Shiga Kogen Now daily snow and weather - Tuesday 3rd May 2011

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 10:06am on Tuesday 3rd May 2011
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Archive report: Posted at 10:06am on Tuesday 3rd May 2011
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The sun is out this morning and we have some hazy-ish grey-blue skies along with a temperature of around 10 degrees at the moment in the central area of Shiga Kogen. There's a chance of some light rain later on this afternoon/evening but if that happens it should hopefully clear up quickly and then clear conditions are once again likely tomorrow and Thursday.

Thursday makes the end of the national holidays that make up Golden Week in Japan and that will be the last day of the season for a number of resorts.

Quick rundown of where we stand regarding resort operations:

Open until 5th May - Mammoth, Ichinose Family, Ichinose Diamond, Terakoya
Open until 8th May - Okushiga Kogen
Open until 15th May - Kumanoyu
Open until late May - Yokoteyama / Shibutoge

Official resort snow depths as of 3rd May 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 10:06am on Tuesday 3rd May 2011
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