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Japanese Snow Forecasts - Thursday 27th January 2022

Japan Snow Forecasts and Reports for Japanese Ski Resorts

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, 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 250cm98in on upper slopes and 185cm73in 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
Myoko Akakura / Shinakakura63cm25in
Myoko Suginohara63cm25in
Tashiro Kagura Mitsumata103cm41in
Togari Onsen63cm25in
Cupid Valley63cm25in
Nozawa Onsen65cm26in
Biwako Valley63cm25in
Myoko Pine Valley63cm25in
Iwappara59cm23in
Yuzawa Kogen59cm23in

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Top Japanese Ski Resorts by Snow Depth

Japanese ski areas with the greatest reported snow depths.
Ski Resort Report Upper
Rusutsu250cm98in
Furano180cm71in

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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.

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Japanese Snow Forecasts
Ski Resort Forecast 48 HrThuFriSatSunMonTueWed 7 DaySnow Conditions
Adatara Kogen3cm1in 10cm4in -
Aizu Kogen Takatsue2cm1in 5cm2in -
Ajigasawa2cm1in 14cm6in -
Akabirayama5cm2in 9cm4in -
Akazawa1cm1in 3cm1in -
Akazurayama1cm-3cm1in -
Akitaken Tazawako Kogen9cm4in 31cm12in -
Amihari6cm2in 13cm5in -
Appi Kogen6cm3in 20cm8in -
Asahidake Onsen---
Ashibetsu6cm3in 30cm12in -
Aso Choei Jinko-1cm1in -
Biwako Valley16cm6in 63cm25in -
Cupid Valley16cm6in 63cm25in -
Daisen Kokusai5cm2in 26cm10in -
Furano7cm3in 39cm15in Ski Area Open
Gala Yuzawa23cm9in 78cm31in -
Geto Kogen12cm5in 37cm15in -
Gokase Highland---
Hachimantai6cm2in 13cm5in -
Hachimantai Resort6cm2in 13cm5in -
Hakuba 479cm4in 36cm14in -
Hakuba Norikura6cm2in 20cm8in -
Happo One9cm4in 36cm14in -
Hiba Valley-11cm4in -
Iwappara22cm9in 59cm23in -
Kagura23cm9in 79cm31in -
Karuizawa-3cm1in -
Kawaba6cm3in 11cm5in -
Kiroro8cm3in 61cm24in -
Kusatsu Onsen-3cm1in -
Madarao6cm2in 23cm9in -
Myoko Akakura / Shinakakura16cm6in 63cm25in -
Myoko Pine Valley16cm6in 63cm25in -
Myoko Suginohara16cm6in 63cm25in -
Naeba7cm3in 17cm7in -
Niseko16cm6in 68cm27in -
Niseko Grand Hirafu16cm6in 68cm27in -
Niseko Hanazono15cm6in 64cm25in -
Niseko Kokusai Moiwa15cm6in 64cm25in -
Niseko Village/Higashiyama15cm6in 64cm25in -
Norikura Kogen Onsen1cm1in 12cm5in -
Nozawa Onsen18cm7in 65cm26in -
Oze Iwakura6cm3in 11cm5in -
Rusutsu16cm6in 68cm27in Ski Area Open
Sahoro Resort-1cm--
Shiga Giant-2cm1in -
Shiga Hasuike-2cm1in -
Shiga Higashitateyama-2cm1in -
Shiga Hoppo Bunadaira-2cm1in -
Shiga Okusiga Kogen-2cm1in -
Shiga Yakebitaiyama-2cm1in -
Tashiro Kagura Mitsumata33cm13in 103cm41in -
Teine Olympia10cm4in 52cm21in -
Tsugaike Kogen6cm2in 20cm8in -
Ushidake Onsen---
Yonezawa8cm3in 27cm11in -
Yuzawa Kogen22cm9in 59cm23in -
Yuzawa Nakazato22cm9in 58cm23in -
Zao---

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 / Shinakakura63cm25in
Myoko Suginohara63cm25in
Cupid Valley63cm25in
Biwako Valley63cm25in
Myoko Pine Valley63cm25in

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 Hokkaidō Snow

Ski Resorts in Hokkaidō with snow forecast in the next 7 days.
Ski Resort Forecast 7 Day
Niseko Annupuri64cm25in
Niseko Hanazono64cm25in
Niseko Kokusai Moiwa64cm25in
Niseko Village/Higashiyama64cm25in
Niseko68cm27in

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 Nagano Snow

Ski Resorts in Nagano with snow forecast in the next 7 days.
Ski Resort Forecast 7 Day
Togari Onsen63cm25in
Nozawa Onsen65cm26in
Hakuba 4736cm14in
Hakuba Norikura20cm8in
Kijimadaira20cm8in

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 Shiga Snow

Ski Resorts in Shiga with snow forecast in the next 7 days.
Ski Resort Forecast 7 Day
Shiga Giant2cm1in
Shiga Hasuike2cm1in
Shiga Higashitateyama2cm1in
Shiga Hoppo Bunadaira2cm1in
Shiga Ichinose Diamond2cm1in

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 Fukushima Snow

Ski Resorts in Fukushima with snow forecast in the next 7 days.
Ski Resort Forecast 7 Day
Alts Bandai51cm20in
Bandai Kokusai50cm20in
Adatara Kogen10cm4in
Aizu Kogen Daikurayama10cm4in
Inawashiro10cm4in

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