Shiga Kogen Now daily snow and weather - Monday 21st March 2011

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 11:57am on Monday 21st March 2011
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Archive report: Posted at 11:57am on Monday 21st March 2011
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Not sure if it can really be called snow... more like wet sleet, but it is trying to snow in some parts of Shiga Kogen now while failing and raining in others. It's that borderline kind of weather out there this morning. Lift operations gradually seem to be getting back to something like normal and even though some still don't move in terms of terrain open it's pretty much 'open' out there. Today is a national holiday and while it is certainly not busy out there it remains to be seen how operations look tomorrow when we click back into normal weekday mode.

I haven't heard official confirmation from all the resorts, but I would presume that all nighta in Shiga Kogen will now be closed for the rest of the season.

Spring operation plans coming soon.

Official resort snow depths as of 21st March 2011 AM:

Yokoteyama:
210cm
Kumanoyu:
250cm
Maruike:
180cm
Sun Valley:
170cm
Giant:
160cm
Mammoth:
200cm
Terakoya:
190cm
Ichinose Family:
180cm
Ichinose Diamond:
160cm
Yakebitaiyama:
230cm
Okushiga Kogen:
220cm

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Update:

Here is the latest from Shiga Kogen regarding lift operations at the various resorts in the area. These are all subject to change and we recommend that you contact resorts or your accommodation for the very latest just to make sure. We will update the info when the resorts have made their intentions clear for what will happen in April.

Sun Valley:
No 1 quad lift open until 31st March. No announcement regarding after that date.

Maruike:
No 1 triple lift open until 31st March. No announcement regarding after that date.

Hasuike:
Ropetow is now closed.
Triple lift open until 31st March. No announcement regarding after that date.

Giant:
Triple lift open until 31st March. No announcement regarding after that date.

Bunadaira:
Quad lift open until 31st March. No announcement regarding after that date.

Higashitateyama:
Closed for March. Open from 29th April until 5th May for Golden Week.

Nishitateyama:
Hoodie, No 2 triple lift, quad lift all open until 31st March. No announcement regarding after that date.

Terakoya:
Quad and triple lift open until 31st March. No announcement regarding after that date.

Mammoth:
Quad and No 3 triple until 31st March. No announcement regarding after that date.

Tanne no mori:
No 8 quad until 31st March. No announcement regarding after that date.

Ichinose Family:
Quad and No2 pair lift (B) operating until 31st March. No announcement regarding after that date.

Ichinose Diamond:
Triple lift open until 31st March. No announcement regarding after that date.

Ichinose Yamanokami:
No 2 pair lift open until 31st March. No announcement regarding after that date.

Yakebitaiyama:
No 1 Gondola, No 2 and No 3 quad lifts, No4 pair lift all now closed.
No 2 Gondola and No 3 quad lift open from 22nd March until 3rd April.
No 3 quad lift open on 26th and 27th March.

Okushiga Kogen:
The Gondola will be open until 4th April and then from 9th-11th April, 16th-18th April and lastly from 23rd April until 8th May.
No 1 pair lift will be open until 3rd April.
No 2 and 3 pair lifts will be open until 8th May.
No 4 pair lift is open until 3rd April and then from 23rd April until 8th May.

Kidoike
This small area is now closed for the season.

Kumanoyu:
No 1 pair lift will be open until 8th May.
No 2 pair lift will be open until 8th May and then may continue to be open depending on snow conditions at that time.
No 3 quad lift will be open on 26th and 27th March and then from 29th April until 8th May.
No 4 pair lift – no specific opening times given.

Yokoteyama – Shibutoge:
The resort plans to be open until the end of May.
Yokoteyama No 1 Sky lift open until 8th May.
Yokoteyama No 2, No 3 Sky lifts and the Shibutoge pair lift will all be open until conditions permit.
Yokoteyama No 4, No 5 and No 6 lifts will be open at unspecified times until 8th May

Shiga Kogen Ropeway:
The Ropeway is now closed for the winter season.

Archive report: Posted at 11:57am on Monday 21st March 2011
The latest Shiga Kogen Now report can be found here

Shiga Kogen Now ski lift operation notes:

Most areas of Shiga Kogen are mostly open today. Check main report below.

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