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Shiga Kogen-Giant Snow Report for 18 Jan 2017

  • Weather Forecast for Shiga Kogen Giant at  m altitude issued: 2 am19 Jan 2017 (local time)  
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Shiga Kogen-Giant Snow Report for 18 Jan 2017

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Our Snow Report for Shiga Kogen-Giant brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Shiga Kogen-Giant snow report shown below was updated on 18 Jan 2017. Snow Reports are provided regularly throughout the ski season courtesy of our own network of ski resort managers, the Skiclub of Great Britain and Skiresort Service International GmbH. In addition to the current report on ski conditions, we also provide webcams (including a 4 week cam archive), current live observations from nearby weather stations and also historical snow data for Shiga Kogen-Giant.

Shiga Kogen-Giant Snow Report Issued: 18 Jan 2017

Season opens: 19 November 2016 | Season closes: 30 April 2017

Season open
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Most recent snowfallon 16 Jan 2017
Fresh snow depth:-cm

Fresh snow depth
Upper / Lower
Snow Depth, cm
230
120
BottomNew Snow in Resort: –
Good pisteon-pistePacked
PowderOff piste-
Resort runsResort runsOpen

Resort Ski Report:45 out of 58Lifts open.70 of 83 km of pistes open.

Eyeball surf report
  1. Banner  3Nozawa Holidays The storm is over. Delivering a parting gift of 20cm overnight there are now clear blue skies and bright sunshine above the mountains. A bluebird powder day. In the valleys we have a dense but spectacular sea of fog. Bring the camera up today as there will surely be some amazing views with fresh snow frosting the trees framed by a backdrop of piercing snow clad peaks. To recap from the past week we have received a grand total of 385cm from the entirety of this run of snow. It is remarkable to have such a prolonged run of heavy falls and we are now well set up for the long season ahead. The ...
  2. Banner  3Nozawa Holidays It just never stops. For the 7th day in a row it has dumped overnight in Nozawa Onsen. This time 25cm has fallen on the upper slopes and 25cm in the village. This is amazing. A week ago I said to expect some huge figures upcoming and that has been the case. Since the 10th we have had a storm total of 345cm, which is nearly one third of the average annual snowfall in the space of a week. Two weeks ago we were looking down the barrel of a very marginal season indeed. How quickly that can change! Expect again outstanding riding conditions with piles of powder even on piste, silky smooth squeak...
  
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Snow Reports for Nearby Resorts

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Resort Webcam Top
snow depth
top and bottom
Good piste
on-piste
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off-piste
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last snow
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next 9 days
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Weather Next 3 days weather forecast.
Freezing level (m)
Thu Fri Sat

(1454m — 1748m)

snow report yesterday

0 km away

230
120
Packed 3 days ago
48
44
5
light snow
light snow
moderate snow
Mid station 1601 m
300m 400m 450m

(1750m — 2305m)

snow report yesterday

5 km away

Shiga Kogen-Yokoteyama webcam
200
120
Packed 3 days ago
43
32
2
light snow
light snow
moderate snow
Mid station 2028 m
300m 400m 350m

(565m — 1650m)

snow report 2 days ago

22 km away

Nozawa Onsen webcam
330
185

Excellent

Powder
10 cm
2 days ago
36
39
4
snow showers
snow showers
moderate snow
Mid station 1108 m
250m 450m 500m

(900m — 1789m)

snow report yesterday

26 km away

Naeba webcam
200
120
Packed 3 days ago
35
32
5
snow showers
snow showers
moderate snow
Mid station 1344 m
350m 450m 500m

(760m — 1831m)

snow report yesterday

59 km away

Happo One webcam
210
105
Powder
Powder
15 cm
2 days ago
59
42
1
snow showers
light snow
light snow
Mid station 1296 m
350m 550m 300m

Notes on the Shiga Kogen-Giant Snow Report

The snow report describes the piste and off-piste ski conditions at Shiga Kogen-Giant. You can submit an updated snow report here. Piste and off-piste are often different so we ask snow reporters to describe Shiga Kogen-Giant piste and off-piste conditions separately. If these details are missing from the Shiga Kogen-Giant snow report, you can predict off-piste conditions using the snow depth, the date of the most recent snowfall at Shiga Kogen-Giant, the Shiga Kogen-Giant weather report and the forecast.

Members can check the hindcast for a timeline of Shiga Kogen-Giant weather conditions. This detailed weather log makes it easy to predict snow conditions at Shiga Kogen-Giant, even when the snow report is too old to be useful. The hindcast shows when our weather model last predicted snowfall at Shiga Kogen-Giant. It shows how much snow we think fell then, and the way freezing level, wind and weather have varied through time. You will be able to predict whether to expect off-piste powder, slush, spring snow, ice or wind crust.

If you see a report of powder or fresh snow conditions several days after snow last fell, there is usually a good reason. At crowded ski resorts, off-piste new snow will be tracked out within hours of a fresh fall but wherever crowds are light in relation to the accessible terrain, it will be possible to stay fresh much later, perhaps several days later. Alternatively, strong winds sometimes redistribute powder snow enough to cover old tracks, or it may simply be that the ski area was not fully open for some period after the snow fell, so fresh snow that fell a while ago has remained un-tracked until this report.

Whenever weather conditions change, Shiga Kogen-Giant snow conditions will change too, so it is important to check the time and date of the Shiga Kogen-Giant snow report and to guess what effect the weather will have had on snow quality between then and now. For example, the Shiga Kogen-Giant snow report on Friday afternoon may indicate fresh powder but if Friday night is mild and rainy then ski conditions will be very poor on Saturday morning. Conversely, if the weather stays stable and cold, the same snow report can be valid for more than a week. We advise that you check the Shiga Kogen-Giant snow forecast to see if conditions are likely to change before your visit.

Many skiers enjoy moguls and fast icy pistes but for off-piste skiers and free-ride snowboarders, fresh snow starts to deteriorate from the moment it settles. Wind, rain and periods of above-freezing temperature are the primary cause of the evolution from fresh powder to windslab, ice or slush. High altitude slopes that are shaded from the sun and sheltered from the wind preserve powder stashes longer after fresh snowfall. If the snow report mentions pockets of powder at Shiga Kogen-Giant, study the Shiga Kogen-Giant piste map in relation to the wind direction to determine the most likely locations.

We stress the importance of checking the date on the Shiga Kogen-Giant snow report particularly around weekends. For example, the snow report for Shiga Kogen-Giant on Friday may indicate powder after recent snowfall but following a sunny and busy weekend, when the locals hit the mountains en masse, the ski conditions (at any resort) can deteriorate rapidly and late arrivals may see very different ski conditions. Of course some people look for deteriorating conditions in the snow report for the likely development of mogul fields but for powder lovers and particularly snowboarders this can mean tracked out off-piste snow. Of course, this doesn’t always happen quickly after fresh snowfall particularly at quiet North facing resorts at high altitude where genuine powder stashes may be found days or even weeks later. It is worth checking the piste map for Shiga Kogen-Giant (found in menu above) for the location of favourable slopes that may be described in the "Shiga Kogen-Giant Snow Conditions" part of the snow report. In addition to checking the Shiga Kogen-Giant snow report we recommend that you check the snow forecasts found in the menu at the top of the page along with our ski resort guide.

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