Myoko Kogen Snow Report 20th January 2014

Myoko Kogen Snow Report 20th January 2014

Bluebird with plenty of fresh pockets to be found

Myoko Kogen Snow Report

The snow continued right through most of yesterday morning bringing half a metre of fresh to most resorts over a 24 hour period. It slowed down later in the afternoon and then it’s been very cold overnight.

Today there will be plenty of powder to be found on the side and amongst the trees. The sun is shining, the sky is blue, go out there and rip it up folks! This is what you have to look forward to.

Myoko Kogen Snow Report 20th January 2014

Akakura Onsen this morning with a beautiful moon over Kumado lifts and Mount Myoko. Photo by Akakura Onsen.

Don’t forget to book your Myoko accommodation soon (if you haven’t already). Hotels are filling up!

Myoko Kogen Snow Report 20th January 2014

Myoko San shot from the Akakura Onsen this morning. Photo by Matt Hull.


Myoko Kogen Snow Report 20th January 2014

The view from Hotel Sunlight Myoko in Ikenotaira Onsen this morning. Photo by Hotel Sunlight.

Current conditions in Myoko now

24 Hr Snow Fall: 20cm

Current Snow Depth at Base: Around 2.5m base at Akakan and less at others

Current Snow Conditions: Soft groomers with powder for the adventurous.

Current temperature: -12° at 7:30am

Current Weather: Bluebird sunshine

Current Visibility: Clear all the way to the top

Important update:

The shuttle bus from Akakura to Arai Road station has been cancelled for this season. It may begin operations again next season. Thanks for your patronage.

Upcoming events:

This Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th there will be a national ice carving competition at Matsumoto Castle. There will be food stalls, entertainment and a giant ice slide. Matsumoto is about 2 hours by public transport from Myoko.

Matsumoto Castle ice carving competition

Matsumoto Castle ice carving competition

Don’t forget! Got a great Myoko ski video that you’d like to share? Or would you like to show yourself off at The Daily Flake to the world by presenting a guest Myoko snow report? Upload your best efforts and then contact us with the details! Note: We are not a fan of 5 minutes of polecam face shots. Sorry, we prefer something a little more creative.

Myoko Kogen Snow Report 20th January 2014

Myoko Kogen Snow Report January 19th 2014

Myoko Kogen Snow Report 19th January 2014

Pukey Yuki!!

Myoko Kogen Snow Report

Well the forecast snow came a little later as predicted, which seems to be the norm this season, we had around 40cm over night but it is snowing HEAVILY right now, so expect much more throughout the day. (Later edit: It has continued through much of the day!).

Apologies for lack of a forecast yesterday there was fresh snow and sunshine at Seki Onsen (see pic below), so most available Myoko snow reporters were hitting the pow. Hell we’re only human!

Don’t forget to book your Myoko accommodation soon (if you haven’t already). Hotels are filling up!

Myoko Kogen Snow Report 17th January 2014


This is the view in the Akakura Onsen village this morning, although the snow ploughs have been through on the roads the locals still need a bit of digging to get their cars out. Photo – Matty Hull

Above: Jackson Comben smashes through the Seki Onsen powder while on a shoot with Matt Hull for Snow Action magazine, this is a B roll shot, you wait til you see the winners!

Thanks to everyone who got along to Suginohara last night for the Dondoyaki Festival. It was a great night. You can see more pics of the event here.

Suginohara Dontoyaki Festival

Suginohara Dontoyaki Festival – January 2014

Current conditions in Myoko now

24 Hr Snow Fall: 40cm

Current Snow Depth at Base: Around 2.5m base at Akakan and less at others

Current Snow Conditions: Powder on top of soft groomers.

Current temperature: -7° at 8:30am

Current Weather: Snowing heavily .

Current Visibility: Dark and flat light, take care out there, wear your low light lenses!

Upcoming Myoko events:

At 10am next Monday in the Saijo area there will be the first ‘exposing’ of the chilies used for kanzuri spice. This happens around a dozen times between the middle of January and end of March. There will be sweet sake and rice cakes available.

Myoko Kogen Snow Report 17th January 2014

 

Don’t forget! Got a great Myoko ski video that you’d like to share? Or would you like to show yourself off at The Daily Flake to the world by presenting a guest Myoko snow report? Upload your best efforts and then contact us with the details! Note: We are not a fan of 5 minutes of polecam face shots. Sorry, we prefer something a little more creative.

Myoko Kogen Snow Report 19th January 2014

Myoko Kogen Snow Report 14th January 2014: Bluebird and snowing? And cold!

Myoko Kogen Snow Report 14th January 2014

Bluebird and snowing? And cold!

Myoko Snow Report

BBBRRRRRRRRRR! Can you believe we got -15 degrees here last night? There was some snow yesterday which was followed by a clear night meaning the temperatures plummeted. Hope everyone had their electric blankets working to fend off the Myoko snow monkeys, er, brass monkeys.

After a day of dumping snow yesterday the storm has broken and the sun is poking through the early morning fog. The diggers are finishing up clearing snow from the last few days, time for the drivers to get some time on the slopes!

Myoko Kogen Snow Report 14th January 2014

And this is why the diggers have been busy, where did we park the car hon?

Myoko Kogen Snow Report 14th January 2014

The holiday makers have all got in their buses yesterday and gone home after the long weekend. More pow for those left. 🙂

Myoko Kogen Snow Report 14th January 2014

Don’t forget to book your Myoko accommodation soon (if you haven’t already). Hotels are filling up!

Current conditions in Myoko now

24 Hr Snow Fall: 20-30cm

Current Snow Depth at Base: Around 2.6m base – varying across the resorts

Current Snow Conditions: Perfect groomers and many powder stashes left over.

