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Deep dry powder and a world-class superpipe at hidden gem Aomori Spring

By  •  2 months ago

There’s something about Aomori Spring that adds up to more than the sum of its parts. Like many resorts in Japan, it’s not big and the runs aren’t very long, …
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Is Appi Kogen the best ski resort in Japan that nobody has heard of?

By  •  3 months ago

When you tell people you’re visiting Appi Kogen resort you usually get blank faces, but Appi is up there with the largest in Japan. Shiga Kogen leads the way with …
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Amihari Onsen is a beautifully quiet Japanese ski resort where nothing has changed for 30 years

By  •  4 months ago

If you’ve never done any tree runs or powder skiing, Amihari Onsen Ski Resort is one of the best places in Japan to start. It’s a compact resort close to …
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Geto Kogen is hands down one of the snowiest ski resorts on the planet

By  •  5 months ago

With more than 18 metres of snowfall in good seasons and around 10 metres in “bad” years, it gets even more snow than Niseko and puts world-famous resorts like Whistler …
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Hoshino Resorts Nekoma Mountain

By  •  7 months ago

Hoshino Resorts Nekoma Mountain is a “new” ski resort based in Aizu, a mountainous region of Fukushima known more for its saké production and samurai culture than its skiing – …
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Bluebird powder, pristine pistes & free skiing for kids!

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A complete guide to Furano – bluebird powder, pristine pistes & free skiing for kids!

By  •  10 months ago

Discover Furano ski resort, a hidden gem amidst Japan’s renowned ski destinations. With quiet slopes and an authentic Japanese atmosphere, Furano offers a refreshing escape from the crowds. Nestled on …
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Palcall Tsumagoi

By  •  2 years ago

Palcall Tsumaoi is not particularly well known internationally, but don’t be fooled: Japanese skiers and snowboarders know and love this resort, and for good reason. It is the largest in …
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Hakkoda

By  •  2 years ago

Hakkoda is a love with a slow burn: unassuming at first, but once you get to know it, its full of deep surprises and will take your breath away!

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Zao Onsen

By  •  3 years ago

Zao Onsen is one of those places that transports you not only in time but also in spirit. Being one of the most traditional resorts in Japan, you will be …
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Japan's best family resort ... for everyone

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Tomamu

By  •  5 years ago

Tomamu has developed a reputation as one of Japan’s best family ski resorts, but anyone who has visited will tell you that this description is somewhat limiting. it is a …
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Japan's largest ski resort

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Hakuba Valley

By  •  7 years ago

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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Japan's hidden gem

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Madarao

By  •  7 years ago

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

By  •  7 years ago

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

By  •  7 years ago

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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Hokkaido's best tree skiing

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Rusutsu

By  •  8 years ago

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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Japan's best powder skiing

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Kiroro

By  •  8 years ago

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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Japan's most international resort

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Niseko United

By  •  8 years ago

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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