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Japanese Snow Forecasts - Saturday 3rd December 2022

Japan Snow Forecasts and Reports for Japanese Ski Resorts

Where is there snow in Japan?

Powder Alert!

Updated 03 December 07:15:28 CST

Powder Alarms and Snow Storm Warnings have been issued for at least 28 ski areas including Furano, Kagura, Madarao, Niseko and Rusutsu.

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When will it next snow in Japan?

Snow is next forecast to fall in Japan over the next 2 days, in at least 50 Ski Resorts including Furano, Kiroro, Niseko, Nozawa Onsen and Rusutsu.

How much snow is there in Japan?

The deepest reported snow in Japan is in Rusutsu, which reports snow depths of 30cm on upper slopes and 20cm lower down.

When did it last snow in Japan?

We do not currently have reports of recent snowfalls from Japan, but we hope to soon!

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Top Japanese Ski Resorts by Forecast Snow

Ski Resorts in Japan with most snow forecast in the next 7 days.
Ski Resort Forecast 7 Day
Tashiro Kagura Mitsumata108cm
Myoko Akakura / Shinakakura75cm
Teine Olympia63cm
Myoko Suginohara61cm
Kagura62cm
Myoko Pine Valley59cm
Niseko57cm
Niseko Grand Hirafu57cm
Niseko Village/Higashiyama58cm
Tengendai Kogen34cm

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Top Japanese Ski Resorts by Snow Depth

Japanese ski areas with the greatest reported snow depths.
Ski Resort Report Upper
Rusutsu30cm

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Japanese Ski Resorts - Forecast Snow Comparison

The latest snow forecasts for Ski Resorts in Japan - please note that all ski resorts can be affected by weather at short notice, and you should check with the Tourist Office before travelling.

Japanese Snow Forecasts
Ski Resort Forecast 48 HrSatSunMonTueWedThuFri 7 DaySnow Conditions
Adatara Kogen1cm 29cm -
Aizu Kogen Daikurayama1cm 20cm -
Aizu Kogen Nango-4cm -
Aizu Kogen Takatsue1cm 38cm -
Ajigasawa3cm 6cm -
Akabirayama8cm 9cm -
Akazawa---
Alts Bandai1cm31cm -
Appi Kogen11cm 40cm -
Asarigawa Onsen7cm 27cm -
Ashibetsu7cm 28cm -
Aso Choei Jinko---
Cupid Valley14cm 24cm -
Daisen Kokusai-5cm -
Dynaland-3cm -
Furano9cm 41cm -
Gala Yuzawa26cm 62cm -
Geto Kogen6cm 31cm -
Hachimantai36cm 50cm -
Hachimantai Resort36cm 50cm -
Hakuba 471cm1cm -
Hakuba Norikura3cm 8cm -
Happo One1cm1cm -
Hiba Valley-2cm -
Ipponsugi24cm 50cm -
Iwappara26cm 55cm -
Kagura20cm 62cm -
Karuizawa---
Kawaba-2cm -
Kijimadaira19cm 30cm -
Kiroro6cm 24cm -
Madarao19cm 30cm -
Maiko Kogen---
Myoko Akakura / Shinakakura26cm 75cm -
Myoko Ikenotaira23cm 47cm -
Myoko Pine Valley23cm 59cm -
Naeba-5cm -
Niseko21cm 57cm -
Niseko Annupuri15cm 25cm -
Niseko Grand Hirafu21cm 57cm -
Niseko Hanazono15cm 25cm -
Niseko Kokusai Moiwa15cm 25cm -
Norikura Kogen Onsen2cm 19cm -
Nozawa Onsen15cm 51cm -
Owani Onsen21cm 37cm -
Oze Iwakura-4cm -
Rusutsu18cm 28cm Ski Area Open
Sahoro Resort5cm 7cm -
Shiga Giant---
Shiga Hasuike---
Shiga Hoppo Bunadaira-1cm -
Shiga Okusiga Kogen-1cm -
Shiga Yakebitaiyama-1cm -
Tashiro Kagura Mitsumata29cm 108cm -
Togari Onsen16cm 23cm -
Tsugaike Kogen3cm 8cm -
Yonezawa1cm 27cm -
Yuzawa Nakazato24cm 52cm -
Yuzawa ParK24cm 52cm -
Zao-5cm -

N.B. The above table shows only the top 60 Japanese ski resorts; please use the Map in the menu above or the links below to see regions of Japan.

The Japanese snow forecast figures given here are the likely average cumulative snowfall on each day, for the specified ski resort. Local snow depths may vary considerably from slope to slope.

Off Piste and Avalanche Safety

Ski Safe : If you intend to ski or snowboard off piste in Japan, you must check conditions locally before doing so. Always check the Avalanche Risk Level and carry appropriate avalanche safety equipment at all times.

Japanese Snow Forecast Table Key

  • Snow Forecast - links to 7-Day medium-range and 14-Day long-range Snow Forecasts.
  • 48 Hours - total snowfall forecast in the next 48 hours.
  • 7 Days - total snowfall possible over the next 7 days.
  • Status - ski area status (Open/Closed/Unknown).
  • Snow Conditions - current skiing conditions.

All Snow Forecasts beyond 2 days are subject to change. The multi-day snowfall totals above are the total quantity of fresh snow expected to fall, and do NOT account for settling and compaction that will occur.

 Niigata Snow

Ski Resorts in Niigata with snow forecast in the next 7 days.
Ski Resort Forecast 7 Day
Myoko Akakura / Shinakakura75cm
Myoko Suginohara61cm
Kagura62cm
Myoko Pine Valley59cm
Gala Yuzawa62cm

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 Hokkaidō Snow

Ski Resorts in Hokkaidō with snow forecast in the next 7 days.
Ski Resort Forecast 7 Day
Teine Olympia63cm
Niseko57cm
Niseko Grand Hirafu57cm
Niseko Village/Higashiyama58cm
Furano41cm

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 Nagano Snow

Ski Resorts in Nagano with snow forecast in the next 7 days.
Ski Resort Forecast 7 Day
Nozawa Onsen51cm
Kijimadaira30cm
Togari Onsen23cm
Hakuba Norikura8cm
Tsugaike Kogen8cm

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 Shiga Snow

No significant snow is forecast for ski resorts here right now.

 Fukushima Snow

Ski Resorts in Fukushima with snow forecast in the next 7 days.
Ski Resort Forecast 7 Day
Aizu Kogen Takatsue38cm
Alts Bandai31cm
Bandai Kokusai31cm
Adatara Kogen29cm
Inawashiro24cm

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