Good morning from Nozawa and it's nicer this morning than it was over the rather wet weekend!
A fairly mild morning with the sun out at times, it still very much feels like autumn at the moment.
There's more rain on the way this week, with perhaps the chance of a bit of snow higher up but probably nothing significant.
Nozawa hopes to be able to open on Saturday 28th November. Read more ...
Monday 16th November 2015, 11:50am
Cloud, some blue sky, some sun
Hello from Hakuba this Monday lunchtime. Some blue sky around and a fair bit of cloud but right now the sun is out and it feels mild.
No snowfall to report at the moment with rain expected from tomorrow and through a good part of the week. That might mean some sprinkling of snow at higher elevations but nothing likely that will help any resorts for next weekend.
Below are the planned season dates for the ski and snowboard resorts around Hakuba including those in Otari... in alphabetical order.
As you can see some of the big names hoping to be open as soon as next weekend, but that is obviously going to depend on snowfall - ie. if there is any! Each of the resort names below are linked to information on SnowJapan, including weekly forecasts that are updated multiple times each day.