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Myoko Snow Report 9 December 2015

Myoko Snow Report 9 December 2015

It’s a beautiful day here in Myoko Kogen.

Myhoko Snow Report 9 December 2015, Myoko Webcam

http://myoko-nagano.com/webcam/myoko/

For the Myoko Snow Report on 9 December 2015 we’re now only three days away from the season opening but, as you can see, the Baron von Dumphausen has lit a cigar and taking a bit of a rest unfortunately.

Temperatures are where they should be – below freezing overnight and part of the day. Just need the precipitation to produce the white stuff!

Looking at the short term Myoko weather forecast there is light falls forecast for Friday and Monday although we wouldn’t be surprised to see something a bit heavier.

We’re taking this opportunity to update some of our website info including new information on Myoko Backcountry Tours and Myoko Ski Guiding. Check it out for some excellent deals that suit a range of abilities.

Just as another reminder, here are the opening dates announced for local resorts.

12 December: Akakura Onsen
http://myokokogen.net/resorts/akakura-onsen/

18 December: Akakura Kanko, Madarao & Ikenotaira
http://myokokogen.net/resorts/akakura_kanko/
http://myokokogen.net/resorts/madarao-kogen/
http://myokokogen.net/resorts/ikenotaira/

19 December: Myoko Suginohara & Tangram
http://myokokogen.net/resorts/suginohara/
http://myokokogen.net/resorts/tangram/

20 December: Seki Onsen
http://myokokogen.net/resorts/seki_onsen/

Here’s what we’ll be seeing soon we hope!

Myoko Snow Report 9 December 2015

Myoko Snow Report 9 December 2015

Current snow and weather conditions in Myoko now

24 Hr Snow Fall: 0 cm

Current Snow Depth at Base: Official

Current Snow Conditions: Pre-season

Current temperature at base: 2° @ 10.00AM

Current Weather: Fine

Current Visibility: Excellent

Don’t forget! Got a great Myoko ski video from this season 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.

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Myoko Snow Report

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Myoko Snow Report 9 December 2015

Myoko Snow Report 4 December 2015

Myoko Snow Report 4 December 2015

Myoko Snow Report 4 December 2015

We’re just over a week away from the lifts opening and Baron von Dumphausen decided to pay us a visit overnight.

We’ve had about 15cm fall to now with some more on the way. The weather forecast for the next couple of days is a bit iffy but hopefully more yuki on the way.

The Myoko interwebs is alive this morning with pics and videos of all the overnight snow. You can find a video here.


Myoko Snow Report 4 December 2015

Taken from 新赤倉・コルチナ荘 Facebook

We knew something was up when we were woken in the middle of the night with the ‘whump, whump, whump’ of snow falling off the roof.

These two links will keep you up to date as we move into the season:
http://myokokogen.net/weather/
http://myoko-nagano.com/webcam/myoko/

Just as another reminder, here are the opening dates announced for local resorts.

12 December: Akakura Onsen
http://myokokogen.net/resorts/akakura-onsen/

18 December: Akakura Kanko, Madarao & Ikenotaira
http://myokokogen.net/resorts/akakura_kanko/
http://myokokogen.net/resorts/madarao-kogen/
http://myokokogen.net/resorts/ikenotaira/

19 December: Myoko Suginohara & Tangram
http://myokokogen.net/resorts/suginohara/
http://myokokogen.net/resorts/tangram/

20 December: Seki Onsen
http://myokokogen.net/resorts/seki_onsen/

Here’s another pic from this morning at Myoko Suginohara

Myoko Snow Report 4 December 2015

Myoko Snow Report 4 December 2015

Current snow and weather conditions in Myoko now

24 Hr Snow Fall: 15 cm

Current Snow Depth at Base: Official

Current Snow Conditions: Pre-season

Current temperature at base: 3° @ 10.00AM

Current Weather: Cloudy

Current Visibility: Low

Don’t forget! Got a great Myoko ski video from this season 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.

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Myoko Snow Report

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Myoko Snow Report 4 December 2015

Myoko Snow Report 30 November 2015

Myoko Snow Report 30 November 2015

Just a quick update today and a reminder re opening dates for Myoko ski resorts 2015.

It’s a beautiful day here in Myoko Kogen, although maybe beautiful days are not exactly what we are looking for at present.

