Here are some shots from Togakushi on a visit there January 27-28. After over a week of daily snow, the pack was well over a meter. Quiet and beautiful. A few days later however, the build-up caused power outages, a major bridge in the prefecture to collapse and an avalanche to take out a mountain-side onsen, sadly killing three (Bloomberg report).
February 7, 2012
Snow hits Togakushi, Nagano ken