Welcome to the 'Land Of The Rising Sun' ... and deep, deep powder snow. Let us show you our Japan, on and off the ski mountains. A country that nourishes and bombards in equal measure, all you really need is a sense of curiosity and adventure (and some fat powder skis).
What you've heard is true - Japan is the Holy Grail of tree-line skiing in glorious dry-powder snow. Indeed, skiing and snowboarding in Japan is without equal anywhere in the world and Different Snow have travelled the length and breadth of the country in search of the best waist deep, life affirming "Ja'Pow".
However, a winter holiday to Japan can and should be more than only that. It’s an adventure into the most unique and enthralling country in the world; a wonderfully atmospheric ancient civilization with feet firmly planted in the 21st Century.
Ski Resorts in Japan
We go to the best-of-the-best of Japan's ski resorts; a unrivaled collection. For the best powder snow? The ski resorts on both Hokkaido and Honshu have vast quantities of the lightest, fluffiest snow known to humankind. Backcountry and off-piste? There are volcanoes and mountains everywhere and, with or without a chairlift, the options are limitless. Characterful and authentic ski villages? We know how, where and when to avoid the crowds, to discover an alternative and quirky real Japan.
Your choice of Japanese ski resort is not one to be made without seeking advice from someone who's been there and who's impartial. Do make sure you contact us and we'll talk you through the options. It may be the better known resort of Niseko, but it may be somewhere else equally as amazing!
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The Ski Season
The ski season lasts from December through to April, (similar to Europe), and the most notable difference is the dependability and sheer amount of snow! The Siberian weather systems guarantee massive amounts of light, dry powder every year even at sea level. Christmas and New Year are usually very busy and then the Chinese New Year week, usually in early-February, is also considered high season. For us, late February and March is the perfect time to travel as the base is deep, the slopes are quieter, it's great value and there are more of those perfect blue-bird days to enjoy.