Myoko Now daily snow and weather reports

Myoko Now

9:50am, 28th January 2015
Current weather conditions:
Cloudy and snowing; some sun earlier
weather condition Precipitation:
Moderate snow at the moment, coming down heavier at times
precipitation condition
Temperature (base):
-5C Wind conditions:
Fairly light west wind at them moment; it's blowing quite hard along the coast from the WNW
wind condition
Temperature (mountain top):


Winter is back! Snow is back!

Nothing like a good, fresh coat of the white stuff to restore the look of the town... the snow was getting a bit ratty looking there....

Not a huge accumulation so far - perhaps 15cm, with some blowing.

Nice, fairly large flakes are falling right now, and what has fallen is pretty light. A little more, and we have the makings of some good powder (keep an eye up high on wind-loading, though; these cycles of warm/rain/sun followed by layers of wind-deposited snow are pretty scary).

A good day to go back outside again; I know a lot of people (like the guys who recognized me this morning, and who went to Nagano for some city fun yesterday) did anything but ski. It happens, right? There's lots to do here, luckily, when the weather and hills don't cooperate.

Funny on the temperatures today: my car, the best and most accurate source, said -5°C at the base of Akakan at 8am.


Akakura Kanko:
340cm, -8° (seems a little low)

Akakura Onsen:
270cm, 0° (seems a little high)

Ikenotaira Onsen:
280cm, -3°

Myoko Suginohara:
250cm, -3°

Seki Onsen:
430cm, -4°

Myoko Ski Park:
320cm, -2°

Kyukamura RunRun:
360cm, -2°

Tangram Ski Circus:
230cm, -3°

Madarao Kogen:
250m, -7°


Night skiing in the Myoko area:

Akakura Onsen (Kumado): until 10pm every day until 22 March
Tangram Ski Circus: until 8pm on Saturdays until 28 March
Madarao Kogen: until 9pm on Saturdays until 21 March

Myoko Now ski lift operation notes:

All lifts running, except the top single at Seki

Observed snowfall in the last 14 days

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Observed snowfall in this season

Akakura Kanko Resort:

45cm snowfall in the last 7 days
475cm snowfall in January 2015
1036cm snowfall since the beginning of the season

Please note / Disclaimers

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Akakura Kanko Resort
New snowfall* 15cm
Current snow 340cm
Previous day 330cm

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