Shiga Kogen Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 12th April 2017

Shiga Kogen Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Shiga Kogen (Nagano), Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 11:52am on Wednesday 12th April 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud, fog, wet snow
Base temp:
-1°C

Top temp:
-3°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Wet snow
wind condition
Blowing wind
visibility condition
Generally limited to poor
This report
Wednesday 12th April 2017, 11:52am
8cm
Monday 10th April 2017, 9:14am 0cm
Friday 7th April 2017, 8:59am 0cm
Tuesday 4th April 2017, 8:58am 10cm
Monday 3rd April 2017, 8:34am 0cm
Sunday 2nd April 2017, 8:34am 0cm
Saturday 1st April 2017, 8:20am 4cm
Last 7 reports (total): 22cm
Last 14 reports (total): 58cm
Current month (April 2017) total: 22cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 1157cm

Archive report: Posted at 11:52am on Wednesday 12th April 2017
The latest Shiga Kogen Now report can be found here

Morning from Shiga Kogen, where winter-like weather has made a comeback!

Yesterday there were some strong winds blowing about and snow falling. All a bit mad.

It was very wet snow (I think rain is closer) earlier on in some places, but back to snow and there's a lot of cloud and fog around as we approach lunchtime. And wind too.

Not the 'kindest' of weather conditions, for sure. And not the kind of conditions we expect as we approach mid April either.

The official Shiga Kogen site is saying 10cm of fresh snowfall this morning from yesterday. I measured 8cm, so that is what is on the report.

Things should clear up by tomorrow morning at the latest and we should be warming up a fair bit by the weekend.

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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
200cm

Ichinose Diamond
200cm

Kumanoyu
290cm

Okushiga Kogen
235cm

Takamagahara Mammoth
240cm

Terakoya
220cm

Yokoteyama
275cm

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Spring season dates for Shiga Kogen resort areas:

Lift and resort closing dates - it's complicated!
Please note that from 8th May, joint Shiga Kogen lift tickets are not valid - individual tickets from the individual areas will be required.

Takamagahara Mammoth
The quad lift plans to be operating until Sunday 7th May (* Saturdays and Sundays only from 10th April until 28th April)

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

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

Terakoya
The Terakoya lifts plan to be operating until Sunday 7th May (* Saturdays and Sundays only until 28th April)

Ichinose Diamond
The Ichinose Diamond quad lift plans to be operating until Sunday 7th May (* Saturdays and Sundays only until 28th April)

Okushiga Kogen
The Okushiga Kogen Number 4 pair lift plans to be operating on 15th, 16th, 22nd, 23rd April and between 29th April and 7th May
The Okushiga Kogen Number 2, 3, and 6 pair lifts plan to be operating until Sunday 7th May
The Okushiga Kogen Gondola lift plans 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 on 15th, 16th, 22nd, 23rd April and 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

Archive report: Posted at 11:52am on Wednesday 12th April 2017
The latest Shiga Kogen Now report can be found here

Shiga Kogen Now ski lift operation notes:

See above

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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.

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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 Wednesday 12th April 2017
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Shiga Kogen Now reports up until Wednesday 12th April 2017
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
Shiga Kogen Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 12th 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 the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  2016/2017
*as of Wednesday 12th April 2017
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
12th April 8cm 8cm -
10th April 0cm - 0cm
7th April 0cm - -
4th April 10cm 0cm 0cm
3rd April 0cm 0cm -
2nd April 0cm 0cm 0cm
1st April 4cm 0cm -
Previous 7 days total 22cm 8cm 7cm
Previous 14 days total 58cm 26cm 47cm
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 Wednesday 12th April 2017
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Shiga Kogen Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: 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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