Northern Honshu

Appi Skiing and SnowboardingAppi

Located in the very north-east of Japan’s mainland Honshyu Island, Appi’s quality of snow is exceptional with 828 meters vertical mountain rise from peak to base. Appi’s 21 trails are accessible with ease and comfort.


Zao LandscapeZao

Located in the south east of Yamagata, Niigata Prefecture, Zao is best known for its surreal phenomena “Snow Monsters” which are large stacks of hardened ice, formed as wind sculpts snow to frozen trees. Skiing through the monsters is a rare treat!


HakkodaFresh Hakkoda Snow

Famous for its powder snow, Hakkoda offers an extensive area for getting deep into the heart of the back country.


Urabandai & Inawashiro

Located in the Tohoku region, just 80 minutes away from Tokyo on the Shinkansen bullet train, the Aizu region is a powder paradise. The region boasts an impressively long ski season with high quality snow and a variety of terrain featuring many different ski resorts.  


Shizukuishi Prince ski resort offers an exciting and unique skiing experience for everyone. A true Japanese ski resort tucked away in Iwate prefecture, the resort is perfectly positioned as ski-in ski-out with 6 lifts, including a ropeway and gondola and accommodates all levels. Other than the ski fields, another highlight of the resort is Takakura Onsen – a hot spring that has been recognised as an onsen heritage site.