Picture the scene: with a volcano as your backdrop, you’re skiing through widely-spaced birch trees, dusted with snow, in run after exhilarating run. Later, you recover from your exertions in a natural thermal hot spring before dining on the finest sushi.
That’s what you get when you ski Japan. The experience and the unique landscape tantalise every one of your senses.
Niseko is the powder ski capital of Japan. With annual snowfall of 15 metres (fed by weather systems that originate in Siberia and pick up moisture from the Sea of Japan), Niseko is one of the snowiest resorts in the world…
Nearby, Rusutsu resort offers stunning panoramic views of Mount Yotei, a huge, cone-shaped, extinct volcano that’s known as ‘the Mount Fuji of the North.’ The off-piste terrain conveniently funnels skiers straight down to the lifts for quick laps.
In central Hokkaido, the resort of Furano enjoys exceptionally light snow, due to unusually dry humidity levels that can drop as low as 1%. After a day of sensational tree skiing, you’ll love dining in a traditional izakaya, drinking local sake from a pot warmed by coals in the centre of the restaurant.
Further north, Asahidake is the crown of Daisetsuzan National Park, known to the Ainu, Hokkaido’s indigenous people, as ‘Kamui Mintara’ – Playground of the Gods.
At 2,290m, active volcano Asahidake is the highest mountain in Hokkaido. You’ll be as awed as we are by this spectacular conical mountain, looming over the ski area, billowing plumes of white smoke from numerous fumaroles.
This resort offers a very special Japan powder skiing experience. Take the cable-car up to the tree line and relish every second of the 600-metre run down through the 600 year-old spruce forest.
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Mon to Fri: 09.00 – 17:30
Saturday: 09.00 – 17:00