Shiga Kogen Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 12th April 2012

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:37am on Thursday 12th April 2012
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Archive report: Posted at 9:37am on Thursday 12th April 2012
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It's another change in conditions this morning as we enjoy a clear and sunny, bright blue sky morning in Shiga Kogen. Not a cloud to be found. Nice.

A colder start than yesterday but I would imagine things will warm up a bit with the sun out and shining down - it's definitely a day for sunscreen. There's a bit of wind as well so those sun rays will get slapped on you going down the courses today.

There's a chance of rain/snow higher up tomorrow night into Saturday but apart from that generally clearer and milder conditions look set to prevail into the weekend.

Conditions should calm down by tomorrow when cloud and sun is on the forecast.

Extremely quiet out there on the slopes, for those lucky enough to be out there!

Areas with lifts still operating (weather permitting):
Mammoth (one quad)
Ichinose Family (one pair and one quad)
Okushiga Kogen (two pairs)
Kumanoyu (two pairs)
Yokoteyama/Shibutoge (one triple, four pairs and two singles)

Official resort snow depths as of Thursday 12th April 2012 AM:

Yokoteyama:
190cm
Kumanoyu:
190cm
Ichinose Family:
155cm
Okushiga Kogen:
200cm

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Planned lift operations, subject to change:

Higashitateyama:
Open 14/15, 21/22, 29th April - 6th May. Access to Terakoya still operating even when Higashitateyama closed.

Terakoya:
Open April 7/8, 14/15, 21/22, 29th April - 6th May.

Mammoth:
Quad open until 6th May.

Tannenomori:
Open 21st, 22nd April

Ichinose Family:
Quad until 6th May. Pairs on April 14/15, 21/22, 29th April - 6th May.

Ichinose Diamond:
Quad open April 14/15, 21/22, 29th April - 6th May.

Yakebitaiyama:
Plan to be part open on weekends and Golden Week.

Okushiga Kogen:
Gondola open 14th-16th April, 21st-23rd April, 28th April until 6th May.
No2 and No3 pairs until 6th May.
No4 pair open 14th-15th April, 21st-22nd April, 28th April until 6th May.

Kumanoyu:
Some lifts open beyond 6th May (after that date the Shiga Kogen ticket not valid)

Yokoteyama:
Plans to be open until late May. Beyond 6th May, the joint Shiga Kogen ticket not valid.

Archive report: Posted at 9:37am on Thursday 12th April 2012
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Shiga Kogen Now ski lift operation notes:

Some resort areas of Shiga Kogen now closed. Parts will remain open until late May. See report for further details.

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