Shiga Kogen Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 4th May 2017

Shiga Kogen Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:35am on Thursday 4th May 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Sunny, some cloud
Base temp:
13°C

Top temp:
5°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Slight
visibility condition
Excellent
This report
Thursday 4th May 2017, 8:35am
0cm
Monday 1st May 2017, 9:14am 0cm
Thursday 27th April 2017, 9:04am 0cm
Monday 24th April 2017, 9:04am 0cm
Thursday 20th April 2017, 9:11am 0cm
Monday 17th April 2017, 10:30am 0cm
Friday 14th April 2017, 8:38am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 0cm
Last 14 reports (total): 22cm
Current month (May 2017) total: 0cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 1157cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:35am on Thursday 4th May 2017
The latest Shiga Kogen Now report can be found here

It was actually quite chilly this morning but today should again be nice and (relatively!) warm here in Shiga Kogen.

Lovely spring weather.

There's still a lot of snow around and resorts are surely going to be able to remain open for as long as they planned.

Sunday is the last day of the season for all of the areas of Shiga Kogen except Kumanoyu and Yokoteyama/Shibutoge... and Okushiga Kogen, which has actually extended its season for a week! Hurray.

I'll post my next update on Monday. In the meantime I hope you have a good rest-of-Golden Week!

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Official snow depths numbers reported by different areas of Shiga Kogen:

Ichinose Diamond
140cm

Ichinose Family
140cm

Kumanoyu
160cm

Okushiga Kogen
120cm

Takamagahara
140cm

Terakoya
150cm

Yokoteyama
165cm

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Planned late season lift operations - subject to change so please check with resorts:

Takamagahara Mammoth
The quad lift plans to be operating until Sunday 7th May

Tannenomori Okojo
The quad lift plans to be operating until Sunday 7th May

Ichinose Family
The Ichinose quad lift and Ichinose Number 2 pair B lifts plan to be operating until Sunday 7th May

Terakoya
The Terakoya lifts plan to be operating until Sunday 7th May

Ichinose Diamond
The Ichinose Diamond quad lift plans to be operating until Sunday 7th May

Okushiga Kogen
Okushiga Kogen plans to be operating until Sunday 14th May

Kumanoyu
The Kumanoyu Number 1 pair and Number 3 quad lifts plan to be operating until Sunday 7th May
The Kumanoyu Number 2 pair A and B lifts plan to be operating until Sunday 14th May

Yokoteyama & Shibutoge
The Yokoteyama Number 4, Number 1 Sky A and B lifts plan to be operating until Sunday 7th May
The Yokoteyama Number 2 and 3 Sky lifts plan to be operating until late May
The Shibutoge lift plans to be operating until late May

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Please note that from 8th May, joint Shiga Kogen lift tickets are not valid - individual tickets from the individual areas will be required.

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During the winter season, the section of the Route 292 main road that connects Shiga Kogen (from Yokoteyama) with Kusatsu Onsen in Gunma Prefecture is closed due to all the snow. That section of road has now re-opened which means that you can now get to Shiga Kogen via Gunma Prefecture from the east - either for spring skiing and snowboarding or just for sightseeing. The road has had to be 'cut out' of the snow meaning that in places there are impressive snow walls on either side.

Archive report: Posted at 8:35am on Thursday 4th May 2017
The latest Shiga Kogen Now report can be found here

Shiga Kogen Now ski lift operation notes:

See above for details on what remains open in Shiga Kogen

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Shiga Kogen Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
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This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Shiga Kogen Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
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  2016/2017
*as of Thursday 4th May 2017
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
4th May 0cm - -
1st May 0cm 0cm 0cm
27th April 0cm - -
24th April 0cm - -
20th April 0cm - 0cm
17th April 0cm - 5cm
14th April 0cm - -
Previous 7 days total 0cm 0cm 12cm
Previous 14 days total 22cm 8cm 12cm
November observed snowfall total 27cm 7cm 10cm
December observed snowfall total 215cm 105cm 257cm
January observed snowfall total 485cm 204cm 144cm
February observed snowfall total 272cm 147cm 214cm
March observed snowfall total 136cm 97cm 119cm
April observed snowfall total 22cm 8cm 12cm
May observed snowfall total 0cm 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 1157cm 568cm 756cm
Shiga Kogen Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 4th May 2017
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded 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
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
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]
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