Deep snow, sweet terrain, great accommodation and relaxing onsens. Asahidake is a good time waiting to happen.
With a sheltered aspect and good tree skiing down low, Furano is a great performer in bad weather.
Kamui Ski Links
Cruisy groomers, fun trees and no crowds. Kamui has something for everyone.
Sheltered trees and playful terrain make this an excellent alternative to Teine, especially in a storm.
An incredible variety of tree skiing and great snow. Rusutsu is finally starting to draw some crowds, so get in quick.
Steep lines, tight trees, technical chutes, deep snow. Kurodake is a haven for advanced skiers.
Sapporo’s local ski area boasts steep runs and great sidecountry skiing.
Good snow, a shady aspect, and straightforward terrain. Bonus points for the ice village.
There are a bevvy of small ski areas across Hokkaido, and on their day they have a lot to offer.
With steep, fall line skiing and a range of technical chutes available right off the lifts, Craigieburn has some of the best lift accessed terrain of any ski area in the world.
Mount Olympus boasts an impressive party scene, but backs it up with sensational hiking and great backcountry access.
With super friendly locals, sheltered terrain and diabolical backcountry access, Broken River is one of the most consistent performers in the Craigieburn Range.
Boasting fun inbounds terrain and ski movie quality backcountry, Temple is always an adventure but in good conditions can pay off big time.