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Sunday, January 20, 2019
Gala Yuzawa park

Gala Yuzawa is Japan’s number one ski resort

Gala Yuzawa is Japan's number one ski resort! Are we crazy? What about Niseko, Hakuba, Rusutsu, Nozawa, or nearby Naeba-Kagura etc you ask? We didn't...
Powder skiing Kandatsu Yuzawa

Kandatsu Kogen one of Yuzawa’s best for powder snow

Kandatsu Kogen, or Kandatsu Highlands, is by no means the largest of Niigata's Yuzawa area resorts, but it's a good bet on powder days....
Naeba Prince resort view

Naeba Kagura one of Honshu’s best big resorts

Naeba Kagura is one of Honshu's best big ski resorts, and the jewel in the Prince Resort's crown. Popular on weekends thanks to easy...
Gondola at Ani Ski Resort

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...
Kurodake view down ropeway line

Kurodake Hokkaido’s Wild One

Kurodake is an obscure central Hokkaido gem of a "resort" that boasts a single ropeway (which closes for a few weeks winter maintenance so...
Powder skiing Asahidake

Asahidake is Hokkaido’s highest mountain so no surprise it gets plenty of powder

Hokkaido’s highest mountain at 2,290m, Asahidake offers an experience a world away from Niseko’s hustle and bustle. Get past the ‘no patrol, no sweep’...