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Japanese Snow Forecasts - Saturday 24th February 2024

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Japan Snow Forecasts and Reports for Japanese Ski Resorts

Where is there snow in Japan?

Powder Alert!

Updated 25 February 07:09:17 NZDT

Powder Alarms and Snow Storm Warnings have been issued for at least 18 ski areas including Akazurayama, Gala Yuzawa, Hakuba 47, Happo One and Kagura.

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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 Happo One, Kagura, Kiroro, Madarao and Nozawa Onsen.

How much snow is there in Japan?

We don't have any current snow depths for Japan but you can use the link below to view skiing conditions at Japanese Ski Resorts.

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
Happo One90cm
Hakuba 4789cm
Tsugaike Kogen89cm
Hakuba Norikura86cm
Minowa84cm
Hakuba Cortina Kokusai76cm
Kagura75cm
Norikura Kogen Onsen75cm
Yuzawa Kogen73cm
Myoko Suginohara68cm

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Top Japanese Ski Resorts by Snow Depth

We have no reports of Snow from ski areas in Japan at this time.

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 HrSatSunMonTueWedThuFri 7 DaySnow Conditions
Adatara Kogen5cm 24cm -
Aizu Kogen Nango3cm 20cm -
Ajigasawa5cm 26cm -
Akabirayama3cm 31cm -
Akazawa10cm 10cm -
Akazurayama10cm 13cm -
Akitaken Tazawako Kogen1cm 28cm -
Alts Bandai3cm 43cm -
Appi Kogen3cm 31cm -
Asarigawa Onsen8cm 42cm -
Ashibetsu1cm33cm -
Bandai Kokusai3cm 39cm -
Biwako Valley7cm 36cm -
Daisen Kokusai4cm 27cm -
Furano1cm 41cm -
Gala Yuzawa5cm 54cm -
Geto Kogen5cm 27cm -
Gokase Highland4cm 10cm -
Hachimantai Resort3cm 22cm -
Hakuba 4714cm 89cm -
Hakuba Norikura13cm 86cm -
Happo One14cm 90cm -
Hotaka Olympia11cm 58cm -
Iwappara6cm 64cm -
Kagura6cm 75cm -
Karuizawa9cm 32cm -
Kiroro8cm 44cm -
Kusatsu Onsen9cm 45cm -
Madarao6cm 52cm -
Myoko Akakura / Shinakakura8cm 54cm -
Myoko Pine Valley7cm 38cm -
Myoko Suginohara8cm 68cm -
Naeba5cm 45cm -
Niseko2cm 35cm -
Niseko Annupuri2cm 35cm -
Niseko Grand Hirafu2cm 35cm -
Niseko Hanazono2cm 35cm -
Niseko Kokusai Moiwa2cm 35cm -
Niseko Village/Higashiyama2cm 35cm -
Nozawa Onsen7cm 68cm -
Numajiri5cm 24cm -
Owani Onsen6cm 42cm -
Oze Iwakura5cm 37cm -
Rusutsu2cm 34cm -
Sahoro Resort-50cm -
Shiga Giant9cm 14cm -
Shiga Hasuike9cm 14cm -
Shiga Higashitateyama9cm 14cm -
Shiga Hoppo Bunadaira9cm 14cm -
Shiga Ichinose Diamond9cm 14cm -
Shiga Okusiga Kogen9cm 15cm -
Shiga Yakebitaiyama9cm 14cm -
Shizukuishi2cm 29cm -
Togari Onsen7cm 41cm -
Tsubetsu1cm45cm -
Tsugaike Kogen14cm 89cm -
Yonezawa3cm 30cm -
Yuzawa Kogen6cm 73cm -
Yuzawa ParK6cm 41cm -
Zao4cm 19cm -

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.

 Hokkaidō Snow

Ski Resorts in Hokkaidō with snow forecast in the next 7 days.
Ski Resort Forecast 7 Day
Kagura75cm
Sahoro Resort50cm
Teine Olympia45cm
Tsubetsu45cm
Kiroro44cm

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 Niigata Snow

Ski Resorts in Niigata with snow forecast in the next 7 days.
Ski Resort Forecast 7 Day
Yuzawa Kogen73cm
Myoko Suginohara68cm
Iwappara64cm
Gala Yuzawa54cm
Myoko Akakura / Shinakakura54cm

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 Nagano Snow

Ski Resorts in Nagano with snow forecast in the next 7 days.
Ski Resort Forecast 7 Day
Hakuba 4789cm
Tsugaike Kogen89cm
Hakuba Norikura86cm
Hakuba Cortina Kokusai76cm
Nozawa Onsen68cm

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 Shiga Snow

Ski Resorts in Shiga with snow forecast in the next 7 days.
Ski Resort Forecast 7 Day
Shiga Okusiga Kogen15cm
Shiga Giant14cm
Shiga Hasuike14cm
Shiga Higashitateyama14cm
Shiga Hoppo Bunadaira14cm

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 Fukushima Snow

Ski Resorts in Fukushima with snow forecast in the next 7 days.
Ski Resort Forecast 7 Day
Alts Bandai43cm
Bandai Kokusai39cm
Inawashiro35cm
Aizu Kogen Daikurayama32cm
Aizu Kogen Takatsue32cm

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