Surprisingly from 8:00 is started snowing and then it DUMPED. In a matter of an hour the snowfall transformed the region into….winter. Here is a short edit driving through Hirafu Village to Kutchan and back.
After clearing our snow station at 6:30 by 11:00 we had a solid 10cm of accumulation. Of course much more would have fallen at higher elevations and undoubtedly we will see some keensters putting some turns in 😉
The week ahead is looking promising with cold temperatures but there are also a few warm days with rain events but overall things are looking promising for the scheduled opening of the resorts next week.