Shiga Kogen Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 28th April 2010

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 10:00am on Wednesday 28th April 2010
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Archive report: Posted at 10:00am on Wednesday 28th April 2010
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We've had a few days of poor weather conditions here with rain and winds yesterday though it is much calmer this morning but with rain still falling in some places early on. Hopefully that will clear up later on though there is chance of rain tomorrow also.

Tomorrow is the first national holiday of the "Golden Week" period - the next national holidays being Monday to Wednesday of next week. So while not much of Shiga Kogen remains open, there should be a fair few people here especially from Saturday into early week and good weather is currently forecast.

Once the Golden Week is ended, resort operations will be further limited as per the information posted below.

Lifts moving today (28th April 10):

Yokoteyama - 4 lifts
Shibutoge - 1 lift
Kumanoyu - 3 lifts
Mammoth - 1 lift
Ichinose Family - 2 lifts
Okushiga Kogen - 3 lifts
Shiga Kogen Ropeway

Official resort snow depths as of 28th April 10:

Yokoteyama:
120cm
Shibutoge:
120cm
Kumanoyu:
110cm
Mammoth:
100cm
Ichinose Family:
100cm
Okushiga Kogen:
120cm

Planned closing dates at Shiga Kogen resorts:

Higashitateyama will be open on Saturdays and then from 29th April until 5th May.
At Terakoya the quad and No1 pair will be open on Saturdays and also the 29th April until 5th May.
At the Mammoth area, the quad will be open until 5th May.
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 No2 Gondola open again from 29th April until 5th May. The No2 quad lift will be moving from 29th April until 5th May.
At Okushiga Kogen, the Gondola will be open until 5th May. The No 2, 3 and 4 lifts until 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 lift operation information is subject to change.

Archive report: Posted at 10:00am on Wednesday 28th April 2010
The latest Shiga Kogen Now report can be found here

Shiga Kogen Now ski lift operation notes:

Only certain parts of Shiga Kogen remain open. See report for the latest resort closing info.

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