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Japanese Snow Forecasts - Wednesday 20th January 2021

Japan Snow Forecasts and Reports for Japanese Ski Resorts

When will it next snow in Japan?

Snow is next forecast to fall in Japan over the next 2 days, in at least 21 Ski Resorts including Furano, Kiroro, Niseko, Niseko Grand Hirafu and Rusutsu.

How much snow is there in Japan?

The deepest reported snow in Japan is in Nozawa Onsen, which reports snow depths of 300cm on upper slopes and 160cm 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 10 Japanese Ski Resorts by Snow Depth

Ski Resorts in Japan with the deepest reported Snow.
Ski Resort Report Valley Depth^
Nozawa Onsen160cm300cm
Rusutsu160cm240cm
Furano110cm165cm
Hakuba 47
Happo One
Kagura
Kiroro
Madarao
Niseko-
Niseko Grand Hirafu-

Top 10 Japanese Ski Resorts by Forecast Snow

Ski Resorts in Japan by snow forecast in the next two days.
Ski Resort Forecast 48HrWedThuFriSatSunMonTue 7Day
Hakuba 47-20cm
Tashiro Kagura Mitsumata8cm 13cm
Hakusan Sena Kogen--
Biwako Valley-4cm
Cupid Valley-1cm
Geto Kogen3cm 4cm
Myoko Akakura / Shinakakura-18cm
Myoko Pine Valley-15cm
Myoko Suginohara-18cm
Norikura Kogen Onsen-49cm

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.

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Japanese Snow Forecasts
Ski Resort Forecast 48HrWedThuFriSatSunMonTue 7DaySnow Conditions
Adatara Kogen-19cm -
Aizu Kogen Daikurayama1cm15cm -
Aizu Kogen Nango-2cm -
Aizu Kogen Takahata-8cm -
Aizu Kogen Takatsue-9cm -
Ajigasawa5cm 5cm -
Akabirayama-1cm-
Akazawa-15cm -
Akazurayama-5cm -
Akitaken Tazawako Kogen16cm 19cm -
Alts Bandai2cm 15cm -
Amihari4cm 5cm -
Appi Kogen3cm 3cm -
Aso Choei Jinko---
Bandai Kokusai2cm 15cm -
Biwako Valley-4cm -
Dynaland-4cm -
Furano4cm 6cm Ski Area Open
Gala Yuzawa3cm 8cm -
Hakuba 47-20cm -
Happo One-20cm -
Hotaka Olympia-2cm -
Inawashiro1cm16cm -
Kagura3cm 23cm -
Karuizawa-8cm -
Kawaba-20cm -
Kiroro9cm 12cm -
Madarao-13cm -
Maiko Kogen---
Myoko Akakura / Shinakakura-18cm -
Myoko Ikenotaira-6cm -
Myoko Pine Valley-15cm -
Myoko Suginohara-18cm -
Naeba-20cm -
Niseko15cm 16cm -
Niseko Annupuri15cm 16cm -
Niseko Grand Hirafu15cm 16cm -
Niseko Kokusai Moiwa15cm 16cm -
Niseko Village/Higashiyama15cm 16cm -
Norikura Kogen Onsen-49cm -
Nozawa Onsen-1cm Ski Area Open
Oze Iwakura-1cm -
Rusutsu15cm 16cm Ski Area Open
Sahoro Resort---
Shiga Giant-5cm -
Shiga Hasuike-5cm -
Shiga Higashitateyama-5cm -
Shiga Hoppo Bunadaira-5cm -
Shiga Ichinose Diamond-5cm -
Shiga Maruike-5cm -
Shiga Okusiga Kogen-5cm -
Shiga Yakebitaiyama-5cm -
Shizukuishi4cm 5cm -
Tashiro Kagura Mitsumata8cm 13cm -
Teine Olympia7cm 13cm -
Togakushi-31cm -
Togari Onsen-1cm -
Tsubetsu-3cm -
Tsugaike Kogen-24cm -
Zao-15cm -

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.

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