Shiga Kogen Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 19th March 2016

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 10:33am on Saturday 19th March 2016
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloudy
Base temp:
8°C

Top temp:
3°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Unfortunately, it's raining
wind condition
Southerly
Good
This report
Saturday 19th March 2016, 10:33am
0cm
Friday 18th March 2016, 9:24am 0cm
Thursday 17th March 2016, 9:07am 0cm
Wednesday 16th March 2016, 9:45am 0cm
Tuesday 15th March 2016, 9:34am 18cm
Monday 14th March 2016, 9:01am 5cm
Sunday 13th March 2016, 9:40am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 23cm
Last 14 reports (total): 40cm
Current month (March 2016) total: 78cm
2015/2016 season so far total: 541cm

Archive report: Posted at 10:33am on Saturday 19th March 2016
The latest Shiga Kogen Now report can be found here

Good morning from Shiga Kogen.

It's a bit wet this morning and raining still as I write this report. Sadly, not been able to avoid it but fingers crossed that it won't last long and that we might even get some snow later on if it gets cold enough... it's pretty mild at the moment.

Still there is actually some snowfall on some forecasts for around mid-week, so maybe we will get some more yet.

Resorts have been announcing their planned closing dates and information on what lifts should be open for the rest of the season. As you can see below, some areas are planning to be open right through until 8th May. I must say it seems rather ambitious given the amount of snow we have, but I'm pretty sure that they will doing their best to remain open as long as possible.

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Spring season dates for Shiga Kogen resort areas (subject to change):

Sun Valley
Both Sun Valley lifts plan to be operating until Sunday 3rd April.

Maruike
The Number 1 triple lift plans to be operating until Sunday 3rd April.
The Number 2 pair lift plans to be operating until Sunday 27th March.

Hasuike
The triple lift and ropetow plan to be operating until Sunday 27th March.

Giant
The pair lift plans to be operating until Sunday 3rd April.

Higashitateyama
The Gondola plans to be operating until Sunday 3rd April.

Bunadaira
The Hoppo quad lift plans to be operating until Sunday 3rd April.
The Bunadaira quad lift plans to be operating until Sunday 27th March (* closed on 22nd and 23rd March).

Takamagahara Mammoth
The quad lift plans to be operating until Sunday 8th May (* Saturdays and Sundays only from 11th April until 28th April).
The triple lift plans to be operating until Thursday 31st March.
The pair lift plans to be operating until Thursday 31st March (* Saturdays, Sundays and holidays only in March).

Nishitateyama
The Nishitateyama lifts plan to be operating until Thursday 31st March.

Tannenomori Okojo
The quad lift plans to be operating until Sunday 8th May.

Ichinose Family
The Ichinose quad lift plans to be operating until Sunday 8th May.
The Ichinose Number 2 pair A lift plans to be operating until Thursday 31st March.
The Ichinose Number 2 pair B lift plans to be operating until Sunday 8th May.
The Ichinose Number 3 quad lift plans to be operating until Sunday 27th March (* closed Tuesdays).

Terakoya
The Terakoya lifts plan to be operating until Sunday 8th May (* Saturdays and Sundays only from 4th April until 28th April).

Ichinose Diamond
The Ichinose Diamond quad lift plans to be operating until Sunday 8th May (* Saturdays and Sundays only from 4th April until 28th April).
The Ichinose Diamond triple lift plans to be operating until Sunday 27th March (* Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays).

Ichinose Yamanokami
The Ichinose Yamanokami plans to be open until late March, depending on snow conditions.

Yakebitaiyama
Currently details are unconfirmed.

Okushiga Kogen
The Okushiga Kogen Number 1 pair lift plans to be operating until Sunday 3rd April.
The Okushiga Kogen Number 2, 3 and 4 pair lifts plan to be operating until Sunday 8th May.
The Okushiga Kogen Number 6 pair lift plans to be operating until Sunday 24th April.
The Okushiga Kogen Gondola lift plans to be operating until Sunday 8th May.

Kumanoyu
The Kumanoyu Number 1 pair lift plans to be operating until Sunday 3rd April.
The Kumanoyu Number 2 pair A and B lifts plan to be operating until Sunday 8th May.
The Kumanoyu Number 3 quad lift plans to be operating until Sunday 3rd April; and then on 9th, 10th, 16th, 17th, 23rd, 24th April and from 29th April until 8th May.

Yokoteyama & Shibutoge
The Yokoteyama Number 1 Sky A and B lifts plan to be operating until Sunday 8th May.
The Yokoteyama Number 2 and 3 Sky lifts plan to be operating until Sunday 8th May (and perhaps beyond depending on snow conditions).
The Yokoteyama Number 4 pair lift plans to be operating until Thursday 5th May.
The Shibutoge lift plans to be operating until Sunday 8th May (and perhaps beyond depending on snow conditions).

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6 day snow and weather forecasts:

Ichinose Family 6-day snow and weather forecast
Okushiga Kogen 6-day snow and weather forecast
Yokoteyama 6-day snow and weather forecast

Archive report: Posted at 10:33am on Saturday 19th March 2016
The latest Shiga Kogen Now report can be found here

Shiga Kogen Now ski lift operation notes:

Resort areas open - see main report for spring season plans

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Shiga Kogen Now observed snowfall data: Recent Shiga Kogen Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 19th March 2016
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Shiga Kogen Now reports up until Saturday 19th March 2016
(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 Saturday 19th March 2016
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)
  2015/2016
*as of Saturday 19th March 2016
2014/2015
Season
2013/2014
Season
19th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
18th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
17th March 0cm 0cm 3cm
16th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
15th March 18cm 0cm 5cm
14th March 5cm 2cm 5cm
13th March 0cm 10cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 23cm 12cm 13cm
Previous 14 days total 40cm 66cm 73cm
November observed snowfall total 7cm 10cm 1cm
December observed snowfall total 105cm 257cm 145cm
January observed snowfall total 204cm 144cm 188cm
February observed snowfall total 147cm 214cm 208cm
March observed snowfall total 78cm 119cm 113cm
April observed snowfall total - 12cm 0cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 541cm 756cm 655cm
Shiga Kogen Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 19th March 2016
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 - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season - 7cm
[7cm]
105cm
[112cm]
204cm
[316cm]
147cm
[463cm]
78cm
[541cm]
- -
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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