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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 11:55:30 AEDT

Powder Alarms and Snow Storm Warnings have been issued for at least 17 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 44 Ski Resorts including Furano, Kiroro, Niseko, Nozawa Onsen and Rusutsu.

How much snow is there in Japan?

The deepest reported snow in Japan is in Rusutsu, which reports snow depths of 65cm on upper slopes and 55cm 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-19cm
Akabirayama-Forecast1cm 6cm
Akitaken Tazawako Kogen-Forecast5cm 56cm
Appi Kogen-Forecast6cm 43cm
Asahidake Onsen-Forecast--
Asarigawa Onsen-Forecast3cm 27cm
Ashibetsu-Forecast11cm 26cm
Biwako Valley-Forecast-51cm
Cupid Valley-Forecast-46cm
Daisen Kokusai-Forecast-13cm
Furano40cm-Forecast9cm 65cm
Gala Yuzawa-Forecast8cm 107cm
Geihoku Kokusai-Forecast-4cm
Geto Kogen-Forecast4cm 34cm
Gokase Highland-Forecast--
Hachimantai Resort-Forecast8cm 59cm
Hakuba 47-Forecast-4cm
Hakuba Norikura-Forecast-18cm
Hakusan Sena Kogen-Forecast-11cm
Happo One-Forecast-4cm
Hiba Valley-Forecast-8cm
Hotaka Olympia-Forecast-5cm
Iwappara-Forecast8cm 96cm
Kagura-Forecast14cm 94cm
Kiroro-Forecast3cm 29cm
Kusatsu Onsen-Forecast-12cm
Madarao-Forecast8cm 83cm
Myoko Akakura / Shinakakura-Forecast5cm 110cm
Myoko Pine Valley-Forecast5cm 105cm
Naeba-Forecast1cm 11cm
Niseko-Forecast10cm 52cm
Niseko Annupuri-Forecast1cm 13cm
Niseko Grand Hirafu-Forecast10cm 52cm
Niseko Hanazono-Forecast1cm 13cm
Niseko Kokusai Moiwa-Forecast1cm 13cm
Niseko Village/Higashiyama-Forecast10cm 53cm
Norikura Kogen Onsen-Forecast-67cm
Nozawa Onsen-Forecast2cm 70cm
Owani Onsen-Forecast4cm 40cm
Sahoro Resort-Forecast-10cm
Shiga Giant-Forecast-3cm
Shiga Hasuike-Forecast-3cm
Shiga Higashitateyama-Forecast-4cm
Shiga Hoppo Bunadaira-Forecast-3cm
Shizukuishi-Forecast8cm 59cm
Tashiro Kagura Mitsumata-Forecast15cm 93cm
Teine Olympia-Forecast14cm 52cm
Tsugaike Kogen-Forecast-18cm
Utopia Saioto-Forecast--
Yuzawa Kogen-Forecast8cm 96cm
Yuzawa ParK-Forecast8cm 82cm

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 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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