Opening dates for Myoko ski resorts 2015

Temperatures dropped below freezing last night and we had to scrape ice off the window before heading down the hill.

More snow forecast for tomorrow and later this week.
http://myokokogen.net/weather/

Opening dates for Myoko ski resorts 2015

Keep an eye on conditions via our Myoko Webcams


Just a reminder, here are the opening dates announced for local resorts.

12 December: Akakura Onsen
http://myokokogen.net/resorts/akakura-onsen/

18 December: Akakura Kanko, Madarao & Ikenotaira
http://myokokogen.net/resorts/akakura_kanko/
http://myokokogen.net/resorts/madarao-kogen/
http://myokokogen.net/resorts/ikenotaira/

19 December: Myoko Suginohara & Tangram
http://myokokogen.net/resorts/suginohara/
http://myokokogen.net/resorts/tangram/

20 December: Seki Onsen
http://myokokogen.net/resorts/seki_onsen/

Here’s a pic from last season at Seki Onsen

Myoko ski resort opening dates 2015/16

Myoko Snow Report 30 November 2015

Current snow and weather conditions in Myoko now

48 Hr Snow Fall: 0 cm

Current Snow Depth at Base: Official

Current Snow Conditions: Pre-season

Current temperature at base: 5° @ 9.00AM

Current Weather: Sunny

Current Visibility: Fantastic

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Don’t forget! Got a great Myoko ski video from this season 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.

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Myoko Snow Report

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Opening dates for Myoko ski resorts 2015

Myoko Snow Report 29 November 2015

Myoko Snow Report 29 November 2015

Myoko Snow Report 29 November 2015

We’re getting revved up here in Myoko Kogen for the start of the 2015/16 season.

We’ve had about 10cm fall this week which has mostly melted but more is forecast for next week.

Myoko Snow Report November 2015

View from Ikenotaira @ Myoko Snow Report November 2015

These two links will keep you up to date as we move into the season:
http://myokokogen.net/weather/
http://myoko-nagano.com/webcam/myoko/

 

We are just on two weeks till the first lifts start turning in earnest. Here are the opening dates announced for local resorts.

12 December: Akakura Onsen
http://myokokogen.net/resorts/akakura-onsen/

18 December: Akakura Kanko, Madarao & Ikenotaira
http://myokokogen.net/resorts/akakura_kanko/
http://myokokogen.net/resorts/madarao-kogen/
http://myokokogen.net/resorts/ikenotaira/

19 December: Myoko Suginohara & Tangram
http://myokokogen.net/resorts/suginohara/
http://myokokogen.net/resorts/tangram/

20 December: Seki Onsen
http://myokokogen.net/resorts/seki_onsen/

Here’s a pic from last season at Seki Onsen

Seki Onsen - Myoko Snow Report

Seki Onsen 2015 @ Myoko Snow Report

Myoko Snow Report 29 November 2015

Current snow and weather conditions in Myoko now

48 Hr Snow Fall: 10 cm

Current Snow Depth at Base: Official

Current Snow Conditions: Pre-season

Current temperature at base: 3° @ 6.00PM

Current Weather: Cloudy

Current Visibility: Fair

Don’t forget! Got a great Myoko ski video from this season 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.

The Daily Myoko Kogen Snow Report is proudly presented by Myoko Snowsports, Red Warehouse Myoko and The Daily Flake

Myoko Snow Report

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Myoko Snow Report 29 November 2015

12 must see things in Myoko Kogen

Twelve things to do in Myoko Kogen

Looking for things to do in Myoko Kogen? Here’s a bucket list for you!

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Akakura self contained accommodation. Myoko family ski club style accommodation.

Things To Do In Myoko Kogen

Winter skiing and snowboarding options in Myoko Kogen’s powder snow and the surrounding regions are almost endless. If you are looking for nightclubs and parties Myoko will not be your scene. Instead, it’s all about the riding in Myoko. The area offers some of the most outstanding skiing in all of Asia with an average base of four metres and snow walls sometimes building up to more than three metres high at the height of the season – yet just a train ride from Tokyo.

Yet there is much more to Myoko than simply skiing. Here are twelve things to do in Myoko Kogen you really shouldn’t miss while you’re here.

12 things to do in Myoko Kogen

Now, where did I park the car?

