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 2126 reviews. View
Reader submitted photos of ski and snowboard resorts around Japan. Currently 21805 photos. View
Daily Reports
Exclusive and independent daily snow and weather reporting from popular regions. View

Random Resorts!

Shiga Kogen Giant
志賀高原 ジャイアントスキー場
Max. elevation: 1590m
Min. elevation: 1330m
Vertical: 260m
Steepest slope: 34°
Longest course: 1000m
Number of lifts: 1
Reviews: 3
Photos: 8
Hoshino Resorts Alts Bandai
星野リゾート アルツ磐梯スキー場
Max. elevation: 1280m
Min. elevation: 700m
Vertical: 580m
Steepest slope: 29°
Longest course: 3000m
Number of lifts: 8
Reviews: 20
Photos: 25
Max. elevation: 439m
Min. elevation: 170m
Vertical: 269m
Steepest slope: 32°
Longest course: 2000m
Number of lifts: 2
Reviews: 1
Photos: 0
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