More about Japan
Everything you have heard about the snow quality in Japan is true. It’s dry, waist deep, sometimes even neck deep and completely dependable. Scientists call it ‘ocean-effect snow’, as frigid air blows in from the frozen plains of Siberia it sucks up moisture from the Sea of Japan and then dumps the load on the first land mass it comes to. The result? Vast quantities of the lightest and fluffiest powder snow known to humankind.
A ski holiday to Japan will always be more than just the snow. With high quality characterful accommodation, an enthralling cultural experience, excellent food and an interesting and lively nightlife Japan is the better alternative to your ‘usual’ ski holiday.
There are hundreds of ski resorts in Japan, much of the infrastructure built during the boom years of the Eighties and early Nineties. When the Japanese economic bubble burst in the Nineties, skiing became less popular with the domestic market, opening the door to the international skiing community. Now the secret is well and truly out although it is possible, if you time it right, to avoid major Australian and Asian holiday periods - We can help with this.
A ski holiday to Japan would not be complete without spending time exploring the rest of the country. Spend a few days in Tokyo before flying home or discover the Shinto temples, onsens, geishas, snow monkeys, sumo wrestlers and bullet-trains.