Myoko Snow Report 17 December

Myoko Snow Report 17 December 2014 – it’s snowing

Myoko Snow Report 17 December 2014

Um, it’s snowing?

Quick report as we’ve got up late after a local bon-enkai last night and have to start on the snow clearing because, well, it’s bucketing down again. Here’s the view from the balcony this morning. Just had a track downstairs to check the temperature (-3) and overnight snowfall (about 20cm)

Myoko Snow Report 17 December 2014

Nothing but snow forecast as far as the eye can see according to the Myoko weather page

Myoko Suginohara will run the gondola today but check in the official Suginohara website first before heading up. Although they haven’t updated yet it’s fairly certain that Akakura Onsen will still be running Kumado 1 quad lift.

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View from the Suginohara groomer this morning

Myoko Snow Report 17 December 2014

50cm estimated in the next 24 hours for the area. Presently our measuring stick is showing a 160cm base.

Myoko Snow Report 17 December 2014

Myoko Snow Report 17 December 2014

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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: -3° at 8:30am

Current Weather: Snowing. A lot

Current Visibility: Fair to poor

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Myoko Snow Report 17 December 2014 – it’s snowing

Myoko Snow Report 16 December 2014

Myoko Snow Report 16 December 2014 – Huge dump on the way

Myoko Snow Report 16 December 2014

Huge dump on the way

3pm update

The next wave of snowfall has arrived early and we are receiving bit fat snowflakes. This is going to be a big one.

A reader contacted us because they read on another snow report that Suginohara would be running their gondola. In fact they were not running their gondola today because of the influence of the westerlies/low pressure approaching. They may open again before the weekend but check in the official Suginohara website first.

Morning report

It’s been an awesome start to the season with about 20-30cm falls since our last report.  There is a bit of a temporary lull for 24-36 hours and then the Baron von Dumphausen returns seriously in joy tonight.

We currently have a base of around 1.8cm and expect to have a metre or so added to that in the next couple of days.

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Myoko Suginohara has closed up again this week but will open up this Saturday. Akakura Onsen is still running Kumado 1 lift.

Myoko Kogen Snow Report 16 Dec

Main street of Akakura Onsen yesterday

Outside the Furuya Hotel on the main street of Akakura

Outside the Furuya Hotel on the main street of Akakura

Yesterday was the official opening of the Myoko ski season at the local Myoko ski jinja. Here are some shots thanks to the Myoko Tourist Board.

Myoko Snow Report 16 Dec 2014

Myoko Snow Report 16 December 2014


Myoko Snow Report 16 December 2014

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Current snow and weather conditions in Myoko now

48 Hr Snow Fall: approx 30 cm, more higher up

Current Snow Depth at Base: Official

Current Snow Conditions: Some rain. Lots of early season pow.

Current temperature at base: -0° at 7:30am

Current Weather: Cloudy

Current Visibility: Fair

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Myoko Snow Report 16 December 2014 – Huge dump on the way

Myoko Snow Report 14 December 2014

Myoko Snow Report 14 December 2014

Myoko Snow Report 14 December 2014

It’s nuking down!

A friend told me on Thursday that the area was expecting the largest December fall for the last few years. I’m always sceptical about such thoughts but the Baron von Dumphausen delivered big overnight. Our measure shows 60cm and while we have been waging a war on snow this morning in the carpark another 5-10cm has been added.

Akakura Onsen and Myoko Suginohara are open and there will be plenty of fresh wherever you hit! The gondola opening at Suginohara was delayed until 9am for snow clearing but is starting to spin as I type. They reported 80cm of fresh snow at the top of the gondola. The gondola will be open at Suginohara whilst Kumado 3, 4 and 5 lifts will be open at Akakura Onsen

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Overall we have a present base of nearly 160cm according to our measuring stick. Another 5-10cm have fallen while we cleared the car park at Red Warehouse. Just as well our good friends from Dear Cards Resort brought us a new kick arse snow clearer yesterday!

Compare the Redmobile yesterday afternoon and this morning!

Myoko Snow Report 13 Dec 2014

Myoko Snow Report 14 December 2014

Myoko Snow Report 14 December 2014

A shot looking up the street this morning

Myoko Snow Report 14 December 2014

We’ll try and come back with some slope shots later in the day. Don’t forget to keep up with the snow progress via our Myoko webcams.

Current snow and weather conditions in Myoko now

24 Hr Snow Fall: approx 60 cm, more higher up

Current Snow Depth at Base: Official

Current Snow Conditions: Snowing. Lots of early season pow.

Current temperature at base: -1° at 7:00am

Current Weather: Snowy

Current Visibility: Fair

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Myoko Snow Report: 14th December 2014

It’s nuking down!

