The north island of Hokkaido is also very popular among Australian skiers, and has four outstanding ski resort areas: Niseko, Rusutsu, Furano and Kiroro.

Niseko Skiing SnowboardingNiseko

The Champaign powder capital of Japan ski! The largest of the Hokkaido ski areas with 4 interlinked resorts famous for deep powder snow. Located just 1.5 hours by coach from New Chitose Airport, Sapporo.


Rusutsu LandscapeRusutsu

Rusutsu offers the best tree skiing in Japan and its extensive terrain park is one of the country’s best. Located just 1.5 hours by bus from New Chitose Airport, Sapporo.


Furano SceneryFurano

Located in the middle of Hokkaido, Furano with snowfalls of up to 14 meters per season and boasts the lightest and driest snow in Japan.


Kiroro SnowboardingKiroro

Located just 1 hour outside of Sapporo City by bus, Kiroro ski resort is known for being the earliest opening ski resort in Japan, as early as mid November.



Located just 1 hour by train from New Chitose Airport (or 90 minutes by bus), Tomamu is the most lavish of the Hokkaido resorts. The mountain is great for first time and advanced skiers and families. Tomamu boasts 6 gondola lifts with 25 runs down the mountain. Other than skiing, Tomamu offers a variety of other fun activities such as Snow Shoe Walk, Snow Mobile Rides, Banana Boat Snow Rafting and the Snow Sled Park.