Skiing Powder in Japan for Dummies

By on February 6, 2015 in Freeskiing with 0 Comments


From the crew at Powder Magazine…

It snows a lot in Japan. We get it—enough already, guys. With Low Tide sweeping across most of North America (except for the lucky dogs in the Northeast Kingdom), it seems like everyone and their grandma is reminding us of that fact, going into credit card debt and sending it to the Land of the Rising Sun.

But while our Instagram feeds are jammed with blower pow and kimono pics, do we actually know where people are skiing in Japan? Save for some solid beta from the guys and gals at, it’s hard to get a feel for the skiing without feet on the ground. On a recent trip, our ‘planning’ was obliterated after the first day, and well, we kind of just wung it.

I put together a short guide of the resorts around Niseko on the island of Hokkaido to kick some reality into trip planning. Good luck and happy pow hunting.

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