Myoko Snow Report 28 December 2015: Cold and Clear

Myoko Snow Report 28 December 2015

It’s a cold and clear morning in Myoko today. The mercury was sitting on -6 degrees outside the Red Warehouse Lodge at 7:00am this morning with little wind. We got some snow yesterday, somewhere around ½ metre in village. All the resorts had lifts open, and there was some fun, early-season powder about all day.

David Churchill from Myoko Snowsports was out on the slopes with his camera:

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Here are a few images from yesterday and this morning:

The trees are starting to fill in, but it’s still too soon to safely get off-piste. Be careful of branches and shrubs hidden under yesterday’s snow if you’re ducking of the side of runs in search of some fresh.

It should be clear and sunny all morning before the weather comes back in this afternoon, so get out there and enjoy a beautiful day on the mountain in Myoko.

Image: snow-forecast.com

With more snow due tonight and temperatures set to stay cold all this week, it looks like winter has finally arrived in Myoko. Have a great day!

Current snow and weather conditions in Myoko now:

24 Hr Snow Fall: 30cm

Current Snow Depth at Base: 30cm +

Current Snow Conditions: Fresh snow from last night. Groomers will be good.

Current temperature at base: -6° @  7am.

Current Weather: Clear

Current Visibility: Good

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

Current Snow Depth at Base: 

  • Akakan Open. Base 50cm.
  • Madarao Kogen Open .
  • Suginohara – Open.  Base 40cm.
  • Akakura Onsen Open. Base 30cm.
  • Ikenotaira Open. Base 30cm.
  • Seki Onsen Open. Base 100cm.
  • Tangram Open.
  • 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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Myoko Snow Report 27 December 2015: It’s Dumping!

Myoko Snow Report 27 December 2015

Report by David Churchill / Myoko Snowsports

The moderate snowfall last night is expected to continue into the day and become lighter tonight. A clear start to the day tomorrow before another 20-40cm tomorrow night.


Myoko Snow Report 27 December 2015

Conditions updates from Red Warehouse:

We woke up to the dull thud of snow sliding off the Red Warehouse roof at 2:30am this morning and it’s been bucketing down since then. The temperature was sitting around zero at 4:30 am in the village but had dropped to -1 degree by dawn. By 7:00am snow-blowers and loaders were in full force and there was at least 20-30cm of snow on the ground. It’s still dumping now and showing no sign of letting up any time soon.

It’s good to see the snow starting to pile up properly and this should be enough for the resorts to open a good number of runs. Seki Onsen reported nearly a metre of snow on the ground this morning.

It’s a good day to be in Myoko. Get out there!

Here are a few images from Akakan’s opening day yesterday:

 

Current snow and weather conditions in Myoko now:

24 Hr Snow Fall: 30cm

Current Snow Depth at Base: 30cm +

Current Snow Conditions: Fresh powder

Current temperature at base: -4° @ 8AM.

Current Weather: Heavy snow

Current Visibility: Poor at times.

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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Myoko Snow Report 26 December 2015: It’s Snowing!

Myoko Snow Report 26 December 2015

Report by David Churchill / Myoko Snowsports

A much needed 15cm of snow fell last night, however we will need a little more to open up the rest of the resort.

Here are a few pictures from this morning:

We’re expecting another 60cm over the next three days so hopefully we’ll have everything open soon.

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Image: snow-forecast.com

Current snow and weather conditions in Myoko now:

24 Hr Snow Fall: 15cm

Current Snow Depth at Base: 25cm

Current Snow Conditions: Fresh

Current temperature at base: -4° @ 7:18AM (zero at base)

Current Weather: Moderate snow

Current Visibility: Poor at times, patches of sun.

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.

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 24 December 2015: Warm Today, Snow Tomorrow

Myoko Snow Report 24 December 2015

Report by David Churchill / Myoko Snowsports

It’s sunny out on the mountain now, but there’s a chance we may see a bit of rain today ahead of the snow expected to hit tomorrow. We generally multiply the snow-forecast.com numbers by three so at this stage we’re looking at around 70cm between Friday and Sunday, which will set us up nicely for the season.

