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Japanese Snow Forecasts - Friday 27th January 2023

Japan Snow Forecasts and Reports for Japanese Ski Resorts

Where is there snow in Japan?

Powder Alert!

Updated 27 January 21:50:55 AEDT

Powder Alarms and Snow Storm Warnings have been issued for at least 41 ski areas including Furano, Happo One, Kiroro, Madarao and Nozawa Onsen.

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When will it next snow in Japan?

Snow is next forecast to fall in Japan over the next 2 days, in at least 50 Ski Resorts including Happo One, Kagura, 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 245cm on upper slopes and 175cm 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
Yuzawa Kogen240cm
Iwappara240cm
Yuzawa Nakazato240cm
Yuzawa ParK240cm
Gala Yuzawa245cm
Ipponsugi240cm
Myoko Suginohara180cm
Myoko Akakura / Shinakakura168cm
Kagura168cm
Nozawa Onsen168cm

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Top Japanese Ski Resorts by Snow Depth

Japanese ski areas with the greatest reported snow depths.
Ski Resort Report Upper
Rusutsu245cm
Furano225cm

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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 HrFriSatSunMonTueWedThu 7 DaySnow Conditions
Aizu Kogen Daikurayama8cm 16cm -
Aizu Kogen Nango3cm 5cm -
Aizu Kogen Takatsue8cm 16cm -
Ajigasawa18cm 61cm -
Akabirayama4cm 10cm -
Akazawa1cm 4cm -
Akitaken Tazawako Kogen12cm 49cm -
Alts Bandai25cm 37cm -
Appi Kogen8cm 32cm -
Asarigawa Onsen8cm 44cm -
Ashibetsu5cm 35cm -
Aso Choei Jinko1cm 2cm -
Bandai Kokusai25cm 37cm -
Daisen Kokusai20cm 101cm -
Furano16cm 30cm Ski Area Open
Gala Yuzawa87cm 245cm -
Geto Kogen6cm 22cm -
Hachimantai2cm 29cm -
Hakuba 4719cm 49cm -
Hakuba Norikura16cm 44cm -
Hakusan Sena Kogen62cm 125cm -
Happo One19cm 49cm -
Ipponsugi76cm 240cm -
Ishizuchi Ski Hill-2cm -
Iwappara76cm 240cm -
Kagura49cm 168cm -
Karuizawa2cm 8cm -
Kijimadaira15cm 41cm -
Kiroro9cm 49cm -
Kusatsu Onsen3cm 8cm -
Madarao16cm 42cm -
Maiko Kogen-4cm -
Myoko Suginohara77cm 180cm -
Naeba4cm 19cm -
Niseko7cm 37cm -
Niseko Annupuri7cm 60cm -
Niseko Grand Hirafu7cm 37cm -
Niseko Hanazono7cm 61cm -
Niseko Kokusai Moiwa7cm 55cm -
Niseko Village/Higashiyama7cm 61cm -
Norikura Kogen Onsen13cm 38cm -
Nozawa Onsen49cm 168cm -
Owani Onsen13cm 50cm -
Rusutsu3cm 27cm Ski Area Open
Sahoro Resort-2cm -
Shiga Giant1cm6cm -
Shiga Hasuike1cm6cm -
Shiga Higashitateyama1cm6cm -
Shiga Hoppo Bunadaira1cm6cm -
Shiga Ichinose Diamond1cm6cm -
Shiga Okusiga Kogen1cm6cm -
Shiga Yakebitaiyama1cm6cm -
Tashiro Kagura Mitsumata29cm 91cm -
Togari Onsen39cm 161cm -
Tsubetsu1cm9cm -
Tsugaike Kogen16cm 44cm -
Ushidake Onsen2cm 4cm -
Yonezawa18cm 47cm -
Yuzawa Nakazato76cm 240cm -
Yuzawa ParK76cm 240cm -

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.

 Niigata Snow

Ski Resorts in Niigata with snow forecast in the next 7 days.
Ski Resort Forecast 7 Day
Yuzawa Kogen240cm
Iwappara240cm
Yuzawa Nakazato240cm
Gala Yuzawa245cm
Ipponsugi240cm

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 Hokkaidō Snow

Ski Resorts in Hokkaidō with snow forecast in the next 7 days.
Ski Resort Forecast 7 Day
Asarigawa Onsen44cm
Teine Olympia36cm
Furano30cm
Ashibetsu35cm
Sahoro Resort2cm

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 Nagano Snow

Ski Resorts in Nagano with snow forecast in the next 7 days.
Ski Resort Forecast 7 Day
Nozawa Onsen168cm
Togari Onsen161cm
Hakuba Norikura44cm
Togakushi41cm
Tsugaike Kogen44cm

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 Shiga Snow

Ski Resorts in Shiga with snow forecast in the next 7 days.
Ski Resort Forecast 7 Day
Shiga Giant6cm
Shiga Hasuike6cm
Shiga Higashitateyama6cm
Shiga Hoppo Bunadaira6cm
Shiga Ichinose Diamond6cm

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 Fukushima Snow

Ski Resorts in Fukushima with snow forecast in the next 7 days.
Ski Resort Forecast 7 Day
Alts Bandai37cm
Inawashiro37cm
Bandai Kokusai37cm
Aizu Kogen Takatsue16cm
Adatara Kogen16cm

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