Myoko Kogen Snow Report 3rd February 2014

Myoko Kogen Snow Report 3rd February 2014: The storm clouds roll in

Myoko Kogen Snow Report 3rd February 2014

The storm clouds roll in

Myoko Kogen Snow Report

After a few warm days and some sticky snow we had a freeze last night and the snow should be a little quicker today, don’t get used to those groomers just yet as there is a huge storm front rolling through and we are about to be swamped in snow! Wax those powder skis and boards kids!

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Myoko Snowsports guest Andy pulled out this awesome daffy in the Madarao park on Saturday, and landed clean! Well played Andy 🙂

Myoko Kogen Snow Report 3rd February 2014

If you are to have any chance of anything slightly untracked you’ll have to do some hiking. Over in Madarao Kogen this morning it was pretty much a mixture of ice and slush. Getting in amongst the trees wasn’t much better unfortunately. Pic thanks to The Daily Flake.

Myoko Kogen Snow Report 3rd February 2014

Top of Madarao Mountain Resort this morning with view of Mount Myoko and Lake Nojiri


Current snow and weather conditions in Myoko now

24 Hr Snow Fall: 0cm

Current Snow Depth at Base: Around 170cm base at Akakan, Madarao Kogen and Suginohara, 150cm at Akakura Onsen and Ikenotaira, 2.9m at Seki Onsen and less at others. All of these are approximate as there is a bit of a difference between official figures and the real base given current conditions.

Current Snow Conditions: Firm groomers

Current temperature: 2° at 8:30am

Current Weather: Clear some sun

Current Visibility: Clear all the way to the top

Today’s contributor video is from The Daily Flake, shot this morning at Madarao Kogen

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Upcoming events

There is a Setsubun event tonight at The Windsor Hotel

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Myoko Kogen Snow Report 20th January 2014

Myoko Kogen Snow Report 20th January 2014

Bluebird with plenty of fresh pockets to be found

Myoko Kogen Snow Report

The snow continued right through most of yesterday morning bringing half a metre of fresh to most resorts over a 24 hour period. It slowed down later in the afternoon and then it’s been very cold overnight.

Today there will be plenty of powder to be found on the side and amongst the trees. The sun is shining, the sky is blue, go out there and rip it up folks! This is what you have to look forward to.

Myoko Kogen Snow Report 20th January 2014

Akakura Onsen this morning with a beautiful moon over Kumado lifts and Mount Myoko. Photo by Akakura Onsen.

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Myoko Kogen Snow Report 20th January 2014

Myoko San shot from the Akakura Onsen this morning. Photo by Matt Hull.


Myoko Kogen Snow Report 20th January 2014

The view from Hotel Sunlight Myoko in Ikenotaira Onsen this morning. Photo by Hotel Sunlight.

Current conditions in Myoko now

24 Hr Snow Fall: 20cm

Current Snow Depth at Base: Around 2.5m base at Akakan and less at others

Current Snow Conditions: Soft groomers with powder for the adventurous.

Current temperature: -12° at 7:30am

Current Weather: Bluebird sunshine

Current Visibility: Clear all the way to the top

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 20th January 2014

Myoko Kogen Snow Report 8th January 2014: Another great day in Myoko

Myoko Kogen Snow Report 8th January 2014

Another great day in Myoko

Myoko Kogen Snow Report

Yesterday the sun was out and the snow stayed incredibly dry. The sun is shinning again today, last night was cold and the snow is still incredible. You couldn’t ask for much more and with lots of snow expected in the next few days its only going to get better.

The good news is that it looks like some fairly apocalyptic falls coming. 🙂

Myoko snowfall forecast 8 jan 2014

Myoko Kogen Snow Report 8th January 2014

Above: Beautiful shot of Mount Myoko this morning courtesy of the local tourist board.


Below: Another gorgeous sunrise from Myoko Suginohara

Myoko Snow Report 8 January 2014 - Suginohara sunrise

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Current conditions in Myoko now

24 Hr Snow Fall: 0 cm

Current Snow Depth at Base: 1.8m of compact base – varying across the resorts

Current Snow Conditions: Amazing groomers with some stashes of powder still left in the trees.

Current temperature: -2° at 8:30am

Current Weather: Sunny with high wispy clouds, snow expected late in the afternoon

Current Visibility: Excellent

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Myoko Kogen Snow Report 8th January 2014

Myoko Kogen Snow Report 3 January 2014

Myoko Kogen Snow Report 3 January 2014

Bluebird with fresh snow everywhere from yesterday.

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It snowed all day yesterday and now the sun is out and blue skies everywhere. This is the view of Mount Myoko from Ryuoo Ski Park this morning. Looking fantastic!

Myoko Kogen Snow Report 3 January 2014

Mount Myoko in the distance as seen from Ryuoo Ski Park

Kieran was one happy guy this morning at Akakura Onsen resort,

Myoko Kogen Snow Report 3 January 2014

Kieran excited for first lifts today

A perfect day for every snow fan.


But now, a precautionary tale for today’s Myoko Snow Report

Two days ago a snowboarder at Myoko set off sidecountry through the trees and kept going till he ended up tumbling to the bottom of what was basically a cliff.

Search & rescue parties were sent out that evening but no sign was found. The whole of yesterday was spent searching for him and they got within 100 metres of where he was, but for whatever reason he didn’t respond to calls. This morning he was found by the helicopter and picked up in relatively good condition with no frostbite. It could’ve ended up much worse – both personally and financially.

So the message is this. Myoko off piste may be easily accessed but it is still dangerous. Be very cautious in what you do and if you want to be more adventurous carry the right equipment such as shovel, transceiver and probe. Have fun but be careful out there!

A big thanks to all the local volunteers who give up their time to help out, oft in dangerous conditions. You guys rock!

Current conditions in Myoko now

24 Hr Snow Fall: 40cm

Current Snow Depth at Base:  1.2m of compact base

Current Snow Conditions:  Soft groomers and powder in the trees

temperature: 2° at 11:30am

Current Weather: Sunny.

Current Visibility:  Perfect

Myoko Kogen Snow Report 3 January 2014