Appi Kogen Now daily snow and weather - Monday 4th January 2016

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 11:19am on Monday 4th January 2016
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Archive report: Posted at 11:19am on Monday 4th January 2016
The latest Appi Kogen Now report can be found here

Welcome to our brand new independent ‘Appi Kogen Now' daily report… exclusive to SnowJapan.

As with all the ‘Now’ daily reports on SnowJapan, it is extremely important to us that the information we publish is useful, totally honest and correct – we are not posting the reports to try and sell you something, and we certainly do not wish to mislead in any way. We’ll be doing everything we can to bring you good information from this popular region of Iwate.

Appi Kogen resort is located in Hachimantai in the north western area of Iwate Prefecture in the Tohoku region. We are very pleased to be able to start our daily reporting from this region of Japan. More information on Appi Kogen can be found here.

** Please note that there may be a few glitches early on but please bear with us while we settle in this new report section to the site. Thank you. **

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To start things off today, here’s a quick recap of the start to the season at Appi Kogen.

The 2015/16 Season here at Appi Kogen started with a fizzle, with the warmer temperatures providing very little snowfall and the weather forecasters grabbing at straws, the resort finally opened on Christmas day and that was only on one small run.

While we were getting snow sporadically at the end of 2015, a total of around 100cm, its either been melting away during the hotter than usual days or washed away with the on again/off again rain which has accompanied the snow.

The only big volume snow day was December 25th when we saw 25+ cm fall during the day and later that night. Unfortunately, most of that snow was literally blown away during the gale-force conditions which came on the 26th and 27th. All in all, 2015 has not provided many ‘Appi’ faces here on the mountain.

With 2015 thankfully out of the way now we were hoping for better days but the lack of new snow still has the mountain only partially opened, in fact only 8 of 21 runs are now open. Most of the Sailor runs and Second slope runs remain closed as do the upper level runs on the north and south side of the mountain. The conditions on the hill are definitely not January-like with the morning runs having an icy top coat and the afternoon ending with a little slush on the lower portions. Right now though we’ll take whatever skiing we can get and with the lowering temperatures heading our way it should somewhat improve the quality of the runs that are open.

So where does that leave us today?

The good news is we do have snow on the ground! There’s currently a 40cm base on most of the open runs now and today’s forecast is for mostly sunny skies with base level temperature high of 0 and upper level of -4. It’s currently snowing under partially cloudy skies so lets hope some of the small amounts falling stay around for more than a day or so. The weeks forecast calls for lowering temperatures with highs in the -3 degree range with on and off snowfall.

Archive report: Posted at 11:19am on Monday 4th January 2016
The latest Appi Kogen Now report can be found here

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