Shiga Kogen Now daily snow and weather - Tuesday 19th April 2011

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:13am on Tuesday 19th April 2011
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Archive report: Posted at 9:13am on Tuesday 19th April 2011
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I have a sprinkling of snow to report here in Shiga Kogen early on. Just a thin layer really, but a real contrast from the warm spring weather of the last week as temperatures dip. The skies are grey and right now it's more like sleet falling, but it seem to be trying to snow and the local forecast is calling for new cm during today. Gambare!

Route 292 connecting Shiga Kogen with Gunma Prefecture will re-open tomorrow at 10am, after being closed for the winter.

Resort areas that are [at least part] this week (18th-22nd April):

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

More details on lift operations below.

Official resort snow depths as of 18th April 2011 AM:

Yokoteyama:
180cm
Kumanoyu:
170cm
Mammoth:
170cm
Ichinose Family:
160cm
Okushiga Kogen:
180cm

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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 23rd, 24th and 29th April until 5th May.

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

Archive report: Posted at 9:13am on Tuesday 19th April 2011
The latest Shiga Kogen Now report can be found here

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Please see report below for details.

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