“Feel like an Olympian as you ride down the slopes”
The Yakebitaiyama Ski Resort is the largest of the 19 interlinked resorts in the Shiga Kogen area - a gold medal grade resort packed with the finest Shiga Kogen powder and loved by adventurous riders for its lengthy slopes and backcountry t… Read More
One of Omachi's biggest strengths as a snow holiday destination is its variety of attractions, which can be mixed and matched for a great day out...
KASHIMAYARI SPORTS VILLAGE & JIIGATAKE SKI RESORT
Omachi's two main snow resorts, Kashimayari and Jiigatake offer enough variety, and … Read More
“…excellent powder and a relaxed local atmosphere…”
Secluded amidst rugged alpine scenery in the north of the Hakuba Valley away from the hustle and bustle of the main resort area, Hakuba Norikura Ski Resort, or Hakunori for short, is popular for its wide variety of courses, excellent powd… Read More
“Get your share of the biggest powder dumps in Hakuba!”
Hakuba Cortina Snow Resort boasts a gigantic natural bowl, which enjoys Hakuba’s biggest powder dumps each season. Just add its liberal off-piste policy, and you have a serving of powder heaven complete with tree runs on the side! Cortina… Read More
“…an uninterrupted panorama of the Northern Alps…”
Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field is hidden behind a highway and a gondola station, leading some to assume that it's small potatoes. However that preconception is soon dispelled as they arrive at the centre of a 360º panorama that take in the Northe… Read More
“…the highest terrain park in the Hakuba Valley…”
Tsugaike Kogen is one of the Hakuba Valley's biggest resorts, and transforms from a highland oasis of colour in the off-season to a powder paradise in winter.
The twelve courses within its 155 hectares are connected by 27 l… Read More
“…one of the Hakuba Valley’s pioneering ski resorts…”
Happo-One is one of the Hakuba Valley's pioneering ski resorts, with roots stretching back to the 1920s. Today it remains at the forefront of the development of snow sports in Japan, and with plenty of excellent-quality powder, is one o… Read More
“Non-stop fun at one of Hakuba's youngest resorts”
A distincitvely Gen Y resort in comparison to the many baby boomers in the Hakuba Valley, Hakuba 47 was born in 1990 but has since risen to prominence as one of the valley’s premier all-season resorts. Its winter scenery is nothing short o… Read More
“…incredible views of the the Japanese Alps…”
Hakuba Goryu has an ideal balance of courses, from those that will see you instinctively asking yourself whether your life insurance policy is up to date before you drop in, to mellow kids parks, and everything in between.
Starting from the to… Read More
“…don’t be shy to go exploring…”
Kamui Ski Links is within close reach of the Hokkaido Powder Belt transport hub of Asahikawa, and has 10 powder-laden courses set between 751m and 150m on the 799m Mt Kamui-yama. For an easy introduction to Kamui, head to the four mellow, compacted runs clo… Read More
A place of never ending fun - in and out of the snow”
Whether it’s your first snow holiday or your 100th, a holiday at Hoshino Resorts Tomamu is a new kind of holiday experience you must try. Located between Asahikawa, New Chitose and Obihiro Airport, the resort is accessible by train or car w… Read More
“…one of Hokkaido Powder Belt’s best resorts.”
Furano Ski Resort has some of the lightest, driest powder in Japan there is to be enjoyed. Peeling off the embankments as you criss-cross down the slopes, it falls finer and drier than resorts near the coast thanks to lower inland humidity, an… Read More
Real powder, and the real Japan
Manicured fields of lavender, sunflowers and other colourful blooms, carpeting gently undulating hills with mountain peaks over the horizon. Administratively a city, quintessentially still a country town, Furano has Eden-like qualities that have attracted televi… Read More
Furano / Tokachidake / Tomamu / Kamui / Asahikawa / Asahidake / Kurodake
It's official. Powder has acquired the status of a religion on Hokkaido, with some of its staunchest exponents found spreading the gospel throughout the Hokkaido Powder Belt.
There's not a lot of convincing to be done about … Read More
“Grand Hirafu is in better shape than ever…”
Grand Hirafu celebrated one of its best seasons to date in 2013-14. The powder took a bit longer than usual to arrive, but once it did the resort was open until the beginning of May, receiving some nice powder dumps like the 25cm recorded the ni… Read More
Once you’ve been, you’ll never get enough…
Of all the reasons to visit Niseko on a snow holiday, the most important one is, has and always will be one thing: powder, and lots of it.
The powder which comes with cold winds all the way from Russia is served fine, dry and in bulk from November to… Read More