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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Kiroro Snow World (Akaigawa Village, Hokkaido)
Submitted by endure on 6th March 2015
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Tsugaike Kogen (Otari Village, Nagano)
Submitted by woody on 5th March 2015
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Myoko Ski Park (Myoko City, Niigata)
Submitted by nhorsnell on 5th March 2015
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Hakuba Valley Kashimayari (Omachi City, Nagano)
Submitted by Mick Rich on 5th March 2015
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White Valley (Minakami Town, Gunma)
Submitted by Gunma Boarder on 3rd March 2015
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Random Resorts!

Tateyama Sanroku
Max. elevation: 1188m
Min. elevation: 480m
Vertical: 708m
Steepest slope: 32°
Longest course: 3000m
Number of lifts: 10
Reviews: 3
Photos: 63
Oku Kannabe
Max. elevation: 940m
Min. elevation: 360m
Vertical: 580m
Steepest slope: 35°
Longest course: 3500m
Number of lifts: 7
Reviews: 0
Photos: 7
Max. elevation: 1600m
Min. elevation: 700m
Vertical: 900m
Steepest slope: 35°
Longest course: 5000m
Number of lifts: 3
Reviews: 6
Photos: 98