*12cm of fresh snow has fallen in the last 24hrs in Hirafu Village. At 7:00 today the temperature was -9°C.Another decent top up over the last 24 hours – expects some deep wind blown powder stashes up there. Wild weather has been predicted today all over Japan and particularly in the north. Strong winds, heavy snowfall and extremely cold temperatures are expected. Presently at village level things seem ok. Caution is advised out there try and ski/ board with a friend or in a group and look out for you fellow skiers and boarders out there. Face masks and an extra layer is the go!