Shiga Kogen Now daily snow and weather - Friday 29th April 2011

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 10:57am on Friday 29th April 2011
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Archive report: Posted at 10:57am on Friday 29th April 2011
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It has been a nice morning here in Shiga Kogen so far. Quite bright, a fair bit of blue sky and some big clouds moving around at a fast pace - dramatic looking skies actually at the moment as I write this. It's fairly cold though today and a contrast to the warm conditions that we had earlier in the week especially on Wednesday. It's still only about 5 degrees.

Tomorrow warmer conditions will be back with us probably into double digits in the afternoon.

Snow cover remains good, though patches of ground on lower slopes and those that are closed. But we are nearly into May, so I'd say we are doing well. As you might expect, it's full on spring conditions with the snow. But a lot of fun to be had - wax up and come ready for some last slides of the season.

A few more resort areas are open again from today for the start of the Golden Week period - see below for a run down on what is open.

Official resort snow depths as of 29th April 2011 AM:

Ichinose Family:
Okushiga Kogen:


Updated resort status (subject to change):

Quad lift open until 5th May.

Okushiga Kogen:
Gondola, No2, No3 and No4 lifts open until 8th May.
Please note - Okushiga Kogen is a skiers-only area.

No 1 pair lift and No 3 quad 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 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 and No2 pair lift (B) open until 5th May.

Ichinose Diamond:
Triple lift (and moving walkway) open until 5th May.

Gondola open from 29th April until 5th May for Golden Week - access to Terakoya only (the Higashitateyama course not open).

Quad and No1 pair lift open until 5th May.

Archive report: Posted at 10:57am on Friday 29th April 2011
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