Shiga Kogen Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 8th April 2012

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:22am on Sunday 8th April 2012
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Clear, blue skies
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Archive report: Posted at 9:22am on Sunday 8th April 2012
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Still a bit of snow on some of the roads around Shiga Kogen, but I suspect that will be gone fairly soon as the sun is shining down and we are going to have a lovely day weather-wise. Blue skies and hardly a cloud around. There's not much else to say.... bluebird!

It's busier than a weekday of course but still a quick look around this morning early on and there doesn't seem to be any kind of queues at all for lifts with everything running smoothly.

Over the next few days we should see similarly clear conditions and temperatures rising as well.

Official resort snow depths as of Sunday 8th April 2012 AM:

Yokoteyama:
200cm
Kumanoyu:
190cm
Ichinose Family:
155cm
Yakebitaiyama:
200cm
Okushiga Kogen:
200cm

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Resort areas that are now closed for the season are Maruike, Hasuike, Giant, Bunadaira, Nishitateyama and Kidoike. The planned closing dates of other ski areas are as follows, subject to change:

Sun Valley

Higashitateyama:
Open April 7/8, 14/15, 21/22, 29th April - 6th May. Access to Terakoya still operating even when Higashitateyama closed.

Terakoya:
Open April 7/8, 14/15, 21/22, 29th April - 6th May.

Mammoth:
Quad until 6th May. Triple until 8th April.

Tannenomori:
Until 6th May (but closed from 9th April until 28th April).

Ichinose Family:
Quad until 6th May. Pairs on April 7/8, 14/15, 21/22, 29th April - 6th May.

Ichinose Diamond:
Quad open April 7/8, 14/15, 21/22, 29th April - 6th May.

Ichinose Yamanokami:
Until 8th April.

Yakebitaiyama:
No2 Gondola & No2 quad until 8th April and then April 14/15, 21/22, 29th April - 6th May.
No2 lift until 8th April and then April 14/15, 21/22, 29th April - 6th May.
No3 lift March 17/18, 20, 24/25, April 7/8
No4 pair open when No2 Gondola closed

Okushiga Kogen:
Gondola open until 9th April and then 14th-16th April, 21st-23rd April, 28th April until 6th May.
No1 pair until 8th April.
No2 and No3 pairs until 6th May.
No4 pair until 8th April and then 14th-15th April, 21st-22nd April, 28th April until 6th May.

Kumanoyu:
Some lifts open beyond 6th May (after that date the Shiga Kogen ticket not valid)

Yokoteyama:
Plans to be open until late May. Beyond 6th May, the joint Shiga Kogen ticket not valid.

Archive report: Posted at 9:22am on Sunday 8th April 2012
The latest Shiga Kogen Now report can be found here

Shiga Kogen Now ski lift operation notes:

Some resort areas of Shiga Kogen now closed. Parts will remain open until late May. See report for further details.

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