Twelve things to do in Myoko Kogen

In no particular order…

1. Visit all of the Myoko ski resorts

things-to-do-myoko-ski-resort

The mountains in and around Myoko receive some amazing snowfalls in winter (up to 14 metres on average) as moisture is swept in from the Sea of Japan and cooled by the surrounding peaks. The Myoko Kogen Ski Area is made up of nine main mountain resorts: Myoko Akakura OnsenIkenotaira OnsenMyoko SuginoharaSeki Onsen, Akakura Kanko (a.k.a. Akakan), Myoko Ski Park, Madarao Kogen and Tangram Ski Circus, all with their own special distinctive features.

Check Myoko Kogen accommodation deals here!

12 things to do in Myoko Kogen

Leif taking the big drop (photo – Matt Hull)

Check in at the Destination Myoko Kogen for more info or check out the latest Myoko Snow Report!

2. Visit a local onsen

Akakura Onsen - 12 things to do in Myoko Kogen

The outdoor onsen at Gen Ryokan

Don’t forget an obligatory dip in the onsen hot springs. It is normal practice for guests to explore and enjoy a wide range of hotel onsen during their visit to Myoko. Most hotels usually charge around 500 yen per visit. Put on your yukata and walk around the village between onsen.

Rotenburo are hot springs located outdoors. Many of the local ryokan and hotels have both indoor and outdoor baths and at a few you can enjoy some beautiful outdoor scenery over the snowy mountains and village.

Tsubame Onsen is the local area’s most famous outdoor onsen but is closed during winter.

Tsubame Onsen - 12 things to do in Myoko Kogen

Outdoor onsen in Tsubame Onsen

3. Dontoyaki Fire Festival

Dontoyaki fire festival in Myoko.

The fire gets going at the Dontoyaki Festival (photo – Matt Hull)

 

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Dontoyaki fire festival in Myoko.

Watch out for the flaming torches! (photo – Matt Hull)

The Dontoyaki Fireworks Festival (a little similar to the Dosojin Fire Festival in Nozawa Onsen) takes place each January in Myoko Suginohara Ski Area. The Dontoyaki Festival kicks off when men and women whose Chinese zodiac sign is the same as the new year light a fire. As a way of praying for the well-being of their family, business prosperity, and a rich harvest, participants burn New Year’s decorations and kakizome (traditional New Year’s calligraphy) in the fire. If the flames rise when your kakizome is burnt, it means your handwriting will improve. Mochi, small squares of pounded, chewy rice, is also cooked in the fire, and eating it is said to prevent illness over the next year. Local saké is readily available on this day, and a fireworks show completes the event. See a gallery of the 2014 Dontoyaki Snow Hanabi Matsuri here!

4. Myoko Saké

Sake tasting night always popular in Myoko

Sake tasting nights are always popular in Myoko Kogen

Saké is the Japanese traditional rice wine which you can drink either hot or cold. Niigata Prefecture is the most famous sake producing area of Japan renowned for the quality of it’s gohan (rice) and mizu (water). Myoko saké is great to enjoy with the local cuisine or for an apres tipple. Local hotels will sometimes put on saké tastings for the guests and there is also plenty of good local saké to buy in the town gift shops.

Myoko Kogen Tatra-ken Beer Hall

Myoko Kogen Tatra-ken Beer Hall

Also try some of the local Myokokogen beer at the Tatra-kan Beer Hall in Ikenotaira Onsen. The Tatra can additionally provide a huge dinner buffet spread with an option for all-you-can-drink. A shuttle bus runs from Akakura Onsen but needs to be pre-booked.

5. Myoko Ryokan (Japanese Inn)

Myoko Ryokan and traditional Inns

A typical local Myoko ryokan (Okayama-kan)

Traditional Japanese hotels, or ryokan, at Myoko Kogen are a very good option for those looking for quality Japanese service and traditional hospitality in Myoko Kogen.This accommodation usually includes a traditional Japanese dinner with courses, a traditional breakfast, hot springs and a yukata to relax in while you stay. There are numerous Myoko Kogen ryokan and traditional inns from the very old to the very new.

A typical local ryokan evening meal service

A typical local ryokan evening meal service

6. Go snowshoeing

myoko snowshoe

Start of the All Japan National Snowshoe Competition in Myoko Kogen

You can experience an entirely new facet of nature in wintertime through snowshoe trekking. Myoko Kogen snowshoe tours opens up ordinarily inaccessible snowy inclines and forests covered deep in snow for fun hikes. Snowshoe tours take place in the day or evening. You can even join the Japan National Snowshoe Competition!