Myoko Snow Report 13 Dec 2014

Myoko Snow Report: 13th December 2014 – Day 1 of Season 2014/15

Myoko Snow Report: 13th December 2014

Day 1 of Season 2014/15

What a great opening day in Myoko! Last weeks falls were followed up with more snow starting yesterday. Akakura Onsen and Myoko Suginohara opened up a week early and today the crew hit plenty of fresh at Suginohara with hardly a soul on the slopes.

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Overall we have a present base of nearly 90cm. About 10cm have fallen since we took this picture this afternoon at Red Warehouse.

Myoko Snow Report 13 Dec 2014

The crew went up to Suginohara today for some laps and this was what fell on the Redmobile between 8am and 3pm

Myoko Snow Report 13 Dec 2014

Here’s the kids out enjoying the first lifts today

 

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Current snow and weather conditions in Myoko now

24 Hr Snow Fall: approx 20-30 cm

Current Snow Depth at Base: Official

Current Snow Conditions: Snowing. Lots of early season pow.

Current temperature at base: -2° at 9:00pm

Current Weather: Snowy

Current Visibility: Fair

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Myoko Snow Report: 13th December 2014

Day 1 of Season 2014/15

Myoko Snow Report: 10th December 2014 – 3 days till opening ski lifts at Myoko!

Myoko Snow Report: 10th December 2014

Three days until the opening ski lifts at Myoko!

And we’re nearly there for the opening ski lifts at Myoko. After 3 days of fantastic dumps Akakura Onsen and Myoko Suginohara have decided to open up a week early. The opening dates for the other Myoko resorts are mostly 19 & 20 December.

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Here was the snow clearer hard at work a couple of days ago.

And this is a good indication of the snowfall we had. Pretty outstanding for early December

Myoko Snow Report: 10th December 2014

Train leaving Sekiyama Station (train stop for Seki Onsen)

Lifts opening in Myoko Kogen

Where’s my car dude? Hazards of parking at Okayama Ryokan Myoko

Myoko Snow Report 10th December 2014

View over the village this morning from the Red Warehouse balcony

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Current snow and weather conditions in Myoko now

24 Hr Snow Fall: 5 cm

Current Snow Depth at Base: Official

Current Snow Conditions: Looking great!

Current temperature at base: 0° at 6:00am

Current Weather: Slightly cloudy

Current Visibility: Good

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Myoko Snow Report: 10th December 2014
Three days until the lifts start turning!
Opening ski lifts at Myoko

Myoko events calendar 14/15

Myoko Snow Report 30 November + Myoko events calendar 14/15

Myoko Snow Report: 30th November 2014

Myoko Snow Report 30 November + Myoko events calendar 2014/15

We’ve had some mild sort of weather since the last report but it seems things will get serious from this Tuesday with snow forecast for Myoko and Madarao. Check our Myoko weather page for more info.

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We still have a substantial mantle of snow hanging around on the tops of Mount Myoko and Mount Hiuchi. The opening dates for Myoko resorts are mostly around 19/20 December.

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Lots of events happening over the next couple of months. The ski season opening festival will take place at the Myoko ski shrine on Monday December 15th from 9.30am. Here is a picture from last season.

Myoko ski jinja - opening festival 2014

Other events happening include the following:

Akakura Onsen: Bingo tournament, 20 December. Akakura Dondo yaki, January 15.

Akakan: New Year’s Day sunrise ski and welcome, 1 January. Kamakura festival 10-18 January with special tastings of Myoko sake.

Ikenotaira Onsen: Early night snowshoe tours, from early January to April.

Myoko Suginohara: Opening Festival, 20 December. New Year’s Day sunrise Fast Track, 1 January. Dontoyaki Festival, 17 January (see pic below).

Seki Onsen: New Year’s Eve night games, 31 December.

Madarao Kogen: New Year’s Eve late night skiing, countdown and fireworks, 31 December. Dondo yaki fire festival & fireworks, 10 January.

dontoyaki festival in Myoko Suginosawa

© Photo thanks to Matt Hull Photography

Myoko Snow Report November 2014

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Current snow and weather conditions in Myoko now

24 Hr Snow Fall: 0cm

Current Snow Depth at Base: Official

Current Snow Conditions: N/A

Current temperature at base: 11° at 5:00am

Current Weather: Cloudy

Current Visibility: Cloudy up top

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Myoko Snow Report November 2014

Myoko Snow Report 24th November 2014

Myoko Snow Report: 24th November 2014

First Myoko Kogen Snow Report for 2014/15

It’s been a cold October and November with quite a few bouts of early snow. The first snow fell in Akakura Onsen a couple of weeks ago. Here’s a video of it taken from Red Warehouse, not that it hung around on the ground for any length of time.

