Myoko Snow Report 11 January 2016

Myoko Snow Report 11 January 2016: Good Start to the Week in Myoko

Myoko Snow Report 11 January 2016

Report by David Churchill / Myoko Snowsports

Cold and snowing this morning.


Current Conditions
Moderate snow, poor visibility and the temperature is sitting around -3 degrees.

24 Hour Recap
We had a sunny morning yesterday with clear skies the night before so it was pretty icy first thing. It was partly cloudy through the day so it softened up nicely before more snow moved in last night. It’s been snowing pretty consistently all night and we’ve scored another 15-20cm so far.

Madarao snow report

Madarao this morning (courtesy of Madarao Facebook)

Today’s Picks
Head to the groomers this morning for a bit of fresh powder on top of hard packed snow. Any un-groomed runs will still be a little too icy and moguly this morning and we really need a bit more fresh snow to fill them in.

Weather Outlook
Moderate snow should persist throughout the day into tomorrow morning and we’re expecting another 15-20cm from this. Partly cloudy Wednesday morning before another 20-30cm on Wednesday night into Friday. Temperatures will remain very cold (-6 to -2 degrees) and winds will be light though this period.


7 Day Outlook for Akakura Onsen Mountain Base, from meteoblue.

Mid-mountain forecast for the next few days:
Myoko Snow Report 11 January 2016

Image: snow-forecast.com

24 Hr Snow Fall: 15cm

Current Snow Depth at Akakura Onsen base: 120cm.

Current Snow Conditions: A bit of fresh from late yesterday, groomers should be really good this morning.

Current temperature at base: -3 degrees @  8am (Akakura)

Current Weather: Moderate snow, continuing through the day.

Current Visibility: Poor, low cloud and fog. Take the low-light lenses today.

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

snow in Akakura Onsen

Last nights snow in Akakura Onsen, courtesy of 木下新聞店

Current Snow Depth at Base: 

 

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Myoko Snow Report 10 January 2016

Myoko Snow Report 10 January 2016

Myoko Snow Report 10 January 2016

Report by David Churchill / Myoko Snowsports

Sunshine this morning and fresh snow before more snow tonight.

Current Conditions
A few clouds hanging around this morning but it’s mostly sunny with the temperature at -4 degrees.

24 Hour Recap
We had a snowy day yesterday with some ankle to knee deep powder around the mountain.

Today’s Picks
A cruise down Elegant for beginners, Panorama on the Onsen side for intermediate and advanced riders should head to Champion B for a steep groomed run.

Weather Outlook

A clear morning before another 30-40cm tonight and tomorrow. We’re then looking at more snow Wednesday, Thursday and Friday but totals are difficult to estimate at this stage. Winds will be light and the temperature will stay very cold over the next five days.

From tonight, the next week is looking really good for Myoko. We are finally returning to a normal winter airflow that should deliver low temperatures and high snowfall. Wednesday may see a little glitch in the system with the chance of some warmer air moving in from the west-south-west. But even if that plays out, things should sort themselves out on Thursday with next weekend looking like it’ll deliver on the snow front.

Unlike the systems since Christmas that have barely reached Myoko or been offset by warm westerly air, the pattern in the next week looks much more likely to maintain low temperatures and deliver the kind of snow we’d expect from mid January.


7 Day Outlook for Akakura Onsen Mountain Base, from meteoblue.

Mid-mountain forecast for the next few days:
Myoko Snow Report 10 January 2016

Image: snow-forecast.com

24 Hr Snow Fall: 20cm

Current Snow Depth at Akakura Onsen base: 70cm.

Current Snow Conditions: A bit of fresh from late yesterday, groomers should be really good this morning.

Current temperature at base: -0.5 degrees @  7am (Akakura)

Current Weather: Clear morning, may warm up through the day ahead of new snow tonight.

Current Visibility: Excellent.

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

Current Snow Depth at Base: 

 

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Myoko Snow Report 9 January 2016: Mo’ Snow.

Myoko Snow Report 9 January 2016
Report by David Churchill / Myoko Snowsports

Another 10-15cm of snow overnight in Myoko

Current Conditions:
Light snow, moderate visibility and the temperature was -4 degrees in the village this morning. The snow started in the early hours of the morning with 10-15cm on the ground by 7am. It’s still falling heavily so we can expect a bit more by lunchtime when things start to clear up. Unfortunately, it’s warming up outside and the snow is a little heavy in the village. It should be good up high this morning, so get out there and enjoy some fresh powder!

24 Hour Recap
We had a bit of sun in the morning yesterday before the clouds rolled in. It began snowing very late last night and it continued through the night.

Today’s Picks
Get up high and get amongst it. Head to Hotel A or Champion A for steep ungroomed runs and fresh powder this morning.

Photos
A couple of shots from this morning:

Weather Outlook
The light snow this morning is expected to continue and it should clear up by this evening. A clear morning tomorrow before another 30-40cm on Sunday night into Monday.


7 Day Outlook for Akakura Onsen Mountain Base, from meteoblue.

Mid-mountain forecast for the next few days:
Myoko Snow Report 9 January 2016

Image: snow-forecast.com

24 Hr Snow Fall: 20cm

Current Snow Depth at Akakura Onsen base: 70cm.

