Ski and snowboard resorts in Japan

There are currently about 500 places to ski and snowboard in the mountainous regions of Japan, ranging from huge mega-resorts to tiny local ski areas, making for an overwhelming amount of choice. Welcome to the definitive information on Japanese ski areas - featuring resort introductions, detailed data on every ski area 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. Information on ski areas from Japan’s past can be found on
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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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Places to Stay
Featured accommodation near popular ski and snowboard resorts in Japan. View
Resort Reviews
Reader submitted reviews of ski and snowboard resorts around Japan. Currently 2131 reviews. View
Reader submitted photos of ski and snowboard resorts around Japan. Currently 21808 photos. View
Daily Reports
Exclusive and independent daily snow and weather reporting from popular regions. View

Random Resorts!

Aizu Kogen Daikura
Max. elevation: 1200m
Min. elevation: 838m
Vertical: 362m
Steepest slope: 38°
Longest course: 2000m
Number of lifts: 5
Reviews: 4
Photos: 29
Eniwa Shimin
Max. elevation: 115m
Min. elevation: 165m
Vertical: 50m
Steepest slope: 18°
Longest course: 300m
Number of lifts: 1
Reviews: 1
Photos: 0
Max. elevation: 1055m
Min. elevation: 340m
Vertical: 715m
Steepest slope: 34°
Longest course: 3000m
Number of lifts: 6
Reviews: 6
Photos: 0
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