Gondola at Ani Ski Resort
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September 19, 2018, Comments Off on Ani Ski Resort powder paradise found in remote Akita Prefecture

Ani Ski Resort on Mt Moriyoshi in remote Akita Prefecture is an absolute ‘Japow’ classic that is still off the radar for most international skiers and boarders. It gets slammed […]

Geto Kogen deep powder

Geto Kogen gets even better with new terrain

September 17, 2018, Comments Off on Geto Kogen gets even better with new terrain

We have been telling you how good Geto Kogen (aka “Japan’s King of Snow”) is for a few years. The good news it’s getting even ...

powder skiing Sahoro Resort

Sahoro Resort discover Hokkaido’s quieter side

September 15, 2018, Comments Off on Sahoro Resort discover Hokkaido’s quieter side

Sahoro Resort is a much quieter alternative to the better known Hokkaido ski areas further west. It’s so quiet in fact that we got fresh tracks ...

Hokkaido's highest mountains tower behind Asahikawa

Discover Asahikawa the heart of Hokkaido

September 6, 2018, Comments Off on Discover Asahikawa the heart of Hokkaido

Why not start your next Japowder mission in Asahikawa, the heart of Hokkaido? It’s the island’s second largest city, big enough to have depart ...

  • Kamui Ski Links owner Maeda Mitsu skiing groomed runs
    Kamui Ski Links is one of Hokkaido’s best smaller ski resorts
    August 30, 2018, Comments Off on Kamui Ski Links is one of Hokkaido’s best smaller ski resorts

    We love Kamui Ski Links, one of Hokkaido’s best smaller ski resorts and one of Snow Action’s favourites. Kamui’s founder Maeda Mitsu is one of the true pioneers of ‘Japowder’ […]

  • Geto Kogen life - buried road sign
    Geto Kogen life Japan’s best on snow backpacker
    August 26, 2018, Comments Off on Geto Kogen life Japan’s best on snow backpacker

    Geto Kogen life is pretty simple staying at this Japanese powder paradise resort’s funky ski in/ski out Camp88 backpacker for the whole season. Young Aussie Matt Creighton, girlfriend Lucy & […]

  • freeride terrain at Lotte Arai Resort
    Lotte Arai Resort offers deluxe access to amazing snow
    August 25, 2018, Comments Off on Lotte Arai Resort offers deluxe access to amazing snow

    The new Lotte Arai Resort lifts the bar for deluxe ski in/ski out powder access in Japan. It’s a superb place to stay, with two luxury hotel options at the […]

  • riding deep powder at Hanazono
    Niseko Hanazono set for great season so grab great deals
    August 18, 2018, Comments Off on Niseko Hanazono set for great season so grab great deals

    It started early and just kept on coming at powder central, aka Niseko, last season, and Niseko Hanazono social media head honcho Evan Wilcox had the tough task of posting […]

  • night skiing at Niseko
    Niseko nights better than the days for fresh tracks
    July 21, 2018, Comments Off on Niseko nights better than the days for fresh tracks

    We all know Rule #1 of skiing powder is be first, but not always, Niseko nights can be better than the days in the fresh tracks department. Alister Buckingham, who […]

  • Don Quijote Voucher
    July 15, 2018, Comments Off on Don Quijote Voucher

    Japanese shopping is another great reason to visit, and it doesn’t get better than with Don Quijote who have hundreds of stores all over Japan, some open 24 hours. The […]