Myoko Kogen Snow Report 19th February 2014: Snow Showers

Myoko Kogen Snow Report 19th February 2014: Snow Showers

Snow showers at the end of the big snow storm

Light snow showers overnight and continuing this morning making nice powdery runs!

Main street Akakura

Looks as this may be the end to the big snow storm with conditions slowly easing to light snow showers and the sun expected to poke out later today.

 

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Current snow and weather conditions in Myoko now

24 Hr Snow Fall: 20cm

Current Snow Depth at Base: 

Current Snow Conditions: Soft groomed on piste, powder in the trees.

Current temperature at base: -8° at 9:00am

Current Weather: Light snow showers

Current Visibility: Reduced but acceptable considering the awesome snow

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Myoko Kogen Snow Report 19th February 2014: Snow Showers

Myoko Kogen Snow Report 18th February 2014: And it’s still coming down

Myoko Kogen Snow Report 18th February 2014: And it’s still coming down

The snow storm is still hanging around and not easing off just yet.

More snow overnight and continuing this morning so the conditions are awesome!

There is still a big wind chill factor so remember to layer up and cover your face with a balaclava.

Keep an eye on the sides of the runs and just in the trees for powder stashes where the wind has blown some of the snow.
Myoko Kogen Snow Report 18th February 2014

Local Myoko boy Shimizu Reruhi wins team bronze on the jumping hill. His grandfather lives around the corner and was celebrating hard! A big omedeto Shimizu-san!

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Current snow and weather conditions in Myoko now

24 Hr Snow Fall: 30cm

Current Snow Depth at Base: 

Current Snow Conditions: Packed powder on piste, powder in the trees.

Current temperature at base: -9° at 8:30am

Current Weather: Snowing moderate

Current Visibility: Reduced but acceptable considering the awesome snow

Madarao Kogen Snow Report 18 February 2014

Current temperature is -7 ° c in Madarao Kogen. Since last night there’s been further snowfall of 20 cm of fresh powder. It’s like a powder festival every day here and looking like continuing up to this weekend (at least). Plenty of light powder and wind blown in the trees.

 


Here’s some boys out on a kicker yesterday in Myoko

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Myoko Kogen Snow Report 18th February 2014: And it’s still coming down

Myoko Kogen Snow Report 17th February 2014: Snow Continues

Myoko Kogen Snow Report 17th February 2014: Snow Continues

The storm is still hanging around with no sign of stopping yet

Another snow dusting overnight bringing  a further 30cm fresh powder and continuing through out the day with winds decreasing.

Great packed powder on piste with powder condition on the side and through the trees.

Myoko Kogen Snow Report 17th February 2014

This morning in Kumado area (Akakura Onsen)


The trains are now running between Tokyo and Myoko allowing everyone to get here and enjoy all this fresh snow. Still some problems with the roads and Route 18 is still partially shut with jammed trucks, cars and buses. So plan your route carefully if driving. This is the scene near Karuizawa on the opther side of Nagano.

Traffic stuck on Route 18 near Karuizawa

Yesterday the sun shone through in patches while over on the other side of the range this was the scene at Matsumoto Castle. Matsumoto is a nice day trip from Myoko that takes about two hours by train.

Myoko Kogen Snow Report 17th February 2014

Beautiful scene at Matsumoto Castle yesterday

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Current snow and weather conditions in Myoko now

24 Hr Snow Fall: 30cm

Current Snow Depth at Base: 

Current Snow Conditions: Packed powder on piste, powder in the trees.

Current temperature at base: -4° at 8:30am

Current Weather: Snowing light

Current Visibility: Reduced but acceptable considering the awesome snow

Madarao Kogen Snow Report 17th February 2014

Over in Madarao Kogen they have 240cm base with light snow falling. It’s foggy and visibility is poor. However the snow is in great condition. Time to hit Powder Theater or Crystal Bowl!

