Shiga Kogen Now daily snow and weather - Tuesday 17th April 2012

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:38am on Tuesday 17th April 2012
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Archive report: Posted at 9:38am on Tuesday 17th April 2012
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We seem to have sidestepped the rain I mentioned yesterday and this morning while I can see some blue sky to the north there is also a fair bit of grey cloud over Shiga Kogen. There is still a chance of some light rain today, but I think we might be able to avoid it. Let's hope so. The forecast tells us to expect similar weather conditions tomorrow as well.

Areas with lifts still operating on Tuesday:
Mammoth (one quad)
Ichinose Family (one pair and one quad)
Okushiga Kogen (gondola and two pairs)
Kumanoyu (three pairs)
Yokoteyama/Shibutoge (one triple, four pairs)

Official resort snow depths as of Tuesday 17th April 2012 AM:

Yokoteyama:
190cm
Kumanoyu:
180cm
Ichinose Family:
150cm
Okushiga Kogen:
150cm

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Planned lift operations, subject to change:

Higashitateyama:
Open 21/22, 29th April - 6th May. (Even when courses closed access to Terakoya available)

Terakoya:
Open 21/22, 29th April - 6th May.

Mammoth:
Quad open until 6th May. Triple lift open 17th-19th April and 24th-26th April.

Tannenomori:
Open 28th April until 6th May

Ichinose Family:
Quad until 6th May.
No2 pair open until 6th May except 16th, 17th and 27th April.

Ichinose Diamond:
Quad open 21/22 April, 28th April - 6th May.

Yakebitaiyama:
Gondola and No2 high quad lift open weekends and Golden Week.

Okushiga Kogen:
Gondola open 16th April and then 21st-23rd April, 28th April until 6th May.
No2 and No3 pairs until 6th May.
No4 pair open 21st-22nd April, 28th April until 6th May.

Kumanoyu:
Some lifts open beyond 6th May (after that date the Shiga Kogen ticket not valid)

Yokoteyama:
Plans to be open until late May. Beyond 6th May, the joint Shiga Kogen ticket not valid.

Archive report: Posted at 9:38am on Tuesday 17th April 2012
The latest Shiga Kogen Now report can be found here

Shiga Kogen Now ski lift operation notes:

Parts of Shiga Kogen remain open until late May. More lifts running weekends and Golden Week than weekdays. See report for further details.

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