Shiga Kogen Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 1st April 2017

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:20am on Saturday 1st April 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud, fog
Base temp:
-4°C

Top temp:
-7°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snow is falling
wind condition
Westerly
visibility condition
Generally poor early on
This report
Saturday 1st April 2017, 8:20am
4cm
Friday 31st March 2017, 8:30am 0cm
Thursday 30th March 2017, 8:12am 0cm
Wednesday 29th March 2017, 9:17am 1cm
Tuesday 28th March 2017, 9:00am 10cm
Monday 27th March 2017, 9:16am 9cm
Sunday 26th March 2017, 8:47am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 24cm
Last 14 reports (total): 85cm
Current month (April 2017) total: 4cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 1139cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:20am on Saturday 1st April 2017
The latest Shiga Kogen Now report can be found here

A bit of fresh snowfall is a good way to start April!

Yes, there's some cm on the ground and I see Kumanoyu are reporting 5-10cm of fresh this morning. And it is snowing right now.

Visibility generally poor this morning.

Tomorrow the forecast tells us to expect sunshine and clear skies... should be a good day.

Nishitateyama, Hasuike and Kidoike areas are now closed with a few more closing for the season at the end of tomorrow.

Still, most areas remain open for the weekend and there's definitely no shortage of snow!

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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.

Giant
220cm

Higashitateyama
260cm

Ichinose Family
260cm

Ichinose Diamond
260cm

Kumanoyu
340cm

Maruike
200cm

Okushiga Kogen
310cm

Sun Valley
200cm

Takamagahara Mammoth
260cm

Terakoya
260cm

Yakebitaiyama
280cm

Yokoteyama
310cm

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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.

Sun Valley
Both Sun Valley lifts plan to be operating until Sunday 2nd April

Maruike
The Number 1 triple lift plans to be operating until Sunday 2nd April

Giant
The pair lift plans to be operating until Sunday 2nd April

Higashitateyama
The Gondola plans to be operating until Sunday 2nd April

Bunadaira
The Hoppo quad lift plans to be operating until Sunday 2nd April

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 daily until Sunday 2nd April and then on 8th/9th April and 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 from 3rd April until 28th April).

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

Ichinose Yamanokami
Plans to be open until Sunday 2nd April

Yakebitaiyama
The Gondolas and Number 2 lift plan to be operating until Sunday 2nd April

Okushiga Kogen
The Okushiga Kogen Number 4 pair lift plans to be operating on 1st, 2nd, 8th, 9th, 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 until Sunday 2nd April; and then on 2nd, 8th, 9th, 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 8:20am on Saturday 1st April 2017
The latest Shiga Kogen Now report can be found here

Shiga Kogen Now ski lift operation notes:

Please see report above

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Shiga Kogen Now observed snowfall data: Recent Shiga Kogen Now reports
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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Shiga Kogen Now reports up until Saturday 1st April 2017
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Shiga Kogen Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 1st 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 Saturday 1st April 2017
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
1st April 4cm 0cm -
31st March 0cm 0cm 0cm
30th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
29th March 1cm - 0cm
28th March 10cm 0cm 0cm
27th March 9cm 0cm 0cm
26th March 0cm 3cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 24cm 14cm 32cm
Previous 14 days total 85cm 19cm 40cm
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 4cm 8cm 12cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 1139cm 568cm 756cm
Shiga Kogen Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 1st 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
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - 27cm
[27cm]
215cm
[242cm]
485cm
[727cm]
272cm
[999cm]
136cm
[1135cm]
4cm
[1139cm]
-
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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