14 Nov - snow to valley bottom
It snowed about 25cm at 800m in Hakuba, or so I'm told. Currently I'm in Lake Louise, and the picture is exactly what I'm looking at outside my window as I take the day off to study and catch up on work.
Regular Hakuba early season updates will not start until christmas as I'll be out of the country until then. In the meantime if any regular readers get out into the backcountry please drop me a note here with snowpack observations.