Shiga Kogen Now daily snow and weather - Friday 17th April 2020

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:01am on Friday 17th April 2020
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Fine
Base temp:
4°C

Top temp:
-2°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Light
visibility condition
Excellent
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This report
Friday 17th April 2020, 8:01am
0cm
Monday 13th April 2020, 8:07am 0cm
Friday 10th April 2020, 7:52am 2cm
Monday 6th April 2020, 8:43am 2cm
Friday 3rd April 2020, 8:44am 2cm
Thursday 2nd April 2020, 9:32am 4cm
Wednesday 1st April 2020, 8:44am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 10cm
Last 14 reports (total): 50cm
Current month (April 2020) total: 10cm
2019/2020 season so far total: 565cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:01am on Friday 17th April 2020
The latest Shiga Kogen Now report can be found here

Update: Ichinose areas will be open until Sunday 19th April

Hello from Shiga Kogen.

It is a fine morning. Tomorrow we might get some rain, there may even be some snow later on.

I have heard conflicting unconfirmed information - and rumours - about what might remain open from this weekend and beyond this weekend. And right now, official information is thin on the ground and is not helping.

So all I can say at this moment in time is... if you are nearby - because surely you will not be visiting from afar given the current 'state of emergency' nationwide in Japan - you should check before coming.

Places that planned to be open might not be open.

Hopefully the situation might be clearer come Monday. I will post again early week.

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Photos: Mammoth and Hasuike Junction

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Shiga Kogen resort info: Friday 13th April 2020

Official snow depth numbers are as reported by the ski resorts themselves.

Ichinose Family
- Official snow depth: 125cm

Kumanoyu
- Official snow depth: 180cm

Okushiga Kogen
- Official snow depth: 140cm

Terakoya
- Official snow depth: 140cm

Yakebitaiyama
- Official snow depth: 150cm

Yokoteyama
- Official snow depth: 185cm

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Planned resort operations:

** IMPORTANT: SUBJECT TO CHANGE! CHECK BEFORE COMING **

Ichinose Family:
Updated: open until Sunday 19th April

Terakoya:
18th, 19th, 25th, 26th April and 29th April until 6th May

Ichinose Diamond:
18th, 19th, 25th, 26th April and 29th April until 6th May

Yakebitaiyama:
Number 1 Gondola until 6th May
Number 2 high speed on 18th, 19th, 25th, 26th April and 29th April until 6th May

Okushiga Kogen:
Number 2 and 3 high speed pairs until 6th May
Number 4 and 6 pairs on 18th, 19th April and 25th April until 6th May

Kumanoyu:
Number 3 quad on 18th, 19th, 25th, 26th April and 29th April until 6th May
Number 2 pair A line until 10th May

Yokoteyama & Shibutoge
Until 6th May and possibly beyond that

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The section of road connecting the southern area of Shiga Kogen (from Yokoteyama onwards) with Gunma Prefecture is now closed for the season. It will be closed until 24th April 2020. Approach Shiga Kogen using Route 292 from the west (Nagano/Nakano/Yamanouchi)

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Archive report: Posted at 8:01am on Friday 17th April 2020
The latest Shiga Kogen Now report can be found here

Shiga Kogen Now ski lift operation notes:

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Shiga Kogen Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent Shiga Kogen Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 17th April 2020
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Shiga Kogen Now reports up until Friday 17th April 2020
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Shiga Kogen Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 17th April 2020
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base 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)
  2019/2020
*as of Friday 17th April 2020
2018/2019
Season
2017/2018
Season
17th April 0cm 0cm -
13th April 0cm - 0cm
10th April 2cm - -
6th April 2cm - -
3rd April 2cm 20cm -
2nd April 4cm 24cm 0cm
1st April 0cm - -
Previous 7 days total 10cm 14cm 7cm
Previous 14 days total 50cm 73cm 7cm
November observed snowfall total 20cm 3cm 47cm
December observed snowfall total 59cm 169cm 276cm
January observed snowfall total 101cm 312cm 326cm
February observed snowfall total 245cm 97cm 189cm
March observed snowfall total 130cm 106cm 18cm
April observed snowfall total 10cm 60cm 7cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 565cm 747cm 863cm
Shiga Kogen Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 17th April 2020
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in 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
2020/2021 season - - - - - - - -
2019/2020 season - 20cm
[20cm]
59cm
[79cm]
101cm
[180cm]
245cm
[425cm]
130cm
[555cm]
10cm
[565cm]
-
2018/2019 season 0cm
[0cm]
3cm
[3cm]
169cm
[172cm]
312cm
[484cm]
97cm
[581cm]
106cm
[687cm]
60cm
[747cm]
0cm
[747cm]
2017/2018 season - 47cm
[47cm]
276cm
[323cm]
326cm
[649cm]
189cm
[838cm]
18cm
[856cm]
7cm
[863cm]
0cm
[863cm]
2016/2017 season - 27cm
[27cm]
215cm
[242cm]
485cm
[727cm]
272cm
[999cm]
136cm
[1135cm]
22cm
[1157cm]
0cm
[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]
  October November December January February March April May
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