Skiing Mount Fuji
One for the bucket list!
Over 300,000 hikers shuffle up Mount Fuji every year. The volcano, famous for its perfectly symmetrical cone, is one of Japan’s most recognisable landmarks. Little known is that Mount Fuji is home to two ski resorts, Fujiten and Snowtown Yeti.
Both resorts are found towards Fuji’s base. Fujiten is serviced by 4 lifts and offers 7 km of slopes. Snowtown Yeti is comparatively tiny.
But skiers willing to brave off-season conditions might opt to make the trip up top instead. The hike to Fuji’s 3775 m peak can be done in colder months, provided you’re properly equipped. Of course, lugging skis and boots to the summit is no easy feat!
Kanto Adventures runs an off-season guided tour—the Mt Fuji Snow Climb. The trip is offered from late April to early June and from October to November.