Hi, we are planning a skiing trip to Nagano in December this year. Is Dec 16 a safe enough date for us to have some snow for skiing by then?
It’s hard to say as the weather changes every year, but last year most of Hakuba’s resorts opened on the 15th of December. That may be cutting it close for your trip, so if you can’t push back the date then you may want to visit Karuizawa Prince Ski Resort, which opens in early November (thanks to its snow-making machines).
I hope that helps.