Shiga Kogen Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 1st April 2010

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 11:10am on Thursday 1st April 2010
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Archive report: Posted at 11:10am on Thursday 1st April 2010
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It is a cloudy start to a very mild day here - Maruike posting a temperature of +9 degrees!There are some breaks in the cloud and it looks like it will generally be the same for the rest of the day here. There might even be a chance of rain later on so we can just hope that holds off. With the mild temperature though, that falling as snow seems fairly unlikely.

Tomorrow and Saturday should be colder once again with a chance of light snow at times amongst the finer weather conditions.

Nighta tonight is planned at the following resorts:
- Ichinose Family

Official resort snow depths as of 1st April 10:

Yokoteyama:
175cm
Shibutoge:
175cm
Kumanoyu:
170cm
Maruike:
110cm
Sun Valley:
110cm
Giant:
120cm
Mammoth:
150cm
Terakoya:
150cm
Ichinose Family:
140cm
Ichinose Diamond:
150cm
Yakebitaiyama:
150cm
Okushiga Kogen:
180cm

Here is the latest on when resorts plan to open and when they plan to be closing for the season.

Planned closing dates at Shiga Kogen resorts:

The Sun Valley area will be open until 4th April.
Part of the Maruike area will also be open until 4th April.
The Hasuike area will be open until 4th April.
The Giant area will be open until 4th April and then again opening on 10th April.
The Higashiyama area will be open until 4th April.
The No1, No2 and Quad lifts at Nishitateyama will be operating until 4th April, with the quad lift also planning to open on 10th and 11th April.
At Terakoya the quad and No1 pair will be open until 4th April, and after that will also open on Saturdays and also the 29th April until 5th May.
At the Mammoth area, the quad will be open until 5th May, the No 2 triple and No 3 pair until 4th April.
The Ichinose Family area will be open until 5th May.
Ichinose Diamond will do it's best to be open until 5th May, dependent on conditions.
At Yakebitaiyama, the No1 Gondola will be open until 4th April. The No2 Gondola will operate daily until 4th April and then open again on 10th, 11th, 17th, 18th, 24th, 25th April and 29th April until 5th May. The No2 quad lift will operate daily until 4th April and then open again on 10th, 11th, 17th, 18th, 24th, 25th April and 29th April until 5th May.
At Okushiga Kogen, the Gondola will be open daily until 5th April and then also from 10th-12th April, 17th-19th April and the period 24th April - 5th May. The No 1 lift will be open until 4th April, the No 2 + 3 lifts until 5th May and the No 4 lift until 5th April and then the period 24th April - 5th May.
Kumanoyu plans to be open until at least 5th May and perhaps beyond depending on conditions. The No3 quad lift will be open on Saturdays, Sundays and the period 24th April until 5th May.
Yokoteyama plans to be open until late on in May, depending on snow conditions of course.

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The above information is subject to change.

Archive report: Posted at 11:10am on Thursday 1st April 2010
The latest Shiga Kogen Now report can be found here

Shiga Kogen Now ski lift operation notes:

All of the main Shiga Kogen resort areas are open for the season. See report for the latest resort closing info.

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