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Japanese Snow Forecasts - Wednesday 20th January 2021

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 21 Ski Resorts including Furano, Kiroro, Niseko, Niseko Grand Hirafu and Rusutsu.

How much snow is there in Japan?

The deepest reported snow in Japan is in Nozawa Onsen, which reports snow depths of 300cm118in on upper slopes and 160cm63in 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 10 Japanese Ski Resorts by Snow Depth

Ski Resorts in Japan with the deepest reported Snow.
Ski Resort Report Valley Depth^
Nozawa Onsen160cm63in300cm118in
Rusutsu160cm63in240cm94in
Furano110cm43in165cm65in
Hakuba 47
Happo One
Kagura
Kiroro
Madarao
Niseko-
Niseko Grand Hirafu-

Top 10 Japanese Ski Resorts by Forecast Snow

Ski Resorts in Japan by snow forecast in the next two days.
Ski Resort Forecast 48HrWedThuFriSatSunMonTue 7Day
Akitaken Tazawako Kogen16cm6in 19cm8in
Niseko15cm6in 16cm6in
Niseko Annupuri15cm6in 16cm6in
Niseko Grand Hirafu15cm6in 16cm6in
Niseko Hanazono15cm6in 16cm6in
Niseko Kokusai Moiwa15cm6in 16cm6in
Niseko Village/Higashiyama15cm6in 16cm6in
Rusutsu15cm6in 16cm6in
Amihari4cm2in 5cm2in
Hachimantai4cm2in 5cm2in

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 48HrWedThuFriSatSunMonTue 7DaySnow Conditions
Adatara Kogen-19cm8in -
Aizu Kogen Daikurayama1cm-15cm6in -
Aizu Kogen Nango-2cm1in -
Aizu Kogen Takahata-8cm3in -
Aizu Kogen Takatsue-9cm4in -
Ajigasawa5cm2in 5cm2in -
Akabirayama-1cm--
Akazawa-15cm6in -
Akazurayama-5cm2in -
Akitaken Tazawako Kogen16cm6in 19cm8in -
Alts Bandai2cm1in 15cm6in -
Amihari4cm2in 5cm2in -
Appi Kogen3cm1in 3cm1in -
Aso Choei Jinko---
Bandai Kokusai2cm1in 15cm6in -
Biwako Valley-4cm2in -
Dynaland-4cm1in -
Furano4cm1in 6cm2in Ski Area Open
Gala Yuzawa3cm1in 8cm3in -
Hakuba 47-20cm8in -
Happo One-20cm8in -
Hotaka Olympia-2cm1in -
Inawashiro1cm-16cm6in -
Kagura3cm1in 23cm9in -
Karuizawa-8cm3in -
Kawaba-20cm8in -
Kiroro9cm4in 12cm5in -
Madarao-13cm5in -
Maiko Kogen---
Myoko Akakura / Shinakakura-18cm7in -
Myoko Ikenotaira-6cm2in -
Myoko Pine Valley-15cm6in -
Myoko Suginohara-18cm7in -
Naeba-20cm8in -
Niseko15cm6in 16cm6in -
Niseko Annupuri15cm6in 16cm6in -
Niseko Grand Hirafu15cm6in 16cm6in -
Niseko Kokusai Moiwa15cm6in 16cm6in -
Niseko Village/Higashiyama15cm6in 16cm6in -
Norikura Kogen Onsen-49cm19in -
Nozawa Onsen-1cm- Ski Area Open
Oze Iwakura-1cm1in -
Rusutsu15cm6in 16cm6in Ski Area Open
Sahoro Resort---
Shiga Giant-5cm2in -
Shiga Hasuike-5cm2in -
Shiga Higashitateyama-5cm2in -
Shiga Hoppo Bunadaira-5cm2in -
Shiga Ichinose Diamond-5cm2in -
Shiga Maruike-5cm2in -
Shiga Okusiga Kogen-5cm2in -
Shiga Yakebitaiyama-5cm2in -
Shizukuishi4cm2in 5cm2in -
Tashiro Kagura Mitsumata8cm3in 13cm5in -
Teine Olympia7cm3in 13cm5in -
Togakushi-31cm12in -
Togari Onsen-1cm- -
Tsubetsu-3cm1in -
Tsugaike Kogen-24cm10in -
Zao-15cm6in -

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.

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