Madarao Kogen Snow Report 17th February 2014

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Myoko Kogen Snow Report 17th February 2014: Snow Continues

Myoko Kogen Snow Report 16th February 2014: Its Dumping

Myoko Kogen Snow Report 16th February 2014: Its Dumping

We’ve called it right and it’s puked its guts out overnight

There has been crazy amounts of snow in the last couple of days and even more last night, waking up to the snow covering the cars needing plenty of shoveling.

Myoko Kogen Snow Report 16th February 2014

Like, erm, dude, where’s my car! It was here last night!

Lifts were slow to open today due to the large amount of snow we have received and the strong North Westerly winds. Currently Hotel #3 and #5 Quad chairs (Akakura Kanko) are not running due to the wind.

The bullet trains from Tokyo to Nagano are still delayed but will run today. If you are going to be getting the trains today get there early and purchase a reserved seat because of all the people trying to get home from yesterday. Billy Norman has just posted the below photo on the Heart of Japan Facebook page with the explanation, “Live from Nagano station. Folks trying to get to Tokyo. Very long queues. Trains to Myoko however, are on time and operating.” Thanks Billy!

Myoko Kogen Snow Report 16th February 2014

Line up at Nagano after lunch today. Photo by Billy Norman

This is in contrast to the situation yesterday.

Myoko Kogen Snow Report 16th February 2014

A great picture from yesterday taking a look at the lighter side of things

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Current snow and weather conditions in Myoko now

24 Hr Snow Fall: 85cm+

Current Snow Depth at Base: 

Current Snow Conditions: Powder everywhere

Current temperature at base: -3° at 10:00am (not counting wind chill)

Current Weather: Snow easing in the last half hour but still strong winds

Current Visibility: Reduced but low cloud ceiling with the sun pocking through slightly every once in a while

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Myoko Kogen Snow Report 16th February 2014: Its Dumping

Myoko Kogen Snow Report 15th February 2014: Pow Pow

Myoko Kogen Snow Report 15th February 2014: Pow Pow

Its coming down and its not going to stop

The snow monster is in town and is not going to leave for a while yet. It snowed all day yesterday and really started to pickup at about 9am this morning.

The Bullet trains from Tokyo to Nagano have been stopped as of an hour ago (10am) and will be running as soon as the tracks are cleared to a safe level.

Myoko Snowsports (akakan)

Its really started coming down the last hour or two

 

Here is another shot from the other day of a Myoko Snowsports guest during a Multi Resort Full Day guiding and lesson private. Its a great way to get to the hard to reach resorts and have a guide for the day

Myoko Snowsports (madarao)

A guest having a great time at Madarao Kogen

 

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Current snow and weather conditions in Myoko now

24 Hr Snow Fall: 40cm

Current Snow Depth at Base: 

Current Snow Conditions: Powder everywhere

Current temperature at base: -6° at 10:30am

Current Weather: Snowing hard

Current Visibility: Reduced but acceptable considering the awesome snow

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Myoko Kogen Snow Report 14th February 2014: Happy Valentines Day

Myoko Kogen Snow Report 14th February 2014: Happy Valentines Day

Myoko Kogen Snow Report 14th February 2014: Happy Valentines Day

If your partner loves snow you should be here!!

Actually who needs chocolates and cuddles when you have awesome white pow pow

Myoko Kogen Snow Report 14th February 2014

Miho and Emma having a blast

Myoko Kogen Snow Report 14th February 2014

Amelia smashing through the trees

Myoko Kogen Snow Report 14th February 2014

I think Charlie is having a good time as well

Myoko Kogen Snow Report 14th February 2014

Emma 🙂

 
 
 

Myoko Kogen Snow Report

It has snowed consistently but lightly for the last 36 hours with at least 40cm falling.

Now onto the amazing news!!!

