Japan

Skiing in Japan is pretty much like skiing in the clouds… at least that is what we were told the first time we visited the islands. Looking back at it now, we could not have described it any better ourselves.

Imagine floating through completely bottomless powder day after day and night after night. Yes, night skiing is a big thing in Japan. Not only does Japan serve up industrial quantities of powder but also incredible food and a rich cultural and culinary experience... So sit back in an onsen (natural hot spring) after a day neck-deep in Japanese powder and ponder whether it's going to be sushi, nabe (Japanese hot-pot) or okonomiyaki (Japanese pancake) for dinner.

Top Tip: Bring a snorkel!

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Culture

Skiing in Japan is a truly unique experience with its traditional and spiritual culture combined with modern resorts and outstanding powder snow. Visit the local sushi-ya (sushi bars) while watching the "sushi samurai" in action and enjoy slices of freshly cut tuna and octopus accompanied by a glass of local nihonshu (rice wine).

Rejuvenate après-ski in an onsen (natural hot spring). As a volcanically active country; Japan has thousands of onsens scattered across its major islands.

The Best Tree Skiing in The World

Perfectly spaced out trees in Silver Birch forests allow you to effortlessly float through powder snow and continue skiing during snow storms. The tree skiing in Japan is rated as some of the best of its kind in the world.

Off The Beaten Track

Our focus is to escape the crowds and the busy commercial resorts and explore the hidden gems Japan has to offer, far off the beaten track. Whether skiing close to a resort or in the middle of nowhere, we seek out the best snow and the deep untouched powder stashes.

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