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Japan

A comprehensive guide to ski resorts in Japan

Hakuba Valley
8.6
3 months ago

Hakuba Valley

Hakuba (“white horse”) is a village in the Japanese Alps, located 40 km north-west of Nagano city. Some of Japan’s best known ski resorts lie within this general region. In …
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Madarao
7.3
4 months ago

Madarao

Madarao Mountain Ski Resort is one of Japan’s hidden gems. The resort is located in northeastern Nagano, on Japan’s main island. It sits between Myoko Kogen and Nozawa Onsen – …
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Shiga Kogen
6 months ago

Shiga Kogen

Shiga Kogen announced itself as a world-class snowsports facility when it hosted both the slalom and grand slalom events at the 1998 Nagano Winter Olympics. The world’s best skiers and …
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Sapporo Teine
8 months ago

Sapporo Teine

The distinctive peak of Mount Teine is easily visible from downtown Sapporo and, in fact, the ski area is a mere 40 minute bus journey from the centre of Hokkaido’s largest city. …
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Rusutsu
7.4
12 months ago

Rusutsu

By  •  Japan, Ski Resorts

Rusutsu Resort is one of the largest ski areas in Hokkaido, boasting an impressive 42 km of trails and 18 lifts. The resort is perhaps best known for its 1,000 acres of lift …
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Kiroro
7.4
1 year ago

Kiroro

By  •  Japan, Ski Resorts

With an almost unbelievable 21 metres of snow a season, Kiroro lays claim to some of the best powder skiing in Japan, thanks to its favourable climate and location in …
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Niseko United
8
2 years ago

Niseko United

By  •  Japan, Ski Resorts

The ski area that is commonly referred to as “Niseko” actually comprises four ski resorts – Grand Hirafu, Hanazono, Niseko Village and Annupuri – which combine to form Niseko United. Niseko United resorts …
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