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Japanese Snow Forecasts - Thursday 28th 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 week, in at least 50 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 Nozawa Onsen, which reports snow depths of 235cm on upper slopes and 115cm 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 Onsen115cm235cm
Rusutsu140cm210cm
Furano125cm170cm
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 48HrThuFriSatSunMonTueWed 7Day
Hakuba 4738cm 109cm
Tashiro Kagura Mitsumata20cm 115cm
Hakusan Sena Kogen16cm 53cm
Biwako Valley15cm 99cm
Cupid Valley15cm 97cm
Geto Kogen24cm 56cm
Myoko Akakura / Shinakakura8cm 26cm
Myoko Pine Valley8cm 24cm
Myoko Suginohara8cm 26cm
Norikura Kogen Onsen15cm 63cm

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 48HrThuFriSatSunMonTueWed 7DaySnow Conditions
Adatara Kogen12cm 30cm -
Aizu Kogen Daikurayama24cm 64cm -
Aizu Kogen Nango6cm 8cm -
Aizu Kogen Takahata11cm 24cm -
Aizu Kogen Takatsue12cm 27cm -
Ajigasawa6cm 34cm -
Akabirayama2cm 9cm -
Akazawa---
Akazurayama---
Akitaken Tazawako Kogen30cm 83cm -
Alts Bandai31cm 111cm -
Amihari21cm 54cm -
Appi Kogen24cm 51cm -
Aso Choei Jinko2cm 6cm -
Bandai Kokusai31cm 111cm -
Biwako Valley15cm 99cm -
Dynaland9cm 16cm -
Furano6cm 40cm Ski Area Open
Gala Yuzawa10cm 70cm -
Hakuba 4738cm 109cm -
Happo One38cm 109cm -
Hotaka Olympia7cm 11cm -
Inawashiro24cm 64cm -
Kagura10cm 71cm -
Karuizawa2cm 2cm -
Kawaba3cm 9cm -
Kiroro14cm 47cm -
Madarao8cm 24cm -
Maiko Kogen---
Myoko Akakura / Shinakakura8cm 26cm -
Myoko Ikenotaira8cm 24cm -
Myoko Pine Valley8cm 24cm -
Myoko Suginohara8cm 26cm -
Naeba3cm 9cm -
Niseko32cm 102cm -
Niseko Annupuri32cm 102cm -
Niseko Grand Hirafu32cm 102cm -
Niseko Kokusai Moiwa32cm 102cm -
Niseko Village/Higashiyama32cm 102cm -
Norikura Kogen Onsen15cm 63cm -
Nozawa Onsen15cm 97cm Ski Area Open
Oze Iwakura3cm 9cm -
Rusutsu32cm 101cm Ski Area Open
Sahoro Resort29cm 42cm -
Shiga Giant1cm 9cm -
Shiga Hasuike1cm 9cm -
Shiga Higashitateyama1cm 9cm -
Shiga Hoppo Bunadaira1cm 9cm -
Shiga Ichinose Diamond1cm 9cm -
Shiga Maruike1cm 9cm -
Shiga Okusiga Kogen1cm 9cm -
Shiga Yakebitaiyama1cm 9cm -
Shizukuishi21cm 54cm -
Tashiro Kagura Mitsumata20cm 115cm -
Teine Olympia25cm 62cm -
Togakushi8cm 30cm -
Togari Onsen15cm 97cm -
Tsubetsu14cm 33cm -
Tsugaike Kogen8cm 28cm -
Zao2cm 6cm -

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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