Shiga Kogen-Sun Valley Snow Report:

The Shiga Kogen-Sun Valley snow report is: Lifts open - unreported. Our model predicted 19cm (7 inches) of snow fell over the last 6 days between Thursday 13 of February at 12AM and Wednesday 19 of February at 12AM at the mid mountain level.


Fresh Snow Depth:

Long Snow History
20cm
Wed 19 Feb
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Last significant snowfall:

Shin
20cm
Wed 19 Feb
Origin:Report Origin

Shiga Kogen-Sun Valley snow depths:

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Shiga Kogen-Sun Valley resort conditions:

Our Snow Report for Shiga Kogen-Sun Valley brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Shiga Kogen-Sun Valley snow report shown below was updated on 19 Feb 2020. 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-Sun Valley.

Last snowfall:

24cm
Feb 11
1cm
Feb 17
17cm
Feb 18
20cm
Today

Resort report:

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Next snowfall
Next snowfall:
5cm Sun 23 Feb (AM)
Next significant snowfall
Next significant snowfall:
5cm Sun 23 Feb (AM)
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Shiga Kogen-Sun Valley snow conditions

  • 1
    Bluebird Powder Days
  • 2
    Powder Days
  • 1
    Bluebird Days

Snow Radar

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Latest snow reports near Shiga Kogen-Sun Valley:

  • 48 km away from Shiga Kogen-Sun Valley

    13 hour ago
    weather station observation

    Rain and snow or hail reported from Takada at 18 metres elevation only 2 kms E of Kanayasan Ski Resort from Kanayasan

  • 22 km away from Shiga Kogen-Sun Valley

    - Weather radar observation: 13 hour ago
    weather radar observation

    There is heavy snow falling in Nozawa Onsen Hokuryuko Family Ski Area. from Nozawa Onsen Hokuryuko Family Ski Area

  • 48 km away from Shiga Kogen-Sun Valley

    14 hour ago
    weather station observation

    Moderate to heavy freezing rain reported from Takada at 18 metres elevation only 2 kms E of Kanayasan but it is forecast cold enough for snow at the ski area from Kanayasan

  • 37 km away from Shiga Kogen-Sun Valley

    - Weather radar observation: 17 hour ago
    weather radar observation

    Snow falling heavily in Yuzawa Kogen - Nunoba. from Yuzawa Kogen - Nunoba

Shiga Kogen-Sun Valley Snow Depths:

Recorded snow depths for the upper and lower slopes in Shiga Kogen-Sun Valley 2019 - 2020. The long term average for the upper slopes is also shown for comparison.

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Snow reports for resorts near Shiga Kogen-Sun Valley

Find the best conditions for skiing and snowboarding near Shiga Kogen-Sun Valley using our Snowfinder page.

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Notes on the Shiga Kogen-Sun Valley Snow Report

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

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