Whiteroom Tours Japan
If you want thigh deep powder, great food and a fascinating culture then a guided ski or snow-board tour will keep you coming back to Japan year after year.
"Meters of powder snow in Japan's best ski resorts"
Up to 30 meters of pow can fall at any given season in Japan, so if you time it well, you will get at least one 1+ foot dump any 7 days you are there between late December and mid March.
Most of the time it snows non-stop with 3-4 foot accumulating literally overnight. The low altitude and abundances of trees shields means most areas are sheltered from the wind and depending on the resort, visibility is generally good.
"Honshu or Hokkaido are also great for snowboarders"
Japan was really discovered 12 or so years ago when powder-hounds were drawn by tales of stupidly deep days on practically deserted resorts. This still holds true in many of the 500+ resorts, but if you go to Niseko and Hakuba, although they are on their way to being world class, they are complete with 1000’s of Aussies tracking out the pow by midday. However, it’s still quieter than a powder day in the US, Canada or Europe though and the snow is much more consistent.
There are 2 main regions where the best skiing and riding is focused; Honshu or Hokkaido. On the main island of Honshu there is Nagono and Niigata prefectures, sitting side by side they are both easy to reach from Tokyo, and then there is Hokkaido, the northernmost island of Japan. While Hokkaido is perhaps more famous for its champagne powder, the resorts of the main island offer more varied terrain and bigger verticals, along with wonderful cultural opportunities. However, all of these areas offer something for every level and for every budget -from families to ride hard/party hard snowboarders - you will find Japan a great place to ski or ride, with wonderfully friendly people, great food, high quality accommodation and a fascinating culture.
4 reasons to choose Whiteroom Tours Japan:
- Various accommodation as it is road trips (multi day guided ski and snowboarding tours).
- Suitable for travelling solo or in small groups.
- Holidays that were created by skiers for skiers, adventurous and backed by local knowledge.
- Various itineraries that explore the deep backcountry in various regions of both Hokkaido and Honshu.