It is going to puke its guts out this weekend, most of Japan is going on an extreme weather warning. From looking at the charts I’m calling at least 1.5m of snow over the next 72 hours 🙂

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Current snow and weather conditions in Myoko now

24 Hr Snow Fall: 35cm

Current Snow Depth at Base: Official depths

Current Snow Conditions: packed powder on piste, powder in the trees.

Current temperature at base: -4° at 8:30am

Current Weather: Cloudy and snowing, very little wind

Current Visibility: Fair, great in the trees

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Myoko Kogen Snow Report 14th February 2014: Happy Valentines Day

Myoko Kogen Snow Report 13th February 2014: It’s snowing again

Myoko Kogen Snow Report 13th February 2014

It’s snowing again in Myoko

Myoko Kogen Snow Report

The temps have warmed up, it was only -2 this morning in town, but the good news is that it’s been snowing for a few hours and left a fresh topping of 5-10cm. Not big fluffy gentle flakes – but the snow is incredibly light and dry for the temperatures. The wind has picked up in the last half hour and is blowing from the North so its nice and cold.

The snow is expected to continue through to Sunday then it starts warming up a bit again.

Mount Myoko - Myoko Kogen Snow Report 13th February 2014

The ever beautiful Kirby Exton enjoying a ski 2 days ago

Myoko Kogen Snow report 13th february 2014

Leif Grant getting his carve on Tuesday afternoon

Congrats to Torah Bright for her silver medal win last night.

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Olympic medal winners - Myoko Kogen Snow Report 13th February 2014


With the cold conditions yesterday there was some avalanche danger present so Charles was out and about with the ski patrol at Akakura Kanko. Fortunately not too much call for him.

Myoko Kogen Snow Report 13th February 2014

Charles busy at work

Current snow and weather conditions in Myoko now

24 Hr Snow Fall: 10cm

Current Snow Depth at Base: Official depths (to be updated later today)

Current Snow Conditions: Nice and fresh on-piste, some soft stuff gathering in the trees

Current temperature at base: -4° at 8:30am

Current Weather: Cloudy and snowing

Current Visibility: Fair to poor

Madarao Kogen Snow Report 13 February 2014

It’s a cloudy morning in Madarao Kogen with a current temperature of -6°c There has been 5-10cm of snow overnight and that is continuing this morning. This was the view from the top of the mountain yesterday.

Madarao Kogen Snow Report 13th February 2014

Happy visitors from Switzerland and America near the top of Mount Madarao yesterday.

Today’s Myoko ski report video is from Adam Walmsley – In the trees at Akakura

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Myoko Kogen Snow Report 13th February 2014: It’s snowing again

Myoko Kogen Snow Report 12th February 2014: Another great day in Myoko

Myoko Kogen Snow Report 12th February 2014

Another great day in Myoko

Myoko Kogen Snow Report

It was a very clear night last night and subsequently temperatures plummeted. It was -10 in town this morning at the Heart of Japan office and several degrees colder up on the hill. The wind chill factor at Akakura yesterday was high and will be the same today so make sure to rug up and use a face mask if you have one. I was pleasantly surprised with conditions yesterday. The piste was in great condition and there was still quite a bit of fresh stuff to find. There’s been only a wisp of snow overnight but there should be more on the way tonight and/or tomorrow. It was very sunny this morning but we are starting to get some cloud cover coming over now.

Mount Myoko - Myoko Kogen Snow Report 12th February 2014

Mount Myoko this morning from Route 18. Courtesy of the Myoko tourist office.

A big omedeto! to the three Olympic medal winners from Japan last night in the half pipe competition! Well done all. At only 15 years and two month sold Hirano Ayumu (pictured below) is the youngest ever Winter Olympic medal winner from Japan.

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Olympic medal winners - Myoko Kogen Snow Report 12th February 2014

Congrats to the three Olympic medal winners from Japan last night!


It’s not quite the Sochi half pipe, but come to think of it, it’s probably much better than the Sochi half pipe! Why not check out the half pipe at Myoko Suginohara? This is the view this morning.

