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Japan Ski FAQ

Japanese Ski Resorts - Your Questions Answered

New Snow in Japan

 When will it next snow in Japan?

Where is the next forecast snow going to fall?

There is snow forecast to fall in Japan over the next 2 days, in at least 50 Ski Resorts including Furano, Kiroro, Niseko, Nozawa Onsen and Rusutsu.

Find out more :- Snow Forecasts for Japanese Ski Resorts

 When did it last snow in Japan?

When was the last recorded snowfall?

We do not currently have reports of recent snowfalls from Japan but you can use the link below to view current skiing conditions in Japanese Ski Resorts.

Find out more :- Snow Reports for Japanese Ski Resorts

Snow in Japan

 How much snow is there in Japan?

Which ski area has the deepest snow?

The deepest reported snow in Japan is in Rusutsu, which reports snow depths of 16in on upper slopes and 12in lower down.

Find out more :- Latest Snow Depths for Japan

Skiing in Japan

 Which is the highest Ski Area in Japan?

Which Japanese Ski Resort is at the highest altitude?

The highest Ski Resort in Japan is Shiga Ichinose Diamond, at an alttitude of 5,249ft. The Ski Area with the highest ski lifts is that of Shiga Yakebitaiyama, with lift-served skiing up to 6,562ft.

Find out more :- Japanese Ski Resorts

 Where can I stay in Japan?

Are there hotels, chalets or apartments to rent in Japan?

We have details of 79371 Hotels, Chalets and Apartments available in Japan.

Find out more :- Search for Accommodation in Japan

 Which is the best Ski Airport for Japan?

Which airports offer the shortest transfers to Japanese Ski Resorts?

There are more than 12 airports close to Ski Resorts in Japan, which you can view on the page linked to below.

Find out more :- Asian Airports

 When do Japanese Ski Resorts open?

When does the ski season start in Japan?

Opening dates for Japanese Ski Areas vary considerably, and are dependent on local snow conditions. See our page of Japanese Ski Resort seasons.


Our Japanese Ski Resort pages include Skiing Facts, Snow Reports and Forecasts (for most major ski resorts), local accommodation and online ski hire booking (where available) for 94 Ski Resorts in Japan.

You can find the major ski stations listed on the Top Japanese Ski Resorts page, ranked according to various criteria.