Good morning from Shiga Kogen and I'm happy to report just over 8cm of snow round the back of my place and I hear resorts reporting 10-15cm on the slopes as well early on.
Would be great if we could get into the pattern of getting that and more on most days, but there you go. We'll take what we are given.
It is continuing to snow now though visibility here in the Maruike area anyway remains fairly decent considering it's still coming down. I even saw some blue sky over by Ichinose a little earlier. Light snow seems to be what the forecasts are telling us to expect today.
As for tomorrow, I think there's a chance of sunny skies before we get more snow from Tuesday. Looks like it might be strong winds as well around Tuesday and Wednesday along with particularly cold temperatures. Bring it all on, I say.
For this morning though the overnight (modest) refill should be fun to play on. Hope to see some of you out there.
Official snow depths at Shiga Kogen resort areas (Sunday 7th February 2016):
Sun Valley 60cm Nighta on Saturdays until 19th March (7pm-9pm)
Takamagahara Mammoth 95cm
Tannenomori Okojo 95cm
Ichinose Family 95cm Nighta daily until 27th March (6:30pm-9pm)
Ichinose Diamond 95cm Nighta on Saturdays until 26th March (6:30pm-9pm)
Ichinose Yamanokami 95cm
Yakebitaiyama 100cm Nighta on Saturdays until 12th March (6pm-8pm)
Okushiga Kogen 90cm
Kumanoyu 85cm Nighta on Saturdays until 26th March (6:30pm-9pm) Also on 12th February and 20th March