Ever wanted to ski Japan? Ever even thought about skiing or snowboarding resorts and what a holiday in Japan could be like? With champagne powder and superb hospitality, it's worth the long haul flight!
Skiing in Japan
Lets be fair it's not the first place you think of, but increasing numbers of visitors and operators now end up in the land of the rising sun for an unforgettable winter experience. With great powder snow the mountains cater for all ability levels whether you are a beginner or an expert. The range of steep bowls, tree runs or groomed trails you seek you will find it here
Who will enjoy?
Put it this way, ski Japan and you get champagne powder snow. This falls regularly through the season between December and late March thanks to Siberian winds coming over the Sea of Japan and picking up around 8% moisture content! So if 14m of snow in Hokkaido sounds a great idea - your on. Unfortunately, with Siberian winds comes cold temperatures, to with ranges between -5?C and -8?C at most resorts we recommend warm thermals and ski gear.
How many destinations?
There are some excellent ski resorts in Japan - we have focussed on the three main resorts to start with - but there are over 50 ski resorts dotted across the mountains of Japan. We also chose the three as we know ski operators have package deals for them to make them more accessible.
Ski accommodation is varied in Japan but of course offers the sublimely luxury through to more basic apartments. There really is something for everyone.