Shiga Kogen Now daily snow and weather - latest report

Shiga Kogen Now

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Shiga Kogen (Nagano), Japan
LATEST REPORT: Posted at 9:04am on Thursday 27th April 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Thin cloud, sun trying to break through
Base temp:
2°C

Top temp:
-2°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Light
visibility condition
Decent
This report
Thursday 27th April 2017, 9:04am
0cm
Monday 24th April 2017, 9:04am 0cm
Thursday 20th April 2017, 9:11am 0cm
Monday 17th April 2017, 10:30am 0cm
Friday 14th April 2017, 8:38am 0cm
Wednesday 12th April 2017, 11:52am 8cm
Monday 10th April 2017, 9:14am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 8cm
Last 14 reports (total): 22cm
Current month (April 2017) total: 22cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 1157cm

Hello and good morning from Shiga Kogen.

It's keeping cold.

And guess what, there was even a bit more snow falling last night. It doesn't feel like late April.

This morning it's generally cloudy, though forecasts do talk of clearer skies due for today. We can perhaps expect changeable weather conditions over the next few days. Please do keep an eye on the forecast page.

As we head into Golden Week and the end of April, the official snow depth at some of the resort areas is still around the 2m mark.

Impressive.

A few more ski lifts will be opening up for the weekend - for more details on what plans to be open for Golden Week see below. I believe it is up-to-date and correct but of course subject to change.

Anyway, have a good first-bit-of-Golden-Week.

My next report is due early next week.

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During the winter season, the section of the Route 292 main road that connects Shiga Kogen (from Yokoteyama) with Kusatsu Onsen in Gunma Prefecture is closed due to all the snow. That section of road has now re-opened which means that you can now get to Shiga Kogen via Gunma Prefecture from the east - either for spring skiing and snowboarding or just for sightseeing. The road has had to be 'cut out' of the snow meaning that in places there are impressive snow walls on either side.

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Official snow depths numbers reported by different areas of Shiga Kogen:

Please note that these numbers are the official numbers that ski resorts publish.

Ichinose Family
170cm

Kumanoyu
220cm

Okushiga Kogen
160cm

Yokoteyama
200cm

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Late season planned opening dates for Shiga Kogen resort areas (subject to change):

Takamagahara Mammoth
The quad lift plans to be operating until from 29th April until 7th May

Tannenomori Okojo
The quad lift plans to be operating from 29th April until 7th May

Ichinose Family
The Ichinose quad lift and Ichinose Number 2 pair B lifts plan to be operating until Sunday 7th May

Terakoya
The Terakoya lifts plan to be operating from 29th April until Sunday 7th May

Ichinose Diamond
The Ichinose Diamond quad lift plans to be operating from 29th April until Sunday 7th May

Okushiga Kogen
The Okushiga Kogen Number 4 pair lift plans to be operating from 29th April and 7th May
The Okushiga Kogen Gondola, Number 2, 3, and 6 pair lifts plan to be operating until Sunday 7th May

Kumanoyu
The Kumanoyu Number 1 pair lift plan to be operating until Sunday 7th May
The Kumanoyu Number 2 pair A and B lifts plan to be operating until Sunday 14th May
The Kumanoyu Number 3 quad lift plans to be operating from 29th April until 7th May

Yokoteyama & Shibutoge
The Yokoteyama Number 1 Sky A and B lifts plan to be operating until Sunday 7th May
The Yokoteyama Number 2 and 3 Sky lifts plan to be operating until late May
The Yokoteyama Number 4 pair lift plans to be operating until Sunday 7th May (may be closed on certain days)
The Shibutoge lift plans to be operating until late May

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Please note that from 8th May, joint Shiga Kogen lift tickets are not valid - individual tickets from the individual areas will be required.

Shiga Kogen Now ski lift operation notes:

See above for what plans to be open

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Monday 24th April 2017
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LATE SEASON REPORTING
The individual Now reports will continue in each area until the season in that place closes - some will continue daily until the end, some will become less than daily now that we are in April.

Once the season has finished everywhere, we will be adding a general season wrap up to each of the reports, where we will also answer questions and comments that we regularly get sent. Some do keep on coming back! The end of season message will be up at the end of Golden Week in early May.

Thank you for reading.
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Japan snowfall data
(updated daily during winter)
Shiga Kogen Now observed snowfall data: Recent Shiga Kogen Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 27th April 2017
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Shiga Kogen Now reports up until Thursday 27th April 2017
(View more analysis here)
Shiga Kogen Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 27th April 2017
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Shiga Kogen Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
(View more analysis here)
  2016/2017
*as of Thursday 27th April 2017
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
27th April 0cm - -
24th April 0cm - -
20th April 0cm - 0cm
17th April 0cm - 5cm
14th April 0cm - -
12th April 8cm 8cm -
10th April 0cm - 0cm
Previous 7 days total 8cm 8cm 12cm
Previous 14 days total 22cm 8cm 12cm
November observed snowfall total 27cm 7cm 10cm
December observed snowfall total 215cm 105cm 257cm
January observed snowfall total 485cm 204cm 144cm
February observed snowfall total 272cm 147cm 214cm
March observed snowfall total 136cm 97cm 119cm
April observed snowfall total 22cm 8cm 12cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 1157cm 568cm 756cm
Shiga Kogen Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 27th April 2017
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Shiga Kogen Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
(View more analysis here)
  October November December January February March April May
2016/2017 season - 27cm
[27cm]
215cm
[242cm]
485cm
[727cm]
272cm
[999cm]
136cm
[1135cm]
22cm
[1157cm]
-
2015/2016 season - 7cm
[7cm]
105cm
[112cm]
204cm
[316cm]
147cm
[463cm]
97cm
[560cm]
8cm
[568cm]
0cm
[568cm]
2014/2015 season 0cm
[0cm]
10cm
[10cm]
257cm
[267cm]
144cm
[411cm]
214cm
[625cm]
119cm
[744cm]
12cm
[756cm]
0cm
[756cm]
2013/2014 season - 1cm
[1cm]
145cm
[146cm]
188cm
[334cm]
208cm
[542cm]
113cm
[655cm]
0cm
[655cm]
0cm
[655cm]
2012/2013 season 1cm
[1cm]
2cm
[3cm]
126cm
[129cm]
193cm
[322cm]
158cm
[480cm]
60cm
[540cm]
10cm
[550cm]
0cm
[550cm]
  October November December January February March April May
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