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Japanese Snow Forecasts - Monday 30th January 2023

Japan Snow Forecasts and Reports for Japanese Ski Resorts

Where is there snow in Japan?

Powder Alert!

Updated 30 January 09:44:57 PST

Powder Alarms and Snow Storm Warnings have been issued for at least 42 ski areas including Appi Kogen, Furano, Kagura, Kiroro 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 100in on upper slopes and 71in 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
Iwappara58in
Yuzawa Kogen59in
Gala Yuzawa59in
Yuzawa Nakazato55in
Yuzawa ParK55in
Ipponsugi53in
Tashiro Kagura Mitsumata31in
Kagura41in
Norikura Kogen Onsen21in
Teine Olympia24in

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Top Japanese Ski Resorts by Snow Depth

Japanese ski areas with the greatest reported snow depths.
Ski Resort Report Upper
Rusutsu100in
Furano91in

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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 HrMonTueWedThuFriSatSun 7 DaySnow Conditions
Aizu Kogen Daikurayama1in 7in -
Aizu Kogen Nango2in 3in -
Aizu Kogen Takatsue1in 7in -
Ajigasawa9in 21in -
Akabirayama1in 4in -
Akazawa1in 1in -
Akitaken Tazawako Kogen4in 21in -
Alts Bandai1in 14in -
Appi Kogen4in 16in -
Asarigawa Onsen3in 15in -
Ashibetsu6in 16in -
Aso Choei Jinko---
Bandai Kokusai1in 14in -
Daisen Kokusai6in 10in -
Furano6in 25in Ski Area Open
Gala Yuzawa32in 59in -
Geto Kogen3in 9in -
Hachimantai1in 13in -
Hakuba 475in 10in -
Hakuba Norikura5in 10in -
Hakusan Sena Kogen16in 25in -
Happo One5in 10in -
Ipponsugi32in 53in -
Ishizuchi Ski Hill- 1in -
Iwappara32in 58in -
Kagura24in 41in -
Karuizawa1in 2in -
Kijimadaira5in 11in -
Kiroro3in 15in -
Kusatsu Onsen1in 6in -
Madarao5in 11in -
Maiko Kogen-- -
Myoko Suginohara24in 37in -
Naeba3in 11in -
Niseko2in 10in -
Niseko Annupuri2in 10in -
Niseko Grand Hirafu2in 10in -
Niseko Hanazono2in 10in -
Niseko Kokusai Moiwa2in 10in -
Niseko Village/Higashiyama2in 10in -
Norikura Kogen Onsen6in 21in -
Nozawa Onsen24in 38in -
Owani Onsen6in 19in -
Rusutsu1in 8in Ski Area Open
Sahoro Resort-9in -
Shiga Giant-1in -
Shiga Hasuike-1in -
Shiga Higashitateyama-1in -
Shiga Hoppo Bunadaira-1in -
Shiga Ichinose Diamond-1in -
Shiga Okusiga Kogen-1in -
Shiga Yakebitaiyama-1in -
Tashiro Kagura Mitsumata9in 31in -
Togari Onsen24in 38in -
Tsubetsu1in 3in -
Tsugaike Kogen5in 10in -
Ushidake Onsen1in 1in -
Yonezawa7in 22in -
Yuzawa Nakazato32in 55in -
Yuzawa ParK32in 55in -

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 out of bounds 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
Iwappara58in
Yuzawa Kogen59in
Gala Yuzawa59in
Yuzawa Nakazato55in
Ipponsugi53in

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 Hokkaidō Snow

Ski Resorts in Hokkaidō with snow forecast in the next 7 days.
Ski Resort Forecast 7 Day
Teine Olympia24in
Furano25in
Asarigawa Onsen15in
Ashibetsu16in
Niseko10in

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 Nagano Snow

Ski Resorts in Nagano with snow forecast in the next 7 days.
Ski Resort Forecast 7 Day
Nozawa Onsen38in
Togari Onsen38in
Minowa9in
Hakuba Cortina Kokusai9in
Hotaka Olympia6in

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 Shiga Snow

Ski Resorts in Shiga with snow forecast in the next 7 days.
Ski Resort Forecast 7 Day
Shiga Giant1in
Shiga Hasuike1in
Shiga Higashitateyama1in
Shiga Hoppo Bunadaira1in
Shiga Ichinose Diamond1in

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 Fukushima Snow

Ski Resorts in Fukushima with snow forecast in the next 7 days.
Ski Resort Forecast 7 Day
Alts Bandai14in
Bandai Kokusai14in
Inawashiro12in
Adatara Kogen6in
Aizu Kogen Daikurayama7in

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