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The Top 10 Ski Resorts in Japan Rated for Beginners, Experts and Snowboarders

Japanese Ski Resort Ratings

This page shows only the Top Ski Resorts of Japan, ranked according to various criteria.

Opinion Alert:- Only the fact-based comparisons are reliable; everything else is purely subjective and your experience may vary. J2Ski are not responsible for your snow, your mates or your attitude... although we hope you enjoy them all!

There are J2Ski guides to some 112 Ski Resorts in Japan.

Top 5 Japanese Ski Resorts for Maximum Vertical

Ski Resorts in Japan with the Largest accessible Vertical (highest piste to lowest ski lift)
 Ski Resort Vertical
Tashiro Kagura Mitsumata1,225m
Myoko Suginohara1,124m
Nozawa Onsen1,085m
Happo One1,071m
Niseko Grand Hirafu1,008m

Top 3 Japanese Ski Resorts for Highest Ski Areas

Ski Resorts in Japan with the Ski Areas at Highest Altitude (maximum height above sea level)
 Ski Resort Top
Shiga Okusiga Kogen2,000m
Shiga Yakebitaiyama2,000m
Norikura Kogen Onsen2,000m

Top 10 Japanese Ski Resorts for Best Expert Skiing

Ski Resorts in Japan with the Best skiing for Expert Skiers
 Ski Resort Experts
Shiga Okusiga Kogen5*
Niseko Hanazono4*
Nozawa Onsen4*
Shiga Hoppo Bunadaira4*
Furano4*
Niseko Annupuri4*
Niseko Grand Hirafu4*
Niseko Village/Higashiyama4*
Shiga Yakebitaiyama4*
Oze Iwakura4*

Top 10 Japanese Ski Resorts for Best Intermediate skiing

Ski Resorts in Japan with the Best skiing for Intermediate skiers
 Ski Resort Interm.
Naeba4*
Nozawa Onsen4*
Tashiro Kagura Mitsumata4*
Daisen Kokusai4*
Furano4*
Kijimadaira4*
Dynaland4*
Niseko Hanazono3*
Hakuba 473*
Myoko Akakura / Shinakakura3*

Top 10 Japanese Ski Resorts for Best gentle Skiing

Ski Resorts in Japan with the Best skiing for Beginners
 Ski Resort Beginn.
Hotaka Olympia5*
Naeba4*
Nozawa Onsen4*
Togari Onsen4*
Rusutsu4*
Tashiro Kagura Mitsumata4*
Shiga Hoppo Bunadaira4*
Zao4*
Shizukuishi4*
Shiga Yakebitaiyama4*

Top 10 Japanese Ski Resorts for Best Boarding

Ski Resorts in Japan with the Best Snowboarding
 Ski Resort Snowboarding
Nozawa Onsen4*
Shiga Hoppo Bunadaira4*
Furano4*
Geto Kogen4*
Togari Onsen3*
Rusutsu3*
Tashiro Kagura Mitsumata3*
Appi Kogen3*
Oze Iwakura3*
Sahoro Resort3*
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