Myoko Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 20th January 2010

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:53am on Wednesday 20th January 2010
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Archive report: Posted at 8:53am on Wednesday 20th January 2010
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Sunny and surprisingly cold this morning, especially after the warm sun of yesterday. Hard to believe that the forecast for tonight is heavy rain, but maybe we'll get lucky again and it will instead be snow. Even if it is rain, though, the snow is well settled and the rain should only further consolidate the snowpack, not increase the avalanche danger.

Skiing in the areas was reportedly very good yesterday, with fine conditions, if a bit soft snow (thus a happy day for the telemarkers, who remind you that ice is for cocktails). In the hills, sunny areas had a bit of sun crust, but not unmanageable, with north-facing slopes still holding some very sweet powder stashes. Looks like another great day, and we'll just have to see how the snow develops as we move into the next weather cycle over the coming days.

Current Official Snow Depths:

Akakura Onsen:
250cm

Akakan (Akakura Kanko):
250cm

Ikenotaira:
285cm

Myoko Suginohara:
220cm

Seki Onsen:
450cm

Myoko Ski Park:
250cm

Kyukamura:
300cm

Tangram:
230cm

Madarao:
240cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:53am on Wednesday 20th January 2010
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Myoko Now ski lift operation notes:

All lifts open

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