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Japanese Snow Reports and Conditions - Monday 30th January 2023

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 30 January 02:31:47 UTC

Powder Alarms and Snow Storm Warnings have been issued for at least 37 ski areas including Furano, Happo One, Kagura, Madarao and Nozawa Onsen.

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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, 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 255cm100in on upper slopes and 180cm71in 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 Monday 30th January 2023.

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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
Adatara Kogen-Forecast2cm1in 16cm6in
Aizu Kogen Takatsue-Forecast2cm1in 17cm7in
Ajigasawa-Forecast19cm7in 37cm15in
Akabirayama-Forecast1cm1in 8cm3in
Akazawa-Forecast1cm- 2cm1in
Akitaken Tazawako Kogen-Forecast9cm3in 47cm19in
Alts Bandai-Forecast2cm1in 34cm13in
Amihari-Forecast3cm1in 32cm12in
Appi Kogen-Forecast7cm3in 36cm14in
Asahidake Onsen-Forecast--
Ashibetsu-Forecast4cm2in 27cm10in
Aso Choei Jinko-Forecast--
Biwako Valley-Forecast11cm4in 37cm15in
Cupid Valley-Forecast11cm4in 37cm14in
Daisen Kokusai-Forecast14cm6in 26cm10in
Furano230cm91in-Forecast9cm4in 56cm22in
Gala Yuzawa-Forecast37cm15in 67cm26in
Geto Kogen-Forecast6cm2in 19cm8in
Hachimantai Resort-Forecast3cm1in 35cm14in
Hakuba 47-Forecast9cm4in 22cm9in
Hakuba Norikura-Forecast9cm4in 22cm9in
Hakusan Sena Kogen-Forecast26cm10in 49cm19in
Happo One-Forecast9cm4in 22cm9in
Hiba Valley-Forecast11cm4in 15cm6in
Inawashiro-Forecast2cm1in 30cm12in
Ipponsugi-Forecast39cm15in 89cm35in
Iwappara-Forecast39cm15in 95cm38in
Kagura-Forecast26cm10in 62cm24in
Karuizawa-Forecast3cm1in 4cm2in
Kijimadaira-Forecast8cm3in 24cm10in
Kiroro-Forecast7cm3in 38cm15in
Kusatsu Onsen-Forecast3cm1in 15cm6in
Madarao-Forecast8cm3in 24cm10in
Myoko Akakura / Shinakakura-Forecast22cm9in 57cm23in
Myoko Pine Valley-Forecast22cm9in 56cm22in
Myoko Suginohara-Forecast22cm9in 57cm23in
Naeba-Forecast6cm2in 25cm10in
Niseko-Forecast2cm1in 23cm9in
Niseko Grand Hirafu-Forecast2cm1in 23cm9in
Niseko Hanazono-Forecast2cm1in 23cm9in
Niseko Kokusai Moiwa-Forecast2cm1in 23cm9in
Niseko Village/Higashiyama-Forecast2cm1in 23cm9in
Norikura Kogen Onsen-Forecast12cm5in 52cm20in
Nozawa Onsen-Forecast26cm10in 56cm22in
Oze Iwakura-Forecast6cm2in 22cm9in
Rusutsu255cm100in-Forecast1cm1in 20cm8in
Sahoro Resort-Forecast-22cm9in
Shiga Giant-Forecast1cm-1cm1in
Shiga Hasuike-Forecast1cm-1cm1in
Shiga Higashitateyama-Forecast1cm-1cm1in
Shiga Hoppo Bunadaira-Forecast1cm-1cm1in
Shiga Okusiga Kogen-Forecast1cm-2cm1in
Shiga Yakebitaiyama-Forecast1cm-1cm1in
Tsugaike Kogen-Forecast9cm4in 22cm9in
Ushidake Onsen-Forecast2cm1in 2cm1in
Yonezawa-Forecast8cm3in 46cm18in
Yuzawa Kogen-Forecast37cm15in 67cm26in
Yuzawa Nakazato-Forecast39cm15in 95cm37in
Zao-Forecast1cm1in 2cm1in

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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