Shiga Kogen Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 18th March 2015

Shiga Kogen Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:05am on Wednesday 18th March 2015
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Bluebird again
Base temp:
4°C

Top temp:
2°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
No snowfall
wind condition
Slight breeze
Excellent
This report
Wednesday 18th March 2015, 8:05am
0cm
Tuesday 17th March 2015, 8:43am 0cm
Monday 16th March 2015, 9:01am 0cm
Sunday 15th March 2015, 8:57am 0cm
Saturday 14th March 2015, 9:01am 2cm
Friday 13th March 2015, 8:32am 10cm
Thursday 12th March 2015, 8:50am 12cm
Last 7 reports (total): 24cm
Last 14 reports (total): 66cm
Current month (March 2015) total: 79cm
2014/2015 season so far total: 704cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:05am on Wednesday 18th March 2015
The latest Shiga Kogen Now report can be found here

It was full on spring mode yesterday with the sun warming everything up good and proper.

Today is starting similarly but later on today, perhaps late tonight, conditions will be changing and unfortunately rain is due. Yes even up here. With the freezing point well above 3000m, we'll be lucky to get snow.

Over the next few days though temperatures should start to lower - what looks like mid-winter style cold back around Monday along with snow. Hard to imagine with the weather we have had in the last few, but March often shows us how conditions can rapidly change.

I'm all for it, fresh snow please!

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Planned night floodlit skiing at Shiga Kogen resort areas:

Sun Valley:
Every Saturday until March 21st

Ichinose Family:
Every day until March 29th

Ichinose Diamond:
Every Saturday until March 28th

Kumanoyu:
Every Saturday until March 28th

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PLANNED RESORT CLOSING DATES

Open until Tuesday 31st March

Hasuike
Kidoike
Nishitateyama


At least part open until Wednesday April 1st

Maruike:
Number 2 pair lift open until March 31st, Number 1 triple lift open until April 1st)

At least part open until Sunday April 5th

Bunadaira:
The Bunadaira quad lift will be open until March 29th; the quad open until April 5th

Giant
Higashitateyama

Sun Valley:

The Housaka Number 3 lift will be open until March 31st

At least part open until Sunday April 12th

Ichinose Yamanokami:
Open daily until April 5th and then open on April 11th and 12th

At least part open until Wednesday May 6th

Ichinose Diamond:
The Diamond triple lift will be open until April 3rd.
The Diamond quad lift will be open until March 31st, and then open on April 11th, 12th, 18th, 19th and from April 25th until May 6th.

Ichinose Family:
The Ichinose Number 3 quad will be open until 29th March.
The Ichinose Quad and Ichinose Number 2B pair lifts will be open daily until May 6th.

Takamagahara Mammoth:
The Takamagahara Number 3 pair lift will be open until March 31st.
The Takamagahara Number 2 triple lift will be open until April 5th.
The Takamagahara Quad will be open daily until April 12th, and then open on April 18th, 19th, and from April 25th until May 6th.

Okushiga Kogen:
The Okushiga Number 6 lift will be open until March 31st.
The Okushiga Number 1 pair lift will be open until April 5th.
The Okushiga Number 4 pair lift will be open until April 5th, and then on April 11th, 12th, 18th, 19th and from April 25th until May 6th.
The Okushiga Number 2 pair lift and Okushiga Number 3 pair lift and Gondola will all be open daily until May 6th.

Tannenomori Okujo:
Open daily until April 5th; and then on April 11th, 12th and April 25th until May 6th

Terakoya:
Both lifts open daily until March 31st.
After that, they will be open on April 11th, 12th, 18th, 19th and then April 25th until May 6th

Yakebitaiyama:
Open until April 5th and then on April 11th, 12th, 18th, 19th and then April 25th until May 6th
The Yakebitaiyama Gondola will run until April 5th.

Beyond Wednesday 6th May

Kumanoyu:
Kumanoyu Number 3 quad open until April 5th and then on April 11th, 12th, 18th, 19th and April 25th until May 6th
Kumanoyu Number 1 and 2 pair lifts open until May 6th and beyond

Yokoteyama-Shibutoge:
Probably open until at least the end of May

Archive report: Posted at 8:05am on Wednesday 18th March 2015
The latest Shiga Kogen Now report can be found here

Shiga Kogen Now ski lift operation notes:

Shiga Kogen resorts open as normal. For planned closing dates please see the main report.

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Shiga Kogen Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 18th March 2015
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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  2014/2015
*as of Wednesday 18th March 2015
2013/2014
Season
2012/2013
Season
18th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
17th March 0cm 3cm 0cm
16th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
15th March 0cm 5cm 0cm
14th March 2cm 5cm 10cm
13th March 10cm 0cm 0cm
12th March 12cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 24cm 13cm 10cm
Previous 14 days total 66cm 78cm 30cm
November observed snowfall total 10cm 1cm 2cm
December observed snowfall total 257cm 145cm 126cm
January observed snowfall total 144cm 188cm 193cm
February observed snowfall total 214cm 208cm 158cm
March observed snowfall total 79cm 113cm 60cm
April observed snowfall total - 0cm 10cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 704cm 655cm 550cm
Shiga Kogen Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 18th March 2015
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 - - - - - - - -
2016/2017 season - - - - - - - -
2015/2016 season - - - - - - - -
2014/2015 season 0cm
[0cm]
10cm
[10cm]
257cm
[267cm]
144cm
[411cm]
214cm
[625cm]
79cm
[704cm]
-
[704cm]
-
[704cm]
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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