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Skiing in Japan

Below is a list of all the Japanese ski resorts in which we supply ski accommodation in Japan. Click on the resort for further details

Skiing in Japan

Skiing in Japan is known for its world-class powder, tree-lined skiing and regular snow. Resorts such as Niseko and Furano boast average snowfalls in excess of 8m a year.

With snow in epic proportions, most seasons a week of fluffy white snow and relatively quite pistes, compared to European resorts, the thirteen hour flight is surely worth it. The two main resorts of Niseko and Rusutsu are based on the volcanic island of Hokkaido near to Mount Youtei, which helps pull in northerly winds offering 50ft of snow each season.

Furano is in based in the middle of Hokkaido, offering drier snow than its rival resorts and still boasts equivalent amounts. The resort has also hosted several F.I.S. World Cup skiing and snowboarding events due to its fantastic conditions.


Getting to these increasingly popular resorts involves a flight out to either Tokyo or Osaka, followed by a short internal flight to Sapporo before a drive up to the resorts. Flying into these exciting Japanese cities also gives you the opportunity to add on a few days to your holiday and take in the country's fast paced culture.

The resorts in Japan are quite different to your usual European and North American resorts. For example taking a trip to Rusutsu involves staying in a hotel with its own fun fair and the most stereo-typical, vibrantly coloured, Japanese tourist culture.

Niseko is made up of three interlinked areas, with Niseko Hirafu regarded as the main resort. Here you will find a variety of bars and restaurants that include everything from Sushi to an Aussie bar.

If deep snow, tree lined skiing, less crowds and visiting new cultures is up your street, then a ski or snowboard holiday to Japan is a must.

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