Shiga Kogen Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 18th December 2014

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 10:02am on Thursday 18th December 2014
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud
Base temp:
-6°C

Top temp:
-12°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Heavy snow
wind condition
Moderate > strong
Fair to poor in places
This report
Thursday 18th December 2014, 10:02am
50cm
Wednesday 17th December 2014, 9:25am 30cm
Tuesday 16th December 2014, 11:01am 0cm
Monday 15th December 2014, 10:01am 10cm
Sunday 14th December 2014, 10:10am 30cm
Saturday 13th December 2014, 9:34am 5cm
Friday 12th December 2014, 8:01am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 125cm
Last 14 reports (total): 180cm
Current month (December 2014) total: 180cm
2014/2015 season so far total: 190cm

Archive report: Posted at 10:02am on Thursday 18th December 2014
The latest Shiga Kogen Now report can be found here

Loads of snow at the moment as this winter storm continues to deliver. Not the nicest of conditions out but once it passes things should be brilliant... Clouds and snow eased somewhat just now, but snow is forecast to continue falling throughout the day today. For those here tomorrow, a sunny day possible?

Resorts seem to be adding 30cm to the snow depth this morning (or none in the case of Okushiga Kogen!) - there's more than that fallen, quite a lot more in places.

Some lifts affected by the wind - Okushiga Kogen do not seem to be moving any lifts at all as of 10am - and there might be more disruption due to the wind.

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Resort areas status with official snow depths:

Okushiga Kogen:
50cm (don't think so!)
Part open

Yakebitaiyama:
80cm
Part open

Ichinose Family
90cm
Part open

Ichinose Yamanokami:
90cm
Part open

Ichinose Diamond:
90cm
Part open

Takamagahara Mammoth:
90cm
Part open

Terakoya:
Part open

Higashitateyama:
Plans to open on 20th December

Giant:
Plans to open on 20th December

Nishitateyama:
Plans to open on 20th December

Bundaraia:
Plans to open on 20th December

Sun Valley:
Plans to open to public on 14th December

Maruike:
Plans to open on 20th December

Hasuike:
Plans to open on 20th December

Kumanoyu:
100cm
Almost all open (note: skiers only resort area)

Yokoteyama:
100cm
Most open now. Shibutoge not yet open.

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Planned night floodlit skiing at Shiga Kogen resort areas this season:

Sun Valley:
December 20th, 29th-30th; January 1st-2nd, 11th; Every Saturday from January 3rd to March 21st

Maruike:
December 29th-31st; January 1st-3rd, 10th, 11th

Takamagahara Mammoth:
December 20th-22nd, 27th-31st; January 1st-3rd

Ichinose Family:
Every day from December 20th until March 29th

Ichinose Diamond:
December 27th-31st; January 1st-3rd, 11th; Every Saturday from January 3rd until March 28th

Yakebitaiyama:
December 27th-31st; January 1st-3rd, 11th; Every Saturday from January 3rd until February 21st

Kumanoyu:
December 20th-23rd, 27th-31st; January 1st-3rd; Every Saturday from January 3rd until March 28th

Archive report: Posted at 10:02am on Thursday 18th December 2014
The latest Shiga Kogen Now report can be found here

Shiga Kogen Now ski lift operation notes:

Limited just now. More open from Saturday

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  2014/2015
*as of Thursday 18th December 2014
2013/2014
Season
2012/2013
Season
18th December 50cm 0cm 0cm
17th December 30cm 0cm 0cm
16th December 0cm 10cm 0cm
15th December 10cm 10cm 0cm
14th December 30cm 5cm 0cm
13th December 5cm 5cm 0cm
12th December 0cm 15cm 2cm
Previous 7 days total 125cm 45cm 2cm
Previous 14 days total 180cm 65cm 51cm
November observed snowfall total 10cm 1cm 2cm
December observed snowfall total 180cm 145cm 126cm
January observed snowfall total - 188cm 193cm
February observed snowfall total - 208cm 158cm
March observed snowfall total - 113cm 60cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm 10cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 190cm 655cm 550cm
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The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 18th December 2014
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Shiga Kogen Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
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  October November December January February March April May
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season - - - - - - - -
2014/2015 season 0cm
[0cm]
10cm
[10cm]
180cm
[190cm]
-
[190cm]
-
[190cm]
-
[190cm]
-
[190cm]
-
[190cm]
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]
  October November December January February March April May
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