Hakuba is on the cusp of the winter season….not yet but soon, mind you, soon!
No snow to report in the valley, only rain. Higher elevations (above 1800m) have been receiving small amounts of snow, but warm days have done a number on the build up of any base. Enthusiasts are limited to grass skiing, mountain hiking/biking, and sipping sake in the onsen.
Current forecasts are not looking overly great for any massive cold fronts yet, but as usual when it dumps it really dumps in Hakuba. 1m in 24 hrs is not unheard of.
Until the first snow arrive we eagerly wait with baited breath. When it looks like anything is forming we will be on it and report the details to the masses.