The prefectures of Nagano and Niigata are nestled in the awe-inspiring Japanese Alps and home to some of the best ski and snowboard resorts in Japan. Hakuba with 9 ski and snowboard resorts and over 150 lifts offers access to more terrain, vertical rise and advanced slopes than anywhere in Japan. At Shiga Kogen, Japan's largest ski and snowboard resort, one lift ticket lets you ride on all of the 63 lifts, gondolas and ropeways. Nozawa Onsen is a big mountain resort with great skiing and complimented by the wonderful charms and vibrant character of an authentic Japanese ski village. Myoko boasts big snow and if you're not in waist deep powder you're going to be enjoying some of the best vertical and longest runs in all of Japan.
Unbelievable snow, non existent lift lines, breathtaking scenery, delicious cuisine, soothing hot springs, fascinating history and culture are just a few of the many reasons to make Nagano and Niigata, your next ski and snowboard destination.