Try riding a snowmobile for a thrilling snow experience. This compact vehicle rides like a motorbike and is the perfect way to zoom through snowy terrains. It is a great choice even if you are new to snow activities because you don’t need a driving license, and an instructor will be on hand to run you through the basics.
Once you get the hang of it, you can snowmobile on groomed trails through quiet woods, and even into the backcountry. Experienced drivers have the option of racing around mini-circuits packed with thrills like sharp curves and undulating slopes. Some locations even offer skiers the chance to get towed down the snow-covered slopes with a snowmobile, waterski-style. Many sizes are available; these machines range from kid-size to four-seaters, making snowmobiling an excellent activity for the whole family. Rentals are available for a few hours or the entire day. You can find snowmobiles at many major ski areas, such as Hoshino Resorts TOMAMU in Hokkaido and Gunma’s Minakami Kogen.