Shiga Kogen Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 20th March 2013

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 11:23am on Wednesday 20th March 2013
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Overcast and cloudy
Base temp:
8°C

Top temp:
7°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
-
wind condition
Moderate wind
Good
This report
Wednesday 20th March 2013, 11:23am
0cm
Tuesday 19th March 2013, 8:49am 0cm
Monday 18th March 2013, 9:45am 0cm
Sunday 17th March 2013, 9:54am 0cm
Saturday 16th March 2013, 10:58am 0cm
Friday 15th March 2013, 9:40am 0cm
Thursday 14th March 2013, 10:10am 10cm
Last 7 reports (total): 10cm
Last 14 reports (total): 30cm
Current month (March 2013) total: 55cm
2012/2013 season so far total: 535cm

Archive report: Posted at 11:23am on Wednesday 20th March 2013
The latest Shiga Kogen Now report can be found here

It's another warm spring morning in Shiga Kogen. A grey and overcast one too. Moderate wind in places but the resorts seem to be open as normal.

We're supposed to see some colder conditions later on today and perhaps even some snowfall overnight. I will let you know about that tomorrow.

In the meantime below I have put the latest on planned resort closing dates. It's always a bit complicated looking and a lot to take in, so here goes!

Nighta operations planned for tonight at the following resort area:
Ichinose Family

Official resort snow depths as of Wednesday 20th March 2013 AM:

Yokoteyama:
210cm
Shibutoge:
215cm
Kumanoyu:
210cm
Sun Valley:
120cm
Maruike:
120cm
Giant:
160cm
Mammoth:
175cm
Terakoya:
200cm
Ichinose Family:
180cm
Ichinose Diamond:
180cm
Yakebitaiyama:
210cm
Okushiga Kogen:
230cm

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Here are the latest lift operation plans for the resorts around Shiga Kogen, as of Wednesday 20th March. Please note that they are of course subject to change and in particular snow conditions.

Sun Valley:
Number 1 quad open until April 4th, then April 6th and 7th.
Number 3 lift open until March 31st March, morning of April 2nd, April 3rd, and morning of April 4th.

Maruike:
Number 1 triple lift open until April 2nd.
Number 2 pair lift open until March 31st.

Hasuike:
Triple lift open until April 1st.
Ropetow open until March 31st.

Giant:
Open until April 5th.

Happo Bunadaira:
Open until March 31st.

Higashitateyama:
Open daily until March 31st and then open on April 6th, 7th, 13th, 14th, 20th, 21st and April 27th until May 6th.

Nishitateyama:
Number 1 'hoodie', quad open until March 31st.
Number 2 triple open until March 31st and then mornings of April 27th until May 6th.

Terakoya:
Open daily until March 31st and then open on April 6th, 7th, 13th, 14th, 20th, 21st and April 27th until May 6th.

Mammoth:
Quad open until May 6th.
Number 2 triple lift open until April 7th and then April 25th-27th.
Number 3 pair lift open until March 31st.

Tanne no mori okujo:
Open until April 2nd and then open on April 6th, 7th, 13th, 14th and April 26th until May 6th.

Ichinose Family:
Quad open until May 6th.
Number 3 quad open until March 31st.
Number 2 Pair A line open until March 31st and then open April 10th-15th, April 17th-22nd, April 24th-25th.
Number 2 Pair B line open until April 9th and then open April 13th, 14th, 16th, 17th, 18th, 23rd and then April 26t until May 6th.

Ichinose Diamond:
Quad lift open until April 7th and then on April 13th, 14th, 20th, 21st and then April 27th until May 6th.
Triple lift open until March 31st.
Moving walkway open until March 31st.

Ichinose Yamanokami:
Open until April 7th and then April 13th, 14th, 20th, 21st and then April 27th until May 6th.

Yakebitaiyama:
Number 1 Gondola open until April 7th.
Number 2 Gondola open until April 7th and then April 13th, 14th, 20th, 21st and then April 27th until 6th May.
Number 2 high speed lift open until April 7th and then April 13th, 14th, 20th, 21st and then April 27th until 6th May.
Number 3 high speed lift open until March 31st and then April 5th-7th.
Number 4 romance lift open when the Number 2 Gondola is not running.

Okushiga Kogen:
No details yet.

Kumanoyu:
Number 1 pair lift open until May 6th.
Number 2 pair lift open until May 12th.
Number 3 quad lift open until March 31st and then April 6th, 7th, 13th, 14th, 20th, 21st and then April 27th until May 6th.

Yokoteyama & Shibutoge:
Yokoteyama Number 1 Sky lift open until 6th May.
Yokoteyama Number 2, 3 Sky, Shibutoge romance lifts open until late May (basically as long as they can open).

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All the above are subject to change of course and we'll try to keep it all updated regularly.

From 7th May onwards, special individual lift tickets are required at Kumanoyu and Yokoteyama - season tickets and all Shiga Kogen tickets not valid. At Kumanoyu they are 3000 yen (children 1500 yen) for a full day and 2000 yen (children 1000 yen) for half day. At Yokoteyama and Shibutoge they are 3000 yen (children free) for a full day and 2000 yen (children free) for half day.

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(Phew!)

Archive report: Posted at 11:23am on Wednesday 20th March 2013
The latest Shiga Kogen Now report can be found here

Shiga Kogen Now ski lift operation notes:

All open for the season

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