Fresh Snow in Hirafu

Temperatures dropped considerably overnight and this morning the light rain in Hirafu village was falling as snow higher up on the mountain.

The new Hirafu Mountain Center, 15 November 2012

The new Hirafu Mountain Center, 15 November 2012

SNOW!!!!, 15 November 2012

SNOW!!!!, 15 November 2012

Looking up from the Kogen ski run, 15 November 2012

Looking up from the Kogen ski run, 15 November 2012

The snow line was visible at around 700m the lowest it has reached so far for the 2012-13 season.

The latest additions to the upper village - Chalet Ivy and the Hirafu Mountain Center, 15 November 2012

The latest additions to the upper village – Chalet Ivy and the Hirafu Mountain Center, 15 November 2012

Hirafu snowline, 15 November 2012

Hirafu snowline, 15 November 2012

Family course and fresh snow, 15 November 2012

Family course and fresh snow, 15 November 2012

Snowline panorama, 15 November 2012

Snowline panorama, 15 November 2012

Great to see snow again after the long spell of rainy weather. First snowfall in Hirafu village is getting closer…..could be any day now. First tracks? Who knows.