If powder is all that matters on your next ski trip, the journey to Japan is well worth it. With 400" to 600" annually (and sometimes upwards of 1,500") you're pretty much guaranteed time in the white room. If unique experiences and culture are high on ski vacation "must have" list, then Japan should be at the top. Eclectic traditions (like onsens, Ryokan hotels with tatami mats and futons), sumptuous local sushi, soul-warming ramen and interesting cities, such as Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka and Sapporo, await. All you need to pack is your snorkel and a sense of adventure.
Don't forget to purchase your Epic pass, valid at Hakuba for 5 days of skiing.
Limited-Time Japan Ski Trip Deals