Myoko Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 30th December 2009

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 10:23am on Wednesday 30th December 2009
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Archive report: Posted at 10:23am on Wednesday 30th December 2009
The latest Myoko Now report can be found here

It's a sunny, warm morning in Myoko. It stayed cold overnight, which is helping the base to stay fairly stable. The forecast for later in the day includes the possibility of rain, and there are a lot of high cirrus clouds beginning to move in from the west. Hopefully this has more to do with the expected big snow dump tomorrow than rain.

All major lifts are running, so I'll report when things are off, rather than listing up all the ones that are running.

There is a lot of cracking and creeping of the snow on the steeper slopes; the Maruyama run (about 38°) at Akakura Onsen has slid down to ground, with the short runs just to the north sliding and folding—the sun will probably make them release today. That hasn't stopped some people from sliding around the edges where there still is snow and right into the area below the potential slide. The steep Champion A course of Akakan Resort likewise is cracking, although the snowpack isn't sliding as noticeably. Be smart, people; the snowpack isn't consolidated enough to be reliable; if there are cracks, leave it alone for now. There are safer places to enjoy something outside of cruising the courses....

Current Official Snow Depths:

Akakura Onsen:
85cm

Akakan (Akakura Kanko):
80cm

Ikenotaira:
80cm

Myoko Suginohara:
80cm

Seki Onsen:
150cm

Myoko Ski Park:
70cm

Kyukamura:
100cm

Tangram:
75cm

Madarao:
110cm

Archive report: Posted at 10:23am on Wednesday 30th December 2009
The latest Myoko Now report can be found here

Myoko Now ski lift operation notes:

All main lifts operating

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