Shiga Kogen Now daily snow and weather - Friday 12th April 2019

Shiga Kogen Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:02am on Friday 12th April 2019
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Mostly cloudy
Base temp:
1°C

Top temp:
-4°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Light
visibility condition
Good
This report
Friday 12th April 2019, 9:02am
2cm
Thursday 11th April 2019, 10:07am 8cm
Monday 8th April 2019, 9:54am 0cm
Friday 5th April 2019, 6:30am 0cm
Thursday 4th April 2019, 10:25am 4cm
Wednesday 3rd April 2019, 9:09am 20cm
Tuesday 2nd April 2019, 9:10am 24cm
Last 7 reports (total): 58cm
Last 14 reports (total): 75cm
Current month (April 2019) total: 58cm
2018/2019 season so far total: 745cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:02am on Friday 12th April 2019
The latest Shiga Kogen Now report can be found here

Good morning from Shiga Kogen.

A bit more snow being reported by Kumanoyu (5cm) since yesterday but mostly it is just cloudy this morning. It was cold overnight and roads coming up to the area are icy.

Conditions are really rather good especially when you consider the date. It should be a good weekend and I would expect quite a few people to be turning up to take advantage. As you would!

Fine sunny weather is forecast for tomorrow with perhaps some rain/snow later in the day on Sunday. It does look like after that we can expect temperatures to start rising a bit - full on spring just around the corner perhaps?

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The section of Route 292 that connects the Yokoteyama area of Shiga Kogen with Kusatsu in Gunma Prefecture (the Shiga Kusatsu Kogen Route) will be opening from 10:00am on Friday 19th April.

That section of road is closed during the winter. It opening means that you will be able to get to Shiga Kogen from the south (Kusatsu) as well as from the north-west.

The high snow walls along the road are usually very impressive and are definitely worth a look.

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Shiga Kogen resort info: Friday 12th April 2019

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

Ichinose Family
- Official snow depth: 190cm

Kumanoyu
- Official snow depth: 200cm

Okushiga Kogen
- Official snow depth: 195cm

Yakebitaiyama
- Official snow depth: 220cm

Yokoteyama
- Official snow depth: 205cm

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

Takamagahara Mammoth
Quad lift - 13th, 14th, 20th, 21st April; 27th April until 6th May

Tannenomori Okojo
13th, 14th, 20th, 21st April; 27th April until 6th May

Ichinose Family
Quad and Number 2 pair B - until 6th May

Terakoya
13th, 14th, 20th, 21st April; 27th April until 6th May

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

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

Yokoteyama / Shibutoge
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 May

Okushiga Kogen
Number 6 pair lift - 13th, 14th, 20th, 21st April; 27th April until 6th May
Number 4 pair lift - 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 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

Archive report: Posted at 9:02am on Friday 12th April 2019
The latest Shiga Kogen Now report can be found here

Shiga Kogen Now ski lift operation notes:

See above for what remains open in Shiga Kogen

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Shiga Kogen Now observed snowfall data: Recent Shiga Kogen Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 12th April 2019
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Shiga Kogen Now reports up until Friday 12th April 2019
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Shiga Kogen Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 12th April 2019
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Shiga Kogen Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
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  2018/2019
*as of Friday 12th April 2019
2017/2018
Season
2016/2017
Season
12th April 2cm - 8cm
11th April 8cm 0cm -
8th April 0cm 6cm -
5th April 0cm 0cm -
4th April 4cm - 10cm
3rd April 20cm - 0cm
2nd April 24cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 58cm 6cm 22cm
Previous 14 days total 75cm 10cm 58cm
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 106cm 18cm 136cm
April observed snowfall total 58cm 7cm 22cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 745cm 863cm 1157cm
Shiga Kogen Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Friday 12th April 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]
312cm
[484cm]
97cm
[581cm]
106cm
[687cm]
58cm
[745cm]
-
[745cm]
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]
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