Shiga Kogen Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 3rd January 2019

Shiga Kogen Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:28am on Thursday 3rd January 2019
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Snow
Base temp:
-7°C

Top temp:
-10°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Moderate-heavy snow
wind condition
Bit windy in places
visibility condition
Generally poor
This report
Thursday 3rd January 2019, 8:28am
16cm
Wednesday 2nd January 2019, 8:42am 12cm
Tuesday 1st January 2019, 9:19am 2cm
Monday 31st December 2018, 8:58am 16cm
Sunday 30th December 2018, 9:07am 28cm
Saturday 29th December 2018, 9:39am 38cm
Friday 28th December 2018, 8:37am 14cm
Last 7 reports (total): 126cm
Last 14 reports (total): 139cm
Current month (January 2019) total: 30cm
2018/2019 season so far total: 202cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:28am on Thursday 3rd January 2019
The latest Shiga Kogen Now report can be found here

It's snowing. And I can hardly see a thing! Yes, some blizzard like conditions early this morning in Shiga Kogen with poor visibility, a cold wind and snow falling at a decent rate. Resorts are reporting various amounts this morning - 5cm from Kumanoyu, 20cm overnight at Yakebitaiyama and 5-10cm at Okushiga Kogen. I myself am measuring 16cm.

Some may call it "bad weather".
Some may call it "great weather" (fresh snow!).

I think that we might all be agreed that the sun that is forecast for tomorrow should make tomorrow a great day. Perhaps some folk who were planning on leaving us today might be considering staying an extra day to enjoy it?

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Shiga Kogen resort info: Thursday 3rd January 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: 90cm

Hasuike
- Official snow depth: 70cm

Hoppo Bunadaira
- Official snow depth: 90cm

Higashitateyama
- Official snow depth: 100cm

Ichinose Diamond
- Official snow depth: 110cm

Ichinose Family
- Official snow depth: 110cm

Ichinose Yamanokami
- Official snow depth: 110cm

Kumanoyu
- Official snow depth: 95cm

Maruike
- Official snow depth: 70cm

Nishitateyama
- Official snow depth: 90cm

Okushiga Kogen
- Official snow depth: 160cm

Sun Valley
- Official snow depth: 80cm

Takamagahara Mammoth
- Official snow depth: 110cm

Tannenomori Okojo
- Official snow depth: 110cm

Terakoya
- Official snow depth: 100cm

Yakebitaiyama
- Official snow depth: 170cm

Yokoteyama
- Official snow depth: 95cm

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Planned night time operations at the Shiga Kogen ski areas are as follows. Please note that separate lift tickets are required.

Ichinose Diamond
Every Saturday until 23rd March 2019
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 13th January 2019
10th February 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
1st, 2nd, 13th January 2019
10th February 2019
20th March 2019
Number 1 pair lift
6:30pm until 9:00pm

Maruike
1st, 2nd, 3rd January 2019
Number 1 triple lift
7:00pm until 9:00pm

Sun Valley
Every Saturday until 2nd March 2019
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 13th January 2019
10th February 2019
Number 1 quad lift
7:00pm until 9:00pm

Takamagahara Mammoth
1st, 2nd, 3rd January 2019
6:30pm until 9:00pm

Yakebitaiyama
Every Saturday until 2nd March 2019
1st, 2nd, 13th January 2019
10th February 2019
Number 3 high speed lift
6:00pm until 8:00pm

Archive report: Posted at 8:28am on Thursday 3rd January 2019
The latest Shiga Kogen Now report can be found here

Shiga Kogen Now ski lift operation notes:

All areas mostly open

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Shiga Kogen Now observed snowfall data: Recent Shiga Kogen Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 3rd January 2019
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Shiga Kogen Now reports up until Thursday 3rd January 2019
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Shiga Kogen Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 3rd January 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 the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  2018/2019
*as of Thursday 3rd January 2019
2017/2018
Season
2016/2017
Season
3rd January 16cm 39cm 3cm
2nd January 12cm 16cm 0cm
1st January 2cm 2cm 1cm
31st December 16cm 4cm 3cm
30th December 28cm 28cm 25cm
29th December 38cm 5cm 15cm
28th December 14cm 37cm 31cm
Previous 7 days total 126cm 131cm 78cm
Previous 14 days total 139cm 174cm 117cm
November observed snowfall total 3cm 47cm 27cm
December observed snowfall total 169cm 276cm 215cm
January observed snowfall total 30cm 326cm 485cm
February observed snowfall total - 189cm 272cm
March observed snowfall total - 18cm 136cm
April observed snowfall total - 7cm 22cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 202cm 863cm 1157cm
Shiga Kogen Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 3rd January 2019
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Shiga Kogen Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  October November December January February March April May
2018/2019 season 0cm
[0cm]
3cm
[3cm]
169cm
[172cm]
30cm
[202cm]
-
[202cm]
-
[202cm]
-
[202cm]
-
[202cm]
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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