Myoko Kogen Snow Report 22nd January 2014: Bucketing down all day

Myoko Kogen Snow Report 22nd January 2014

Bucketing down all day

Myoko Kogen Snow Report

It’s been snowing pretty much since last night without much let up. I’ve already had to go down this morning and clear 20cm from around the Heart of Japan office. There’s probably another 10-15cm since then. There’s plenty of fresh to be plundered today and up on the mountain it’s very foggy with limited visibility.

Myoko Kogen Snow Report 22nd January 2014.

Watch out for the crowds at Suginohara!

Unfortunately there has been reports of a few injuries across the region, fortunately not too serious, but mostly to do with people connecting with trees! Because the cover is not quite as good as normal there can be some hazards to watch out for. Be careful out there people. FYI the local Kenritsu Myoko Byoin (hospital) is only small and doctors for particular injuries may not be available at all times. Also very little English is spoken. Hospital location is here.

Don’t forget to book your Myoko accommodation soon (if you haven’t already). Hotels are filling up! Myoko Kogen Snow Report 22nd January 2014.Hiking the Shinetsu Trail yesterday.

Current snow and weather conditions in Myoko now

24 Hr Snow Fall: 25cm

Current Snow Depth at Base: Around 2.7m base at Akakan and less at others

Current Snow Conditions: Nice soft topping on top of piste, plenty of soft stuff on the sides

Current temperature: 3° at 10:30am

Current Weather: Fog and cloudy

Current Visibility: Quite thick fog and low light, take care out there.

Myoko Kogen Snow Report 22nd January 2014.

Over in Madarao Kogen they had 10cm overnight and conditions are looking good!

Don’t forget to visit Shibata restaurant in Akakura and get a free plate of edamame when you visit.

Important update:

The shuttle bus from Akakura to Arai Road station has been cancelled for this season. It may begin operations again next season. Thanks for your patronage.

Upcoming events:

This Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th there will be a national ice carving competition at Matsumoto Castle. There will be food stalls, entertainment and a giant ice slide. Matsumoto is about 2 hours by public transport from Myoko.

Matsumoto Castle ice carving competition

Matsumoto Castle ice carving competition

Don’t forget! Got a great Myoko ski video that you’d like to share? Or would you like to show yourself off at The Daily Flake to the world by presenting a guest Myoko snow report? Upload your best efforts and then contact us with the details! Note: We are not a fan of 5 minutes of polecam face shots. Sorry, we prefer something a little more creative.

Myoko Kogen Snow Report 22nd January 2014

Myoko Kogen Snow Report 4 January 2014

Myoko Kogen Snow Report 4 January 2014

More fresh snow overnight and more all day today.

It started about 3 am this morning and hasn’t let up since. Within the last hour the wind and snowfall has picked up with the snowfall predicted for the rest of today on tonight. Higher up on Suginohara this afternoon the clouds have started to clear a bit (see photo below). Tomorrow is looking very promising as an all out powder day 🙂

Myoko Kogen Snow Report 4 January 2014

An amazing photo of Mt Myoko yesterday by one of the resident photographers Matt Hull. You can see more of his work here The Matt Image

The most prominent runs visible are those of Akakura Kanko and Akakura Onsen resorts


A few pictures this morning at Akakura Onsen Pictures by Damien St Pierre

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Standard transportation in Akakura Onsen & Ali from Myoko Snowsports enjoying the snow

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New visitors arriving in Akakura Onsen & some shining through at Myoko Suginohara this afternoon

Don’t forget to book your Myoko accommodation soon (if you haven’t already). Hotels are filling up!

Current conditions in Myoko now

24 Hr Snow Fall: 15cm

Current Snow Depth at Base:  1.2m of compact base

Current Snow Conditions:  15cm of fresh with more and more every hour

Current temperature: -4° at 11:00am

Current Weather: Snowing with a moderate Northerly wind

Current Visibility:  Reduced at base, slightly better at the top

Don’t forget! Got a great Myoko ski video that you’d like to share? Or would you like to show yourself off at The Daily Flake to the world by presenting a guest Myoko snow report? Upload your best efforts and then contact us with the details!

This morning’s view at Myokokogen Station

The train arriving at Myokokogen Station

The train arriving through the snow at Myokokogen Station

Myoko Kogen Snow Report 4 January 2014