There is one simple reason why Japan has become so popular for skiers and boarders – perfect powder snow! You can search the world looking for perfect snow, spend a lot of money and sometimes come back dissatisfied. In Japan, the only thing you crave is sunshine – powder is in plentiful supply.

Japan is full of wonderful cuisine, culture and traditions; combined with modern Japan which features idols, computer games, robots and anime this makes for a unique experience. From sushi, tea ceremonies, onsens and famous ice sculpting festivals through to karaoke, and sake you are sure to leave Japan with new experiences.

SkiJapan offer a range of holiday packages to Niseko, Rusutsu, Furano, Tomamu, Hakuba, Shiga Kogen, Myoko Kogen, Nozawa Onsen and Appi and cater to all levels of skiers and snowboarders with a wide choice of accommodation in terms of budget, style and location.

Niseko

Comprised of 4 interlinked ski resorts – Grand Hirafu, Hanazono, Niseko Village and An’nupuri – Niseko is renowned for its consistency and quality of powder snow.

2.5hrs from Chitose Airport
15m+ annual snow fall
30 lifts & 3 gondolas
Ski terrain: ○ 30% | □ 40% | ◇ 30%

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Rusutsu

Just 40 minutes from Niseko, Rusutsu is a family friendly resort and a powder purist’s dream come true with wide, tree-lined courses to suit all levels.

2hrs from Chitose Airport
12m+ annual snow fall
19 lifts & 4 gondolas
Ski terrain: ○ 30% | □ 40% | ◇ 30%

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Kiroro

Two well-appointed international hotels are located at the base of the resort and provide over 400 rooms plus a wide range of restaurants and activities.

2hrs from Chitose Airport
17m+ annual snow fall
8 lifts & 1 gondola
Ski terrain: ○ 30% | □ 40% | ◇ 30%

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Tomamu

This family friendly, self-contained resort is ideal for beginners and experts alike. Plenty of resort activities to interest those looking for fun off the slopes too.

1.5hrs from Chitose Airport
14m annual snow fall
5 lifts, 1 gondola
Ski terrain: ○ 36% | □ 50% | ◇ 14%

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Furano

An ideal destination for families and offers a quieter more relaxed atmosphere than other resorts. Known for its stable weather and bluebird days.

2hrs from Chitose Airport
9m annual snow fall
12 lifts, 1 gondola & 1 ropeway
Ski terrain: ○ 40% | □ 40% | ◇ 20%

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Sahoro

Sahoro has plenty of terrain and there isn’t a shortage of things to do with an abundance of tours and regular events and festivals throughout the season.

2.5hrs from Chitose Airport
8m annual snow fall
7 lifts, 1 gondola
Ski terrain: ○ 30% | □ 40% | ◇ 30%

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Hakuba

Host to the 1998 Winter Olympic Games, Hakuba is one of Japan’s largest and most renowned alpine resorts. The valley consists of 11 ski resorts, giving an incredible variety of alpine terrain, accommodating everyone from novice to expert.

5hrs from Narita Airport
11m annual snow fall
138 lifts & 5 gondolas
Ski terrain: ○ 30% | □ 40% | ◇ 30%

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Nozawa Onsen

Nozawa Onsen has real character and despite becoming a mecca for keen and apres skiers, it has retained its traditional Japanese charm with more than 13 public hot spring baths that can be used free of charge.

4.5hrs from Narita Airport
11m annual snow fall
18 lifts & 1 gondola
Ski terrain: ○ 40% | □ 30% | ◇ 20%

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Appi Kogen

Appi Kogen is Tohoku’s largest resort and is considered one of the best quality ski resorts in Japan. The resort is renowned for its quality grooming and there are plenty of runs left ungroomed for those who love powder.

3.5hrs from Narita Airport
8m annual snow fall
16 lifts
Ski terrain: ○ 30% | □ 40% | ◇ 30%

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Myoko Kogen

One of Japan’s oldest ski areas and made up of three separate resorts – Myoko Akakura, Myoko Suginohara and Ikenotaira Onsen – and is renowned for some of the best vertical and longest runs Japan has to offer.

4.5hrs from Narita Airport
13m annual snow fall
40 lifts
Ski terrain: ○ 42% | □ 41% | ◇ 17%

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Shiga Kogen

Shiga Kogen is one of Japan’s largest ski areas made up of 21 ski resorts. Nineteen interlinked ski areas with a smorgasbord of options including beginner slopes, long cruisers, challenging moguls and powder bowls.

4.5hrs from Narita Airport
11m annual snow fall
50+ lifts & 4 gondolas
Ski terrain: ○ 45% | □ 40% | ◇ 15%

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