Japan Ski Season Dates: Opening & Closing 2023-24

The 2023/24 ski season opening dates for most Japanese ski resorts have been released. Ski season in Japan typically opens towards the middle of December into late December, and closes in early May.

Most of the ski resorts in Hokkaido start operating their business from early December and you can hit the slopes there until early May.

Ski resorts across Japan are popular places to enjoy various winter activities for locals and tourist alike. Make sure check their official websites to get the latest update of the opening and closing dates.  

Let’s check out the list of official opening and closing dates for Japan’s major ski resorts. Season dates are tentative and subject to change.

ResortOpeningClosingPrefecture
Niseko Tokyu Grand HirafuDecember 2, 2023 (Opened) Early-May, 2024Hokkaido
Niseko Village Ski ResortDecember 2, 2023Early-April, 2024Hokkaido
Niseko Annupuri International Ski Area, December 2, 2023 (Opened)May 6, 2024Hokkaido
Niseko Hanazono ResortDecember 2, 2023 (Opened)April 7, 2024 Hokkaido
Niseko Moiwa Ski ResortDecember 2, 2023 (Opened)April 7, 2024Hokkaido
Rusutsu Resort Ski AreaNovember 30, 2023 (Opened)Early-April, 2024Hokkaido
Kiroro Ski ResortDecember 3, 2023 (Opened)May 6, 2024Hokkaido
Furano Ski ResortNovember 25, 2023 (Opened)May 6, 2024Hokkaido
Tomamu Ski Resort December 1, 2023 (Opened)April 1, 2024Hokkaido
Sahoro Resort Ski AreaDecember 3, 2023 (Opened)March 31, 2024Hokkaido
Sapporo Teine December 1, 2023 (Opened)Late-April, 2024Hokkaido
Sapporo Kokusai Ski ResortNovember 17, 2023 (Opened)May 12, 2024Hokkaido
Jigatake Snow Resort, HakubaDecember 8, 2023 (Opened)Early-May, 2024Nagano
Naeba Ski ResortDecember 16, 2023 (Opened)April 7, 2024Niigata
Nozawa Onsen Snow ResortDecember 20, 2023 (Opened)Early-May, 2024Nagano
Appi Kogen December 2, 2023 (Opened)Early-April, 2024Iwate
Shiga Kogen Ski ResortDecember 2, 2023 (Opened)May 6, 2024Nagano
Madaro Mountain ResortDecember 23, 2024 (Opened)Early-May, 2024Nagano
Hakkoda Ski ResortDecember 1, 2023 (Opened)Early-May, 2024Aomori
Tanigawadake TenjindairaDecember 23, 2023 (Opened)April 7, 2024Gunma
Myoko Kogen Ski ResortDecember 23, 2023 (Opened)Early-April, 2024Niigata
Shizukuishi Ski ResortDecember 23, 2023 (Opened)March 24, 2024Iwate
Manza Onsen Ski ResortDecember 23, 2023 (Opened)March 24, 2024Gunma
Lotte Arai ResortDecember 23, 2023 (Opened)March 24, 2024Niigata
Muikamachi Hakkaisan SkiDecember 23, 2023 (Opened)March 31, 2024Niigata
Karuizawa Prince Hotel Ski Resort November 1, 2023 (Opened)March 31, 2024Nagano
Palcall Tsumagoi Resort January 6, 2024 (Opened)Late-April, 2024Gunma
Fujiyama Snow Resort YetiOctober 10, 2023 (Opened)Late-March, 2024Shizuoka
Fujiten Snow ResortDecember 22, 2023 (Opened)Late-March, 2024Yamanashi
Norn Minakami Ski ResortDecember 24, 2023 (Opened)Late-March, 2024Gunma