Myoko Kogen Snow Report 1 January 2014 – Happy New Year

Myoko Kogen Snow Report 1 January 2014

A happy New Year, it’s starting to snow and the forecast is looking promising.

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It was a big night last in Akakura with a couple of the Myoko bars such as Castle Bar at the Windsor and the Skater Bar packed full. Something you would not have seen 4 or 5 seasons ago. Times are a’changin’ in our little town.

The midnight fireworks at Madarao went off with a bang (literally) last night. There’s an album of photos to check out on our Facebook page and hopefully some video coming along later.

Madarao NY fireworks show Myoko Kogen Snow Report 1 January 2014 Madarao NY fireworks show

I was up very early this morning to get the first Akakan gondola up at 6.15 and watched a beautiful first sunrise for the year at 7am with a cup of hot New Year sake. A big hi to Adelaide and Chris, first time visitors to Myoko, who also roused themselves out of bed early to join the festivities. Check out the album on Facebook.

Myoko Kogen Snow Report 1 January 2014 Myoko Kogen Snow Report 1 January 2014 Akakan Myoko first sunrise 2014

Sorry folks. This video should have gone up in the morning but we have been busy with that other tradition on New Years Day in Japan – bargain shopping!

The day here has gone from beautiful sunrise to nice snow falling right down to village level tonight 🙂 with even more snow on the way.

24 Hr Snow Fall: 10cm

Current Snow Depth at Base:  1m of compact base

Current Snow Conditions:  Firm groomers great for a carve

temperature: -4° at 6:30pm

Current Weather: Overcast, starting to snow.

Current Visibility:  Good, High clouds above the peak

Myoko Kogen Snow Report 1 January 2014