Resort Skiing in Japan

The resort town of Niseko receives upwards of 15 meters of snow during the winter months and boasts four major ski resorts. With that amount of precipitation, it has quickly become one of the powder capitals of the world.

Several backcountry gates provide access to some great side country skiing and access to incredible backcountry terrain. The options are limitless. These areas are not patrolled or controlled, so we require that everyone skis with a beacon, shovel and probe when skiing at the resort in order to maximize the terrain options in the side country.

Experience the culture of Japan while enjoying a ski vacation. Aside from the abundance of hot springs (onsens) and great snow, the Japanese take pride in their food and its presentation. Niseko has a variety of authentic Japanese restaurants, as well as some funky bars and night spots to visit.

An advanced level of skiing ability and a willingness to hike, sidestep, pole, and skate is highly recommended in order to get the best of what Niseko has to offer. Experience skiing in deep powder conditions is also preferred.

Our Trips Include


Other Guided Ski Trips to Japan

Japan Backcountry Skiing

If you like skiing quality powder, eating great food, soaking in hot springs and don’t mind hiking for your turns, this is the backcountry destination for you. Ski the unique tram at Asahidake and Kurodake, the classic birch forests of Furanodake or the open bowls of Tokachidake.

Japan Cat Skiing

Looking for the ultimate powder skiing experience in a mountain range that seems to create its own weather patterns? Then look no further for deep-quality skiing from January through February. Trips include resort skiing and 3 - 4 day private cat skiing, Onsens, accommodations, and more!

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