I’m currently seeking opinion or suggestion on where should I go if I wanted to experience some snow? I’m planning for a trip to Japan late November 2019. Can you suggest a place or a resort that will enable us to experience snow? Is there any resort operators that will be open in November?
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Thanks for contacting us with your question about Nagano.
The earliest ski resort to open in Nagano is Karuizawa Prince Snow Resort, which usually opens in early November of each year. Snow activities usually begin around late December, so until then your only options would be skiing or snowboarding.
Another place to see snow would be Senjojiki Cirque, which sits at the top of Komagatake Ropeway in the Central Japanese Alps. Being over 2,600 meters high, it gets covered in snow and frost by mid-November. It also has great views of the Southern Japanese Alps across the Ina Valley. For a closer look at the area, see this blog from last April.
I hope that helps answer your question. Let me know if I can answer anything else.