Shiga Kogen Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 21st April 2012

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:43am on Saturday 21st April 2012
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Archive report: Posted at 8:43am on Saturday 21st April 2012
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As forecast, the weekend has started off with some clear skies. Blue sky all around. A lighter shade of blue early on, but I think it's safe to say that it will be a fine day, though some clouds may move in late on. Tomorrow we might see some rain falling up here, so we can just hope that is kept to a minimum. It looks like there's a chance of strong winds as well that may well affect the lifts.

As we get into next week, we can expect things to really start warming up around Tuesday/Wednesday.

Some more lifts are areas open for the weekend as below.

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Areas with some lifts operating on Saturday:
Mammoth
Ichinose Family
Ichinose Diamond
Ichinose Yamanokami
Yakebitaiyama
Okushiga Kogen
Kumanoyu
Yokoteyama
Shibutoge

Official resort snow depths as of Saturday 21st April 2012 AM:

Yokoteyama:
175cm
Kumanoyu:
165cm
Ichinose Family:
150cm
Okushiga Kogen:
150cm

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Planned lift operations, subject to change:

Higashitateyama:
Open 21/22, 29th April - 6th May. (Even when courses closed access to Terakoya available)

Terakoya:
Open 21/22, 29th April - 6th May.

Mammoth:
Quad open until 6th May. Triple lift open 17th-19th April and 24th-26th April.

Tannenomori:
Open 28th April until 6th May

Ichinose Family:
Quad until 6th May.
No2 pair open until 6th May except 16th, 17th and 27th April.

Ichinose Diamond:
Quad open 21/22 April, 28th April - 6th May.

Yakebitaiyama:
Gondola and No2 high quad lift open weekends and Golden Week.

Okushiga Kogen:
Gondola open 16th April and then 21st-23rd April, 28th April until 6th May.
No2 and No3 pairs until 6th May.
No4 pair open 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 8:43am on Saturday 21st April 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 running weekends and Golden Week than weekdays. See report for further details.

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