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Japanese Snow Forecasts - Tuesday 7th February 2023

Japan Snow Forecasts and Reports for Japanese Ski Resorts

Where is there snow in Japan?

Powder Alert!

Updated 07 February 05:32:33 UTC

Powder Alarms and Snow Storm Warnings have been issued for at least 8 ski areas including Akitaken Tazawako Kogen, Furano, Myoko Akakura / Shinakakura, Myoko Ikenotaira and Myoko Suginohara.

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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, Happo One, Kiroro, Madarao and Nozawa Onsen.

How much snow is there in Japan?

The deepest reported snow in Japan is in Rusutsu, which reports snow depths of 280cm110in on upper slopes and 195cm77in 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 Suginohara49cm19in
Happo One47cm18in
Myoko Akakura / Shinakakura45cm18in
Hakuba 4744cm17in
Tsugaike Kogen44cm17in
Norikura Kogen Onsen42cm17in
Hakuba Cortina Kokusai41cm16in
Furano37cm14in
Naeba37cm15in
Hakuba Norikura36cm14in

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Top Japanese Ski Resorts by Snow Depth

Japanese ski areas with the greatest reported snow depths.
Ski Resort Report Upper
Rusutsu280cm110in
Furano255cm100in

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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 HrTueWedThuFriSatSunMon 7 DaySnow Conditions
Adatara Kogen2cm1in 22cm9in -
Aizu Kogen Takatsue2cm1in 32cm12in -
Ajigasawa1cm-11cm4in -
Akabirayama1cm-11cm4in -
Akazawa2cm1in 5cm2in -
Akitaken Tazawako Kogen2cm1in 15cm6in -
Alts Bandai-24cm10in -
Amihari3cm1in 13cm5in -
Appi Kogen4cm2in 9cm4in -
Asahidake Onsen---
Ashibetsu3cm1in 19cm8in -
Aso Choei Jinko---
Biwako Valley10cm4in 22cm9in -
Cupid Valley10cm4in 19cm8in -
Daisen Kokusai6cm2in 8cm3in -
Furano6cm3in 37cm14in Ski Area Open
Gala Yuzawa6cm2in 27cm11in -
Geto Kogen3cm1in 9cm4in -
Hachimantai Resort1cm1in 5cm2in -
Hakuba 476cm2in 44cm17in -
Hakuba Norikura6cm2in 36cm14in -
Hakusan Sena Kogen4cm2in 7cm3in -
Happo One6cm2in 47cm18in -
Hiba Valley-1cm--
Inawashiro-26cm10in -
Ipponsugi1cm1in 12cm5in -
Iwappara6cm2in 27cm11in -
Kagura5cm2in 27cm11in -
Karuizawa-17cm7in -
Kawaba-21cm8in -
Kijimadaira5cm2in 24cm9in -
Kiroro3cm1in 16cm6in -
Kusatsu Onsen-28cm11in -
Madarao5cm2in 19cm8in -
Myoko Akakura / Shinakakura13cm5in 45cm18in -
Myoko Pine Valley13cm5in 34cm13in -
Myoko Suginohara13cm5in 49cm19in -
Naeba-37cm15in -
Niseko-8cm3in -
Niseko Grand Hirafu-8cm3in -
Niseko Hanazono-8cm3in -
Niseko Kokusai Moiwa-8cm3in -
Niseko Village/Higashiyama-8cm3in -
Norikura Kogen Onsen3cm1in 42cm17in -
Nozawa Onsen5cm2in 26cm10in -
Oze Iwakura-19cm7in -
Rusutsu-4cm2in Ski Area Open
Sahoro Resort-4cm2in -
Shiga Giant---
Shiga Hasuike---
Shiga Higashitateyama---
Shiga Hoppo Bunadaira---
Shiga Okusiga Kogen---
Shiga Yakebitaiyama---
Tsugaike Kogen6cm2in 44cm17in -
Ushidake Onsen---
Yonezawa1cm- 10cm4in -
Yuzawa Kogen1cm1in 17cm7in -
Yuzawa Nakazato6cm2in 33cm13in -
Zao3cm1in 26cm10in -

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 Suginohara49cm19in
Myoko Akakura / Shinakakura45cm18in
Naeba37cm15in
Myoko Ikenotaira34cm13in
Myoko Pine Valley34cm13in

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 Hokkaidō Snow

Ski Resorts in Hokkaidō with snow forecast in the next 7 days.
Ski Resort Forecast 7 Day
Furano37cm14in
Ashibetsu19cm8in
Teine Olympia18cm7in
Asarigawa Onsen16cm6in
Niseko8cm3in

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 Nagano Snow

Ski Resorts in Nagano with snow forecast in the next 7 days.
Ski Resort Forecast 7 Day
Hakuba 4744cm17in
Tsugaike Kogen44cm17in
Hakuba Cortina Kokusai41cm16in
Hakuba Norikura36cm14in
Minowa35cm14in

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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 Takatsue32cm12in
Aizu Kogen Daikurayama29cm11in
Inawashiro26cm10in
Alts Bandai24cm10in
Bandai Kokusai24cm10in

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