More things to do in Myoko Kogen

7. Dawn skiing on New Years Day

Dawn skiing at Akakan Resort in Myoko

Dawn skiing at Akakan Resort in Myoko

On New Years Day you can get up early to see the first sunrise of the year – a traditional Japanese event. Catch the Akakan gondola before dawn and enjoy the pre-dawn drinks at the top of the gondola while waiting for the sunrise.

See a dawn skiing album here plus here’s a great video from Jan 1, 2015

8. Countdown fireworks on the ski slope

Nozawa Onsen fire festival fireworks.

New Year fireworks.

The lifts at Madarao stay open until 11.45 on New Year’s Eve. At midnight visitors can enjoy the fireworks and the New Year countdown. See an album from 2014 here.

The New Year started with a bang

The New Year starts with a bang

There is another fireworks display in early March during Japan’s oldest ski festival at Seki Onsen. Enjoy free fireworks on the snow, some great food and demonstrations of flare skiing.

Check Myoko Kogen accommodation deals here!

9. Kamakura Festival

12 must see things in Myoko Kogen

The Kamakura Festival in Akakura Kanko Resort (photo – Matt Hull)

This festival originated as a New Year’s event in which children built traditional Japanese igloos, celebrated the god of water and sang songs to drive off birds. These songs are for driving away harmful birds from the fields to improve the harvest. For the festival each February a large kamakura is built at Akakan Resort. Participants can sit inside to enjoy the snowy ambience and night illumination as well as some local sake.

Yuki Saka Bar, Myoko Akakura

A selection of fine local Myoko sake is available.

During some nights in January they also have the Yuki Saka Bar at the same location serving a selection of the finest local sake. It’s 500 yen per drink or 2,000 yen for all you can try. Talk to your accommodation when you arrive for more details or see the Japanese information here.

10. Joetsu Shopping Tour

Joetsu shopping tour

Lots of great shops and experiences just 45 minutes by train from Myoko.

Need a day off? Catch the train for 45 minutes to Kasugayama and spend a day checking out all the Aeon shopping area – recycle shops, onsen, ski shops, sushi train, department stores, cinema and lots of other great stuff! Get into Destination Myoko Kogen office at Red Warehouse in Akakura Onsen for a map and more info or see a map here.

11. Buy a crepe or a kebab

 

Get your crepe on in Myoko

Get your crepe on in Myoko

Local specialties on the main street of Akakura Onsen include the famous crepe shops offering a great sugar hit with various fillings. These are a ‘must do’ of your things to do in Myoko Kogen. For lunch get a kebab in Suginohara or Ikenotaira. Check out other food offerings here.

ikenotaira onsen kebab van

The kebab van in Ikenotaira Onsen

12. Take a trip to the Snow Monkeys

Ticking off your list of things to do in Myoko Kogen would not be complete without seeing the Japan Snow Monkeys in Jigokudani Monkey Park. It is a popular day trip from Myoko Kogen. Contact us for more details or see some options here.

The ever photogenic snow monkeys.

The ever photogenic snow monkeys.

13. Myoko Sightseeing Train (new!)

One of the great new things to do in Myoko Kogen. The Echigo Tokimeki Resort Setsugekka train has begun offering rides in the Myoko/Itoigawa region, with enough room on board to accommodate 45 seated passengers.

myoko tourist train

In the first car, travellers can take in the superb views while lounging in high-spec chairs and sofas, all facing the stunning mountain and ocean scenery outside of the huge windows. Materials used for the interiors have been sourced locally as much as possible, with the timber coming from Niigata Prefecture, as well as Kawara tile, which is native to the region. The second carriage has been set up as a French restaurant, with delicious meals served up to accompany the vistas.

Ask your hotel in advance to book you a seat. Check the video here.

Bonus! Green Season Activities

Green season Myoko

Autumn leaves at Naena no Taki Waterfalls in Suginosawa

Autumn leaves, hiking, cycling, rafting, summer festivals, fireworks, golf and much much more – see here!

Also worth seeing: Check out the best Myoko Kogen pics of 2014/15

With thanks to Matt Hull for providing some of the photographs.

