Myoko Snow Report 3 January 2016

Myoko Snow Report 3 January 2016

Report by David Churchill / Myoko Snowsports

Sunny weather for the next two days before more snow on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. We should see 50+cm fall over these three days. Yesterday I was lucky enough to ski Madarao and Tangram and although the snow is packed there was still plenty of fresh tracks to be had in the trees through some fairly soft but heavy knee deep snow.

Weather Outlook:

It was a warm, fun day on the mountain yesterday in Myoko. The Japanese New Year holidays are in full swing and the resorts were busy as everyone made the most of the soft snow and sunshine. It looks like we’re in for another fine day today.

With clear skies overnight the temperatures dropped to -4 degrees at 6:30am outside Red Warehouse Lodge in Akakura this morning. By 8:30am it was up around zero, and with the sun out things are starting to warm up.

The current warm, clear weather continues through tomorrow, when the northerly airflow re-establishes itself and cools things down on Tuesday. We’re looking at some snow overnight into Wednesday, but by the weekend the isobars are bunching up and we should see some good snowfall from Saturday through to Monday.

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Here’s the forecast for mid-mountain over the next few days:

Myoko Snow Report 3 January 2016


The resorts have started to put in park features and a lot of young riders were taking advantage of the spring-like conditions to hit up the rail and box lines at Ikenotaira yesterday. They’re going to need a lot more snow to start building properly, but the current setups should keep a few people happy while we wait for the next big dump on the weekend.

Myoko Snow Report 3 January 2016

Groomers should be good first up this morning and today will be another great day to explore the mountain and enjoy the views and mild weather. Get out there and have a great day riding in Myoko.

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: 3° @  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: 

Lift Operation:

Akakura Onsen Ski Resort
Lifts operating: All Yodel lifts, Kumado 1,2,4,5, Ginrei 1,2,3,5.
Night Skiing until 10pm every day!

Akakurakanko Ski Resort
Lifts operating: All lifts running

Ikenotaira Onsen Ski Resort
Lifts Operating: Quad lift, Birch hooded pair, Larch pair, Alpine first pair, Alpenblick second pair, middle pair.
Terrain Park is open with rail lines and a small kicker.

Myoko SuginoHara Ski Resort
Lifts Operating: Gondola 8:00 to 15:45, Romance 1 – 8:00 to 16:30, 2 – 9:00 to 15:45, 3 – 9:30 to 15:15
Terrain Park 16 items (planned).
Parking Fees apply December 30 (Wednesday) to January 3 until (day). Passenger car and microbus 300 yen, large bus 2,000 yen

Seki Onsen Ski Resort
Lifts operating: All lifts are open.

Myoko Ski Park
Open from 9:00am.

Tangram Ski
Lifts operating: All lifts are open.
Night skiing 16:30 to 20:30

Madarao Kogen Ski Resort
Lifts operating: First lift, second quad lift, third lift, fifth lift, super quad lift, 11 lift, 12 lift, second 15 lift.
Kids Park & Freeride Park are open (4m rail, 6m box)
Tree orchid course closed for snow shortage

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