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Japanese Snow Forecasts - Thursday 22nd February 2024

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Japan Snow Forecasts and Reports for Japanese Ski Resorts

Where is there snow in Japan?

Powder Alert!

Updated 22 February 06:11:52 UTC

Powder Alarms and Snow Storm Warnings have been issued for at least 59 ski areas including Kiroro, Madarao, Niseko, Nozawa Onsen and Rusutsu.

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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 Kiroro, Madarao, Niseko, Nozawa Onsen and Rusutsu.

How much snow is there in Japan?

We don't have any current snow depths for Japan but you can use the link below to view skiing conditions at Japanese Ski Resorts.

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
Hakuba 47103cm40in
Happo One103cm41in
Tsugaike Kogen103cm40in
Hakuba Norikura95cm37in
Myoko Suginohara80cm31in
Nozawa Onsen78cm31in
Yuzawa Kogen78cm31in
Hakuba Cortina Kokusai75cm30in

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Top Japanese Ski Resorts by Snow Depth

We have no reports of Snow from ski areas in Japan at this time.

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 HrThuFriSatSunMonTueWed 7 DaySnow Conditions
Adatara Kogen12cm5in 44cm17in -
Aizu Kogen Nango6cm2in 41cm16in -
Ajigasawa6cm2in 26cm10in -
Akabirayama1cm- 35cm14in -
Akazawa19cm8in 26cm10in -
Akazurayama9cm4in 20cm8in -
Akitaken Tazawako Kogen1cm-30cm12in -
Alts Bandai15cm6in 54cm21in -
Appi Kogen1cm-54cm21in -
Asarigawa Onsen18cm7in 54cm21in -
Ashibetsu16cm6in 38cm15in -
Bandai Kokusai15cm6in 51cm20in -
Biwako Valley28cm11in 47cm18in -
Daisen Kokusai13cm5in 24cm9in -
Furano8cm3in 34cm14in -
Gala Yuzawa28cm11in 60cm24in -
Geto Kogen1cm-51cm20in -
Gokase Highland---
Hachimantai Resort1cm1in 40cm16in -
Hakuba 4751cm20in 103cm40in -
Hakuba Norikura47cm19in 95cm37in -
Happo One51cm20in 103cm41in -
Hotaka Olympia36cm14in 68cm27in -
Iwappara28cm11in 69cm27in -
Kagura28cm11in 77cm30in -
Karuizawa26cm10in 44cm18in -
Kiroro18cm7in 56cm22in -
Kusatsu Onsen30cm12in 52cm21in -
Madarao27cm11in 60cm24in -
Myoko Akakura / Shinakakura38cm15in 68cm27in -
Myoko Pine Valley32cm12in 52cm20in -
Myoko Suginohara38cm15in 80cm31in -
Naeba17cm7in 53cm21in -
Niseko16cm6in 42cm16in -
Niseko Annupuri16cm6in 42cm16in -
Niseko Grand Hirafu16cm6in 42cm16in -
Niseko Hanazono16cm6in 43cm17in -
Niseko Kokusai Moiwa16cm6in 42cm16in -
Niseko Village/Higashiyama16cm6in 42cm16in -
Nozawa Onsen38cm15in 78cm31in -
Numajiri12cm5in 44cm17in -
Owani Onsen11cm4in 50cm20in -
Oze Iwakura16cm6in 50cm20in -
Rusutsu16cm6in 41cm16in -
Sahoro Resort1cm- 49cm19in -
Shiga Giant-12cm5in -
Shiga Hasuike-12cm5in -
Shiga Higashitateyama-12cm5in -
Shiga Hoppo Bunadaira-12cm5in -
Shiga Ichinose Diamond-12cm5in -
Shiga Okusiga Kogen-13cm5in -
Shiga Yakebitaiyama-12cm5in -
Shizukuishi1cm1in 46cm18in -
Togari Onsen38cm15in 59cm23in -
Tsubetsu5cm2in 46cm18in -
Tsugaike Kogen51cm20in 103cm40in -
Yonezawa12cm5in 44cm17in -
Yuzawa Kogen28cm11in 78cm31in -
Yuzawa ParK27cm11in 52cm21in -
Zao8cm3in 42cm16in -

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.

 Hokkaidō Snow

Ski Resorts in Hokkaidō with snow forecast in the next 7 days.
Ski Resort Forecast 7 Day
Teine Olympia58cm23in
Asarigawa Onsen54cm21in
Sahoro Resort49cm19in

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 Niigata Snow

Ski Resorts in Niigata with snow forecast in the next 7 days.
Ski Resort Forecast 7 Day
Myoko Suginohara80cm31in
Yuzawa Kogen78cm31in
Myoko Akakura / Shinakakura68cm27in
Myoko Ikenotaira61cm24in

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 Nagano Snow

Ski Resorts in Nagano with snow forecast in the next 7 days.
Ski Resort Forecast 7 Day
Hakuba 47103cm40in
Tsugaike Kogen103cm40in
Hakuba Norikura95cm37in
Nozawa Onsen78cm31in
Hakuba Cortina Kokusai75cm30in

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 Shiga Snow

Ski Resorts in Shiga with snow forecast in the next 7 days.
Ski Resort Forecast 7 Day
Shiga Okusiga Kogen13cm5in
Shiga Giant12cm5in
Shiga Hasuike12cm5in
Shiga Higashitateyama12cm5in
Shiga Hoppo Bunadaira12cm5in

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 Fukushima Snow

Ski Resorts in Fukushima with snow forecast in the next 7 days.
Ski Resort Forecast 7 Day
Alts Bandai54cm21in
Bandai Kokusai51cm20in
Aizu Kogen Takatsue50cm20in
Aizu Kogen Daikurayama46cm18in

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