is warmer than we expect and unfortunately it is still looking like it might rain this afternoon. All hope is that we might be lucky and it might keep snowing instead, but that hope might be in vain. Of course rain is the last thing that I want to be reporting and it is worrying as it won't do the snow conditions any favours.

There's lots of people about as well this morning - the resort is very busy. I am hearing that the car park is actually full. I just wish that it was snowing for everyone.

Still, from Tuesday onwards temperatures should be getting back down to something like normal again and snow is expected.

70% of the courses at the resort remain open with the course from the top to base 4000 meters long. The Snow Park is open on Lavender B course with 5 meters kicker, 5 meters tabletop and other box items.

All of the ski areas around Ura Bandai are really crowded with skiers/ boarders for the New Year. Keep your distance and play safe!

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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 9:22am on Saturday 2nd 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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  2015/2016
*as of Saturday 2nd January 2016
2014/2015
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2013/2014
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2nd January 0cm - -
1st January 1cm - -
31st December 1cm - -
30th December 6cm - -
29th December 6cm - -
28th December 21cm - -
27th December 20cm - -
Previous 7 days total 55cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 178cm 0cm 0cm
November observed snowfall total - - -
December observed snowfall total 177cm - -
January observed snowfall total 1cm - -
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May observed snowfall total - - -
Season observed snowfall total 178cm 0cm 0cm
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  October November December January February March April May
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season - - 177cm
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