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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 Mitsumata1,225m4,019ft
Myoko Suginohara1,124m3,688ft
Nozawa Onsen1,085m3,560ft
Happo One1,071m3,514ft
Niseko Grand Hirafu1,008m3,307ft

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 Kogen2,000m6,562ft
Shiga Yakebitaiyama2,000m6,562ft
Norikura Kogen Onsen2,000m6,562ft

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*
Nozawa Onsen4*
Niseko4*
Niseko Hanazono4*
Oze Iwakura4*
Geto Kogen4*
Myoko Suginohara4*
Shiga Yakebitaiyama4*
Niseko Annupuri4*
Niseko Grand Hirafu4*

Top 10 Japanese Ski Resorts for Best Intermediate skiing

Ski Resorts in Japan with the Best skiing for Intermediate skiers
 Ski Resort Interm.
Nozawa Onsen4*
Kijimadaira4*
Naeba4*
Tashiro Kagura Mitsumata4*
Dynaland4*
Daisen Kokusai4*
Furano4*
Inawashiro3*
Niseko3*
Niseko Hanazono3*

Top 10 Japanese Ski Resorts for Best gentle Skiing

Ski Resorts in Japan with the Best skiing for Beginners
 Ski Resort Beginn.
Hotaka Olympia5*
Nozawa Onsen4*
Naeba4*
Oze Iwakura4*
Zao4*
Tashiro Kagura Mitsumata4*
Rusutsu4*
Sahoro Resort4*
Shiga Yakebitaiyama4*
Shizukuishi4*

Top 10 Japanese Ski Resorts for Best Boarding

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