Shiga Kogen Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 22nd December 2018

Shiga Kogen Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Shiga Kogen region, Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:43am on Saturday 22nd December 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloud, fog/gas/mist in places
Base temp:
2°C

Top temp:
-1°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Light rain earlier has eased off right now
wind condition
Light
visibility condition
Limited-poor in places
This report
Saturday 22nd December 2018, 8:43am
0cm
Friday 21st December 2018, 13:46pm 0cm
Thursday 20th December 2018, 9:47am 12cm
Wednesday 19th December 2018, 8:47am 0cm
Tuesday 18th December 2018, 9:03am 9cm
Monday 17th December 2018, 11:30am 0cm
Sunday 16th December 2018, 8:00am 2cm
Last 7 reports (total): 23cm
Last 14 reports (total): 59cm
Current month (December 2018) total: 60cm
2018/2019 season so far total: 63cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:43am on Saturday 22nd December 2018
The latest Shiga Kogen Now report can be found here

Good morning from Shiga Kogen.

There has been some light rain earlier on this morning. Yes, even up here in Shiga Kogen. :(

Poor visibility gas/fog this morning in places with lots of cloud still around.

Hopefully temperatures dropping tomorrow night, bringing us some snow.

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With most of the areas of Shiga Kogen now trying to get open - and things changing almost as I write this report this morning - the information is getting more complicated, both in terms of getting the details and also readers understanding it all.

Wider areas of Shiga Kogen are now opening up, but it's still rather bitty and as you can see with the snow depths... there's not a huge amount of snow around yet. We really need some heavy snow to come and really get things moving properly in style.

Anyway I am going to try and simplify things either tomorrow or Monday.

Once everywhere is fully open, things naturally get simpler, so let's look forward to that.

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Shiga Kogen resort info: Saturday 22nd December 2018

The below information is manually checked for each report.
Official snow depth numbers are as reported by the ski resorts themselves.

Hasuike
- Official snow depth: 15cm
- Hasuike Triple lift

Hoppo Bunadaira
- Plans to be part open today

Ichinose Diamond
- Official snow depth: 35cm
- A 600m stretch of course is open

Ichinose Yamanokami
- Plans to be part open today

Ichinose Family
- Official snow depth: 35cm
- A 600m stretch of course is open
- Ichinose Number 2 pair lift A / B
- Ichinose quad lift

Kumanoyu
- Official snow depth: 40cm
- A 1300m course area is open
- Number 2 pair lift
- Number 3 quad lift
- Number 1 pair lift (nighta only)

Maruike
- Plans to be part open today

Okushiga Kogen
- Official snow depth: 30cm
- The Gondola, Number 1, Number 2, Number 3 and Number 4 pair lifts are operating

Sun Valley
- Official snow depth: 30cm
- Number 1 quad

Takamagahara Mammoth
- Official snow depth: 35cm
- Takamagahara Number 2 triple lift
- Takamagahara quad lift

Yakebitaiyama
- Official snow depth: 40cm
- 2500m Panorama - South Course
- 850m Karamatsu Course
- 1000m Beginner Course
- Number 2 Gondola
- Number 2 high speed lift
- Number 4 romance lift

Yokoteyama
- Official snow depth: 20cm
- Yokoteyama Number 1 Sky B
- Yokoteyama Number 2 Sky
- Yokoteyama Number 3 Sky
- Yokoteyama Number 4
- Yokoteyama Number 5
- Shibutoge pair

Archive report: Posted at 8:43am on Saturday 22nd December 2018
The latest Shiga Kogen Now report can be found here

Shiga Kogen Now ski lift operation notes:

More areas of Shiga Kogen are opening up this weekend

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Shiga Kogen Now observed snowfall data: Recent Shiga Kogen Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 22nd December 2018
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Shiga Kogen Now reports up until Saturday 22nd December 2018
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Shiga Kogen Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 22nd December 2018
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Shiga Kogen Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  2018/2019
*as of Saturday 22nd December 2018
2017/2018
Season
2016/2017
Season
22nd December 0cm 0cm 0cm
21st December 0cm 0cm 0cm
20th December 12cm 8cm 0cm
19th December 0cm 0cm 0cm
18th December 9cm 34cm 3cm
17th December 0cm 23cm 4cm
16th December 2cm 0cm 12cm
Previous 7 days total 23cm 65cm 19cm
Previous 14 days total 59cm 125cm 81cm
November observed snowfall total 3cm 47cm 27cm
December observed snowfall total 60cm 276cm 215cm
January observed snowfall total - 326cm 485cm
February observed snowfall total - 189cm 272cm
March observed snowfall total - 18cm 136cm
April observed snowfall total - 7cm 22cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 63cm 863cm 1157cm
Shiga Kogen Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 22nd December 2018
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 0cm
[0cm]
3cm
[3cm]
60cm
[63cm]
-
[63cm]
-
[63cm]
-
[63cm]
-
[63cm]
-
[63cm]
2017/2018 season - 47cm
[47cm]
276cm
[323cm]
326cm
[649cm]
189cm
[838cm]
18cm
[856cm]
7cm
[863cm]
0cm
[863cm]
2016/2017 season - 27cm
[27cm]
215cm
[242cm]
485cm
[727cm]
272cm
[999cm]
136cm
[1135cm]
22cm
[1157cm]
0cm
[1157cm]
2015/2016 season - 7cm
[7cm]
105cm
[112cm]
204cm
[316cm]
147cm
[463cm]
97cm
[560cm]
8cm
[568cm]
0cm
[568cm]
2014/2015 season 0cm
[0cm]
10cm
[10cm]
257cm
[267cm]
144cm
[411cm]
214cm
[625cm]
119cm
[744cm]
12cm
[756cm]
0cm
[756cm]
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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