Must-visit ski resorts around Japan

Australian summers are unbearable. It’s almost impossible not to fantasise about cold weather and snow. Unfortunately, winter won’t be here for another few months. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t stay at ski resorts right now and escape the heat of the Australian summer.

Ski resorts around Japan

If you’re tired of the heat and want to cool down for the remaining days of summer, consider a visit to one of Japan’s ski resorts. There you will be surrounded by snow, and you can practise snowboarding and skiing to your heart’s content. To give you an idea of where you can go, here are a few ski resorts in Japan:



Furano is a popular ski resort in Hokkaido. It has ski runs for people of various skills. There are beginner courses for kids and newbies. More advanced skiers can try the vertical drop with a height of 950 meters.

Lastly, Furano is a family-friendly ski resort. Families with young children can come to visit Family Snowland. Here, they can try other snow activities like dog sledding and snowmobiling.



Hakuba Valley is made up of several ski resorts. The area is famous for hosting the 1998 Winter Olympics. There is a ski course for everyone at the resort with more than 200 courses readily available during the winter season.

When you feel like resting, visit Happo where you can try some izakayas and more. If you don’t feel like staying in the main town, there are other places to choose from in and around the area.



Niseko gets a fair amount of snow during winter. It is the perfect destination for those who are entirely new to snowboarding and skiing. It is also a family friendly resort, with many of their courses designed for families.

Niseko also accommodates seasoned skiers and snowboarders with their off-trail skiing courses. It offers an excellent time for everyone.

Nozawa Onsen

Nozawa Onsen

Nozawa Onsen is one of Japan’s oldest, and most popular ski resorts. It opened its doors in 1924 and has since been an ideal place for people to ski to their heart’s content.

The resort has more than 50 km of pistes, as well as half pipes, moguls, and a 39-degree incline. It promises resort-goers a great day at the slopes every time they set out.



If you’re staying in Tokyo and want to spend a weekend at a ski resort, then Yuzawa is the place to go. The ski village offers the best courses for your stay. You can get from one area to another through lift tickets.

Have fun on your ski trip. If you’re bringing your snowboard or skis and other gear, then it’s best to drive yourself to the airport. Book an airport car parking space for your car before your trip. That way, you can leave your vehicle in good hands and drive yourself home upon your return.

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