Shiga Kogen Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 22nd April 2012

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:30am on Sunday 22nd April 2012
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Archive report: Posted at 9:30am on Sunday 22nd April 2012
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Strong winds is the main thing to report this morning and it's messing about with timetables as well with a restriction on lift operations. Some areas and lifts that were scheduled to be open today are not open due to the winds unfortunately.

Areas with some lifts operating at 9am on Sunday (some affected by strong winds, may change during the day):
Mammoth
Ichinose Family
Yakebitaiyama
Kumanoyu

So at the time of writing we just have 7 lifts operation over those areas and so it's all rather limited. It will probably be raining later on as well, though I suppose today is as good a day as any with the wind doing it's thing as well. It does look like the rain might be with us through into tomorrow morning as well though but hopefully will quickly clear up. The winds should have calmed down as well by then.

Official resort snow depths as of Sunday 22nd April 2012 AM:

Yokoteyama:
170cm
Kumanoyu:
165cm
Ichinose Family:
140cm
Okushiga Kogen:
140cm

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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 9:30am on Sunday 22nd 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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