Shiga Kogen Now daily snow and weather - Monday 23rd April 2018

Shiga Kogen Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:31am on Monday 23rd April 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Fine, sunny, bit of thin cloud
Base temp:
15°C

Top temp:
7°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Slight
visibility condition
Excellent
This report
Monday 23rd April 2018, 9:31am
0cm
Thursday 19th April 2018, 8:57am 0cm
Monday 16th April 2018, 8:25am 1cm
Friday 13th April 2018, 8:52am 0cm
Wednesday 11th April 2018, 8:08am 0cm
Monday 9th April 2018, 8:35am 0cm
Sunday 8th April 2018, 8:43am 6cm
Last 7 reports (total): 7cm
Last 14 reports (total): 7cm
Current month (April 2018) total: 7cm
2017/2018 season so far total: 863cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:31am on Monday 23rd April 2018
The latest Shiga Kogen Now report can be found here

Good morning from Shiga Kogen.

Wow it was almost like summer in lots of areas of Japan over the weekend with temperatures shooting up to over 30C in some places; and some of them not too far from here!

Looks like it was something of a one-off with things cooling down a little this week, but it will remain warm.

As you might expect, with such warm conditions, snow is going to melt and things are definitely getting more limited now with ground showing through in places and areas off the courses that remain open.

Today the following areas are part open, as far as I can work out:

- Ichinose Family
- Okushiga Kogen
- Kumanoyu
- Yokoteyama
- Mammoth

(I'm pretty sure Terakoya were not planning on being open weekdays this week, though they say open on the official site. Don't know; somewhat frustrated. I'm doing my best with the information available!)

Golden Week starts at the weekend and I will post another update before the weekend.

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One more bit of resort operations news this morning to report.

Okushiga Kogen were planning on being part open beyond May 6th, but they have changed that plan with May 6th now being the last day of the season for them.

I think that is all there is on that score for now.

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The section of Route 292 between Shiga Kogen and Kusatsu opened at 10am.

But...

Due to the Kusatsu-Shirane volcano warning being raise from level 1 to level 2, part of it the road is now closed once again unfortunately. This means that you can't get to Shiga Kogen via Kusatsu, but you can still get to (and from) Shiga Kogen via the Manza road from the south.

This level warning thing is apparently due to an increase in volcano-related small earthquakes (that can't be felt by us) and I wouldn't personally be too concerned about it - not enough to make me change my mind about being here anyway.

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Planned ski resort operations in Shiga Kogen. Note that all are subject to change - please check with resorts:

Takamagahara Mammoth
Quad lift open 28th April until 6th May

Tannenomori
Quad lift open 28th April until 6th May

Ichinose Family
Quad lift open daily until 6th May
Number 2 pair B lift open until 6th May

Terakoya
Quad lift open 28th April until 6th May
Pair lift open 28th April until 6th May

Ichinose Diamond
Quad lift open 28th April until 6th May
Ichinose Diamond pair lift open 28th April until 6th May

Yakebitaiyama
Number 1 Gondola open on 28th April until 6th May
Number 2 high speed lift open 28th April until 6th May

Okushiga Kogen
Number 2 pair lift open daily until 6th May
Number 3 pair lift open daily until 6th May
Number 4 pair lift open daily 28th April until 6th May
Number 6 pair lift open daily until 6th May
Gondola open until 6th May

Kumanoyu
Number 2 pair B lift open daily until 13th May
Quad lift open on 28th April until 6th May

Yokoteyama & Shibutoge
Number 1 Sky A lift open daily until 6th May - possibly beyond that depending on snow conditions
Number 1 Sky B lift open daily until 6th May - possibly beyond that depending on snow conditions
Number 2 Sky lift open daily until 6th May - possibly beyond that depending on snow conditions
Number 3 Sky lift open daily until 6th May - possibly beyond that depending on snow conditions
Shibutoge lift open daily until 6th May - possibly beyond that depending on snow conditions

Archive report: Posted at 9:31am on Monday 23rd April 2018
The latest Shiga Kogen Now report can be found here

Shiga Kogen Now ski lift operation notes:

A few parts of Shiga Kogen remain open with more planning to be open for the weekend

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Shiga Kogen Now observed snowfall data: Recent Shiga Kogen Now reports
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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Shiga Kogen Now reports up until Monday 23rd April 2018
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Shiga Kogen Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 23rd April 2018
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Shiga Kogen Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
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  2017/2018
*as of Monday 23rd April 2018
2016/2017
Season
2015/2016
Season
23rd April 0cm - -
19th April 0cm - -
16th April 1cm - -
13th April 0cm - -
11th April 0cm - -
9th April 0cm - -
8th April 6cm - 0cm
Previous 7 days total 7cm 18cm 8cm
Previous 14 days total 7cm 33cm 11cm
November observed snowfall total 47cm 27cm 7cm
December observed snowfall total 276cm 215cm 105cm
January observed snowfall total 326cm 485cm 204cm
February observed snowfall total 189cm 272cm 147cm
March observed snowfall total 18cm 136cm 97cm
April observed snowfall total 7cm 22cm 8cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 863cm 1157cm 568cm
Shiga Kogen Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Monday 23rd April 2018
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Shiga Kogen Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  October November December January February March April May
2017/2018 season - 47cm
[47cm]
276cm
[323cm]
326cm
[649cm]
189cm
[838cm]
18cm
[856cm]
7cm
[863cm]
-
2016/2017 season - 27cm
[27cm]
215cm
[242cm]
485cm
[727cm]
272cm
[999cm]
136cm
[1135cm]
22cm
[1157cm]
0cm
[1157cm]
2015/2016 season - 7cm
[7cm]
105cm
[112cm]
204cm
[316cm]
147cm
[463cm]
97cm
[560cm]
8cm
[568cm]
0cm
[568cm]
2014/2015 season 0cm
[0cm]
10cm
[10cm]
257cm
[267cm]
144cm
[411cm]
214cm
[625cm]
119cm
[744cm]
12cm
[756cm]
0cm
[756cm]
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]
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