Shiga Kogen Now daily snow and weather - Tuesday 1st May 2012

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 11:20am on Tuesday 1st May 2012
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Archive report: Posted at 11:20am on Tuesday 1st May 2012
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After what ended up being a very warm first part of Golden Week, this morning we have more cloud over the area - some blue skies but a lot more fast moving cloud as well. It's not as warm either, though still very mild and there is quite a strong wind as well which has been affecting lifts that were hoping to be open. At the time of writing Okushiga Kogen, Ichinose Diamond and Terakoya seem to be closed and a few other lifts that should be moving this morning are on standby due to the strong winds.

Today and tomorrow are not national holidays here, but Thursday until Sunday is the second part of Golden Week and many people will be treated to a 4-day weekend. Currently it seems we are going to get rained on a bit tomorrow and quite possibly Thursday as well. Hopefully things might clear up for the weekend, though there are chances of showers on Sunday too. Forecasts can change though, of course.

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Official resort snow depths as of Tuesday 1st May 2012 AM:

Yokoteyama:
135cm
Kumanoyu:
85cm
Ichinose Family:
100cm
Okushiga Kogen:
120cm

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Planned lift operations, subject to change:

Higashitateyama:
Open 28th April - 6th May

Terakoya:
Open 28th April - 6th May

Mammoth:
Quad open until 6th May

Tannenomori:
Open 28th April until 6th May

Ichinose Family:
Quad & No2 pair until 6th May

Ichinose Diamond:
Quad and moving walkway until 6th May

Yakebitaiyama:
Gondola and No2 high quad lift until 6th May

Okushiga Kogen:
Gondola, No2, No3 and No4 lifts until 6th May

Kumanoyu:
No1 and No3 quad pair until 6th May
No2 pair until 13th May

Yokoteyama:
No1 Sky, No2, No3 Sky, Shibutoga lifts plan to be open until late May

Archive report: Posted at 11:20am on Tuesday 1st May 2012
The latest Shiga Kogen Now report can be found here

Shiga Kogen Now ski lift operation notes:

Parts of Shiga Kogen remain open until late May. More lifts now open for the Golden Week period. See report for further details.

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