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Japanese Snow Forecasts - Thursday 9th December 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 week, 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 Nozawa Onsen, which reports snow depths of 40cm16in on upper slopes.

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
Tashiro Kagura Mitsumata56cm22in
Happo One51cm20in
Hakuba 4750cm20in
Tengendai Kogen37cm15in
Furano34cm14in
Kagura32cm13in
Niseko32cm13in
Niseko Annupuri32cm13in
Niseko Grand Hirafu32cm13in
Niseko Hanazono32cm13in

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Top Japanese Ski Resorts by Snow Depth

Japanese ski areas with the greatest reported snow depths.
Ski Resort Report Upper
Nozawa Onsen40cm16in
Furano38cm15in
Rusutsu25cm10in

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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
Aizu Kogen Daikurayama-12cm5in -
Aizu Kogen Nango-2cm1in -
Aizu Kogen Takahata-5cm2in -
Akazurayama---
Alts Bandai-30cm12in -
Amihari-26cm10in -
Appi Kogen-25cm10in -
Arai---
Asahidake Onsen---
Bandai Kokusai-30cm12in -
Dynaland-2cm1in -
Furano-34cm14in Ski Area Open
Gala Yuzawa-25cm10in -
Geihoku Kokusai---
Gokase Highland---
Hachimantai-26cm10in -
Hakuba 47-50cm20in -
Hakuba Cortina Kokusai-1cm--
Hakusan Sena Kogen-12cm5in -
Happo One-51cm20in -
Hiba Valley-1cm--
Ipponsugi-22cm9in -
Ishizuchi Ski Hill---
Iwappara-25cm10in -
Kagura1cm- 32cm13in -
Karuizawa---
Kawaba-13cm5in -
Kijimadaira-7cm3in -
Kiroro-21cm8in -
Kusatsu Onsen---
Madarao-7cm3in -
Maiko Kogen---
Minowa---
Myoko Akakura / Shinakakura1cm-28cm11in -
Myoko Ikenotaira-7cm3in -
Myoko Pine Valley-24cm9in -
Myoko Suginohara1cm-28cm11in -
Naeba-13cm5in -
Niseko-32cm13in -
Niseko Annupuri-32cm13in -
Niseko Grand Hirafu-32cm13in -
Nozawa Onsen-20cm8in Ski Area Open
Numajiri-6cm2in -
Owani Onsen-7cm3in -
Rusutsu-30cm12in Ski Area Open
Sahoro Resort-1cm- -
Shiga Hoppo Bunadaira-2cm1in -
Shiga Ichinose Diamond-2cm1in -
Shiga Maruike-2cm1in -
Shiga Okusiga Kogen-2cm1in -
Tashiro Kagura Mitsumata-56cm22in -
Tengendai Kogen-37cm15in -
Togakushi-8cm3in -
Togari Onsen-20cm8in -
Tsubetsu-4cm1in -
Tsugaike Kogen-8cm3in -
Ushidake Onsen---
Utopia Saioto---
Yuzawa Kogen-25cm10in -
Yuzawa ParK-25cm10in -

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
Kagura32cm13in
Myoko Akakura / Shinakakura28cm11in
Myoko Suginohara28cm11in
Gala Yuzawa25cm10in
Iwappara25cm10in

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 Hokkaidō Snow

Ski Resorts in Hokkaidō with snow forecast in the next 7 days.
Ski Resort Forecast 7 Day
Furano34cm14in
Niseko32cm13in
Niseko Annupuri32cm13in
Niseko Grand Hirafu32cm13in
Niseko Hanazono32cm13in

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 Nagano Snow

Ski Resorts in Nagano with snow forecast in the next 7 days.
Ski Resort Forecast 7 Day
Hakuba 4750cm20in
Nozawa Onsen20cm8in
Togari Onsen20cm8in
Hakuba Norikura8cm3in
Togakushi8cm3in

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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 Bandai30cm12in
Bandai Kokusai30cm12in
Aizu Kogen Daikurayama12cm5in
Inawashiro12cm5in
Adatara Kogen6cm3in

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