Current temperature: -3° at 10am

Current Weather: cloudy although expected to be sunny later today

Current Visibility: fairly clear with with some flat light, expected to improve throughout the day.

Don’t forget! Got a great Myoko ski video that you’d like to share? Or would you like to show yourself off at The Daily Flake to the world by presenting a guest Myoko snow report? Upload your best efforts and then contact us with the details! Note: We are not a fan of 5 minutes of polecam face shots. Sorry, we prefer something a little more creative.

Myoko Kogen Snow Report 14th January 2014

Myoko Kogen Snow Report 13th January 2014: Powder and more powder!

Myoko Kogen Snow Report 13th January 2014

Powder and more powder!

Myoko Kogen Snow Report

Well this morning we woke to another huge dump! Due to the amount of shoveling and extra work needed the snow report is a little late today!
Through all this chaos of shoveling and snow clearing it’s shaping up to be an amazing day on the hill with 60 – 70cm of fresh on top of an already awesome soft base 🙂


Myoko Kogen Snow Report 13th January 2014

Akakura Onsen this morning

Just a reminder to all visitors to the Myoko area that you are not allowed to ride under lift lines, tempting as it might be. There are so many areas you are allowed to ride it is unnecessary to ride these areas. Although Myoko has always been fairly relaxed about off-piste ski patrol are currently on a mission to take passes of people who don’t follow the rules. So stay safe and do the right thing!

Meanwhile down in Sekiyama…

Myoko Kogen Snow Report 13th January 2014

The weather forecast shows more snow on and off for the next few days. Nice cold temps will make for amazing dry snow.

Don’t forget to book your Myoko accommodation soon (if you haven’t already). Hotels are filling up!

Current conditions in Myoko now

24 Hr Snow Fall: 60-70cm

Current Snow Depth at Base: Around 2.6m base – varying across the resorts

Current Snow Conditions: powder!

Current temperature: -5° at 10am

Current Weather: snowing with the sun poking through from time to time

Current Visibility: low, some fog and heavy snow, get those low light lenses out.

Don’t forget! Got a great Myoko ski video that you’d like to share? Or would you like to show yourself off at The Daily Flake to the world by presenting a guest Myoko snow report? Upload your best efforts and then contact us with the details! Note: We are not a fan of 5 minutes of polecam face shots. Sorry, we prefer something a little more creative.

Looking for a great gift to take home for friends, family or even yourself? Buy some Myoko kanzuri spice at the local gift shop – either as ground chilies, chili powder or a tabasco style hot sauce.

Myoko kanzuri chili

Chilies drying in Myoko to be used for kanzuri.

Myoko Kogen Snow Report 13th January 2014

Myoko Kogen Snow Report 7th January 2014: A bluebird day in Myoko

Myoko Kogen Snow Report 7th January 2014

A gorgeous bluebird day in Myoko

Myoko Kogen Snow Report

With awesome snow falls yesterday and into last night we have no awoken to a perfect morning here in Myoko Kogen, not a cloud in the sky and plenty of powder, get amongst it!

Myoko Kogen Snow Report 7th January 2014

Above: The famous Akakura Kanko hotel with the peak of Mt Myoko towering above.


Below: The peaks of Madarao Kogen across the valley looking pretty awesome.

Myoko Kogen Snow Report 7 January 2014

It was definitely a cold night last night.

Myoko Kogen Snow Report 7th January 2014
Happy skiers at the top of Myoko Suginohara this morning

Happy skiers at the top of Myoko Suginohara this morning

Don’t forget to book your Myoko accommodation soon (if you haven’t already). Hotels are filling up!

Current conditions in Myoko now

24 Hr Snow Fall: 15-20cm

Current Snow Depth at Base: 1.2m of compact base – varying across the resorts

Current Snow Conditions: Fresh snow and perfect groomers

Current temperature: -5° at 9am

Current Weather: Perfect bluebird, not a cloud in the sky!

Current Visibility: completely clear, from the top of Akakura you should be able to see all the way to the Sea of Japan and from Suginohara you may be able to see Mt Fuji off on the horizon.

Don’t forget! Got a great Myoko ski video that you’d like to share? Or would you like to show yourself off at The Daily Flake to the world by presenting a guest Myoko snow report? Upload your best efforts and then contact us with the details!

Myoko Kogen Snow Report 7th January 2014

Myoko Kogen Snow Report 22nd March 2013

A Bit of fresh snow in the last 36 hours and a perfect bluebird day today

36 Hr Snow Fall: 20cm

Current Snow Depth at Base:  2m

Current Snow Conditions: Spring groomers, fresh on the sides

temperature: 1° at 8.30am

Current Weather: Sunny

Current Visibility: perfect

Myoko Kogen Snow Report 17th March 2013

So we are now in spring time, the sun is out, we are getting a dusting of snow every now and again, but pretty much it’s fast groomers and park laps.

We won’t be updating the snow report very often from now on in, but will try to get some pics up now and again of whats happening here in Myoko.

24 Hr Snow Fall: 0cm

Current Snow Depth at Base:  2.5m

Current Snow Conditions: Spring groomers

temperature: 1° at 8.30am

Current Weather: Sunny

Current Visibility: perfect

 

 

Myoko Kogen Snow Report 9th March 2013

There has been a  bit of rain last night but it has cooled down and the groomers are perfect from carving

24 Hr Snow Fall: 0cm

Current Snow Depth at Base:  2.5m

Current Snow Conditions: Solid groomers

temperature: 1° at 8.30am

Current Weather: warm with scattered clouds

Current Visibility: great, clouds are higher than the peak