If you were planning to ski world-class powder in as many resorts as possible, you’d be hard pressed to find a better area of Japan to begin than the Joetsu-Myoko region depicted in the interactive Google map below.

The handy map spans 15 resorts and includes crowd favourites Nozawa Onsen, Myoko Kogen ad Shiga Kogen, up-and-comers Madarao and Lotte Arai (our 2019 Ski Asia Awards winner) and a handful of lesser known resorts that are likely completely off your radar – like the interestingly named Cupid Valley Ski Resort.

Simply click on the ski resort icon for a brief summary of the resort, and get planning!


Active Life logo7 nights in Madarao from ¥45,000 (US$413)!

Ski the Blue package! Get 7 nights’ accommodation, breakfast, transfers, 50% off snow equipment rental, 20 drink vouchers (beer or wine) for just ¥45,000 (US$413).

Terms and Conditions

  • Available dates: Mar 1-8 2020, Mar 8-15 2020
  • Package pricing is per head, per twin share – 45,000 yen (7 nights)