Ski and snowboard resorts in Japan

There are currently about 500 places to ski and snowboard in the many mountainous regions of Japan, ranging from huge mega-resorts to tiny local ski hills, so there is an overwhelming amount of choice. Welcome to the definitive information on Japanese 'ski-jo' - featuring resort introductions, detailed data on every ski hill throughout Japan and also regional information. Our resort listings are updated daily with official resort snow depth data during the ski season and snow & weather forecasts throughout the year.
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Resorts by Popular Area
Full A-Z list of Resorts
More detailed information on a selection of featured ski and snowboard resorts around the popular snow regions of Japan.
resort spotlight
Places to find ski and snowboard lessons as well as guided tours in English - and in some case also other languages.
now map
Spotlight on some popular ski and snowboard resorts around Japan.
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Resort Reviews
Reader submitted reviews of ski and snowboard resorts around Japan. Currently 2089 reviews. View
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Daily Reports
Exclusive and independent daily snow and weather reporting from popular regions. View

Random Resorts!

Max. elevation: 1600m
Min. elevation: 700m
Vertical: 900m
Steepest slope: 35°
Longest course: 5000m
Number of lifts: 3
Reviews: 6
Photos: 103
Shirakabako Royal Hill
Max. elevation: 1750m
Min. elevation: 1450m
Vertical: 300m
Steepest slope: 26°
Longest course: 1800m
Number of lifts: 3
Reviews: 2
Photos: 1
Beruku Yogo
Max. elevation: 765m
Min. elevation: 515m
Vertical: 250m
Steepest slope: 30°
Longest course: 1600m
Number of lifts: 4
Reviews: 1
Photos: 0