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JAPANS BEST KEPT SECRET

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When you dream of a ski or snowboard holiday, do you imagine:

  • The deepest driest snow known to man?
  • Vast open tree runs and natural snow play parks?
  • Phenomenal backcountry experiences to explore by resort chairlifts, snowmobile experiences, helicopter flights or even skin up yourself?
  • Steamy natural hot springs to relax in after a hard days riding?
  • World-renowned cuisine with beautiful hospitality?
  • Rich history and love for the mountains ingrained in the local culture?
  • Ability to combine a snow holiday with amazing layovers like Tokyo, Osaka or even Kyoto?

If any of these are ticking your boxes, then a snow sports holiday to Japan is the perfect destination. Not always highlighted for its unrivalled ski and snowboarding options on the global travel lists, Japan has definitely established itself as a top destination for winter enthusiasts around the world.

Trust Your Limitless Travel with your ski and snowboard holiday arrangements to Japan as not only have we been there, we have lived there! Our fonder spent the winter of 2017/18 living in Niseko, Hokkaido followed by 6 months living across the breadth of the country. Combine this expert knowledge with our access to the best operators across the region; we are confident that we can offer you a trip to Japan like no other.  

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EXPERIENCE JAPOW

Whether you have heard the rumours or not that a Japan snow sports holidays consistently offering skiers and snowboarders with the lightest, fluffiest snow on the planet, we are here to tell you that the rumours are true! With the cold air from Siberia colliding with the warm moisture-filled air of the Japanese Sea, the northern regions of Japan on average receive 14 meters of deep soft powdery snow between December and April. Combine this with a wide variety of resorts across northern mainland Japan and the northern island of Hokkaido; you can consistently be making fresh lines in waist-deep snow!

With an abundance of choices with a snow sports holiday to Japan; choosing which resort to visit, the best flight route, whether to combine other Japanese cities and so much more, we recommend speaking with one of our Japanese gurus to help tailor-make your trip. We can do this via video or phone call… the choice is yours.

Check out some of Japans best snow sports resorts and regions:

Niseko: One of Japans largest and most well-known resort. Consisting of 4 individual resorts on one mountain; An’nupuri, Hanazono, Grand Hirafu and Niseko Village. Offering a blend of local and western cultures with cuisine to match. With a 2-3 hour transfer from the nearest international airport New Chitose (Sapporo) on the north island of Hokkaido, it makes this resort positively welcoming to international travellers.

Resort Stats
 Season  December - April
 Elevation  1,308m
 Average Snow  15m
 Lifts  3 Gondolas | 30 Lifts
 Terrain  Beginner 4/5 | Intermediate 5/5 | Advanced 5/5

Hakuba: Located in the heart of the Japanese Alps, Hakuba valley consists of 10 individual results and is one of Japans largest snow sports regions. Situated about 3 hours from downtown Tokyo and being the hosts of the 1998 Winter Olympics Games allows this valley a popular choice when exploring this phenomenal country.

Resort Stats
 Season  December - April
 Elevation  1,831m
 Average Snow  11m
 Lifts  5 Gondolas | 138 Lifts
 Terrain  Beginner 4/5 | Intermediate 4/5 | Advanced 4/5

Rusutsu: A hidden gem of the Japanese snow sports resorts. Located 2-3 hours from Sapporo and about 40 minutes from Niseko on the north island of Hokkaido, this vast terrain spanning 3 mountains is an advanced riders delight with consistent deep snow and tree runs to play in. 

Resort Stats

 Season  December - April
 Elevation  994m
 Average Snow  12m
 Lifts  4 Gondolas | 19 Lifts
 Terrain  Beginner 3/5 | Intermediate 4/5 | Advanced 5/5

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Shiga Kogen: Japans largest snow sports region, combining 18 interconnected resort that can all be accessed on 1 pass. The resort is relatively easy to access being located centrally on Japans mainland making the countries vibrant cities and traditions easy to incorporate with your Japanese snow sports holiday. 

Resort Stats

 Season  December - April
 Elevation  2.307m
 Average Snow  11m
 Lifts  5 Gondolas | 50+ Lifts
 Terrain  Beginner 3/5 | Intermediate 5/5 | Advanced 4/5

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