Shiga Kogen Now daily snow and weather - latest report

Shiga Kogen Now

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Shiga Kogen region, Japan
LATEST REPORT: Posted at 9:06am on Wednesday 20th March 2019
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Sunny
Base temp:
3°C

Top temp:
-1°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Slight
visibility condition
Excellent
This report
Wednesday 20th March 2019, 9:06am
0cm
Tuesday 19th March 2019, 8:44am 0cm
Monday 18th March 2019, 9:07am 2cm
Sunday 17th March 2019, 10:05am 0cm
Saturday 16th March 2019, 8:27am 1cm
Friday 15th March 2019, 8:44am 0cm
Thursday 14th March 2019, 8:29am 16cm
Last 7 reports (total): 19cm
Last 14 reports (total): 71cm
Current month (March 2019) total: 82cm
2018/2019 season so far total: 663cm

Hello from Shiga Kogen.

It's another lovely morning here. The sun is out. Clear skies. Nice. Going to be warmer than we would perhaps like, but perhaps we need to just give in to spring and enjoy it. Having said that, from Friday onwards colder temps are lined up and perhaps even a light sprinkling of snow on Saturday. Will be good to feel another chill in the air - maybe the last one...

Tomorrow is a holiday in Japan. Sadly it seems there is a chance of rain.

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Shiga Kogen resort info: Wednesday 20th March 2019

The below information is manually checked for each report.
Official snow depth numbers are as reported by the ski resorts themselves.

Giant
- Official snow depth: 170cm

Hasuike
- Official snow depth: 140cm

Hoppo Bunadaira
- Official snow depth: 180cm

Higashitateyama
- Official snow depth: 190cm

Ichinose Diamond
- Official snow depth: 200cm

Ichinose Family
- Official snow depth: 200cm

Ichinose Yamanokami
- Official snow depth: 200cm

Kumanoyu
- Official snow depth: 190cm

Maruike
- Official snow depth: 140cm

Nishitateyama
- Official snow depth: 190cm

Okushiga Kogen
- Official snow depth: 205cm

Sun Valley
- Official snow depth: 140cm

Takamagahara Mammoth
- Official snow depth: 205cm

Tannenomori Okojo
- Official snow depth: 205cm

Terakoya
- Official snow depth: 210cm

Yakebitaiyama
- Official snow depth: 210cm

Yokoteyama
- Official snow depth: 200cm

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** Planned nighta operations **

Ichinose Diamond
Every Saturday until 23rd March 2019
Quad lift
6:30pm until 9:00pm

Ichinose Family
Daily until 23rd March 2019 (except Mondays and Tuesdays)
Number 2 pair B lift
6:30pm until 9:00pm

Kumanoyu
Every Saturday until 30th March 2019
20th March 2019
Number 1 pair lift
6:30pm until 9:00pm

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** Planned closing dates - all subject to change, depending on conditions **

Giant
Hasuike
Higashitateyama
Hoppo Bunadaira
Maruike
Nishitateyama
Sun Valley

Until 31st March

Takamagahara Mammoth
Number 2 triple and Number 3 pair - until 31st March (weekends only)
Quad lift - until 7th April; 13th, 14th, 20th, 21st April; 27th April until 6th May

Tannenomori Okojo
Until 31th March; 6th, 7th, 13th, 14th, 20th, 21st April; 27th April until 6th May

Ichinose Family
Number 3 quad - until 24th March (closed Tuesdays)
Number 2 pair A - until 31st March
Quad and Number 2 pair B - until 6th May

Terakoya
Until 31st March; 6th, 7th, 13th, 14th, 20th, 21st April; 27th April until 6th May

Ichinose Diamond
Yamanokami Number 2 pair - until 7th April
Diamond pair and quad - until 7th April; 13th, 14th, 20th, 21st April; 27th April until 6th May

Kumanoyu
Number 1 pair - until 14th April
Number 3 quad - until 31st March; 6th, 7th, 13th, 14th, 20th, 21st April; 27th April until 6th May
Number 2 pair A line - until 12th May

