Snow and weather reports posted on Thursday 25th May 2017
Shiga Kogen Now!
Monday 2nd June 2008, 10:05am
Over 300 people turned up for the last day of the official season at Shiga Kogen at Shibutoge yesterday (1st June), bringing to a close a long season. This season Yokoteyama was open for a whopping 185 days!
Anyway the season is now at last over and we can look forward to the summer months and then on the other side of that the new snow in late autumn.
Shiga Kogen is of course a lovely place to visit all year round, and during the 'green season' a fair few lifts operate taking people up the mountains for sightseeing and hiking.
Planned opening dates of lifts in the area are as follows (subject to change, please check for details):
Shiga Kogen Ropeway; Takamagahara line lift; Higashiyama Gondola lift (open 1st July - 26th October); Takamagahara pair lift (open 31st May - 31st October); Maeyama pair lift (open 31st May - 31st October); Yokoteyama Skylator & pair lift (open daily except 9th-27th June for maintenance); Shibutoge romance lift (open daily except 9th-27th June for maintenance); Yakebitaiyama Gondola (open 26th July - 31st August); Okushiga Kogen Gondola (open 19th July - 17th August; 13th-15th, 20th-23rd, 27th, 28th September; 1st - 19th October).
We'll be back in autumn of course with news on the weather and coming snow season. Until then, we hope you have a good summer. Read more ...