Shiga Kogen Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 20th April 2017

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:11am on Thursday 20th April 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Blue sky, sun, bit of thin cloud
Base temp:
4°C

Top temp:
-2°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Light
visibility condition
Very good
This report
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
Friday 7th April 2017, 8:59am 0cm
Tuesday 4th April 2017, 8:58am 10cm
Last 7 reports (total): 18cm
Last 14 reports (total): 33cm
Current month (April 2017) total: 22cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 1157cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:11am on Thursday 20th April 2017
The latest Shiga Kogen Now report can be found here

Good morning from Shiga Kogen.

I need to be away from tomorrow, so my pre-weekend report is coming to you a little early.

Things got colder last night and there was actually some snow falling! No cm to report but it was nice to see a new frosting on the trees.

Things have cleared pretty quickly though and the sun is out now with lots of blue sky. It is going to be a fine day.

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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.

From 10am tomorrow (Friday 21st April) that section of road will officially re-open. The opening of the road means that you will be able to get to Shiga Kogen via Gunma Prefecture - either for spring skiing and snowboarding or just for sightseeing. The road has been 'cut out' meaning there are snow walls on either side.

Actually today there is be a special 'walking' event so you can walk along the road and gasp at the snow walls without all the cars that will be there from tomorrow. Nice weather for it today by the looks of things.

That road is actually recommended at any time of the year - a very fine drive. I imagine that the snow walls will be impressive this year. As such, I would expect it to be extremely popular... be prepared!

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Next report due after 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
240cm

Okushiga Kogen
190cm

Takamagahara Mammoth
200cm

Terakoya
220cm

Yokoteyama
250cm

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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 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 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 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 9:11am on Thursday 20th 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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This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Shiga Kogen Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
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  2016/2017
*as of Thursday 20th April 2017
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
20th April 0cm - 0cm
17th April 0cm - 5cm
14th April 0cm - -
12th April 8cm 8cm -
10th April 0cm - 0cm
7th April 0cm - -
4th April 10cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 18cm 8cm 12cm
Previous 14 days total 33cm 26cm 44cm
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 20th 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]
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