For powder skiing fanatics, nothing beats falling asleep to a sustained snowfall certain to produce an epic powder day by morning. In Hokkaido, such an experience occurs more often than not from December through March, setting this destination apart in the predictability of its excellent conditions.
Skiing in Japan provides both an amazing mountain experience and an opportunity to understand and appreciate the quiet, kind Japanese culture. Nestled in the mountains of the northern island of Hokkaido lie numerous resorts filled with like-minded adventurers seeking the famed fluffy flurries of snow. The gentle slopes and vast terrain provide memorable powder days for skiers of all abilities.
Following an exhilarating day on the slopes, a warm bowl of spicy ramen and a soak of one’s weary legs in any of the many onsens (natural spring pools) in the area provide a satisfying dose of local Japanese culture. A stopover in Tokyo on the way there, back, or both will round out an exceptional vacation.
To book your own Hokkaido ski experience contact Lindsey Woodcock.
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