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Last Myoko Snow Report of the season

Last Myoko Snow Report of the season

Myoko Snow Report 02 April 2015

Well, all good things must come to an end sometime. The fantastic season in Myoko is still continuing but we’re wrapping up reports today so as to get some maintenance sorted on the site.

Thanks to Tim, Tom and all the rest of the great crew at Myoko Snowsports for their awesome reporting and pictures this season.

See a selection of some the best pics of the season at the Myoko Kogen Picture Gallery 2014/15.

Already getting LOTS of enquiries for next season so if you need to book Myoko accommodation you better get cracking soon!

Last Myoko Snow Report of the season

This morning in Myoko Kogen – via Facebook

There are still some lifts operating at Seki Onsen, Ikenotaira, Akakura Onsen and Akakura Kanko.

Last Myoko Snow Report of the season

This morning in Akakura Onsen

 

Last Myoko Snow Report of the season

Beautiful last day in Suginohara – via Facebook

Plum blossoms are arriving

Don’t forget to keep up with the snow progress via our Myoko webcams.

Myoko Snow Report 02 April 2015

Current snow and weather conditions in Myoko now

48 Hr Snow Fall: 0 cm

Current Snow Depth at Base: Official

  • Akakura Onsen 230 cm base. Open until this Sunday, April 5. Running Yodel lifts 1, 2 and 5, Kumado lifts 1 and 4
  • Akakan 400cm base. Open through May 5. Running Sky Cable gondola and No. 3 lift
  • Seki Onsen 410cm base. Open until mid-May
  • Ikenotaira – 200cm base. Open until this Sunday, April 5. Running Shirakaba Capsule, Ikenotaira Quad and AB No. 1 lifts

Current Snow Conditions: Spring Snow

Current temperature at base: 3° @ 8:00am – Akakura Onsen

Current Weather: Sunny

Current Visibility: Good

Don’t forget! Got a great Myoko ski video from this season 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.

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Myoko Snow Report

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Last Myoko Snow Report of the season
Myoko Snow Report 02 April 2015

Myoko Snow Report 21 March 2015

Myoko Snow Report 21 March 2015

Myoko Snow Report 21 March 2015

Just a gorgeous sunny Spring day here in Myoko Kogen.

Not much fresh left to be found but the forecast looks promising from early next week. Nice day for cruising the groomers and working on your goggle tan.

This morning at Kurohime

Today Japan’s oldest ski carnival will be held at Seki Onsen with fireworks and a torch parade. There will also be free powder board and fat ski rental there too!

For a bit of fun the trial water slide is open at Suginohara.

Building the park at Suginohara

Don’t forget to keep up with the snow progress via our Myoko webcams.

Myoko Snow Report 21 March 2015

Current snow and weather conditions in Myoko now

48 Hr Snow Fall: 0 cm

Current Snow Depth at Base: Official

Current Snow Conditions: Spring Snow

Current temperature at base: 2° @ 8:00am – Madarao Kogen

Current Weather: Sunny

Current Visibility: Good

Don’t forget! Got a great Myoko ski video from this season 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.

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Myoko Snow Report

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Myoko Snow Report 21 March 2015

Myoko Snow Report 21 February 2015 – Gorgeous bluebird day

Myoko Snow Report 21 February 2015

Gorgeous bluebird

After some good falls over the last couple of days we have awoken to a gorgeous bluebird day. There will still be some pockets of fresh to be found. Probably best snow will be found at the top of Suginohara or Akakura Kanko.

There are lots of great photos coming through this morning on social media so here’s a selection of some of the best.

Myoko Snow Report 21 February 2015

Dawn hiking. A view from Kurohime

Myoko Snow Report 21 February 2015

Sunshine over Myoko-san

Myoko Snow Report 21 February 2015

Togakushi this morning

Suginohara at dawn

Myoko Snow Report 21 February 2015

Fresh groomers at Hiuchi Charmant

And here’s a great video from some Utah skiers who recently stayed at Red Warehouse Myoko

Don’t forget to keep up with the snow progress via our Myoko webcams.

Myoko Snow Report 21 February 2015

Current snow and weather conditions in Myoko now

48 Hr Snow Fall: 40 cm

Current Snow Depth at Base: Official

Current Snow Conditions: Good groomers, still some fresh pockets.

Current temperature at base: -3° @ 9:00am – Ikenotaira Onsen

Current Weather: Bluebird

Current Visibility: Clear

Don’t forget! Got a great Myoko ski video from this season 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.

