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Ski and Snowboard Resorts in Hokkaido

  • Niseko Annupuri
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    Niseko town Abuta-gun, Hokkaido Niseko 485
    This ski resort opened in 1972. The Niseko area gets a lot of snowfall from the northwest seasonal winds and is sometimes called a Ski Mecca and the St. Moritz of the East. Its longest run is more than three kilometers and provides heaps of fun on the comfortable cruise down the slope. With plenty of courses for families and juniors, the resort offers a great time for the whole family in the Niseko Area.
  • Niseko Village
    Higashiyama Onsen, Niseko-cho, Abuta-gun, Hokkaido
    This ski resort is on the southeast slope of Mt. Niseko Annupuri, which means “a mountain with a steep cliff and a river running below.” It offers lots of opportunities for fun, including snowmobiling and snowshoeing, not to mention skiing and snowboarding. Its 27 courses feature amazing variety, and they all run through beautiful forest. There’s access to the Grand Hirafu Resort from the top of the Wonderland Chair lift at the summit.
  • Niseko Grand Hirafu
    Hokkaido Abutagunkucchanchou Yamada 204
    This is the largest of the four ski resorts in the Niseko area. With the Siberian chill that blows in on the area’s seasonal wind, you can enjoy the finest powder snow. It has 15 gondolas and lifts, a rich variety of 30 runs, and Mt. Yotei rising before your eyes. The resort is enormous, so it’s a good idea to bring a course map the first time you visit. There are plenty of restaurants and cafes at the foot of the resort, so you’ll always be able to find good eating and drinking options.
  • Niseko Hanazono Resort
    Hokkaido Abutagunkucchanchou Iwaobetsu 328-36
    This is one of the Niseko United resorts, along with Niseko Annupuri, Niseko Village, and Niseko Grand Hirafu. It’s located northeast of Niseko Annupuri. Freestyle items like jibs, kickers, and quarter pipes are added as needed at Hanazono Park. It’s Hokkaido’s largest terrain park and holds freestyle events. It has lots of other ways to have fun, too, like guided powder tours and a tube park.
  • Sapporo Teine
    Hokkaido Sapporoshi Teine-ku Teinehonchou 593
    Sapporo Teine is the largest leisure facility in the suburbs of Sapporo. About 40 minutes from Sapporo City center it enjoys good access being a mere seven minutes from the Teine Interchange on the Sapporo Expressway. The Highland Zone with an elevation of 1023 meters is a ski resort which was also used as a competition venue at the Sapporo Olympics held in 1972. There are plenty of ski slope attractions including the Terrain Park with its dynamic atmosphere and the Kyoryu Kids Park where powerful dinosaurs can be played with. There is also free all-day parking that can accommodate 3000 cars.
  • Furano Ski Resort
    Hokkaido Furanoshi Nakagoryou
    Furano Ski Resort is a ski resort in Furano owned by New Furano Prince Hotel. There are two areas with a total of 24 courses can be enjoyed by advanced through to beginner skiers; the Kitanomine zone has good quality snow and a diverse array of courses while the Furano zone mainly has long run courses. In January to February you can ski on a surface of dry powder snow. Snowboarding is available on all courses. There is also a kids experience program which is perfect for first-time skiers and playing in the snow.
  • Sapporo Kokusai Ski Resort
    Hokkaido Sapporoshi Minami-ku Jouzankei 937 ahead
    This ski resort is in Sapporo's Minami Ward. The expansive resort has seven slopes for everyone from beginners to experts. There are also snowboard courses and children's slopes so snowboarders and family groups are also welcome. They also offer clothing and other rentals as well as ski-related goods for sale.
  • Sapporo Bankei Ski Area
    Hokkaido Sapporoshi Chuou-ku Bankei 410
    Ski resort in Sapporo City in Chuo Ward. Lots of visitors use this ski resort in the winter but summer offers a wide variety of activities as well. Try the tennis courts the park golf course and other outdoor leisure activities. They also offer ski rentals and skiing classes for beginners.
  • Sapporo Moiwayama Ski Resort
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    Hokkaido Sapporoshi Minami-ku Moiwashita 1991
    A ski resort opened in 1960 and located in Sapporo City Hokkaido. Located very close to urban Sapporo the resort is for skiers only and is the only slope in Hokkaido to prohibit snowboarding. The resort has 10 different courses and everyone from beginners to advanced skiers can have fun here. The Sapporo Moiwayama Ski Resort Festival is also held here each year and the facility is a popular destination for locals.
  • Mt. Kamoi Ski Resort
    Hokkaido Utashinaishi Kashin 95-9
    Ski resort in Utashinai City Hokkaido with two ski runs the West Gelande and the East Gelande. Both of which have an abundance of gradients perfect for advanced skiers and beginners. They also offer general skiing classes and a competitive skiing school equipped with a large course used in competitions.