Myoko Now daily snow and weather - Sunday 28th March 2021

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 9:38am on Sunday 28th March 2021
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Cloudy
Base temp:
13°C

Top temp:
10°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
The barometer is falling....
wind condition
Moderate to strong SSW wind
visibility condition
Visibility is good
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Current month (March 2021) total: 32cm
2020/2021 season so far total: 1348cm

Archive report: Posted at 9:38am on Sunday 28th March 2021
The latest Myoko Now report can be found here

Windy weather for the sort of last day, at least for a few of the resorts. I don't think we're going to see a lot of customers after this, though, so let's do a quick sum up of this unprecedented year. No other way to call it. I'll keep up with the daily reports from now on, too.

(Just a quick addition here: looks like the wind is slowing or stopping lift. Check again before you head out.)

What can you say when the whole world is affected by a viral pandemic? Seems small to complain, and I'll give the resort people I've talked to credit: everybody knows how tough it's been, but everyone also basically says, "Well, what can you do?" The Japanese version of a stiff upper lip, we'll tough it out, etc. And they're right. We didn't have a major outbreak of corona here, no one died from infection, we did get to see friends once in a while, and local shops and restaurants put in all the necessary countermeasures.

The weather, though, was more problematic. After the really disastrous low snow of the 2019-20 season, we had good snow this year. I skied some of the best, lightest, nicest powder I've had in far too many years here. I actually got to use my big monster machines to clear the snow on many occasions, which was oddly satisfying (I'm obviously moving quickly into snow-obsessed ojisan). So we had snow.

It was the cycles of snow and cold then warm/sun/rain that was troubling. I'll ask what lots of locals said out loud: is this what the future holds? That, and a March with basically no fresh snow. The level around the house today is more like a normal late April, not late March. Those cycles aren't just annoying for us who would like the snow to just keep falling like in the past. There are a lot more layers forming in the snow, so the danger of avalanches could be higher, too. This year there weren't that many people out in the backcountry, but some of my friends did set off some slides, saw a lot of strange stuff, etc. Luckily they're locally knowledgeable and cautious, but if powder fever takes over.... Hmmmm.

So this season ends with a whimper, but there wasn't much yelling going on at any time in the season. All the resorts will be back next year; hopefully we'll all get jabs in the arm and be virus-proofed and we can do things like shake hands and have a beer without a plastic barrier between us. The mountain, as always, is great. Even when it's not a great ski day, I can always look around the Myoko peaks and just enjoy the beauty of this place. Pick the right day for the skiing, enjoy the life if not exactly like it was 25 years ago (but I'm not the same skier I was 25 years ago....)

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Akakura Kanko:
190cm, 8°
Myokokogen Sky Cable IS running; Champion No. 1 and No. 3 closed for the season. Will report on spring when a decision is made.

Akakura Onsen:
150cm, 10°C
Yodel No. 1, Kumado No. 1 are running at slow speeds because of wind; three others are closed for the moment and waiting to see what the wind does
Closing April 4

Ikenotaira Onsen:
70cm, 8°
Capsule pair, Karamatsu Pair, Alpen Blick No. 1 are running; Ikenotaira Quad is stopped at the moment because of wind
Closing today, then spring skiing April 2 to 4 (and let's add a ? on that)

Myoko Suginohara:
115cm at summit, 30cm at base; 5°
Gondola and Mitahara No. 2 lift only, and these may slow or stop because of wind
Closing March 28

Seki Onsen:
330cm, and the return of 00°C

Kyukamura RunRun:
170cm, 10°
Closing March 31

Tangram Ski Circus:
50cm, 3°
Nos. 2, 6 lifts not running
Closing March 31

Madarao Kogen:
115cm, 9°
No. 5, No. 13 lifts closed
Scheduled closing April 4

Lotte Arai Resort
423cm, 17.3°
Scheduled to stay open until May 16, snow permitting

Kurohime Kogen Snow Park
20cm, 5°
Nos. 1, 2, 3, 5 lifts are running
Not sure on closing, but it's very thin

Myoko Ski Park:
Closed this season

Archive report: Posted at 9:38am on Sunday 28th March 2021
The latest Myoko Now report can be found here

Myoko Now ski lift operation notes:

Closings and reduced speed due to wind; see the individual listings and call ahead!

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This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Myoko Now reports up until Sunday 28th March 2021
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Myoko Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 28th March 2021
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the Myoko Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
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  2020/2021
*as of Sunday 28th March 2021
2019/2020
Season
2018/2019
Season
28th March 0cm 0cm 7cm
27th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
26th March 0cm 0cm 0cm
25th March 0cm 16cm 1cm
24th March 0cm 25cm 11cm
23rd March 0cm 0cm 4cm
22nd March 0cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 0cm 41cm 23cm
Previous 14 days total 0cm 79cm 33cm
November observed snowfall total 1cm 11cm 5cm
December observed snowfall total 478cm 59cm 475cm
January observed snowfall total 431cm 248cm 648cm
February observed snowfall total 406cm 439cm 397cm
March observed snowfall total 32cm 136cm 97cm
April observed snowfall total - 12cm 83cm
May observed snowfall total - - 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 1348cm 905cm 1705cm
Myoko Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Sunday 28th March 2021
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the Myoko Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  October November December January February March April May
2021/2022 season - - - - - - - -
2020/2021 season - 1cm
[1cm]
478cm
[479cm]
431cm
[910cm]
406cm
[1316cm]
32cm
[1348cm]
- -
2019/2020 season - 11cm
[11cm]
59cm
[70cm]
248cm
[318cm]
439cm
[757cm]
136cm
[893cm]
12cm
[905cm]
-
2018/2019 season - 5cm
[5cm]
475cm
[480cm]
648cm
[1128cm]
397cm
[1525cm]
97cm
[1622cm]
83cm
[1705cm]
0cm
[1705cm]
2017/2018 season - 81cm
[81cm]
468cm
[549cm]
524cm
[1073cm]
250cm
[1323cm]
33cm
[1356cm]
6cm
[1362cm]
0cm
[1362cm]
2016/2017 season - 12cm
[12cm]
345cm
[357cm]
629cm
[986cm]
333cm
[1319cm]
157cm
[1476cm]
2cm
[1478cm]
0cm
[1478cm]
2015/2016 season - 0cm
[0cm]
140cm
[140cm]
267cm
[407cm]
326cm
[733cm]
144cm
[877cm]
1cm
[878cm]
0cm
[878cm]
2014/2015 season - 0cm
[0cm]
561cm
[561cm]
525cm
[1086cm]
317cm
[1403cm]
155cm
[1558cm]
0cm
[1558cm]
0cm
[1558cm]
2013/2014 season - 20cm
[20cm]
219cm
[239cm]
377cm
[616cm]
242cm
[858cm]
245cm
[1103cm]
10cm
[1113cm]
0cm
[1113cm]
2012/2013 season 0cm
[0cm]
17cm
[17cm]
334cm
[351cm]
508cm
[859cm]
424cm
[1283cm]
76cm
[1359cm]
11cm
[1370cm]
0cm
[1370cm]
  October November December January February March April May
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