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

Resort Spotlights

Spotlight on some popular ski and snowboard resorts around Japan

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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

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Nozawa Onsen (Nozawa Onsen Village, Nagano)
Submitted by freshy on 7th September 2015
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Niseko Mountain Resort Grand Hirafu (Kutchan Town, Hokkaido)
Submitted by powder rat on 16th July 2015
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Ryuoo Ski Park (Yamanouchi Town, Nagano)
Submitted by robobin on 5th June 2015
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White World Oze Iwakura (Katashina Village, Gunma)
Submitted by NECK on 21st May 2015
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Aizu Kogen Takahata (Minami Aizu Town, Fukushima)
Submitted by Metabo Oyaji on 7th May 2015
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Yabuhara Kogen
Max. elevation: 1689m
Min. elevation: 1100m
Vertical: 589m
Steepest slope: 34°
Longest course: 3600m
Number of lifts: 6
Reviews: 1
Photos: 0
Sugadaira Kogen Snow Resort
Max. elevation: 1580m
Min. elevation: 1270m
Vertical: 310m
Steepest slope: 36°
Longest course: 4000m
Number of lifts: 19
Reviews: 15
Photos: 28
Pilatus Tateshina Snow Resort
Max. elevation: 2240m
Min. elevation: 1760m
Vertical: 480m
Steepest slope: 33°
Longest course: 4000m
Number of lifts: 3
Reviews: 2
Photos: 0