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

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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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SnowJapan Resort Reviews

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Niseko Village Ski Resort (Niseko Town, Hokkaido)
Submitted by Matt82 on 1st March 2015
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Minakami Houdaigi (Minakami Town, Gunma)
Submitted by chilker on 28th February 2015
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White World Oze Iwakura (Katashina Village, Gunma)
Submitted by foofighter1981 on 26th February 2015
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Marunuma Kogen (Katashina Village, Gunma)
Submitted by Mick Rich on 26th February 2015
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Kandatsu Kogen (Yuzawa Town, Niigata)
Submitted by onehunga on 26th February 2015
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Random Resorts!

Max. elevation: 1050m
Min. elevation: 800m
Vertical: 250m
Steepest slope: 35°
Longest course: 1000m
Number of lifts: 3
Reviews: 0
Photos: 2
Niyama Kogen
Max. elevation: 630m
Min. elevation: 130m
Vertical: 500m
Steepest slope: 35°
Longest course: 4000m
Number of lifts: 5
Reviews: 1
Photos: 0
Jeunesse Kurikoma
Max. elevation: 770m
Min. elevation: 395m
Vertical: 375m
Steepest slope: 40°
Longest course: 2500m
Number of lifts: 4
Reviews: 1
Photos: 3