Shiga Kogen Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 13th April 2011

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:42am on Wednesday 13th April 2011
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Archive report: Posted at 9:42am on Wednesday 13th April 2011
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The sun is out and it is a fine morning in Shiga Kogen. Yesterday was too. And so tomorrow will be as well. In fact the forecast tells us to expect fine and warm conditions right through into the weekend.

For today, a high of around 6 degrees and then it will dip down into minus again overnight before the beginning of the sunny day again tomorrow.

But get this, early next week there's a chance of a moderate snowfall in the region - any topup at this stage in the season is of course most welcome.

Resort areas that are [at least part] open this week (11th-15th April):

-Mammoth
-Ichinose Family
-Okushiga Kogen
-Kumanoyu
-Yokoteyama

More details on lift operations below.

Official resort snow depths as of 13th April 2011 AM:

Yokoteyama:
190cm
Kumanoyu:
200cm
Ichinose Family:
160cm
Okushiga Kogen:
190cm

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Updated resort status (subject to change):

Mammoth:
Quad lift open until 5th May.

Okushiga Kogen:
No2 and No3 high speed lifts open until 8th May.
No4 pair lift open between 23rd April and 8th May.
Gondola open 16th-18th and April 23rd until 8th May.
Please note - Okushiga Kogen is a skiers-only area.

Kumanoyu:
No 1 pair lift will be open until 8th May.
No 2 pair lift will be open until 8th May and then may continue to be open depending on snow conditions at that time. They hope to be able to open until 15th May.
No 3 quad lift will be open from 29th April until 8th May.
No 4 pair lift – no specific opening times available.
Please note - Kumanoyu is a skiers-only area.

Yokoteyama – Shibutoge:
The resort plans to be open until the end of May.
Yokoteyama No 1 Sky lift open until 8th May.
Yokoteyama No 2, No 3 Sky lifts and the Shibutoge pair lift will all be open until conditions permit.
Yokoteyama No 4, No 5 and No 6 lifts will be open at unspecified times until 8th May.
Please note - snowboarding is not allowed on all courses at Yokoteyama - allowed on No1, No2 and No4 courses and the Shibutoge area. Currently, No4 course is closed).

Ichinose Family:
Quad lift open until 5th May.
No2 pair lift (B) open on April 16th, 17th, 23rd, 24th and 29th April until 5th May.

Ichinose Diamond:
Triple lift (and moving walkway) open on April 16th, 17th, 23rd, 24th and 29th April until 5th May.

Higashitateyama:
Opening from 29th April until 5th May for Golden Week.

Terakoya:
Quad and No1 pair lift opening on April 16th, 17th, 23rd, 24th and 29th April until 5th May.

Archive report: Posted at 9:42am on Wednesday 13th April 2011
The latest Shiga Kogen Now report can be found here

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