We still have a substantial mantle of snow hanging around on the tops of Mount Myoko and Mount Hiuchi. Unfortunately the resorts are a bit pessimistic about the mid-range forecast and have set the opening dates back to the third weekend in December. At this stage Myoko opening dates are:

Akakura Onsen: 20 December

Akakan: 20 December

Ikenotaira Onsen: 19 December

Myoko Suginohara: 20 December

Seki Onsen: TBA – mid-December

Madarao Kogen: 19 December

Myoko Snow Report November 2014

Myoko Snow Report November 2014

As you might have heard on the news we had quite a big shake here in Myoko a couple of days ago. Reasonably mild (mag 5.2) around Myoko area and nearby. The quake was centred around Otari near Hakuba with reports of it being 6.2-6.8 and there have been some continuing aftershocks. Nothing that will upset any plans for this winter in Myoko Kogen.

Current snow and weather conditions in Myoko now

24 Hr Snow Fall: 0cm

Current Snow Depth at Base: Official

Current Snow Conditions: N/A

Current temperature at base: 8° at 11:00am

Current Weather: Cloudy

Current Visibility: Cloudy up top

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Myoko Snow Report: April 2014 and that’s a wrap

Myoko Snow Report: April 2014 and that’s a wrap

Myoko Kogen Snow Report

As you’ve probably guessed by now the season is just about done here. There are still some lifts open with keen skiers enjoying the sun and spring conditions. Akakan and Seki Onsen both still have over two metres base and will stay open until the end of Golden Week here (May 6) or if the snow runs out sooner. Also it’s a great time to be out in the backcountry with a trip to Koyaikke Hut. A crew from Nozawa have been up there this week and here’s a shot of the happy crew.

Backcountry Myoko


Below is a shot from this morning up in the area.  You can also see current slope conditions over on the Myoko Webcams page.

Myoko backcountry ski in April

The snow this season has been a bit inconsistent but there’s also been plenty of great Myoko pow days. A big thanks to Damien, Matt and all the crew at Myoko Snowsports for their help with the reports this season. You guys rock!

Myoko Snowsports crew

So if you are thinking about your trip for next season already you can book some Myoko accommodation deals right now. There are some new accommodation choices opening for next season in Myoko including Red Warehouse – an Australian ski club style family lodge right in Akakura Onsen with self catering facilities. Check them out.

Family accommodation in Myoko. Self contained accommodation in Myoko

Current snow and weather conditions in Myoko now

24 Hr Snow Fall: 0cm

Current Snow Depth at Base: Official

Current Snow Conditions: Soft spring groomers

Current temperature at base: 8° at 11:00am

Current Weather: Sun

Current Visibility: Perfect

And the cherry blossoms are blooming beautifully in Takada

Takada cherry blossoms at night

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Myoko Snow Report: April 2014 and that’s a wrap

Myoko Kogen Snow Report 4th March 2014: Bluebird

Myoko Kogen Snow Report 4th March 2014: Bluebird

Myoko Kogen Snow Report

Well the 2cm forecast yesterday turned into 35 cm and face shots were to be had over the whole resort.

Underneath it was still very firm with all the wet snow and rain freezing hard. It has created an unstable top layer to the snow pack so be very careful out there in the side and back country

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Current snow and weather conditions in Myoko now

24 Hr Snow Fall: 35cm

Current Snow Depth at Base: Official

Current Snow Conditions: Powder on the north aspects and heavier in the sun

Current temperature at base: 2° at 12:00pm

Current Weather: Sunny with not a cloud to be seen

Current Visibility: Perfect

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Myoko Kogen Snow Report 4th March 2014: Bluebird

Myoko Kogen Snow Report 2nd March 2014: a sprinkling of snow

Myoko Kogen Snow Report 2nd March 2014: a sprinkling of snow

Myoko Kogen Snow Report

We had a little dusting of snow last night with aroudn 3-5cm falling. It was still pretty warm so the snow was a little wet.
The forecast is looking promising with snow expected tonight, Wednesday and Thursday

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Current snow and weather conditions in Myoko now

24 Hr Snow Fall: 3-5cm

Current Snow Depth at Base: 

Current Snow Conditions: Varying from soft at the bottom to firm at the top

Current temperature at base: 0° at 12:00pm

Current Weather: Overcast and rolling fog

Current Visibility: Terrible when the fog has rolled in, okay otherwise

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Myoko Kogen Snow Report 2nd March 2014: a sprinkling of snow