Plan your next ski trip to Japan with Oz Snow! Our crew have been leading the way in semi-hosted snow packages to Japan since 2004.
We have Oz Snow hosts on the ground in Hakuba, Madarao and Niesko, who can help you out and share their local expert knowledge.
Hakuba is widely known as being a first class international resort with some of best ski/board terrain and highest snowfall in all of Japan. The Hakuba Valley is a huge expanse of 9 ski resorts offering an incredible variety of terrain for skiers and snowboarders alike. Whether you want the steepest runs to ski in Japan, tons of dry powder, terrain parks, half pipes, or you’re looking for some easy ski runs, Hakuba has it all. The host of the 1998 Winter Olympics, the Hakuba ski resorts boast over 1080m of vertical skiing, which is equivalent to many of the more widely known resorts of North America and Canada. Hakuba is easily accessible only 4 hours from Tokyo and offers a real Japanese experience along with some great nightlife all within walking distance from our accommodation.
Niseko, located on the Northern Island of Hokkaido is known for its abundance of dry powder snow. It has some of the most consistent and biggest snowfalls in Japan since it receives Siberian storm systems from Russia that dump straight onto the Niseko ski fields. The Niseko ski area itself is made up of 4 ski resorts, all interlinked by way of a shared lift system: Annupuri, Hirafu, Hanazono and Niseko Village make up the mountain of Niseko. As Niseko is the most popular ski resort in Japan for Australians, there are many bars and nightlife options to keep occupied for a complete snow holiday. Ski all 4 Niseko Resorts – All Mountain Lift Pass included in Packages!
Madarao, Myoko and Nozawa make up the Powder Belt of the Japanese Alps with over 13m of snow falling annually. Ski all 4 mountains (within 30 minutes of each other) on the combined Powder Belt Pass. Not yet a main stream ski resort to westerners, Madarao offers a true Japanese ski experience. Myoko and Nozawa are 20 minutes down the road, offer even more terrain and fresh tracks. Located 2 hours from Hakuba and 4 hours from Tokyo with easy bullet train access.
Located in the Japanese Alps, 4 hours from Tokyo and 2 hours from Hakuba, Nozawa Onsen makes a great destination for your ski holiday. Nozawa Onsen is a traditional Japanese Village famous for its free hot onsen baths and unbeatable powder snow. Let the towering snow walls on the way into the town be the indication, that this place collects tons of fresh powder snow! Tack a 3 day trip to your Hakuba Powder Pack or head to Nozawa for 7 Nights.