We're in the middle of our first big snowstorm of the winter and getting blanketed in much needed snow. The shovels are out in town and snow-clearing efforts have begun in earnest (though I think the locals have secretly enjoyed not having to push snow around for a change!)
It actually feels like winter for the first time this year, rather than the spring-like conditions we have had up to now. Full days of snow over the last couple of days will do wonders for the slopes in all resorts, and those looking for powder will be in their element. This is more like the Japan we all know and love.
Great conditions for lessons.