You may think of Aspen, Vail or Switzerland when you hear “skiing holiday”. But what about Japan?
Japan has been a popular ski destination in the past few years. It’s not surprising that Japan has become a popular destination for ski vacations. Japan is home to 80% of the world’s mountain terrain. Japan also hosts over 10% of the world’s ski resorts.
Japan has some of the most beautiful places for snowboarding and skiing globally. More than 500 ski resorts in Japan, with the most popular ones located in northern Japan. These conditions gave rise to the famous term “Ja Pow”. Nagano is a popular place to ski in Japan. It has a lot of snowfall and slopes that all levels can use. You are invited to join us now!
POWDER IS PACKED ON THE SLOPES. NOT PEOPLE
You’ve probably been to any popular ski resort. The lines are long, and the slopes are packed with other skiers and snowboarders. You can’t enjoy the snow if you visit during peak season. Japan is not affected by this trend. Take popular ski resort Niseko, for example. The resort attracts around 200,000 tourists each year from all over the world, which is a fraction of what you will find in France and Switzerland.
You can’t beat the snowfall.
Japan is the only country that receives more snow each year than any other. Japan’s location on the map makes it an ideal place to obtain a high-quality powder. Strong winds blow from the Siberian tundra, where they then get a quick boost of moisture crossing the Sea of Japan. The clouds are filled with beautiful snow when the conditions reach the land of the rising sun.
ENJOY RAMEN FOR DINNER
One of the greatest things about skiing is its ability to give you a great workout without going to the gym. After a hard day of skiing, there is no better way to fuel your body than with a large bowl of ramen. It fills you up, keeps you warm, and keeps you hydrated, which you will need after a long day on the slopes.
WARMING UP WITH HOT SPRINGS
People travel from all walks of the globe to take advantage of these naturally occurring hot springs, traditionally known as an “onsen”. Onsens are a great way to relax after a hard day on the slopes. There are many of them scattered throughout Japan’s major islands. These naturally heated waters contain rich minerals from deep within the earth that are believed to have healing properties. There is no better way to soothe sore muscles or make your legs feel fresh for another day of skiing in Japan than using naturally heated waters.
VISIT THE SNOW MONKEYS AT JIGOKUDANI HOT SPRING PARK
This is why a Japan-guided ski tour should be on your travel bucket list. You won’t find anywhere else where you can ski and visit the cutest monkeys in the world. Japan has a unique snow monkey population. These macaques visit the park all year long and enjoy the natural hot springs as humans.
ENJOY CRAFT BEER & WARM SAKE
After a hard day on the slopes, everyone wants something warm and delicious to drink so that we can feel re-energized. Japan’s ski resorts are the perfect place! Warm sake is a wonderful way to restore your senses. If rice wine is not your favorite, there are great craft beer options in the local ski resorts.