Yokoteyama / Shibutoge
Number 6 lift - already closed
Number 5 lift - until 29th March
Number 4 pair lift - every Saturday from 1st April
Number 1 Sky A and B - until 6th May
Number 2 Sky - beyond 6th May
Number 3 Sky - beyond 6th May
Shibutoge - beyond 6th Ma

Okushiga Kogen
Number 6 pair lift - until 31st March and then 6th, 7th, 13th, 14th, 20th, 21st April; 27th April until 6th May
Number 1 pair lift - until 7th April
Number 4 pair lift - until 7th April and then 12th, 13th, 14th, 19th, 20th, 21st April; 27th April until 6th May
Number 2 high speed pair - until 6th May
Number 3 high speed pair - until 6th May
Gondola - until 6th May

Yakebitaiyama
Number 3 - until 24th March
Number 2 Gondola - until 7th April
Number 4 romance lift - operating when the Number 2 gondola is not operating
Number 1 Gondola - until 6th May
Number 2 high speed lift - until 6th May

Shiga Kogen Now ski lift operation notes:

All opening as normal

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Japan snowfall data
(updated daily during winter)
Shiga Kogen Now observed snowfall data: Recent Shiga Kogen Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 20th March 2019
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Shiga Kogen Now reports up until Wednesday 20th March 2019
(View more analysis here)
Shiga Kogen Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 20th March 2019
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Shiga Kogen Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
(View more analysis here)
  2018/2019
*as of Wednesday 20th March 2019
2017/2018
Season
2016/2017
Season
20th March 0cm 2cm 1cm
19th March 0cm 0cm 1cm
18th March 2cm 0cm 1cm
17th March 0cm 0cm 3cm
16th March 1cm 0cm 11cm
15th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
14th March 16cm 0cm 2cm
Previous 7 days total 19cm 2cm 19cm
Previous 14 days total 71cm 6cm 41cm
November observed snowfall total 3cm 47cm 27cm
December observed snowfall total 169cm 276cm 215cm
January observed snowfall total 312cm 326cm 485cm
February observed snowfall total 97cm 189cm 272cm
March observed snowfall total 82cm 18cm 136cm
April observed snowfall total - 7cm 22cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 663cm 863cm 1157cm
Shiga Kogen Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 20th March 2019
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Shiga Kogen Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
(View more analysis here)
  October November December January February March April May
2018/2019 season 0cm
[0cm]
3cm
[3cm]
169cm
[172cm]
312cm
[484cm]
97cm
[581cm]
82cm
[663cm]
-
[663cm]
-
[663cm]
2017/2018 season - 47cm
[47cm]
276cm
[323cm]
326cm
[649cm]
189cm
[838cm]
18cm
[856cm]
7cm
[863cm]
0cm
[863cm]
2016/2017 season - 27cm
[27cm]
215cm
[242cm]
485cm
[727cm]
272cm
[999cm]
136cm
[1135cm]
22cm
[1157cm]
0cm
[1157cm]
2015/2016 season - 7cm
[7cm]
105cm
[112cm]
204cm
[316cm]
147cm
[463cm]
97cm
[560cm]
8cm
[568cm]
0cm
[568cm]
2014/2015 season 0cm
[0cm]
10cm
[10cm]
257cm
[267cm]
144cm
[411cm]
214cm
[625cm]
119cm
[744cm]
12cm
[756cm]
0cm
[756cm]
2013/2014 season - 1cm
[1cm]
145cm
[146cm]
188cm
[334cm]
208cm
[542cm]
113cm
[655cm]
0cm
[655cm]
0cm
[655cm]
2012/2013 season 1cm
[1cm]
2cm
[3cm]
126cm
[129cm]
193cm
[322cm]
158cm
[480cm]
60cm
[540cm]
10cm
[550cm]
0cm
[550cm]
  October November December January February March April May
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