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

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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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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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Zao Onsen (Yamagata City, Yamagata)
Submitted by lee_suxiang_happy_ on 7th April 2015
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Hoshino Resort Tomamu
星野リゾート トマム
Max. elevation: 1239m
Min. elevation: 540m
Vertical: 699m
Steepest slope: 35°
Longest course: 4500m
Number of lifts: 6
Reviews: 23
Photos: 73
Beruku Yogo
Max. elevation: 765m
Min. elevation: 515m
Vertical: 250m
Steepest slope: 30°
Longest course: 1600m
Number of lifts: 4
Reviews: 1
Photos: 0
Mountain Park Tsunan
Max. elevation: 710m
Min. elevation: 309m
Vertical: 401m
Steepest slope: 32°
Longest course: 1500m
Number of lifts: 3
Reviews: 0
Photos: 5