Snow and weather reports posted on Sunday 11th April 2021
Shiga Kogen Now!
Tuesday 8th May 2007, 8:11am
Sun, some cloud
This morning the fine weather is back and a very warm day is forecast.
With Kumanoyu now closed for the season, only two resort areas reamin part open now, Yokoteyama and Shibutoge, both of which will stay open as long as they can - maybe another week or maybe even longer?
If you are interested in that last ride of the season, tickets are 3000 yen for a full day and 2000 yen for a half day.... that lets you ride at both resorts. Read more ...
Tuesday 8th May 2007, 17:08pm
Clear and sunny
28 deg C in Minakami today. Winter has definitely ended!
Tenjindaira closed on Sunday bringing an official end to the snow season. It has been a very different season for Minakami with record low snowfalls. It seems everyone was waiting most of the season for the snow to come but it didn't really eventuate. A far cry from last season when the army was called out to shovel roofs with all time recorded high snow falls.
However, it is hard to complain about a 4m snow base when ski areas in other parts of the world are happy with 40cm. There was still a few excellent days of powder, especially with the freak storms in mid March.
I will be putting up weekly posts during the green season with Minakami's weather and river conditions and news about upcoming outdoor events. The snow has all but melted but the lakes and rivers are full! Read more ...