Shiga Kogen Now daily snow and weather - Thursday 5th April 2012

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 10:28am on Thursday 5th April 2012
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Archive report: Posted at 10:28am on Thursday 5th April 2012
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At last the winds have calmed down and we are something like back to normal this morning. That's not all the good news - more fresh snow overnight and it is still snowing. The roads are covered white and while visibility is generally poor, there will be some nice fresh runs to get out and enjoy this morning. We might be in early April, but it doesn't feel like it.

We can expect the snow to continue tomorrow as well as temperatures take another dip into 'really cold' territory, so it's all priming us up for a really great weekend.

It might get busier at the weekend but for now the slopes are generally very quiet. Tomorrow would be my pick.

Official resort snow depths as of Thursday 5th April 2012 AM:

Yokoteyama:
200cm
Kumanoyu:
190cm
Ichinose Family:
160cm
Yakebitaiyama:
200cm
Okushiga Kogen:
200cm

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Resort areas that are now closed for the season are Maruike, Hasuike, Giant, Bunadaira, Nishitateyama and Kidoike. The planned closing dates of other ski areas are as follows, subject to change:

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

Higashitateyama:
Closed at the moment. Re-open for April 7/8, 14/15, 21/22, 29th April - 6th May. Access to Terakoya still operating even when Higashitateyama closed.

Terakoya:
Closed at the moment. Re-open for April 7/8, 14/15, 21/22, 29th April - 6th May.

Mammoth:
Quad until 6th May. Triple until 8th April.

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

Ichinose Family:
Quad until 6th May. Pairs on April 7/8, 14/15, 21/22, 29th April - 6th May.

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

Ichinose Yamanokami:
Until 8th April.

Yakebitaiyama:
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:
Gondola open until 9th April and then 14th-16th April, 21st-23rd April, 28th April until 6th May.
No1 pair until 8th April.
No2 and No3 pairs until 6th May.
No4 pair until 8th April and then 14th-15th April, 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 10:28am on Thursday 5th April 2012
The latest Shiga Kogen Now report can be found here

Shiga Kogen Now ski lift operation notes:

Some resort areas of Shiga Kogen now closed. Parts will remain open until late May. See report for further details.

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