Myoko Snow Report 2 January 2016: Warm Weekend Ahead

Myoko Snow Report 2 January 2016

Report by David Churchill / Myoko Snowsports

It’s a partly cloudy day today with sunny weather expected for Sunday and Monday. The next snow will arrive on Tuesday and we’re expecting around 10-20cm.

Weather Outlook:

It was mild and overcast in Myoko but things are going to warm up through the day. We had an amazing sunrise over Madarao this morning but, as the proverb goes, red-sky-in-the-morning might be a warning for skiers and boarders in Myoko: we are looking at some warm weather over the next few days.

The north-westerly airflow that has been piling up snow in Myoko since Christmas has now broken down. The weekend should see higher temperatures and fine conditions as a high sitting to the south-west of Japan draws air in from the south-east.


The temperature was sitting at -0.5 outside the Red Warehouse in Akakura at 7:00am this morning, but was pushing into positive territory by 8:30am and forecast to rise throughout today. Freezing levels are forecast to hover up around the top lifts until Tuesday evening and with the sun out we’ll likely to have freeze-thaw conditions on the lower mountain at least.

Myoko Snow Report 2 December 2015


On a positive note, there’s plenty of snow around and the weather’s going to be great with light winds and plenty of sun. So get up on the mountain and enjoy good groomed conditions and amazing views of the Japanese Alps!

Here’s a video from Dawn Skiing at Akakan on New Year’s Day yesterday:

Current snow and weather conditions in Myoko now:

24 Hr Snow Fall: 0cm

Current Snow Depth at Akakan Base: 90cm.

Current Snow Conditions: Packed.

Current temperature at base: -2° @  7:30am (Akakura Onsen Resort).

Current Weather: Mostly sunny.

Current Visibility: Excellent.

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

Current Snow Depth at Base: 

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