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Japanese Snow Reports and Conditions - Saturday 10th December 2022

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 10 December 01:54:40 PST

Powder Alarms and Snow Storm Warnings have been issued for at least 21 ski areas including Furano, Kagura, Madarao, Niseko and Niseko Grand Hirafu.

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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, Kiroro, Madarao, Niseko and Nozawa Onsen.

How much snow is there in Japan?

The deepest reported snow in Japan is in Rusutsu, which reports snow depths of 26in on upper slopes and 22in 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 Saturday 10th December 2022.

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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
Aizu Kogen Takatsue-Forecast-8in
Akabirayama-Forecast1in 2in
Akitaken Tazawako Kogen-Forecast2in 22in
Appi Kogen-Forecast2in 19in
Asahidake Onsen-Forecast--
Asarigawa Onsen-Forecast1in 11in
Ashibetsu-Forecast4in 10in
Biwako Valley-Forecast7in 24in
Cupid Valley-Forecast9in 25in
Daisen Kokusai-Forecast3in 6in
Furano20in-Forecast4in 26in
Gala Yuzawa-Forecast11in 45in
Geihoku Kokusai-Forecast-2in
Geto Kogen-Forecast2in 13in
Gokase Highland-Forecast--
Hachimantai Resort-Forecast3in 15in
Hakuba 47-Forecast-2in
Hakuba Norikura-Forecast-7in
Hakusan Sena Kogen-Forecast-5in
Happo One-Forecast-2in
Hiba Valley-Forecast-3in
Hotaka Olympia-Forecast1in 2in
Iwappara-Forecast9in 34in
Kagura-Forecast9in 29in
Kiroro-Forecast1in 11in
Kusatsu Onsen-Forecast-5in
Madarao-Forecast3in 33in
Myoko Akakura / Shinakakura-Forecast12in 31in
Myoko Pine Valley-Forecast2in 41in
Niseko-Forecast4in 21in
Niseko Annupuri-Forecast- 5in
Niseko Grand Hirafu-Forecast4in 21in
Niseko Hanazono-Forecast- 5in
Niseko Kokusai Moiwa-Forecast- 5in
Niseko Village/Higashiyama-Forecast4in 21in
Norikura Kogen Onsen-Forecast4in 16in
Nozawa Onsen-Forecast6in 24in
Owani Onsen-Forecast2in 16in
Sahoro Resort-Forecast-4in
Shiga Giant-Forecast-1in
Shiga Hasuike-Forecast-1in
Shiga Higashitateyama-Forecast-1in
Shiga Hoppo Bunadaira-Forecast-1in
Shizukuishi-Forecast3in 14in
Tashiro Kagura Mitsumata-Forecast5in 33in
Teine Olympia-Forecast6in 22in
Tsugaike Kogen-Forecast-7in
Utopia Saioto-Forecast--
Yuzawa Kogen-Forecast9in 34in
Yuzawa ParK-Forecast3in 32in

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 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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