Current Snow Conditions: A bit of fresh from late yesterday, groomers should be really good this morning.

Current temperature at base: -0.5 degrees @  7am (Akakura)

Current Weather: Clear morning, may warm up through the day ahead of new snow tonight.

Current Visibility: Excellent.

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

Current Snow Depth at Base: 

 

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Myoko Snow Report 8 January 2016

Myoko Snow Report 8 January 2016: Clear Skies and Fresh Snow

Myoko Snow Report 8 January 2016

Current Conditions
Clear morning with very light wind. Cool overnight and with a bit of ice around on the roads this morning. It snowed into yesterday evening so there should be fresh up on the mountain. Temperature was -0.5 outside Red Warehouse in Akakura this morning. The small low pressure cell that was forecast to give us a temperature spike today looks like it may not develop as strongly as expected so fingers crossed it stays cold today ahead of more snow tonight and later in the weekend. It’ll be a great morning out on the hill. Get out there.

24 Hour Recap
It started snowing before dawn in Myoko yesterday and it continued dumping all day. In all we probably got around 20-25cm. From all reports it was a fun day at Akakan and Madarao. Shiga Kogen also got some much-needed snow, and you’d assume the same for Nozawa. The snow cleared up in Myoko late evening but there’s more on the way tonight.

Today’s Picks
It should be a great morning on the mountain. Groomers will be good with some fresh snow. Still probably too early to hit the trees, but the snow should be in good condition. Get up there and have fun!

Photos
A couple of shots from this morning:

Weather Outlook
We’re back in a northerly airflow and we’ve got some snow on the ground. These are good things. Even better is that the temperature looks like it’ll stay reasonably low through today ahead of good snowfall tonight. Things should stay cold right through into next week. With another good dump expected Sunday night through Monday, next week is looking really good.


7 Day Outlook for Akakura Onsen Mountain Base, from meteoblue.

Mid-mountain forecast for the next few days:
Myoko Snow Report 8 January 2016
Image: snow-forecast.com

24 Hr Snow Fall: 20cm

Current Snow Depth at Akakura Onsen base: 70cm.

Current Snow Conditions: A bit of fresh from late yesterday, groomers should be really good this morning.

Current temperature at base: -0.5 degrees @  7am (Akakura)

Current Weather: Clear morning, may warm up through the day ahead of new snow tonight.

Current Visibility: Excellent.

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

Current Snow Depth at Base: 

 

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Myoko Snow Report 6 January 2016: Waiting for Tomorrow.

Myoko Snow Report 6 January 2016

Report by David Churchill / Myoko Snowsports

A few cm of snow last night have topped up the pistes nicely, however it may be best to wait a few days before tackling the trees or any ungroomed runs.

Current Conditions
A few clouds around this morning with excellent visibility and plenty of sun. Light winds. Looks like another fine day on the mountain in Akaura today. We had a few centimeters of snow overnight but nowhere near enough to make up for what we’ve lost from the warm weather over the past two days. Ikenotaira closed a quad lift yesterday due to lack of snow and guests returning from Suginohara and Akakan reported lots of dirt showing through on upper runs. We need some more snow and everyone is hoping big system moving in tomorrow will bring temperatures back into a typical January range and deliver enough snow to get the season back on track properly.

24 Hour Recap
We’ve had hard packed snow conditions for a few days now. Groomed runs have been great, however any ungroomed runs were fairly icy and bumpy yesterday. Warm in the morning yesterday but temperatures dropped through the day with a few centimeters of wet snow falling from lunchtime onward.

Today’s Picks
Head to the groomers this morning for some fresh tracks. The terrain park should soften up this afternoon for a bit of fun.

Photos
A few shots from around the mountain yesterday morning:

Weather Outlook
Everyone’s hoping to tomorrow will see a return to winter proper on Honshu. We can expect decent falls through Thursday but, as with the last few systems, resorts at the southern end of the Japanese Alps (ie. Myoko & Hakuba) may not receive the full brunt of this northerly airstream across. There’s a temperature spike forecast for Friday before things get cold and snowy through the weekend into next week. This system is looking good, but the synoptic situation could see snowfall figures go either way and we may see the models change a bit before the weekend.

7 Day Outlook for Akakura Onsen Mountain Base, from meteoblue.

Mid-mountain forecast for the next few days. We can expect good snowfall fromThursday through the weekend:Myoko Snow Report 6 January 2016

24 Hr Snow Fall: 2cm

Current Snow Depth at Akakura Onsen Base: 60cm.

Current Snow Conditions: Packed, softening through the day.

Current temperature at base: -7 degrees @  7am.

Current Weather: Cold and cloudy, warming up with patches of sun later.

Current Visibility: Good, cloud clearing.

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

Current Snow Depth at Base: 

Current Ski Resort Lift Status

Akakura Onsen is reporting a 60 cm base with the entire resort open.
Night skiing is also on until 10pm daily.

Akakan reports a 85 cm base with all lift all the lifts are running.

