Myoko Snow Report 27 December 2015

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: 

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Myoko Snow Report 27 December 2015

Myoko Snow Report 26 December 2015

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: 

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Myoko Snow Report 26 December 2015

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.


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Myoko Snow Report 24 December 2015

Moko Snow Report 23 December 2015

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


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Myoko Snow report 22 December 2015: Warm before the Storm

Myoko Snow report 22 December 2015

Warm before the Storm

Myoko Snow report 22 December 2015

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


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Myoko Snow Report 22 December 2015

Myoko Snow Report 21 December 2015: Counting the days ‘till Christmas.

Myoko Snow Report 21 December 2015

Counting the days ‘till Christmas

It’s a warm and overcast morning with a light breeze and some very light drizzle around in Myoko today. The thermometer read +3.5 degrees outside the Red Warehouse Lodge village at 7:15am and things are starting to warm up. After a sunny day yesterday, we’ve had no new snow overnight and warm temps are starting to eat into the snow from the past few days around the village. The freezing level is forecast to stay high for the next few days with no new snow on the radar until Chistmas.

Akaura Onsen and Madarao will have (very) limited lifts open if you’re keen to get out there today. Other Resorts are awaiting new snow.

The good news is that we’re not going to have to wait long for a solid snowfall and it looks like the man in the red suit is going to deliver the goods this year.

Temperatures are forecast to drop through Christmas Day as the next lot of moisture moves in from the north-west. There’s a chance we might see a little rain lower down as that moves in, but that should quickly turn to snow over the whole mountain. By Boxing Day it should be nice and cold. With a bit luck we’ll be looking at a really solid dump of snow that should (fingers crossed) put down a good base over the whole mountain and allow resorts to get up and running properly.

Myoko Snow Report 21 December 2015
Image: snow-forecast.com

Myoko Snowsports headed out to Nozawa Onsen yesterday for a nice early-season bluebird day. Photos by David Churchill/ Myoko Snowsports:

 

 

Current snow and weather conditions in Myoko now

24 Hr Snow Fall: 0 cm

Current Snow Depth at Base:  15cm

Current Snow Conditions: Soft & damp.

Current temperature at base: +3.5° @ 7:20am

Current Weather: Overcast, light wind.

Current Visibility: Good


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Myoko Snow Report 21 December 2015

Myoko Snow Report 17 December 2015

Myoko Snow Report 17 December 2015: It’s started…

Myoko Snow Report 17 December 2015

It’s started…

The temperature dropped overnight and was sitting at -8 outside the Red Warehouse Lodge in Myoko this morning. The village got a lick of white paint overnight  down past the Akakan Resort base and it’s still snowing outside now. So it’s nice to have a good Myoko Snow Report 17 December 2015

With a bit of luck that should continue throughout today and tonight. Temperatures are set to stay low right through to Sunday, with the freezing level hovering around the bottom lifts at most resorts and some more snow forecast.


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Image: snow-forecast.com

If all goes to plan, the resorts could well be up and running for their scheduled opening dates over the next few days.

Here are some shots from around the village this morning:

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 more of soon we hope!

seki onsen


Current snow and weather conditions in Myoko now

24 Hr Snow Fall: 1 cm

Current Snow Depth at Base: 1 cm

Current Snow Conditions: Pre-season

Current temperature at base: -8° @ 6:00AM

Current Weather: Cloudy, light wind.

Current Visibility: Poor

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Myoko Snow Report December 17 2015

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

Myoko Kogen Snow Report 23rd January 2014

Powder Powder Powder!

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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

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Myoko Kogen Snow Report 23rd January 2014

Myoko Kogen Snow Report 21st January 2014

Myoko Kogen Snow Report 21st January 2014

The calm before the storm

Myoko Kogen Snow Report

The weather calmed down yesterday and even though it went from sunshine to flat light the conditions were fantastic, fresh powder still to be found everywhere. There has been a further few centimetres added overnight adding a soft top to the base. Temperatures have remained cold today with some occasional heavy bursts of snow. Up on the mountain it’s pretty much a whiteout with limited visibility.

Myoko Kogen Snow Report 21st January 2014.

Above: Myoko Snowsports instructor and all round nice guy Leif makes the most of his day off slaying the powder of Myoko.

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

Myoko Kogen Snow Report 21st January 2014.Yesterday we hiked up Mt Maeyama and this is the view from the top, not bad!


Myoko Snow Report 21 January 2014

Good morning Suginohara!

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

Current conditions in Myoko now

24 Hr Snow Fall: 5cm

Current Snow Depth at Base: Around 2.6m base at Akakan and less at others

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

Current temperature: -4° at 8:30am

Current Weather: Some fog and clouds moving in for the next storm front

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

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 21st January 2014