Shiga Kogen Now daily snow and weather - Friday 27th April 2012

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 12:38pm on Friday 27th April 2012
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Archive report: Posted at 12:38pm on Friday 27th April 2012
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It's a colder morning than it has been and cloudier and foggier too.... there's a real murky kind of feel to the day today so far with a bit of wind blowing about the fog and cloud. Not the friendliest of conditions that's for sure.

Things should be much better for the weekend though and the start of Golden Week. We are promised clear skies and the sun warming things up for pretty much all of the coming long weekened. So it should be a good first half to Golden Week (remember Monday is a national holiday).

It has been very quiet this week in Shiga Kogen, but especially with the good forecast weather we can expect many more people out on the slopes tomorrow.

I'll post another update on Tuesday with news on how the second half of Golden Week looks to be shaping up. Enjoy the weekend.

Resort areas in Shiga Kogen that plan to be at least part open for the Golden Week holiday period:

Mammoth
Higashitateyama
Terakoya
Tannenomori Okujo
Ichinose Family
Ichinose Diamond
Ichinose Yamanokami
Yakebitaiyama
Okushiga Kogen
Kumanoyu
Yokoteyama
Shibutoge

See below for more specific lift details.

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Official resort snow depths as of Friday 27th April 2012 AM:

Yokoteyama:
165cm
Kumanoyu:
105cm
Ichinose Family:
140cm
Okushiga Kogen:
130cm

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Planned lift operations, subject to change:

Higashitateyama:
Open 28th April - 6th May

Terakoya:
Open 28th April - 6th May

Mammoth:
Quad open until 6th May

Tannenomori:
Open 28th April until 6th May

Ichinose Family:
Quad & No2 pair until 6th May

Ichinose Diamond:
Quad and moving walkway until 6th May

Yakebitaiyama:
Gondola and No2 high quad lift until 6th May

Okushiga Kogen:
Gondola, No2, No3 and No4 lifts until 6th May

Kumanoyu:
No1 and No3 quad pair until 6th May
No2 pair until 13th May

Yokoteyama:
No1 Sky, No2, No3 Sky, Shibutoga lifts plan to be open until late May

Archive report: Posted at 12:38pm on Friday 27th 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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