Snow and weather reports posted on Monday 10th May 2021
Shiga Kogen Now!
Friday 12th November 2010, 14:42pm
Sun, some cloud
Well we are now just over one week away from when the lifts will be on standby to start moving, but right now we are still feeling autumn and everywhere is green. It is actually quite a warm day today and looks like we should see more fine weather over the weekend, especially tomorrow.
It looks like we can expect temperatures to dive into the negative on Monday and hopefully bring with it some snowfall. Doesn't look like there will be too much (10cm or so perhaps on upper slopes), and that like it will be followed by clearer conditions once again.
Some resorts will be ready to move next weekend if there is enough snow - right now not looking likely, but things can change and we'll keep you updated. Read more ...
Friday 12th November 2010, 16:15pm
Today started off cloudy with poor visibility of the mountains and some rain but it has cleared up somewhat as the day progressed with the sun making some appearances. So fairly changeable conditions today and a high of around 12 degrees in the daytime after a cold night last night.
It looks like the weather should be fine tomorrow with sun on the forecast and temperatures perhaps reaching around 14 degrees in the village.
Sunday may start off good too, though it is forecast to cool down later on and we might see snow fall on the mountains again on Monday - though likely not down to village level, where it will likely be rain. We're going to have to wait a bit longer for the snow down here. Right now there is no snow on the lower half of the mountains.
Ski resorts in the area are busy with preparations for the season and will soon basically be on standby....waiting for snow! Hopefully we might see some runs open and lifts moving by the end of this month.
There's no real firm days yet and a lot will of course depend on the snow, but Happo, Hakuba Goryu and Tsugaike Kogen will be opening up as soon as they can after 20th November; and Hakuba 47 is looking at 1st December as their opening date.