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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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.
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Places to find ski and snowboard lessons as well as guided tours in English - and in some case also other languages.
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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 2083 reviews. View
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Reader submitted photos of ski and snowboard resorts around Japan. Currently 21681 photos. View
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Exclusive and independent daily snow and weather reporting from popular regions. View

Random Resorts!

Minakami Hodaigi
水上宝台樹
Max. elevation: 1400m
Min. elevation: 830m
Vertical: 570m
Steepest slope: 40°
Longest course: 2600m
Number of lifts: 7
Reviews: 16
Photos: 16
 
Kazawa Snow Area
鹿沢スノーエリア
Max. elevation: 1850m
Min. elevation: 1350m
Vertical: 500m
Steepest slope: 34°
Longest course: 2000m
Number of lifts: 7
Reviews: 1
Photos: 0
 
Norn Minakami
ノルン水上
Max. elevation: 1220m
Min. elevation: 820m
Vertical: 400m
Steepest slope: 30°
Longest course: 2000m
Number of lifts: 4
Reviews: 4
Photos: 5