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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Matsunoyama Onsen (Tokamachi City, Niigata)
Submitted by nagpants on 22nd November 2015
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White World Oze Iwakura (Katashina Village, Gunma)
Submitted by Bushiman on 18th November 2015
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Madarao Kogen (Iiyama City, Nagano)
Submitted by Bushiman on 14th November 2015
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Seki Onsen (Myoko City, Niigata)
Submitted by NECK on 11th November 2015
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Mt Norikura Snow Resort (Matsumoto City, Nagano)
Submitted by Black Mountain on 23rd October 2015
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Min. elevation: 400m
Vertical: 164m
Steepest slope: 30°
Longest course: 1300m
Number of lifts: 2
Reviews: 1
Photos: 1
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Max. elevation: 1815m
Min. elevation: 1660m
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Steepest slope: 12°
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Max. elevation: 1855m
Min. elevation: 731m
Vertical: 1124m
Steepest slope: 38°
Longest course: 8500m
Number of lifts: 5
Reviews: 30
Photos: 97