the Japanese Alps
Travel to Japan and experience the Japanese Alps and famous waist-deep powder. Here is everything you need to know about the local resorts in and around Myoko, Niigata Prefecture.
Myoko averages around are 14 meters of snow a season and there is something for all riding levels at Myoko ski resorts and nearby slopes.
The mountain is divided into four main ski resorts. The busiest area is Akakura which is split into two resorts; Akakura Kanko and Akakura Onsen. Ikenotaira ski resort has great family-friendly slopes and a fun little park and Suginohara features super long cruisey groomers and epic off-piste.
If you want to venture a little further you can reach these nearby resorts within a 20 min drive. Seki Onsen, renowned for steep and deep tree skiing situated on the far side of Akakura. And in the opposite direction, you’ll find Madarao split into two resorts Madarao Mountain Resort and Tangram Ski Circus offering great side country and excellent tree skiing. For the more advanced riders, Lotte Arai is perfect for your Alpine fix and is only a 40-minute drive down the road. This entire area forming part of the Japanese Alps is a stunning part of Japan with the best quality snow in the world.