Myoko Snow Report 24 December 2015
Image: snow-forecast.com

Current snow and weather conditions in Myoko now:

24 Hr Snow Fall: 0 cm

Current Snow Depth at Base:  15cm

Current Snow Conditions: Thin, wet cover.

Current temperature at base: 4° @ 7:00AM

Current Weather:  Cloudy with some patches of sun, light wind.

Current Visibility: Clear in the village and foggy up the top.


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 23 December 2015: The Night before the Night before Christmas.

Myoko Snow Report 23 December 2015

The Night before the Night before Christmas

Another overcast morning in Myoko today with the temperature hovering around 3 degrees in the village. We’re in a holding pattern here and with limited skiing options until next snowfall rolls in, everyone is counting down the days until Christmas.

Moko Snow Report 23 December 2015

The Akaura Shuttle Bus ferrying skiers up to the Yodel 2 & 3 lifts this morning.

Moko Snow Report 23 December 2015

Everyone is hanging their hopes on December 25-27. If it all goes to plan, the mountain will be up and running before New Year. Image: snow-forecast.com

Current snow and weather conditions in Myoko now

24 Hr Snow Fall: 0 cm

Current Snow Depth at Base:  15 cm

Current Snow Conditions: Thin, wet cover.

Current temperature at base: 3° @ 8:00AM

Current Weather:  Cloudy, light wind.

Current Visibility: Good


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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Myoko Kogen Snow Report 23rd January 2014: Powder Powder Powder!

Myoko Kogen Snow Report 23rd January 2014

Powder Powder Powder!

Myoko Kogen Snow Report

It snowed all yesterday and is still snowing a little now however it looks to be the end of this storm for now and when the clouds finally break we are going to be left with some biblical style powder! Tomorrow is looking like a bluebird day and then the snow will return again on late Saturday and Sunday.

You will see some NHK TV crew walking around town today. There will be a special screened this Sunday on NHK BS-1 channel at 5pm looking at the growing foreign market in Myoko Kogen.

Myoko Snowsports instructor Leif earlier this week making the most of the fresh snow while on a hike, yeah boi! Photo: Matty Hull – www.themattimage.com

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

Over in Madarao Kogen they’ve had a fresh top up of 5-10cm. Visibility is fair lower down and more difficult higher up. Snow condition is goodMyoko Kogen Snow Report 23rd January 2014.

Current snow and weather conditions in Myoko now

24 Hr Snow Fall: 60-80cm

Current Snow Depth at Base: Around 2.9m base at Akakan and less at others

Current Snow Conditions: Heaps of powder on top of a very established base

Current temperature: -6° at 8:30am

Current Weather: Fog and cloudy but due to clear soon

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

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 23rd January 2014

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.

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

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 14th January 2014: Bluebird and snowing? And cold!

Myoko Kogen Snow Report 14th January 2014

Bluebird and snowing? And cold!

Myoko Snow Report

BBBRRRRRRRRRR! Can you believe we got -15 degrees here last night? There was some snow yesterday which was followed by a clear night meaning the temperatures plummeted. Hope everyone had their electric blankets working to fend off the Myoko snow monkeys, er, brass monkeys.

After a day of dumping snow yesterday the storm has broken and the sun is poking through the early morning fog. The diggers are finishing up clearing snow from the last few days, time for the drivers to get some time on the slopes!

Myoko Kogen Snow Report 14th January 2014

And this is why the diggers have been busy, where did we park the car hon?

Myoko Kogen Snow Report 14th January 2014

The holiday makers have all got in their buses yesterday and gone home after the long weekend. More pow for those left. 🙂

Myoko Kogen Snow Report 14th January 2014

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: 20-30cm

Current Snow Depth at Base: Around 2.6m base – varying across the resorts

Current Snow Conditions: Perfect groomers and many powder stashes left over.

Current temperature: -3° at 10am

Current Weather: cloudy although expected to be sunny later today

Current Visibility: fairly clear with with some flat light, expected to improve throughout the day.

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 14th January 2014