Shiga Kogen Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 16th November 2017

Shiga Kogen Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:06am on Thursday 16th November 2017
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud, light snow
Base temp:
-5°C

Top temp:
-9°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Snow
wind condition
Light
visibility condition
Limited
This report
Thursday 16th November 2017, 9:06am
2cm
Thursday 9th November 2017, 12:10pm 4cm
Monday 29th May 2017, 7:35am 0cm
Sunday 28th May 2017, 8:00am 0cm
Wednesday 17th May 2017, 9:51am 0cm
Monday 8th May 2017, 8:39am 0cm
Thursday 4th May 2017, 8:35am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 6cm
Last 14 reports (total): 14cm
Current month (November 2017) total: 6cm
2017/2018 season so far total: 6cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:06am on Thursday 16th November 2017
The latest Shiga Kogen Now report can be found here

Morning everyone.

It's cold. It feels like winter. And, most importantly, it's snowing! There's a thin covering of snow on the ground and possibly more to come during today and tonight. And over the weekend too. Looking good. I'm feeling confident of a fine upcoming season.

And at last - just in time - the official Shiga Kogen has been given an update - and below are the planned opening dates of the different resort areas around Shiga Kogen. Many of them will really just depend on snowfall and will open when they can within the ranges noted below.

You'll notice that Kumanoyu are hoping to get going on Saturday... the day after tomorrow! As well as the natural snow they have some machines busy blasting out some 'artificial snow' at the moment. They are going to be making a decision on that tomorrow, so I will post again later in the day tomorrow with that news.

One bit of news this season is that the tiny Kidoike area won't be part of this winter season. It's been taken off the official maps. It doesn't really make much of a difference as I doubt many people visiting Shiga Kogen will have used it, but still it means that rather than '19 ski resorts', Shiga Kogen now consists of '18 ski resorts'.

The resort pages on SnowJapan have all been update (further checks and updates over the next week) so do take a look at those for more info and lift ticket prices, etc. There are links to all of those on the right hand side of this report.

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Saturday 18th November 2017:
Kumanoyu

Saturday 2nd December 2017:
Yakebitaiyama

Saturday 9th December 2017:
Okushiga Kogen

Late November 2017:
Takamagahara Mammoth
Yokoteyama

Early December 2017:
Hasuike
Ichinose Family
Shibutoge
Sun Valley
Terakoya

Mid December 2017:
Bunadaira
Giant
Higashitateyama
Ichinose Diamond
Maruike
Nishitateyama
Tannenomori Okojo

Late December 2017
Ichinose Yamanokami

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Other news:

The section of the Route 292 road that connects Shiga Kogen with Gunma Prefecture is now closed for the winter season. It is scheduled to re-open from 10:00am on 20th April 2018. The road connecting Okushiga Kogen with Nozawa Onsen is also closed for the winter season.

Archive report: Posted at 9:06am on Thursday 16th November 2017
The latest Shiga Kogen Now report can be found here

Shiga Kogen Now ski lift operation notes:

First lifts at Kumanoyu may start on Saturday! Other planned opening dates above

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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 16th November 2017
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Shiga Kogen Now reports up until Thursday 16th November 2017
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Shiga Kogen Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 16th November 2017
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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  2017/2018
*as of Thursday 16th November 2017
2016/2017
Season
2015/2016
Season
16th November 2cm - -
9th November 4cm - 0cm
29th May 0cm - -
28th May 0cm - -
17th May 0cm - 0cm
8th May 0cm - -
4th May 0cm - -
Previous 7 days total 6cm 10cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 14cm 18cm 12cm
November observed snowfall total 6cm 27cm 7cm
December observed snowfall total - 215cm 105cm
January observed snowfall total - 485cm 204cm
February observed snowfall total - 272cm 147cm
March observed snowfall total - 136cm 97cm
April observed snowfall total - 22cm 8cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 6cm 1157cm 568cm
Shiga Kogen Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Thursday 16th November 2017
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 - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - 6cm
[6cm]
- - - - - -
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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