Ski and snowboard resorts in Japan

There are over 500 ski hills (ski-jo) in Japan, ranging from huge mega-resorts to tiny local ski hills, offering an overwhelming amount of choice. If you are new to Japan, please be sure to read our introduction to winter sports in Japan. Or you might just want to delve right into the site using our powerful Search tools, you can explore the mountains of Japan and to find the skijo to suit your needs. Or just enjoy using the site to discover more about 'Snow Japan'. Weather forecasts for over 200 resorts throughout Japan as well as maps, Route Finder and other related information can be found on each of the individual resort pages.


An introduction to winter sports in Japan. Find out more about the scene, some history and other useful information

Search Resorts

Search SnowJapan using our new search tool and discover all sorts of interesting information about Japanese ski and snowboard resorts

Resorts by Popular Area

Discover Japanese ski resorts by popular areas

A-Z list of Resorts


Resort Spotlights

Spotlight on some popular ski and snowboard resorts around Japan

Lessons in English

Interested in taking ski or snowboard lessons and looking for instruction in English? These people can help you


Information on various services offered in popular snow resort regions of Japan

SnowJapan Resort Reviews

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Niseko Hanazono Resort (Kutchan Town, Hokkaido)
Submitted by mcarples on 30th January 2015
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Minakami Houdaigi (Minakami Town, Gunma)
Submitted by Gunma Boarder on 29th January 2015
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Hotaka Bokujo (Katashina Village, Gunma)
Submitted by malibu05 on 28th January 2015
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Hakuba Goryu (Hakuba Village, Nagano)
Submitted by nagpants on 28th January 2015
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Dynaland (Gujo City, Gifu)
Submitted by nagpants on 28th January 2015
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Random Resorts!

Komagane Kogen
Max. elevation: 1250m
Min. elevation: 850m
Vertical: 400m
Steepest slope: 32°
Longest course: 500m
Number of lifts: 2
Reviews: 0
Photos: 2
Aizu Kogen Daikura
Max. elevation: 1200m
Min. elevation: 838m
Vertical: 362m
Steepest slope: 38°
Longest course: 2000m
Number of lifts: 5
Reviews: 4
Photos: 29
Star Spur Ryokufu Resort Hida Nagareha
Max. elevation: 1422m
Min. elevation: 750m
Vertical: 672m
Steepest slope: 38°
Longest course: 3000m
Number of lifts: 7
Reviews: 3
Photos: 6