Ski resorts across Japan differ in their size, variety of courses, facilities and ease of access. It is important to plan your journey based on your priorities. Are you planning a daytrip or extended stay? Do you require snow activity instruction in English or Chinese? Do you prefer groomed or backcountry slopes? Or do you just want to go sightseeing and shopping? Research the many ski resorts available and find out which one suits you best, remembering to familiarize yourself with each resort's different rules and regulations for a pleasant stay.