From the forums at snowjapan.com

It looks deeper than normal for the first dump, but its two weeks later than last year. Conversely, the snow was much earlier than normal for some of the peaks in south Nagano.

They got 30cm at Yokoteyama at Shiga Kogen, the biggest first snowfall there in about thirty years.

Looking north towards Hakuba.

Top of Yarigatake