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Japanese Snow Forecasts - Wednesday 21st February 2024

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Japan Snow Forecasts and Reports for Japanese Ski Resorts

Where is there snow in Japan?

Powder Alert!

Updated 21 February 15:05:33 GMT

Powder Alarms and Snow Storm Warnings have been issued for at least 59 ski areas including Kiroro, Madarao, Niseko, Nozawa Onsen 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 Happo One, Kagura, Madarao, Nozawa Onsen and Rusutsu.

How much snow is there in Japan?

We don't have any current snow depths for Japan but you can use the link below to view skiing conditions at Japanese Ski Resorts.

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
Happo One109cm43in
Hakuba 47107cm42in
Tsugaike Kogen107cm42in
Hakuba Norikura102cm40in
Myoko Suginohara88cm35in
Nozawa Onsen87cm34in
Tengendai Kogen82cm32in
Yuzawa Kogen82cm32in
Tashiro Kagura Mitsumata81cm32in
Hakuba Cortina Kokusai78cm31in

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Top Japanese Ski Resorts by Snow Depth

We have no reports of Snow from ski areas in Japan at this time.

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 HrWedThuFriSatSunMonTue 7 DaySnow Conditions
Adatara Kogen21cm8in 63cm25in -
Aizu Kogen Nango16cm6in 50cm20in -
Ajigasawa15cm6in 32cm13in -
Akabirayama10cm4in 32cm12in -
Akazawa8cm3in 33cm13in -
Akazurayama2cm1in 27cm11in -
Akitaken Tazawako Kogen15cm6in 36cm14in -
Alts Bandai29cm11in 71cm28in -
Appi Kogen22cm9in 55cm22in -
Asarigawa Onsen14cm6in 46cm18in -
Ashibetsu13cm5in 35cm14in -
Bandai Kokusai29cm11in 68cm27in -
Biwako Valley41cm16in 62cm25in -
Daisen Kokusai13cm5in 23cm9in -
Furano7cm3in 36cm14in -
Gala Yuzawa32cm13in 66cm26in -
Geto Kogen17cm7in 46cm18in -
Gokase Highland---
Hachimantai Resort10cm4in 32cm13in -
Hakuba 4743cm17in 107cm42in -
Hakuba Norikura41cm16in 102cm40in -
Happo One45cm18in 109cm43in -
Hotaka Olympia31cm12in 73cm29in -
Iwappara30cm12in 72cm28in -
Kagura25cm10in 77cm30in -
Karuizawa19cm8in 50cm20in -
Kiroro14cm6in 48cm19in -
Kusatsu Onsen23cm9in 57cm23in -
Madarao30cm12in 68cm27in -
Myoko Akakura / Shinakakura46cm18in 78cm31in -
Myoko Pine Valley34cm14in 58cm23in -
Myoko Suginohara46cm18in 88cm35in -
Naeba15cm6in 53cm21in -
Niseko16cm6in 38cm15in -
Niseko Annupuri16cm6in 38cm15in -
Niseko Grand Hirafu16cm6in 38cm15in -
Niseko Hanazono16cm6in 38cm15in -
Niseko Kokusai Moiwa16cm6in 38cm15in -
Niseko Village/Higashiyama16cm6in 38cm15in -
Nozawa Onsen47cm19in 87cm34in -
Numajiri21cm8in 64cm25in -
Owani Onsen24cm9in 57cm22in -
Oze Iwakura14cm6in 51cm20in -
Rusutsu16cm6in 38cm15in -
Sahoro Resort4cm1in 49cm19in -
Shiga Giant-28cm11in -
Shiga Hasuike-28cm11in -
Shiga Higashitateyama-28cm11in -
Shiga Hoppo Bunadaira-28cm11in -
Shiga Ichinose Diamond-28cm11in -
Shiga Okusiga Kogen-28cm11in -
Shiga Yakebitaiyama-28cm11in -
Shizukuishi22cm9in 50cm20in -
Togari Onsen47cm19in 71cm28in -
Tsubetsu4cm2in 48cm19in -
Tsugaike Kogen43cm17in 107cm42in -
Yonezawa26cm10in 71cm28in -
Yuzawa Kogen32cm13in 82cm32in -
Yuzawa ParK22cm9in 45cm18in -
Zao23cm9in 71cm28in -

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.

 Hokkaidō Snow

Ski Resorts in Hokkaidō with snow forecast in the next 7 days.
Ski Resort Forecast 7 Day
Kagura77cm30in
Sahoro Resort49cm19in
Kiroro48cm19in
Teine Olympia48cm19in
Tsubetsu48cm19in

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 Niigata Snow

Ski Resorts in Niigata with snow forecast in the next 7 days.
Ski Resort Forecast 7 Day
Myoko Suginohara88cm35in
Yuzawa Kogen82cm32in
Myoko Akakura / Shinakakura78cm31in
Iwappara72cm28in
Cupid Valley68cm27in

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 Nagano Snow

Ski Resorts in Nagano with snow forecast in the next 7 days.
Ski Resort Forecast 7 Day
Hakuba 47107cm42in
Tsugaike Kogen107cm42in
Hakuba Norikura102cm40in
Nozawa Onsen87cm34in
Hakuba Cortina Kokusai78cm31in

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 Shiga Snow

Ski Resorts in Shiga with snow forecast in the next 7 days.
Ski Resort Forecast 7 Day
Shiga Giant28cm11in
Shiga Hasuike28cm11in
Shiga Higashitateyama28cm11in
Shiga Hoppo Bunadaira28cm11in
Shiga Ichinose Diamond28cm11in

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 Fukushima Snow

Ski Resorts in Fukushima with snow forecast in the next 7 days.
Ski Resort Forecast 7 Day
Alts Bandai71cm28in
Bandai Kokusai68cm27in
Aizu Kogen Daikurayama67cm26in
Inawashiro66cm26in
Aizu Kogen Takatsue64cm25in

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