Shiga Kogen Now daily snow and weather - Friday 30th March 2012

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:47am on Friday 30th March 2012
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Archive report: Posted at 8:47am on Friday 30th March 2012
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It is a warmer morning this morning, but cloudy as well rather than sunny so perhaps it won't end up warming up as much as we expected - having said that, the forecast still calls for sun today so we'll just have to see what the people controlling the weather have in store for us today!

Stronger winds may be with us later on today and into tomorrow, when hopefully it will also be snowing. Should be starting to get colder tomorrow in the morning and we might get to see a nice new layer of snow to play in tomorrow afternoon and into Sunday.

A look at the list below shows that some lifts and resort areas will be closing after this coming weekend - but some places will be open through until Golden Week in early May and probably beyond that.

Nighta operations this evening planned at the following resort area:

- Ichinose Family

Official resort snow depths as of Friday 30th March 2012 AM:

Yokoteyama:
205cm
Shibutoge:
205cm
Kumanoyu:
200cm
Maruike:
180cm
Sun Valley:
150cm
Giant:
150cm
Mammoth:
155cm
Terakoya:
170cm
Ichinose Family:
175cm
Ichinose Diamond:
175cm
Yakebitaiyama:
240cm
Okushiga Kogen:
240cm

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Here's a recap on the planned resort operations from now... please keep in mind subject to change:

Sun Valley:
No1 quad until 8th April
No3 lift until 4th April

Maruike:
Until 1st April

Hasuike:
Until 1st April

Giant:
Until 6th April

Bunadaira:
Until 1st April

Higashitateyama:
Daily until 1st April. After that, April 7/8, 14/15, 21/22, 29th April - 6th May. Access to Terakoya still operating even when Higashitateyama closed.

Nishitatayeme:
Until 1st April

Terakoya:
Daily until 1st April. After that, April 7/8, 14/15, 21/22, 29th April - 6th May.

Mammoth:
Quad until 6th May. Triple until 8th April. Pair until 1st April.

Tannenomori:
Until 6th May (but closed from 9th April until 28th April).

Ichinose Familiy:
Quad until 6th May. Pairs until 1st April and then April 7/8, 14/15, 21/22, 29th April - 6th May.

Ichinose Diamond:
Quad until 1st April. Then April 7/8, 14/15, 21/22, 29th April - 6th May. Triple until 6th April.

Ichinose Yamanokami:
Until 8th April.

Yakebitaiyama:
No1 Gondola until 1st April.
No2 Gondola & No2 quad until 8th April and then April 14/15, 21/22, 29th April - 6th May.
No2 lift until 8th April and then April 14/15, 21/22, 29th April - 6th May.
No3 lift March 17/18, 20, 24/25, April 7/8
No4 pair open when No2 Gondola closed

Okushiga Kogen:
Still confirming

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 8:47am on Friday 30th March 2012
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Shiga Kogen Now ski lift operation notes:

All ski resorts of Shiga Kogen now open for season

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