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    Ski Resorts In Japan

    Booking a ski trip to Japan is a must-do for any powderhound looking for deep snow and playful terrain on their vacation.

    Thanks to host of recent ski and snowboard films showcasing Japan's deep snow conditions, the mountainous regions of Hakuba (Hakuba Valley) and Hokkaido (Niseko, Rusutsu, Kiroro, Furano) have become some of the most sought-after ski destinations in the world. Sea-effect snow, caused by cold winds from Siberia meeting the Sea of Japan, makes for consistent, snorkel-worthy conditions. Japan ski resorts receive anywhere from 350 to to 600 inches, but there have been some winters where 1,200-plus-inches of snow have been recorded.

    If you're looking for deep snow, exceptional vistas and landscapes, a unique culinary and cultural adventure, Japan should be your next ski trip! With our expert, first-hand knowledge of this up and coming ski region, we can build a custom Japan ski vacation package or reserve a spot for you on one of our guided trips.


    See our best-selling resorts in Japan via the map below and if you have any questions, feel free to reach out to one of our 65+ Mountain Travel Experts.


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    Vacation Expert Tip

    When deciding between Nagano (Hakuba) and Hokkaido (Niseko, Rusutsu, Kiroro and Furano), there are some things to consider. Hokkaido had deeper snow and gentler terrain, while Nagano has steeper terrain and generally receives less snow, but still a very considerable amount.