Global warming is even affecting Matsumoto. People working in ski resorts were sighing over little snow until mid-December and some ski areas’ openings were postponed.
But! Since Dec 16th, the temperature dropped to around -10 centigrade and great snow came.
In Hakuba, 74cm of snow fell in downtown. More than 1 meter of natural powder snow fell in mountain areas.
Norikura Highland Hot Spring Ski Resort in Matsumoto fully opened on December 19th.
See our Winter Activities page and enjoy great snow!