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Japan - Ski Resort Opening Dates

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Opening and Season Dates for Japanese Ski Resorts

When do Ski Areas open in Japan?

The table below gives the planned opening dates for a number of Japanese ski resorts.

Please Note :- All Ski Areas are subject to rapidly changing snow, weather and road conditions - and other operational constraints - and actual opening dates and times often change considerably from planned.

You can find the reported and forecast snow and weather for Japan on J2Ski, but you should always double-check the latest conditions with the Tourist Office before travelling.

Ski Season Dates for Ski Resorts in Japan
Ski ResortPlanned OpeningPlanned Closing
Alts Bandaiearly DecemberEarly April
Appi Kogenearly DecemberEarly May
Daisen Kokusaimid DecemberMid March
Hakuba Cortina Kokusailate NovemberEarly May
Hakuba Norikuralate NovemberEarly May
Happo Oneearly DecemberEarly May
Inawashiromid DecemberEarly April
Myoko Akakura / Shinakakuramid DecemberLate March
Myoko Suginoharamid DecemberLate March
Naebalate NovemberLate May
Nisekolate NovemberEarly May
Niseko Kokusai Moiwalate November-
Nozawa Onsenearly DecemberEarly May
Rusutsulate NovemberEarly April
Sahoro Resortearly DecemberMid April
Shiga Yakebitaiyamamid NovemberEarly May
Shizukuishiearly DecemberMid April
Tsugaike Kogenlate NovemberEarly May
Zaoearly DecemberLate April