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Your Guide To Skiing In Japan: When To Go And Where To Stay

By Everett Potter

Japan is the Holy Grail for skiers who love to ski deep powder.  On the northern island of Hokkaido, the mountains are known for frequent snowfall, après ski means soaking in an outdoor onsen with a Sapporo Classic in hand and dinner is the freshest sushi imaginable. But which resort is best, when should you go and where should you stay? I put these questions to Dan Sherman, CMO of Ski.com, a company that has emerged as the leader for sending Americans to ski in Japan each year.

Dan, why should skiers get jazzed about a ski trip to Japan?

One of the main reasons people are interested in skiing in Japan is the abundance of incredible powder snow. Many resorts—and there are around 600 resorts there in total—average upwards of 600 inches of snow per winter. And this isn’t just any snow – the snow in Japan is super light, extraordinarily dry and unbelievably fun to ski or ride … continue reading


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