Our bold prediction that we’d be open from today have… not come true :(
Just a dusting of snow overnight and it’s currently snowing lightly from a thin layer of cloud. The sun is almost shining through the cloud and melting the snow flakes almost as soon as they hit the ground.
It’s supposed to snow lightly today and then hopefully a little more heavily overnight.
There’s still a foot or so of snow up on the mountain but nothing at the base. I can’t see them opening the lifts until there’s a good covering down low. Might be a few more days wait yet!
Conditions Observed in Hirafu Village at 8.39am 28 November:
New snow last 24 hours >> 1cm
Total snow at base >> 0cm
Temperature at base >> 0°C
Temperature at 820m >> -3°C