Shiga Kogen Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 31st March 2010

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:58am on Wednesday 31st March 2010
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Archive report: Posted at 9:58am on Wednesday 31st March 2010
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Well, no more new snow to report this morning but as it is keeping fairly cold the conditions on the slopes this morning remain very good. It isn't actually as cold this morning with a current temperature of -1 degrees in Maruike.

With today looking like it will generally be a fine day, it will warm up a bit though and tomorrow looks set to be warmer still as we enter a fairly mild period once again.

Nighta tonight is planned at the following resorts:
- Ichinose Family

Official resort snow depths as of 31st March 10:

Yokoteyama:
180cm
Shibutoge:
180cm
Kumanoyu:
170cm
Maruike:
110cm
Sun Valley:
110cm
Giant:
120cm
Mammoth:
150cm
Terakoya:
170cm
Ichinose Family:
140cm
Ichinose Diamond:
160cm
Yakebitaiyama:
150cm
Okushiga Kogen:
180cm

Here is the latest on when resorts plan to open and when they plan to be closing for the season.

Planned closing dates at Shiga Kogen resorts:

The Sun Valley area will be open until 4th April.
The Maruike area will also be open until 4th April, but the No2 pair lift will only be operating until 31st March.
The Hasuike area will be open until 4th April.
The Giant area will be open until 4th April and then again opening on 10th April.
The Higashiyama area will be open until 4th April.
The No1, No2 and Quad lifts at Nishitateyama will be operating until 4th April, with the quad lift also planning to open on 10th and 11th April.
At Terakoya the quad and No1 pair will be open until 4th April, and after that will also open on Saturdays and also the 29th April until 5th May.
At the Mammoth area, the quad will be open until 5th May, the No 2 triple and No 3 pair until 4th April, and the No 1 triple until 31st March.
The Ichinose Family area will be open until 5th May (with the No3 quad open until 31st March).
Ichinose Diamond will do it's best to be open until 5th May, dependent on conditions.
At Yakebitaiyama, the No1 Gondola will be open until 4th April. The No2 Gondola will operate daily until 4th April and then open again on 10th, 11th, 17th, 18th, 24th, 25th April and 29th April until 5th May. The No2 quad lift will operate daily until 4th April and then open again on 10th, 11th, 17th, 18th, 24th, 25th April and 29th April until 5th May.
At Okushiga Kogen, the Gondola will be open daily until 5th April and then also from 10th-12th April, 17th-19th April and the period 24th April - 5th May. The No 1 lift will be open until 4th April, the No 2 + 3 lifts until 5th May and the No 4 lift until 5th April and then the period 24th April - 5th May.
Kumanoyu plans to be open until at least 5th May and perhaps beyond depending on conditions. The No3 quad lift will be open daily until 31st March and then operating again on Saturdays, Sundays and the period 24th April until 5th May.
Yokoteyama plans to be open until late on in May, depending on snow conditions of course.

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The above information is subject to change.

Archive report: Posted at 9:58am on Wednesday 31st March 2010
The latest Shiga Kogen Now report can be found here

Shiga Kogen Now ski lift operation notes:

All of the main Shiga Kogen resort areas are open for the season.

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