Shiga Kogen Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 17th December 2011

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:14am on Saturday 17th December 2011
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Archive report: Posted at 9:14am on Saturday 17th December 2011
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Yesterday morning might have been a disappointment, but this morning certainly isn't. I would say we have had at least 20cm of new snow overnight and actually looking at the numbers coming in from places like Naeba and Yuzawa this morning that might not seem too impressive actually. But Shiga Kogen isn't as well known for massive dumpage in the same was as Yuzawa is. Shiga Kogen prides itself on the quality of the snow and this morning conditions out there should be fantastic. I'll be out trying them myself later on this afternoon and will let you know tomorrow.

OK so more places are opening up now. Okushiga Kogen is open this morning and Yokoteyama is welcomed to the 'open resorts' list as well. As snow arrives, expect things to change perhaps quickly - the resorts will all open up and get lifts moving as soon as they can.

Today we should see the snow clouds stay though perhaps things will clear up by this evening. Possible light snow showers tomorrow and then the next snow around Monday evening. Later on in the coming week is looking very promising with the prospect of 'heavy snow' on the horizon.

Official snow depths [17th Dec 11]:
Takamagahara Mammoth - 40cm
Ichinose Family - 50cm
Yakebitaiyama - 35cm
Okushiga Kogen - 30cm
Terakoya - 30cm
Kumanoyu - 50cm
Yokoteyama - 40cm

Resorts part open [17th Dec 11]:
Takamagahara Mammoth - one triple lift
Ichinose Family - two pair lifts
Yakebitaiyama - one pair lift, one quad lift
Okushiga Kogen - one pair lift
Kumanoyu - one pair lift
Yokoteyama - two pair lifts, one triple lift, one single lift
(Higashiyama gondola operating and part of Terakoya open for pole training)

Archive report: Posted at 9:14am on Saturday 17th December 2011
The latest Shiga Kogen Now report can be found here

Shiga Kogen Now ski lift operation notes:

Limited operations at the moment with a few resort areas part open. See report for details.

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