Shiga Kogen Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 19th December 2009

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:45am on Saturday 19th December 2009
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Archive report: Posted at 9:45am on Saturday 19th December 2009
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Winter has really arrived in the last few days and this morning sees large parts of Shiga Kogen open. It's a very cold and snowy morning, -10 degrees in Maruike, and the snow is coming down. I'd say there has been about 20cm or so since yesterdays report.

It's probably easier now to let you know which resort areas are not open. Those are Giant, Higashitateyama, Terakoya - all planning to open on 23rd December - and Shibutoge (unconfirmed but they surely have enough snow up there).

All of the other main resorts are now at least part open and while Shiga Kogen isn't fully connected up yet with all courses open, much larger areas are now available.

Just a note about the "official" snow depths that will appear here from today. They are the numbers that the resorts are officially releasing. There will be times when they don't add up to how much snow I report in my text. Please keep that in mind. For example, today Yokoteyama have 30cm as their snow depth but that seems way too low in my opinion. The thing that matters is that there has been snow and the resort is open!

Official resort snow depths as of 19th December 09:

Yokoteyama:
30cm
Kumanoyu:
65cm
Maruike:
70cm
Sun Valley:
70cm
Giant:
N/Acm
Mammoth:
70cm
Ichinose Family:
80cm
Ichinose Diamond:
80cm
Yakebitaiyama:
70cm
Okushiga Kogen:
70cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:45am on Saturday 19th December 2009
The latest Shiga Kogen Now report can be found here

Shiga Kogen Now ski lift operation notes:

Larger parts of Shiga Kogen are now open as the snow arrives. See main report for more details.

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