Snow blankets much of Japan during the winter. The snow doesn’t just settle on the mountain peaks, but covers low-altitude mountains and plains too, offering ample opportunity for snow activities. Fun in the snow isn’t just limited to skiing and snowboarding. Other options include snowshoeing, riding a snow buggy or snowmobile, and adventures on a snowcat or snow bike.

Japan is a fantastic snow destination for families because many snow resorts here have a kids’ park. These are designated areas where anyone unfamiliar with snow, especially children, can play in the snow safely. Some snow resorts have snow escalators too, where you can enjoy sledding without the strain of walking uphill. There are a wealth of snow activities beyond skiing and snowboarding that snow travelers can enjoy during winter in Japan.