I hit up Kokusai on Nov 23. Couldn't have asked for better conditions considering the relatively little snowfall we've received. We got 5cm of fresh, very little wind, and not a cloud in the sky. Lovely weather
Dreampow, you'll be 1st on my list if I'm in Nagano. I guess we're pretty spoiled in Sapporo, I can get on the train and be at my local (Teine) in about an hour.
We got a good, but brief, load of snow today. I'm looking forward to riding it in the BC at Daisetsuzan. Should be a cold one tomorrow around -19C