Myoko Snow Report 4 January 2016: Sunny Days but Snow on the Way

Myoko Snow Report 4 January 2016

Sunny and warm again today, cooling tomorrow and a return to winter on the weekend.

Current Conditions:
It’s another very warm day today in Myoko. Clear skies overnight saw the temperature drop overnight, but it was +7 degrees in Akakura by 10am and still warming up. It doesn’t feel like January in Japan, but with the sun out and light winds, it’ll be a beautiful day up on the mountain with soft snow until the sun drops later today.

24 Hour Recap:
Yesterday was also super warm. There was a bit of ice around early morning but the snow softened quickly and there were plenty of people out on the slopes making the most of the fine weather over the Japanese New Year holidays.

Staff Picks
The groomers should be great this morning and with the sun out, it’ll be a great day to explore the mountain with the family or head to the terrain park for a some spring-like conditions. Have fun out there! 

Weather Outlook:
The current westerly airflow over Honshu is responsible for the unseasonally warm weather over the past few days. The good news is that a northerly stream will re-establish itself through tomorrow, bringing some snow. By Thursday, we should be in the grips of a proper winter system and unless things go terribly wrong over the course of the week, we should be seeing a return to winter and significant snowfall right through from Thursday evening to Monday morning.

Mid-mountain forecast for the next few days – Thursday onward is looking the goods:

Current snow and weather conditions in Myoko now:

24 Hr Snow Fall: 0cm

Current Snow Depth at Akakan Base: 90cm.

Current Snow Conditions: Packed, softening through the day.

Current temperature at base: 7degrees @  10am.

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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