Stunning landscape at Rusutsu
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.
Perfect dry powder at Furano
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.
Active Volcano adventure at Asahidake
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.