Appi Kogen Now daily snow and weather - latest report

Appi Kogen Now

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Appi Kogen region, Japan
LATEST REPORT: Posted at 8:46am on Saturday 2nd November 2019
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This report
Saturday 2nd November 2019, 8:46am
Monday 6th May 2019, 7:51am 0cm
Saturday 4th May 2019, 8:18am 0cm
Tuesday 30th April 2019, 8:53am 0cm
Saturday 27th April 2019, 13:04pm 15cm
Thursday 25th April 2019, 9:16am 0cm
Monday 22nd April 2019, 8:27am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 15cm
Last 14 reports (total): 88cm
Current month (November 2019) total: 0cm
2019/2020 season so far total: 0cm

A pre-season message from SnowJapan
* This message is appearing on all our Now daily report pages *


Here we are in November and from this month some of our daily Now reporting will gradually start appearing as we eagerly wait for the snow and winter to arrive. We have so much work to get sorted before it all starts, but at the same time we are very excited at the prospect of getting out onto that lovely snow once again. Can’t wait!

Before it all begins though, we would like to make a few important points. Some of you will have heard variations of all this before (sorry!), but many probably haven’t. So please indulge us for just a few moments.

The first version of went online 20 years ago. It was created because there was little to no information out there in English and with the desire to share a passion. It was not born out of some strategic marketing plan to sell accommodation and package holidays, a ski resort, a specific region – or anything else for that matter.

Fast forward 20 years. is now a very large website. Tens of thousands of people visit the site each day in the winter season. Even so, our values and the way we try to go about doing things pretty much remain unchanged. We are still not selling you anything and we’ll very happily leave marketing and promotional style messages to other people.

Japan continues to become more popular each year. ‘Inbound’ is becoming big business and competition to attract visitors from overseas intensifies every year - more ski resorts / regions / businesses are starting to make efforts to get people to visit. While we clearly see this as interested observers and through the way our website is used, we very much like to keep out of that side of things.

Regarding our daily reporting. A huge amount of collective effort is put into our reports and from the feedback we get every year we can clearly see how valuable they are for many of you. Thank you.

We certainly do not claim that our reports are perfect. There are always things that can be improved, and we intend to do what we can to do that. Gambarimasu!

It is very important to understand that they absolutely do not exist as promotional reports. We feel a real responsibility to provide good information; information that is not tainted by any kind of marketing viewpoints.

While we will refrain from sharing specific details, pressures to change and give preferential/different treatment to certain areas exist - along with some at times rather insulting accusations.

Over the last 20 years, has played a very significant role in bringing Japan winter sports information in English to the world. And this is our promise to our readers: every year as we strive to improve, our core concept won’t be changing.


Ski resort information on is currently being updated every day and that process will continue through into December.

We hope you like the 800+ new original maps that went online last month. And there’s another site update coming soon… and of course, there’s the daily reporting to look forward to…

Here’s to an excellent season with load of snow!

Appi Kogen Now ski lift operation notes:

APPI plans to open on 30th November 2019

Monday 6th May 2019
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Nearby ski resorts
Official snow depth and weekly forecasts
(updated Saturday 2nd November 2019)
Daily snow reports
Other SnowJapan 'Now' reports and latest observed snowfall
Yuzawa Now 0cm
Monday 18th November 2019, 1:41pm
Aizu Bandai Now 0cm
Saturday 2nd November 2019, 8:49am
Niseko Now 8cm
Sunday 17th November 2019, 9:13am
Minakami Now 0cm
Saturday 16th November 2019, 10:47am
Hakuba Now 0cm
Saturday 16th November 2019, 10:13am
Geto Kogen Now 5cm
Friday 15th November 2019, 9:23am
Naeba Now 0cm
Friday 15th November 2019, 9:02am
Zao Now 0cm
Friday 15th November 2019, 8:21am
Nozawa Onsen Now 0cm
Friday 15th November 2019, 7:25am
Furano Now 0cm
Saturday 2nd November 2019, 8:52am
Madarao Now 0cm
Thursday 14th November 2019, 10:03am
Shiga Kogen Now 0cm
Wednesday 13th November 2019, 9:15am
Myoko Now 0cm
Tuesday 12th November 2019, 4:28pm
Grandeco Now 0cm
Thursday 22nd November 2018, 11:03am
Japan snowfall data
(updated daily during winter)
Appi Kogen Now observed snowfall data: Recent Appi Kogen Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 2nd November 2019
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Appi Kogen Now reports up until Saturday 2nd November 2019
(View more analysis here)
Appi Kogen Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 2nd November 2019
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Appi Kogen Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
(View more analysis here)
*as of Saturday 2nd November 2019
2nd November 0cm - -
6th May 0cm 0cm -
4th May 0cm 0cm -
30th April 0cm - -
27th April 15cm 0cm -
25th April 0cm - -
22nd April 0cm - 0cm
Previous 7 days total 15cm 0cm 20cm
Previous 14 days total 88cm 8cm 37cm
November observed snowfall total 0cm 20cm 94cm
December observed snowfall total - 316cm 322cm
January observed snowfall total - 201cm 294cm
February observed snowfall total - 124cm 360cm
March observed snowfall total - 93cm 114cm
April observed snowfall total - 25cm 8cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 0cm 779cm 1192cm
Appi Kogen Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 2nd November 2019
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Appi Kogen Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
(View more analysis here)
  October November December January February March April May
2019/2020 season - 0cm
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2018/2019 season - 20cm
2017/2018 season - 94cm
2016/2017 season - - 159cm
  October November December January February March April May
Appi Kogen Now reports before Saturday 2nd November 2019
Appi Kogen Now reports from the same period last season
Appi Kogen Now archived reporting
View previous reports posted to Appi Kogen Now by clicking on the month