In recent years, Japan has become the destination of choice for ski and snowboard enthusiasts from all over the world looking for the ultimate snow conditions. Japan’s snow has such a stellar reputation that those in the know call it "Japow," short for "Japan powder snow." The country’s famed powder is a product of ideal humidity and temperature. Deep layers of perfect snow carpet the mountains, offering snow travelers an unrivaled snow experience whether on groomed slopes, in the trees or deep in the backcountry.
You can access the country’s beautiful, forested slopes easily as many of Japan’s snow resorts are at low altitudes. The country has numerous ski resorts with excellent snow quality, centered around Hokkaido and the north and north-central parts of Honshu, the largest island. Japanese snow resorts have a very different feel from the resort destinations in the European Alps or the mountain resorts in the US and Canada. The Japanese hospitality culture of omotenashi, natural hot springs, gourmet cuisine, fantastic transport infrastructure, and a variety of ski and snowboard courses all combine to make Japan the ultimate winter travel destination.
Fifteen meters of the finest fresh powder fall annually in the mountains of Japan’s northern winter sports paradise.
Quiet slopes and backcountry adventure await you in the snowy expanses of the lesser-explored Tohoku region.
Easy access to the towering mountains and snowy slopes that surround the metropolitan entranceway to Japan.
Heaps of snow on the Roof of Japan, along the coast of the Sea of Japan, and among the rich remnants of Japan's past.