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Why Hokkaido Should Be Next On Your Snow Bucketlist

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Why Hokkaido Should Be Next On Your Snow Bucketlist

If you love snow holidays, you have probably already done the usual circuit in North America and Europe and are wondering where you can go to next for a fun-filled, active holiday with guaranteed snow. Well… think no more. Why not choose Hokkaido? With frequent affordable flights direct to Tokyo from the major Australian cities, it is a great destination that in recent years has become a favourite amongst Australians.

Once you arrive in Tokyo you will need to take another flight and then an easy bus or car trip to one of the resorts within the area. One of the the resorts that is difficult to ignore and offers the greatest breadth of experiences, on and off the slopes, attracting tourists from best all around the world, is Niseko. It is actually the largest snow resort in Hokkaido and people come to ride the famous powder that  the cold Siberian Desert winds blow in from the ocean which ensures that there is enough to keep visitors on the slopes from December right through to April every year.

At Nikeso, you can access four connected snow resorts and the accommodation options range from family-run Western style rooms that can accommodate lone visitors right up to large groups in international hotels. Hokkaido is not necessarily for those who want to go on a holiday full of pampering but a chosen destination for those who are really serious about experiencing the slopes and endless powder snow.Of course that is not to say that there are no comforts to be found, in fact Japanese snow culture is famous for its onsens, perfect for relaxing at the end of a hard days riding.

Furano is another excellent Hokkaido destination – it sits in the centre of the area and it has a huge resort where you can get many amenities including dining and shopping. The great thing about skiing in Furano is that the accommodation is near all the conveniences so getting around is easy and convenient.

A further consideration for your Japanese snow holiday could be Shiga Kogen. Located not very far from Nikeso and Furano is Shiga Kogen. It is one of the largest ski resorts in Japan and experienced skiers can enjoy 2,000 ft of skiable terrain at their doorstep.

Whatever your final destination, so long as you choose a snow holiday in Hokkaido you are in for boundless powder snow and lots of fun!

Call our Snow Travel Experts today and we can arrange your next Hokkaido snow holiday.