Mount Myoko - Myoko Kogen Snow Report 12th February 2014

Myoko Suginohara half pipe

Current snow and weather conditions in Myoko now

24 Hr Snow Fall: 0cm

Current Snow Depth at Base: Official depths (to be updated later today)

Current Snow Conditions: Compacted on-piste, hopefully some powder pockets still around but a lot is already tracked.

Current temperature at base: -11° at 8:30am

Current Weather: Beautiful bluebird day

Current Visibility: Excellent

Madarao Kogen Snow Report 12 February 2014

Over in Madarao Kogen they’ve had no further snow since last report. Fine and reasonably cold this morning with the base at -8 ℃. Currently 220cm base and the snow is in great condition. Maybe still some fresh to find. This is the view this morning in Madarao.

Madarao Kogen Snow Report 12th February 2014

Today’s Myoko ski report video is from JimmyBeard

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Myoko Kogen Snow Report 12th February 2014: Another great day in Myoko

Myoko Kogen Snow Report 11th February 2014: Another storm coming

Myoko Kogen Snow Report 11th February 2014

Some calm before another storm

Myoko Kogen Snow Report

Apologies for a lack of report yesterday. One of our reporters was at a seminar and the other was doing his last shots and packing up ready for his return to Melbourne today. Thanks Matt Hull for your great contributions this season. On Monday Matt had a hike up to Naena Taki Falls with Bill from Dancing Snow. The falls are a popular ‘green season’ attraction but the access is somewhat limited in the winter. For those wanting to know more see Naena Taki Waterfalls info here and a map is here

Naena Taki Waterfalls - Myoko Kogen Snow Report 11th February 2014

Naena Taki Waterfalls in Suginosawa (Myoko Suginohara), Courtesy of themattimage.com

Yesterday we had a bit of snow but it was mostly a clear day with lots of people out hunting the fresh stuff. Today the Myoko weather forecast is showing that we’ll be have a nice sunny day but with some more snow coming possibly tomorrow but looking definite on Thursday and Friday. It’s a beautiful but very cold bluebird morning here. There will still be some fresh stuff around although a lot was tracked out yesterday.

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Myoko Kogen Snow Report 11th February 2014

Matt hitting the pow in Madarao yesterday – pic thanks to themattimage.com


Down on the Japan Sea coast at Charmant Hiuchi they got a fair bit of fresh stuff but that unfortunately didn’t make it’s way to Myoko.

Myoko Kogen Snow Report 11th February 2014

Charmant Hiuchi last night

Current snow and weather conditions in Myoko now

24 Hr Snow Fall: 0cm

Current Snow Depth at Base: Official depths (to be updated later today)

Current Snow Conditions: Compacted on-piste, hopefully some powder pockets still around but a lot is already tracked.

Current temperature at base: -7° at 8:30am

Current Weather: Beautiful bluebird day

Current Visibility: Excellent

Madarao Kogen Snow Report

Over in Madarao Kogen they’ve had no snow overnight. Fine and reasonably cold this morning with the base at -5.5 ℃. Currently 220cm base and the snow is in great condition. Maybe still some fresh to find. This is the view this morning in Madarao.

Madarao Kogen Snow Report 11th February 2014

How’s this for a great morning shot at Madarao Kogen?

Today’s Myoko ski report video is from JimmyBeard

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Myoko Kogen Snow Report 11th February 2014: Still more snow in Myoko Kogen

Myoko Kogen Snow Report 10th February 2014

There is no Myoko Kogen Snow Report 10th February 2014- Sorry!

Myoko Kogen Snow Report

Instead we’re going to give you these cool videos to watch. Enjoy! We be back tomorrow…

This video will be the best 3.42 minutes you will spend today. We promise!

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Myoko Kogen Snow Report 11th February 2014: Still more snow in Myoko Kogen