Go Local in Hokkaido
While your North American season pass might provide free days at megaresorts like Niseko United, Hakuba Valley, or Kiroro, we highly recommend spending time at smaller, off-the-beaten path ski areas during a Japanese ski vacation. The slopes are emptier, the towns are friendlier, and the yen you spend goes further in benefiting local communities that need it. Not sure where to start? SnowLocals can help you find the best ski areas in Hokkaido for cultural experiences that match the powder skiing, and they can give you the scoop on everything you need to know while you’re there, too. Send an inquiry on SnowLocals.com to get started.