Shiga Kogen Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 22nd December 2011

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:32am on Thursday 22nd December 2011
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Archive report: Posted at 9:32am on Thursday 22nd December 2011
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Yesterday was a fine day out on the slopes. Good weather, very nice snow conditions (over in Yakebi where I was anyway) even though we are still quite thin on the ground out there. This morning there is more cloud but it is fairly bright and not too cold.

Maruike is now part open and Tannenomori plans to get it's lift operating later on today as well. Ichinose Yamanokami also is open from today. A few more lifts moving at Kumanoyu and Ichinose Family as well.

It's a big weekend coming up with Friday as a national holiday and then of course Christmas weekend. So the resorts would dearly like to be fully open. We're not there yet but we should be seeing some snowfall later on today and into tomorrow morning, followed by that significant snowfall that we have all been waiting for and now seems due around Saturday. Still looking promising though in terms of snowfall, so lets hope that it doesn't dissapoint! Saturday through into Tuesday looks to be snow and then more snow.

Official snow depths [22nd Dec 11]:
Takamagahara Mammoth - 40cm
Ichinose Family - 50cm
Ichinose Diamond - 50cm
Ichinose Yamanokami - 50cm
Yakebitaiyama - 60cm
Okushiga Kogen - 45cm
Terakoya - 30cm
Kumanoyu - 50cm
Yokoteyama - 45cm
Sun Valley - 30cm
Maruike - 30cm
Happo Bunadaira - 40cm

Resorts part open [22nd Dec 11, AM]:
Takamagahara Mammoth - one triple lift, one quad lift
Ichinose Family - two pair lifts and one quad
Ichinose Diamond - one quad lift
Ichinose Yamanokami - one pair lift
Yakebitaiyama - one pair lift, one quad lift
Okushiga Kogen - gondola and three pair lifts
Kumanoyu - three pair lifts and one quad lift
Yokoteyama - two pair lifts, one triple lift, two single lifts
Sun Valley - one pair lift
Maruike - one triple lift
Tannenomori - one quad (from 1pm today)
(Higashiyama gondola operating and part of Terakoya open for pole training)

Archive report: Posted at 9:32am on Thursday 22nd December 2011
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Shiga Kogen Now ski lift operation notes:

More resort areas gradually opening but still fairly limited snow/operations at the moment. See report for details.

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