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Shiga Kogen-Yokoteyama Snow Report for 31 Mar 2015

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 31 Mar 2015. 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: 31 Mar 2015

Season opens: 7 December 2014 | Season closes: 6 May 2015

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Season open
Most recent snowfall: on 24 Mar 2015
Fresh snow depth: - cm

Fresh snow depth
Upper / Lower
Snow Depth, cm
Bottom New Snow in Resort: –
Good piste on-piste Spring
Powder Off piste -
Resort runs Resort runs open

Resort Ski Report: 9 out of 9 Lifts open. 11 of 11.6 km of pistes open.

Eyeball surf report
  1. eyeball reporter Some clouds have moved over the region overnight ahead of the expected cold front later tonight. With the added moisture held by the atmosphere along with some light rainfalls due by mid morning the snow will be rather sticky today, especially later on. Nevertheless with almost a four meter base at the top its hard to resist going for a slide even if its a bit wet. Tomorrow we may wake to some fresh snow and with a bluebird day forecast it may make for an excellent early April combination situation. The forecast for the following five days is looking to be poor with rain and warm tempera...

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Snow Reports for Nearby Resorts

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Resort Webcam Top
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last snow
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next 9 days
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(1454m — 1748m)

snow report yesterday

5 km away

Spring 8 days ago
light snow
light rain
Mid station 1601 m
2300m 2450m 3650m

(900m — 1789m)

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27 km away

Naeba webcam
Spring 8 days ago
light snow
light rain
Mid station 1344 m
2300m 2450m 3700m

(565m — 1650m)

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Nozawa Onsen webcam
6 days ago
light snow
light rain
Mid station 1108 m
2300m 2500m 3550m

(780m — 1661m)

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235 km away

Spring 8 days ago
moderate snow
light rain
Mid station 1220 m
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(650m — 1350m)

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240 km away

Spring 8 days ago
heavy rain
light rain
Mid station 1000 m
1800m 1950m 3600m

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.