Hokkaido Japan has fast become the whistler of the East! With a yearly snow fall of 17 to 18 meters in some
So it has become the yearly pilgrimage for the powder poachers from all over the world with its fairly easy access, great food
Finding all the best spots
Hokkaido is quiet unlike the mainland of Japan as it’s sparsely populated and also has Japan’s biggest by area national park the Daizetsu National Park, which can be driven around the perimeter in a real long day of driving. It also has Hokkaido’s highest mountain Asahidake that has a cable car to 1600 meters so you can use that to access the gems around and under the cable car or to hiking to the highest place on the Island. Again, this mountain is a hard read and is best to probably spend a day with a Ninja Powder guide to unlock the secrets it has, as terrain traps whiteouts are all part of the course up there.
“4 of the top 10 Cities by snowfall per year are in Japan”
So where is the deepest powder??
It’s almost everywhere any given day Niseko and Kiroro have become the big one on everybody’s hit list, but in doing that they have become more crowded and have to be in early to get all the fresh lines.
Although was lagging behind, Furano is now fast becoming the place to base to get
So skiing or snowboarding the deepest powder around Hokkaido is just follow the snow, there are loads of small resorts dotted all around the Island and on any given day some of these could offer you exactly what you want: Japow.
So get inventive and try other places, book a guide, get some local info!
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