Myoko Snow Report 29 December 2015

Myoko Snow Report 29 December 2015: Plenty of Pow Overnight.

Myoko Snow Report 29 December 2015

After a perfect cold and clear day yesterday, we woke up to a really solid dump of fresh powder in Myoko this morning. The image above was taken yesterday at Seki Onsen. After another 50cm+ overnight, today will be deep to say the least. If you haven’t been out on the hill yet, you should probably stop reading this and get out there asap.

Here in Akakura, the moisture didn’t hit until late yesterday night but by 6:00am we had 30cm+ on the ground. Another 10-15cm has fallen since then and it’s still snowing lightly. It wasn’t super cold overnight, so the snow may be a little heavy, but it’ll still be a fun, deep powder day out there.

Myoko Snow Report 29 December 2015

Outside Red Warehouse Lodge in Akaura early this morning. We’ve got another 10-15cm since then.

The temperature was -1 at 6:30 am and is forecast to drop throughout the rest of today.

Akakan reported 40cm of fresh overnight with an 85cm base this morning. Guests returning from the mountain reported waist-deep drifts on the upper un-groomed slopes.

The Myoko Snow Sports crew hit Seki Onsen yesterday and reported knee-to-thigh deep powder. The resort reported 50+cm of snow overnight and a 1.5cm base, so today should be pretty good over there.

Myoko Snow Report 29 December 2015 Yesterday at Seki: blue skies and fresh pow.  Add another 50cm+ for an idea of today’s conditions!
Image: David Churchill / Myoko Snowsports.

This snow on top of the base from the past few days should allow the resorts to opening up properly from now on. However, cover is still marginal off-piste so be careful if you duck into the trees.

The temperature is forecast to warm up a bit over the next few days before we get some more snow on Thursday night.

Myoko Snow Report 29 December 2015

Image: snow-forecast.com

If you haven’t skied yet today, get out there and enjoy a proper powder day in Myoko!

From now to Thursday we should see light winds and better visibility. With the temperatures staying reasonably cool it should be fun skiing on a good base at all resorts.

Here are a few images from Akakan yesterday. Most of the mountain was open, and it’s really starting to look like winter in Myoko.

Current snow and weather conditions in Myoko now:

24 Hr Snow Fall: 50cm

Current Snow Depth at Akakan Base: 85cm.

Current Snow Conditions: Deep powder, may be slightly heavy lower down.

Current temperature at base: -1° @  6am.

Current Weather: Cloudy, light snow.

Current Visibility: Reasonable in the village, possibly poor higher up.

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

Current Snow Depth at Base: 

Don’t forget! Got a great Myoko ski video from this season 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.

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Warm before the Storm

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It’s a foggy and damp morning in Myoko today. The temperature looks like it stayed above zero in the village overnight, and it was +3degrees outside the Red Warehouse Lodge at 7:30am this morning. We’ve had a bit of rain down here in the village over the past 24 hours which has taken a bite out of the recent snow. Up higher they may have seen a bit of snow overnight, but whatever fell will be wet. Akakura Onsen are running Yodel 2 & 3 lifts today if you’re keen for a few laps.

Despite the moisture around at the moment, it’s not all doom and gloom and for the committed, there are some early season turns to be had. Here are a couple of shots from Nozawa over the past two days before the weather closed back in:

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The weather is supposed to clear up tomorrow with the freezing level sitting right up around the top lifts for the next two days.

Looking forward, the good news is that we are still looking a really big dump as the freezing level drops from Christmas onward and some really severe weather moves in from the north-west on boxing day.

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It’s going to be warm for the next two days before things get interesting from Christmas toward New Year. Image: snow-forecast.com

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Wind forecast for Honshu 3am December 27th. That’s a whole lot of cold, cold air streaming in from the northwest. Image: snow-forecast.com

This system is still a few days out, but it looks likely to deliver the goods we need to get the winter season up and running for the year.

Current snow and weather conditions in Myoko now:

24 Hr Snow Fall: 0 cm

Current Snow Depth at Base:  10cm.

Current Snow Conditions: Soft & damp.

Current temperature at base: +3° @ 7:00am

Current Weather: Foggy, light wind.

Current Visibility: Poor


Don’t forget! Got a great Myoko ski video from this season 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.

The Daily Myoko Kogen Snow Report is proudly presented by Myoko Snowsports, Red Warehouse Myoko and The Daily Flake

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Myoko Snow Report December 16 2015: The waiting game.

Myoko Snow Report December 16 2015

The waiting game

Welcome to the Myoko Snow Report December 16 2015. It’s a cool, overcast morning here in Myoko. The thermometer outside the door is reading 5 degrees and there’s a bit of light rain about today.

There’s still no snow on the ground in town and by the looks of the mountain, the resorts will need a dump before the end of the week to be able to open as planned this weekend.

The good news is that temperatures are forecast to drop through today and into tonight, with the freezing level set to dip below 1000m by tomorrow and stay there through to the end of the week. Hopefully we’ll see some snow on the ground by the weekend.

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The temperature is forecast to  drop and there’s plenty of moisture around – fingers crossed!
Image: snow-forecast.com

With the resorts’ opening days rapidly approaching, the Myoko ski community, town officials and school children gathered at the town shrine yesterday morning for the annual season-opening ceremony and pray for a safe and prosperous season. Lets hope the snow gods are listening!

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We’re taking this opportunity to update some of our website info including new information on Myoko Backcountry Tours and Myoko Ski Guiding. Check it out for some excellent deals that suit a range of abilities.

Just as another reminder, here are the opening dates announced for local resorts (we hope!).

18 December: Akakura Onsen, Akakura Kanko, Madarao & Ikenotaira

http://myokokogen.net/resorts/akakura-onsen/
http://myokokogen.net/resorts/akakura_kanko/
http://myokokogen.net/resorts/madarao-kogen/
http://myokokogen.net/resorts/ikenotaira/

19 December: Myoko Suginohara & Tangram
http://myokokogen.net/resorts/suginohara/
http://myokokogen.net/resorts/tangram/

20 December: Seki Onsen
http://myokokogen.net/resorts/seki_onsen/

Here’s what we’ll be seeing soon we hope!

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Current snow and weather conditions in Myoko now

24 Hr Snow Fall: 0 cm

Current Snow Depth at Base: 0 cm

Current Snow Conditions: Pre-season

Current temperature at base: 5° @ 7:00AM

Current Weather: Cloudy

Current Visibility: Fair

Don’t forget! Got a great Myoko ski video from this season 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.

The Daily Myoko Kogen Snow Report is proudly presented by Myoko Snowsports, Red Warehouse Myoko and The Daily Flake

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