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Japanese Snow Reports and Conditions - Thursday 8th December 2022

Japan Snow Reports

Where has it snowed in Japan? Snow depths and current snow conditions for Japanese Ski Resorts.

Where is there snow in Japan?

Powder Alert!

Updated 08 December 04:51:38 GMT

Powder Alarms and Snow Storm Warnings have been issued for at least 30 ski areas including Furano, Kagura, Kiroro, Madarao and Niseko.

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When will it next snow in Japan?

There is snow 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 50cm20in on upper slopes and 40cm16in 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!

Snow Reports for Japan. Collected Thursday 8th December 2022.

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Japanese Ski Resorts - Current Snow Comparison

Last reported snow conditions 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 Reports
Ski Resort Report Up HighLast SnowForecast 48 Hr 7 Day
Aizu Kogen Takatsue-Forecast26cm10in 28cm11in
Ajigasawa-Forecast--
Akabirayama-Forecast1cm-5cm2in
Akazawa-Forecast--
Akazurayama-Forecast--
Akitaken Tazawako Kogen-Forecast17cm7in 47cm18in
Appi Kogen-Forecast17cm7in 27cm11in
Arai-Forecast--
Asahidake Onsen-Forecast--
Asarigawa Onsen-Forecast13cm5in 20cm8in
Ashibetsu-Forecast10cm4in 25cm10in
Biwako Valley-Forecast19cm8in 38cm15in
Cupid Valley-Forecast2cm1in 24cm10in
Daisen Kokusai-Forecast1cm-10cm4in
Dynaland-Forecast7cm3in 7cm3in
Furano40cm16in-Forecast23cm9in 34cm13in
Gala Yuzawa-Forecast28cm11in 55cm22in
Geihoku Kokusai-Forecast-4cm2in
Geto Kogen-Forecast13cm5in 21cm8in
Gokase Highland-Forecast-1cm-
Hachimantai Resort-Forecast9cm4in 21cm8in
Hakuba 47-Forecast1cm-9cm4in
Hakuba Norikura-Forecast3cm1in 28cm11in
Hakusan Sena Kogen-Forecast3cm1in 19cm8in
Happo One-Forecast1cm-9cm4in
Hiba Valley-Forecast-5cm2in
Hotaka Olympia-Forecast1cm-7cm3in
Iwappara-Forecast26cm10in 64cm25in
Kagura-Forecast20cm8in 62cm25in
Karuizawa-Forecast-2cm1in
Kawaba-Forecast--
Kiroro-Forecast13cm5in 22cm9in
Kusatsu Onsen-Forecast-4cm1in
Madarao-Forecast17cm6in 58cm23in
Myoko Akakura / Shinakakura-Forecast34cm14in 82cm32in
Myoko Pine Valley-Forecast32cm13in 90cm35in
Naeba-Forecast12cm5in 17cm7in
Niseko-Forecast22cm9in 41cm16in
Niseko Annupuri-Forecast22cm9in 46cm18in
Niseko Grand Hirafu-Forecast22cm9in 41cm16in
Niseko Hanazono-Forecast7cm3in 9cm4in
Niseko Kokusai Moiwa-Forecast7cm3in 9cm3in
Niseko Village/Higashiyama-Forecast22cm9in 46cm18in
Norikura Kogen Onsen-Forecast12cm5in 37cm14in
Nozawa Onsen-Forecast5cm2in 41cm16in
Owani Onsen-Forecast12cm5in 34cm13in
Rusutsu50cm20in-Forecast7cm3in 9cm4in
Sahoro Resort-Forecast-1cm-
Shiga Giant-Forecast-4cm1in
Shiga Hasuike-Forecast-4cm1in
Shiga Higashitateyama-Forecast-4cm1in
Shiga Hoppo Bunadaira-Forecast-4cm1in
Shizukuishi-Forecast9cm4in 22cm9in
Tashiro Kagura Mitsumata-Forecast54cm21in 72cm28in
Teine Olympia-Forecast24cm9in 48cm19in
Tsugaike Kogen-Forecast3cm1in 28cm11in
Utopia Saioto-Forecast--
Yuzawa Kogen-Forecast26cm10in 64cm25in
Yuzawa ParK-Forecast18cm7in 55cm22in
Zao-Forecast3cm1in 3cm1in

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 Report Table Key

  • Snow Report - link to the full Snow Report for the named Japanese Ski Resort.
  • Depth(U) - last reported Upper Snow Depth.
  • Last Snow - date of last reported snowfall.
  • Status - ski area status (Open/Closed/Unknown).
  • Forecast - link to the full 7 and 14-Day Snow Forecast.
  • 48 Hours - total snowfall expected in the next 48 hours.
  • 7 Days - total snowfall possible over the next 7 days.

All Snow Reports are subject to change. The snow depths given are indicative only of the limited measurements made available by the ski areas concerned, and snow depth and quality will vary substantially from slope to slope.

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