Ski Japan


Skiing & Snowboarding in Japan

Get the low-down on skiing and snowboarding in Japan. Whether you want the steepest runs in Japan, tons of dry powder, terrain parks, or half pipes, Ski Japan has it all! The Japan ski and snowboarding season typically runs from December until early May.

Japan Winter Sport Packages

Check out some of our Japan ski packages below and contact us if you'd like to learn more.

Ski Madarao

& Myoko

From $8957 Nights

Located 2 hours from Hakuba and 2 hours from Tokyo with easy bullet train access, Madarao & Myoko is officially the Powder Bowl of the Japanese Alps with over 13m of snow falling annually. The Madarao and Tangram combined lift pass offers 23 lifts and caters for beginner runs to advance powder tree skiing. 20 minutes down the road, Myoko offers even more terrain and fresh tracks. Madarao & Myoko Powder Pack includes: 7 nights accommodation at Hotel Madarao (dorm share), 4 day Madaroa & Tangram combined Lift Pass, 1 Day Myoko Akakura Kanko Lift Pass (including return transfers), breakfast daily and one group dinner, Airport pick and transfer to Madarao, Transfer to Iiyama Train Station and Airport Bullet Train

Ski Hakuba

From $1099 7 Nights

Located in the stunningly beautiful Northern Alps in Japan, Hakuba is arguably one of the top go-to spots for ski and snowboarding in Japan. With 12 mountains in one valley, Hakuba has slopes for all ranges from the beginner skier to the experienced snow shredder and is boasting some of the steepest terrain in Japan. The Hakuba Powder Pack includes: 7 nights in Hakuba Gondola Lodge, a 5-day lift pass, return airport transfers, daily breakfast, a group dinner, an Aussie snow host, entry to Matsumoto Castle and Mt Fuji viewing area and a shuttle bus to all ski resorts.

Ski Niseko

From $1,1997 Nights

A premium stop for all ski fanatics in Japan, Niseko features beautifully groomed slopes. Experience Niseko’s best kept secret is the largest lit area in Japan for night skiing. Every snow adventurers' dream - to keep sloping day and night! Find yourself with plenty to do off the slopes as Niseko features some of the best Onsen, traditional Japanese baths, and hot springs, not to mention the annual Sapporo Snow Festival, a thriving nightlife and premium dining options. Niseko Powder Pack Includes: 7 nights accommodation at your choice of Lodge/Hotel, a 5-day lift pass and return airport transfers.

Ski Nozawa

From $5497 Nights

Why not add on a side trip from Hakuba and take in the beauty of Nozawa! Experience solid snow seasons and stunning slopes as well as a traditional atmosphere and history on the beginnings of the ski culture in Japan.
Nozawa has been host to many ski and snowboarding tournaments and is a top spot for all levels of skiers and boarders. Compliment your days with a relaxing dip at the Nozawa Onsen, an integral part of the Nozawa ski adventure, or visit the traditional Nozawa Dosojin Fire Festival. Side trips to Nozawa from Hakuba include: 3 nights accommodation, 3-day Lift pass, daily breakfast and transfer from Hakuba to Nozawa.

When is the best time to ski in Japan?

Much like their European counterparts, the majority of Japan’s ski resorts’ seasons run from mid-December to early April. As with any ski resort, though, it all depends on the weather - some Japan ski resorts can open as early as October.

What ski resorts does Japan have?

STA Travel offers fantastic ski packages to three stunning ski resorts in Japan: Hukuba, which is located in the Northern Alps; Niseko, which is home to the incredibly popular annual Sapporo Snow Festival; and Nozawa, located in Nozawaonsen, Nagano.

What's included in a Japan ski package?

Our ski packages are different, but they would all generally include:


• Accommodation in the resort
• Life pass
• Transfers
• Meet and greet
• Daily breakfasts
• Group dinner and party night


 Please speak with a Travel Expert to find out exactly what each package includes