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Shiga Kogen-Yokoteyama Snow Report for 27 Feb 2017

  • Weather Forecast for Shiga Kogen Yokoteyama at  m altitude issued: 2 am28 Feb 2017 (local time)  
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Shiga Kogen-Yokoteyama Snow Report for 27 Feb 2017

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Our Snow Report for Shiga Kogen-Yokoteyama brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Shiga Kogen-Yokoteyama snow report shown below was updated on 27 Feb 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-Yokoteyama.

Shiga Kogen-Yokoteyama Snow Report Issued: 27 Feb 2017

Season opens: 10 December 2016 | Season closes: 23 April 2017

Season open
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Most recent snowfallon 24 Feb 2017
Fresh snow depth:-cm

Fresh snow depth
Upper / Lower
Snow Depth, cm
320
170
BottomNew Snow in Resort: –
Good pisteon-pistePacked
PowderOff piste-
Resort runsResort runsOpen

Resort Ski Report:7 out of 9Lifts open.10.5 of 11.6 km of pistes open.

Eyeball surf report
  1. Banner  3Nozawa Holidays Sparse snowflakes are falling about the village today adding a dusting to the base of 5cm up top and a few centimetres at base elevations. The winds are very light and are forecast to stay this way for the next few days. We are expecting the clouds to gradually clear during the afternoon bringing nice views of the surrounding countryside. There should be some fun skiing on offer today with the best bet being the Yamabiko natural halfpipes or on piste for carving. Over the last few days there was some decent spring skiing across the resort with mostly fine weather. However a group of us ...
  
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Snow Reports for Nearby Resorts

Bottom Mid Top
Resort Webcam Top
snow depth
top and bottom
Good piste
on-piste
Powder
off-piste
Fresh snow depth
last snow
Fresh snow depth
next 9 days
0–3 | 3–6 | 6–9
snow (cm)
Weather Next 3 days weather forecast.
Freezing level (m)
Tue Wed Thu

(1750m — 2305m)

snow report yesterday

0 km away

Shiga Kogen-Yokoteyama webcam
320
170
Packed 4 days ago
12
22
27
snow showers
partly cloudy
light snow
Mid station 2028 m
650m 1000m 1200m

(1454m — 1748m)

snow report yesterday

5 km away

340
170
Packed 4 days ago
14
24
30
snow showers
partly cloudy
light snow
Mid station 1601 m
650m 1000m 1200m

(900m — 1789m)

snow report yesterday

27 km away

Naeba webcam
290
150
Packed 4 days ago
8
16
18
snow showers
partly cloudy
light snow
Mid station 1344 m
700m 1050m 1300m

(565m — 1650m)

snow report yesterday

27 km away

Nozawa Onsen webcam
360
170

Excellent

Varied
1 cm
yesterday
5
15
19
snow showers
partly cloudy
light snow
Mid station 1108 m
600m 950m 1300m

(760m — 1831m)

snow report yesterday

60 km away

Happo One webcam
315
150

Fresh

Fresh
5 cm
yesterday
13
17
20
snow showers
partly cloudy
moderate snow
Mid station 1296 m
700m 1050m 1250m

Notes on the Shiga Kogen-Yokoteyama Snow Report

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

Members can check the hindcast for a timeline of Shiga Kogen-Yokoteyama weather conditions. This detailed weather log makes it easy to predict snow conditions at Shiga Kogen-Yokoteyama, even when the snow report is too old to be useful. The hindcast shows when our weather model last predicted snowfall at Shiga Kogen-Yokoteyama. 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-Yokoteyama snow conditions will change too, so it is important to check the time and date of the Shiga Kogen-Yokoteyama snow report and to guess what effect the weather will have had on snow quality between then and now. For example, the Shiga Kogen-Yokoteyama 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-Yokoteyama 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-Yokoteyama, study the Shiga Kogen-Yokoteyama 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-Yokoteyama snow report particularly around weekends. For example, the snow report for Shiga Kogen-Yokoteyama 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-Yokoteyama (found in menu above) for the location of favourable slopes that may be described in the "Shiga Kogen-Yokoteyama Snow Conditions" part of the snow report. In addition to checking the Shiga Kogen-Yokoteyama 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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