Monday, November 19, 2018
Temple steps Zao Onsen

Zao Onsen Yamagata’s best

Zao Onsen is the heart of skiing in Yamagata, and the best of the many resorts in this north western prefecture of Tohoku. The...

Sapporo has Japan’s best aprés ski

Sapporo is a city, you thought, not a ski town? Well think again! Everybody who skis or boards knows Hokkaido is the powder capital...
Riki Japow Guide skiing Grandeco

Grandeco offers great value uncrowded powder snow

Grandeco was day 11 of our month long Japowder mission, and just when you think it can’t get any better, it did! We arrived...
powder skiing Kiroro

Kiroro is the powder snow capital of the planet!

Kiroro has to be the snowiest major resort on the planet. Sure, Utah and plenty of other places get their share and on their...
Tanigawadake gondola in Gunma

Gunma more Japowder less competition

Gunma Prefecture offers a whole region full of great Japowder resorts still mostly off the radar for international visitors. The dramatic sudden eruption of...

Tokyo day ski trips are easy

Tokyo day ski trips are easy thanks to the mighty shinkansen - even if you have only a day spare in Japan's capital there's...