Thanks to host of recent ski and snowboard films showcasing Japan's deep snow conditions, the Land of the Rising Sun has become one of the most sought-after ski destinations. Sea-effect snow, caused by cold winds from Siberia meeting the Sea of Japan, makes for consistent, snorkel-worthy conditions. Japan ski resorts receive anywhere from 350 to to 600 inches, but there have been some winters where 1,200-plus-inches of snow have been recorded.
If you're looking for deep snow, exceptional vistas and landscapes, a unique culinary and cultural adventure, Japan should be your next ski trip! With our expert, first-hand knowledge of this up and coming ski region, we can build a custom Japan ski vacation package or reserve a spot for you on one of our guided trips.
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When deciding between Nagano (Hakuba) and Hokkaido (Niseko, Rusutsu, Kiroro and Furano), there are some things to consider. Hokkaido had deeper snow and gentler terrain, while Nagano has steeper terrain and generally receives less snow, but still a very considerable amount.