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

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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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Akakura Kanko Resort (Myoko City, Niigata)
Submitted by Bushiman on 31st October 2014
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Ishiuchi Maruyama (Minamiuonuma City, Niigata)
Submitted by lyk on 24th October 2014
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Gassan (Nishikawa Town, Yamagata)
Submitted by Metabo Oyaji on 2nd June 2014
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Tengendai Kogen (Yonezawa City, Yamagata)
Submitted by Metabo Oyaji on 27th May 2014
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Appi Kogen (Hachimantai Town, Iwate)
Submitted by Metabo Oyaji on 27th May 2014
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Random Resorts!

Kusatsu Kokusai
Max. elevation: 2171m
Min. elevation: 1245m
Vertical: 926m
Steepest slope: 33°
Longest course: 8000m
Number of lifts: 11
Reviews: 9
Photos: 118
Max. elevation: 750m
Min. elevation: 350m
Vertical: 400m
Steepest slope: 27°
Longest course: 1600m
Number of lifts: 3
Reviews: 1
Photos: 8
Zao Liza World
Max. elevation: 1446m
Min. elevation: 1060m
Vertical: 386m
Steepest slope: 26°
Longest course: 1950m
Number of lifts: 3
Reviews: 6
Photos: 6