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Myoko Snow Report

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Myoko Snow Report 21 February 2015

Myoko Snow Report All resorts open – 21 December 2014 - See more at: http://myokokogen.net/myoko-snow-report-resorts-open-21-december-2014/

Myoko Snow Report All resorts open – 21 December 2014

Myoko Snow Report All resorts open

21 December 2014

So after an unbelievable week or so of falls we’ve just had some time to take a breath. Yesterday all the resorts were open although not all lifts are operating at this stage. We had a reasonably clear morning with plenty of pow to shred and then some rain set in over the afternoon and evening.

Today we have a mixture of sun and snow forecast. At present it’s foggy down low with just a very thin layer of snow overnight. Akakan has all lifts open and Ikenotaira is opening up four lifts today. Until 26 December Ikenotaira is having a spacial 3,000 yen day ticket. Myoko Suginohara has the gondola, No. 2 High speed and No. 2 Romance lift running. Madarao Kogen is also open today, running Number 1 lift and Number 2 quad lift. As an opening special tickets are 2000 yen for adults and seniors, 1000 yen for elementary school age children. Akakura Onsen is running 5 lifts in Kumado and Ginrei as well as the Yodel No. 1 triple. Seki Onsen was busy digging, grooming and carving for their opening yesterday and is now fully open.

Myoko Snow Report All resorts open

Seki Onsen season start

Kurohime Kogen Snow Park was also open this weekend. Here was the view from the top.

Kurohime Kogen Snow Park opening weekend

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After some snow today and tomorrow we are back to some sunny days according to the Myoko weather page. Helping people get their roofs clear in the village.

Roof clearing in Myoko

There are some glide cracks on The Wall at Akakura Onsen as well as a good number of deep tree wells. Do take some caution if you’re out there.

Suginohara ready for opening day in Myoko

Opening festival at Suginohara

Opening day in Myoko - Madarao Kogen

Opening day in Myoko – Madarao Kogen

Don’t forget to keep up with the snow progress via our Myoko webcams.

Myoko Snow Report All resorts open – 21 December 2014

Current snow and weather conditions in Myoko now

24 Hr Snow Fall: 0 cm

Current Snow Depth at Base: Official

Current Snow Conditions: Still plenty of fresh left to find after opening day!

Current temperature at base: -3° at 7:00am

Current Weather: Foggy

Current Visibility: Foggy down below, good up top

Suginohara this morningEarly morning Suginohara

Don’t forget! Got a great Myoko ski video from this season 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.

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Myoko Snow Report All resorts open, 21 December 2014

 

Opening day in Myoko. Myoko Snow Report 19 December

Myoko Snow Report Opening day in Myoko – 19 December 2014

Myoko Snow Report Opening day in Myoko

19 December 2014

Well, the opening day in Myoko is here as most resorts swing into action. Akakan has all lifts open and Ikenotaira is opening up three lifts today. Myoko Suginohara is running the gondola and will open all lifts tomorrow. Madarao Kogen is also open today, running Number 1 lift and Number 2 quad lift. As an opening special tickets are 2000 yen for adults and seniors, 1000 yen for elementary school age children. Akakura Onsen will open from tomorrow and is running Kumado 1 quad lift today.

So the crowds are out this morning – excited for opening day in Myoko

Main street of Akakura Onsen, Opening day in Myoko

Main street of Akakura Onsen

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Main street of Akakura Onsen, Opening day in Myoko

Main street of Akakura Onsen

We have some gorgeous sunshine today. Time to take a breather and clear snow but then we have yet another dump coming according to the Myoko weather page

Suginohara ready for opening day in Myoko

Suginohara ready for opening day in Myoko

Some of the crew have headed up to Suginohara today and we’ll have some shots later for you.

Opening day in Myoko - Madarao Kogen

Opening day in Myoko – Madarao Kogen

Don’t forget to keep up with the snow progress via our Myoko webcams.

Myoko Snow Report – Opening day in Myoko – 19 December 2014

Current snow and weather conditions in Myoko now

24 Hr Snow Fall: approx 20 cm, more higher up

Current Snow Depth at Base: Official

Current Snow Conditions: Freshies everywhere!

Current temperature at base: -1° at 7:30am

Current Weather: Bluebird with some clouds

Current Visibility: Good.

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Myoko Snow Report 19 December 2014 – Opening day in Myoko