But! Since Dec 16th, the temperature dropped to around -10 centigrade (at Sugadaira in eastern Nagano, -23.4 was recorded!) and great snow came.
In Hakuba, 74cm of snow fell in downtown. More than 1 meter of natural powder snow fell in mountain areas and many ski resorts fully opened.
Visit our Outdoor Activities page and enjoy the white season in Nagano!