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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Kagura (Yuzawa Town, Niigata)
Submitted by X)Benny on 17th December 2014
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Meihou (Gujo City, Gifu)
Submitted by severance26 on 16th December 2014
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Zao Onsen (Yamagata City, Yamagata)
Submitted by Leaw on 16th December 2014
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Iwappara (Yuzawa Town, Niigata)
Submitted by squealingpig on 15th December 2014
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Hakuba Happo-one (Hakuba Village, Nagano)
Submitted by monkey4 on 13th December 2014
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Random Resorts!

Ludens Yuzawa
Max. elevation: 680m
Min. elevation: 450m
Vertical: 230m
Steepest slope: 29°
Longest course: 1000m
Number of lifts: 1
Reviews: 3
Photos: 2
Grandeco Snow Resort
Max. elevation: 1590m
Min. elevation: 1010m
Vertical: 580m
Steepest slope: 33°
Longest course: 4000m
Number of lifts: 5
Reviews: 17
Photos: 104
Mt Norikura
Max. elevation: 2000m
Min. elevation: 1490m
Vertical: 510m
Steepest slope: 35°
Longest course: 5000m
Number of lifts: 8
Reviews: 8
Photos: 0