Shiga Kogen Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 17th April 2010

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 10:46am on Saturday 17th April 2010
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Archive report: Posted at 10:46am on Saturday 17th April 2010
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It has snowed ovenight and actually suprised more than a few people with 15-20cm or so of new snow blanketing Shiga Kogen this morning. It's all white again. Very nice. Conditions will be pretty good out there right now for the lucky ones who have timed things well by choosing today! Today is the best bet too as things will likely be starting to warm up again a bit fom tomorrow.

It is just cloudy at the moment.

It's the weekend and so a few more lifts ae operating - Yakebitaiyama, Terakoya and Diamond are open for today and tomorrow, details below.

Lifts moving today (17th April 10):

Yokoteyama - 7 lifts
Shibutoge - 1 lift
Kumanoyu - 4 lifts
Mammoth - 1 lift
Higashitateyama - gondola
Ichinose Family - 2 lifts
Ichinose Diamond - 1 lifts
Terakoya - 2 lifts
Okushiga Kogen - 3 lifts
Yakebitaiyama - 2 lifts

Official resort snow depths as of 17th April 10:

Yokoteyama:
140cm
Shibutoge:
140cm
Kumanoyu:
130cm
Mammoth:
110cm
Higashitateyama:
100cm
Ichinose Family:
120cm
Terakoya:
100cm
Yakebitaiyama:
150cm
Okushiga Kogen:
140cm

Planned closing dates at Shiga Kogen resorts:

Higashitateyama will be open on Saturdays and then from 29th April until 5th May.
At Terakoya the quad and No1 pair will be open on Saturdays and also the 29th April until 5th May.
At the Mammoth area, the quad will be open until 5th May.
The Ichinose Family area will be open until 5th May.
Ichinose Diamond will do it's best to be open until 5th May, dependent on conditions.
At Yakebitaiyama, the No2 Gondola open again on 17th, 18th, 24th, 25th April and 29th April until 5th May. The No2 quad lift will be moving on 17th, 18th, 24th, 25th April and 29th April until 5th May.
At Okushiga Kogen, the Gondola will be open 17th-19th April and the period 24th April - 5th May. The No 2 + 3 lifts until 5th May and the No 4 lift the period 24th April - 5th May.
Kumanoyu plans to be open until at least 5th May and perhaps beyond depending on conditions. The No3 quad lift will be open on Saturdays, Sundays and the period 24th April until 5th May.
Yokoteyama plans to be open until late on in May, depending on snow conditions of course.

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The above lift operation information is subject to change.

Archive report: Posted at 10:46am on Saturday 17th April 2010
The latest Shiga Kogen Now report can be found here

Shiga Kogen Now ski lift operation notes:

Only certain parts of Shiga Kogen remain open. See report for the latest resort closing info.

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