Ikenotaira reports 40 cm on the ground. The birch pair, Larch pair, Alpine first pair, Alpenblick second pair and middle pair lifts are running. Some terrain park features are also open.

Myoko SuginoHara reports a 50 cm base with the Gondola running 8:30-15:45, first Romance lift 8:30-16:30, second high speed lift open 9:00-14:00 and Third high speed 9:30-14:00. Please note snow cover is thin in some areas.

Seki Onsen is open.

Tangram is open but has suspended its second Pearifuto lift service.

Madarao Kogen has first lift, second quad lift, third and fifth lifts, plus the super quad lift, 11 and 12 lifts,and second 15 lift open. Their Freeride Park is also open. Tree orchid course closed due to lack of snow.

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Myoko Snow Report 5 January 2016

Myoko Snow Report 5 January 2016: Warm and Cloudy Morning

Report by David Churchill / Myoko Snowsports

A few clouds around for the next two days ahead of snow Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Current Conditions:
It’s a bit foggy in the Akakura village this morning and sunny up the top. We haven’t had fresh snow for a few days now so it’s pretty hard packed.

24 Hour Recap:
More sunshine and soft snow yesterday with warm temperatures.

Today’s Picks
Head to the groomers this morning for some fresh tracks and leave the trees for the weekend. The terrain park is up and running and has features for all ability levels.

Weather Outlook:
More warm weather and mild winds today and tomorrow before the cold northerly airflow hits us on Thursday. This system will remain in place until at least Monday and will deliver significant snowfall. At this stage we’re looking at one metre or more over this period.

7 Day Outlook for Akakura Onsen Mountain Base, from meteoblue.

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

24 Hr Snow Fall: 0cm

Current Snow Depth at Akakura Onsen Base: 70cm.

Current Snow Conditions: Packed, softening through the day.

Current temperature at base: 0 degrees @  9am.

Current Weather: Foggy and cloudy with patches of sun.

Current Visibility: Poor, fog clearing.

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: Quad lift closed today.
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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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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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.

Myoko Snow Report 3 January 2016Myoko Snow Report 3 January 2016

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

Myoko Snow Report 3 January 2016

Images: snow-forecast.com

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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Myoko Snow Report 2 January 2016: Warm Weekend Ahead

Myoko Snow Report 2 January 2016

Report by David Churchill / Myoko Snowsports

It’s a partly cloudy day today with sunny weather expected for Sunday and Monday. The next snow will arrive on Tuesday and we’re expecting around 10-20cm.

Weather Outlook:

It was mild and overcast in Myoko but things are going to warm up through the day. We had an amazing sunrise over Madarao this morning but, as the proverb goes, red-sky-in-the-morning might be a warning for skiers and boarders in Myoko: we are looking at some warm weather over the next few days.

The north-westerly airflow that has been piling up snow in Myoko since Christmas has now broken down. The weekend should see higher temperatures and fine conditions as a high sitting to the south-west of Japan draws air in from the south-east.

Images: snow-forecast.com

The temperature was sitting at -0.5 outside the Red Warehouse in Akakura at 7:00am this morning, but was pushing into positive territory by 8:30am and forecast to rise throughout today. Freezing levels are forecast to hover up around the top lifts until Tuesday evening and with the sun out we’ll likely to have freeze-thaw conditions on the lower mountain at least.

Myoko Snow Report 2 December 2015

Image: snow-forecast.com

On a positive note, there’s plenty of snow around and the weather’s going to be great with light winds and plenty of sun. So get up on the mountain and enjoy good groomed conditions and amazing views of the Japanese Alps!

Here’s a video from Dawn Skiing at Akakan on New Year’s Day yesterday:

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: -2° @  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: 

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Myoko Snow Report 1 January 2016: Happy New Year!

Myoko Snow Report 1 January 2016

Report by David Churchill / Myoko Snowsports

Happy New Year everyone. The snow gods brought us another 15cm+ overnight to bring the snow base to 100cm. Light snow this morning and clear skies expected this afternoon.

Lots of people out and about in Akakura last night with many people heading to the local Shine at midnight to receive blessings and welcome in the New Year.

The snow also came to the party with 10+cm on the ground by 1am and close to double that by the time Akakan fired up its gondola at 6:15 for dawn skiing this morning. Those keen enough to get out of bed (and sober enough to ski) were rewarded with free sake and fresh powder turns. Not a bad way to start 2016!

Myoko Snow Report 1 January 2016

Red Warehouse guests Emma and Oliver Roborgh ready for the first runs of 2016 at Akakan top station this morning.

Knee deep pow - a pretty good way to kick of 2016!

Knee deep pow – a pretty good way to kick of 2016!

After a snowy start to 2016 it looks like we’re in for a warm weekend. Here’s the current forecast for mid-mountain:

Myoko Snow Report 1 January 2016

Image: snow-forecast.com

Current snow and weather conditions in Myoko now:

24 Hr Snow Fall: 1cm

Current Snow Depth at Akakan Base: 85cm.

Current Snow Conditions: Packed.

Current temperature at base: -2° @  7am (Akakura Onsen Resort).

Current Weather: Light snow.

Current Visibility: Poor.

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

Current Snow Depth at Base: 

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