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.
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.
You might have noticed that we haven’t listed any of the Niseko resorts here. There’s some good skiing around Niseko, but it’s pretty crowded and that’s not really our scene. Hokkaido has plenty of great places to ski where you won’t need to join the circus. If you’re looking to dodge the crowds, add something different to your Niseko trip, or head somewhere new, drop us a line.