Shiga Kogen Now daily snow and weather - Friday 24th March 2017

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:49am on Friday 24th March 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Snow
Base temp:
-7°C

Top temp:
-12°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Heavy snow right now
wind condition
Blowy wind
visibility condition
Poor
This report
Friday 24th March 2017, 8:49am
5cm
Thursday 23rd March 2017, 8:33am 6cm
Wednesday 22nd March 2017, 8:35am 31cm
Tuesday 21st March 2017, 9:19am 1cm
Monday 20th March 2017, 8:19am 1cm
Sunday 19th March 2017, 9:18am 1cm
Saturday 18th March 2017, 9:15am 1cm
Last 7 reports (total): 46cm
Last 14 reports (total): 70cm
Current month (March 2017) total: 100cm
2016/2017 season so far total: 1099cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:49am on Friday 24th March 2017
The latest Shiga Kogen Now report can be found here

Morning from Shiga Kogen.

I was just reading some of the other reports before posting this and I agree - it doesn't feel like late March.

There's some pretty heavy snow falling here right now and a wind blowing it around as well, and it's very cold too. Feels like mid winter!

We might get to see some sunshine tomorrow but the snow clouds aren't due to be giving up just yet - more decent snowfall forecast as we go into Monday.

Should be a great weekend.

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Official snow depths numbers reported by different areas of Shiga Kogen:

Please note that these numbers are the official numbers that ski resorts publish.

Giant
220cm

Higashitateyama
260cm

Ichinose Family
260cm

Ichinose Diamond
260cm

Kumanoyu
340cm

Maruike
220cm

Nishitateyama
260cm

Okushiga Kogen
300cm

Sun Valley
200cm

Takamagahara Mammoth
260cm

Terakoya
260cm

Yakebitaiyama
280cm

Yokoteyama
320cm

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Spring season dates for Shiga Kogen resort areas:

Planned closing dates...it's complicated!
We surely have enough snow this season for resorts to be open as long as planned.
Below are the dates that I have found for each of the resort areas of Shiga Kogen.
Please note that from 8th May, joint Shiga Kogen lift tickets are not valid - individual tickets from the individual areas will be required.

Sun Valley
Both Sun Valley lifts plan to be operating until Sunday 2nd April

Maruike
The Number 1 triple lift plans to be operating until Sunday 2nd April
The Number 2 pair lift plans to be operating until Sunday 26th March

Hasuike
The triple lift and ropetow plan to be operating until Sunday 26th March (ropetow weekends only)

Giant
The pair lift plans to be operating until Sunday 2nd April

Higashitateyama
The Gondola plans to be operating until Sunday 2nd April

Bunadaira
The Hoppo quad lift plans to be operating until Sunday 2nd April

Takamagahara Mammoth
The quad lift plans to be operating until Sunday 7th May (* Saturdays and Sundays only from 10th April until 28th April).
The triple lift plans to be operating until Friday 31st March.
The pair lift plans to be operating until Friday 31st March (* Saturdays, Sundays and holidays only)

Nishitateyama
The Nishitateyama lifts plan to be operating until Friday 31st March

Tannenomori Okojo
The quad lift plans to be operating daily until Sunday 2nd April and then on 8th/9th April and from 29th April until 7th May

Ichinose Family
The Ichinose quad lift plans to be operating until Sunday 7th May
The Ichinose Number 2 pair A lift plans to be operating until Friday 31st March
The Ichinose Number 2 pair B lift plans to be operating until Sunday 7th May
The Ichinose Number 3 quad lift plans to be operating until Sunday 26th March (* closed Tuesdays)

Terakoya
The Terakoya lifts plan to be operating until Sunday 7th May (* Saturdays and Sundays only from 3rd April until 28th April).

Ichinose Diamond
The Ichinose Diamond quad lift plans to be operating until Sunday 7th May (* Saturdays and Sundays only from 10th April until 28th April)
The Ichinose Diamond triple lift plans to be operating on 25th March

Yakebitaiyama
The Gondolas and Number 2 lift plan to be operating until Sunday 2nd April

Okushiga Kogen
The Okushiga Kogen Number 4 pair lift plans to be operating on 1st, 2nd, 8th, 9th, 15th, 16th, 22nd, 23rd April and between 29th April and 7th May
The Okushiga Kogen Number 2, 3, and 6 pair lifts plan to be operating until Sunday 7th May
The Okushiga Kogen Gondola lift plans to be operating until Sunday 7th May

Kumanoyu
The Kumanoyu Number 1 pair lift plan to be operating until Sunday 7th May
The Kumanoyu Number 2 pair A and B lifts plan to be operating until Sunday 14th May
The Kumanoyu Number 3 quad lift plans to be operating until Sunday 2nd April; and then on 2nd, 8th, 9th, 15th, 16th, 22nd, 23rd April and from 29th April until 7th May

Yokoteyama & Shibutoge
The Yokoteyama Number 1 Sky A and B lifts plan to be operating until Sunday 7th May
The Yokoteyama Number 2 and 3 Sky lifts plan to be operating until late May
The Yokoteyama Number 4 pair lift plans to be operating until Sunday 7th May (may be closed on certain days)
The Shibutoge lift plans to be operating until late May

Archive report: Posted at 8:49am on Friday 24th March 2017
The latest Shiga Kogen Now report can be found here

Shiga Kogen Now ski lift operation notes:

Open but some lifts may be affected by the weather conditions

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  2016/2017
*as of Friday 24th March 2017
2015/2016
Season
2014/2015
Season
24th March 5cm 4cm 5cm
23rd March 6cm 0cm 3cm
22nd March 31cm 0cm 0cm
21st March 1cm 1cm 0cm
20th March 1cm 0cm 0cm
19th March 1cm 0cm 0cm
18th March 1cm 0cm 0cm
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Previous 14 days total 70cm 35cm 57cm
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March observed snowfall total 100cm 97cm 119cm
April observed snowfall total - 8cm 12cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 1099cm 568cm 756cm
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The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 24th March 2017
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Shiga Kogen Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
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  October November December January February March April May
2017/2018 season - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - 27cm
[27cm]
215cm
[242cm]
485cm
[727cm]
272cm
[999cm]
100cm
[1099cm]
- -
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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