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I Can Ski for Miles and Miles and Miles | Snow Report

European Ski Areas Offer Up Endless Piste Skiing After Recent Snowfall

I can ski for miles and miles and miles. Or in the case of the Alps, km after km after km.

After last week’s snowfall and cold temperatures the piste conditions across Austria, France, Italy and Switzerland are in fine form with most resorts fully open. Or very close to it.

So get out the piste skis and carve your way around the massive interconnected areas which defines European skiing.

281km of piste skiing is available in the Arlberg area of Austria; 552km in the Three Valleys of France; 234km in the Milky Way (Via Lattea) of Italy and France; and 390km in the 4 Vallees area of Switzerland.

And don’t forget the hundreds of kms of piste skiing and stunning scenery available in the Dolomites of Italy.

a dramatic high mountain scene, a cliff drop and rising cathedral peaks the focus
Dolomites dramatic scenery in Val Gardena

The 84th running of the Hahnenkamm Men’s Downhill race on the Streif course in Kitzbuhel, Austria was won by Frenchman Cyprien Sarrazin.

Mikaela Shiffrin extended her record of World Cup wins to 95 and claimed a landmark 150th podium of her career with Women’s Slalom victory in Jasna, Slovakia. The American now has nine more World Cup wins than Ingemar Stenmark’s previous best mark, and is just five short of the Swede’s podium record.

GB athletes Adele Nicoll and Kya Placide won gold in the Women’s Bobsleigh at the Europa Cup in St Moritz, Switzerland last Friday.

The Welsh pair beat their nearest rivals Belgium by 0.61 seconds across two runs with GB team-mates Nikki McSweeney and Willa Gibb finishing fourth. It is Great Britain’s first Europa Cup gold medal since 2017.

Unfortunately, the first event of the Freeride World Tour (FWT) season – the Baqueira Beret Pro in Spain – has been cancelled due to snow conditions. Despite recent snowfalls and good conditions on-piste, there is insufficient snowpack off-piste to safely conduct a freeride competition. Conditions in the backcountry will likely deteriorate further, given the warm weather forecast in the coming week, with no precipitation expected.

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Ⓒ Christopher Newett | Timberline, USA

Forecast for the Next 3-4 Days

Freeze thaw conditions can be expected in Austria, France, Italy and Switzerland with up to 20cm of new snowfall up high in St Anton, Austria but rain below 2,300m Wednesday into Thursday, heavy in places.

Sunny and dry in the Pyrenees, Andorra, and southern Spain with temperatures reaching + 12 C at village level on Wednesday. Don’t forget the sunscreen!

Remaining cold in Finland with temperatures between -5 to -15C with 10-15cm of new snow forecast.

Both Norway and Sweden can expect 20-40cm of snowfall through Thursday with Myrkdalen, Norway forecast to receive almost a metre.

Central and Eastern Europe will see sunny and dry conditions for the most part, with a chance of a new system moving through Wednesday. Jasna, Slovakia is forecast to receive 20cm above 1,500m, but rain below that.

Further east, the Georgian and Turkish resorts will remain cold with 10-20cm of new snowfall. Gudauri, Georgia may see up to 40cm of new snow through Thursday.

Conditions at the Scottish resorts will be wild through Thursday with a snow and heavy rain mix top to bottom.

The East Coast of the US can expect 10-15cm of new snow Tuesday into Wednesday before temperatures rise bringing rain top to bottom on Thursday.

Between 10-20cm in the Mountain States of the US will see great conditions on and off piste for the coming week.

The western states of the US will 20-30cm of snowfall through Thursday with Timberline and Mt Hood in Oregon set to receive 40-50cm of new snow.

Eastern Canada can expect 10-15cm of new snow Tuesday into Wednesday before temperatures rise bringing rain top to bottom on Thursday.

Snowfalls of between 10-20cm in the mountain provinces of Alberta and BC will see great conditions on and off piste for the coming weekend.

A storm system is hanging around Whistler Blackcomb through Thursday bringing up to 30cm in the alpine but heavy rain from mid-mountain down.

Temperatures remain well below freezing top to bottom on the northern island of Hokkaido with 35-45cm forecast. The Sapporo resorts of Teine and Kokusai could see 55-65cm of new snow.

The resorts on Japan’s main island Honshu will see heavy snowfall through Thursday, with 55-70cm forecast. Happo-One in the Hakuba Valley could see up to a metre of new snow.

ridge lines and spines of Japanese mountains
Happo One ridges and spines, Japan


Ski Arlberg [St. Anton, ​St. Christoph, ​Stuben, ​Lech, Zürs, ​Warth, ​Schröcken] (83/85 lifts; 281/301km piste; 70-340cm base)
SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser-Brixental (82/82 lifts; 241/270km piste; 40-100cm base)
Silvretta Arena [Ischgl, Samnaun] (46/46 lifts; 227/239km piste; 80-160cm base)
Ski Circus [Saalbach Hinterglemm, Leogang, Fieberbrunn] (68/70 lifts; 221/270km piste; 50-120cm base)
Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis (38/38 lifts; 214/214km piste; 40-150cm base)
KitzSki [Kitzbühel, ​Kirchberg] (55/58 lifts; 188/188km piste; 75-95cm base)
Zillertal Arena [Zell am Ziller/, Gerlos, Königsleiten, ​Hochkrimml] (51/52 lifts; 139/150km piste; 120-215cm base)
Hochkönig [Maria Alm, ​Dienten, ​Mühlbach] (34/34 lifts; 120/120km piste; 50-130cm base)
Snow Space Salzburg [Flachau, Wagrain, ​St. Johann-Alpendorf] (45/45 lifts; 117/120km piste; 60-140cm base)
Gurgl [Obergurgl, Hochgurgl] (22/25 lifts; 99/112km piste; 85-150cm base)
Ski Juwel Alpbachtal Wildschönau (41/45 lifts; 94/97km piste; 30-140cm base)
Ski Optimal [Kaltenbach, Hochzillertal, ​Hochfügen] (35/39 lifts; 83/86km piste; 10-95cm base)
Dachstein West [Gosau, ​Russbach, ​Annaberg] (21/22 lifts; 51/51km piste; 40-130cm base)

Axamer Lizum (7/9 lifts; 23/38km piste; 80-100cm base)
Bad Gastein (17/18 lifts; 72/82km piste; 40-140cm base)
Bad Kleinkirchheim (21/22 lifts; 90/103km piste; 50-90cm base)
Damuls Mellau (21/21 lifts; 81/81km piste; 130-190cm base),
Hintertux (17/21 lifts; 56/62km piste; 65-265cm base)
Kaunertal (6/7 lifts; 49/55km piste; 210-340cm base)
Kitzsteinhorn (20/21 lifts; 61/61km piste; 40-170cm base)
Kuhtai (12/12 lifts; 44/47km piste; 150-210cm base)
Mayrhofen (44/44 lifts; 140/142km piste; 10-75cm base)
Nassfeld (28/30 lifts; 107/110km piste; 15-110cm base)
Nauders (11/11 lifts; 75/75km piste; 50-120cm base)
Obertauern (26/26 lifts; 100/100km piste; 140-200cm base)
Schladming (45/47 lifts; 120/123km piste; 90-140cm base)
Silvretta Montafon (36/36 lifts; 136/140km piste; 20-185cm base)
Solden (29/31 lifts; 141/147km piste; 30-280cm base)
Stubai (20/26 lifts; 64/68km piste; 90-315cm base)
Tauplitz (16/17 lifts; 44/44km piste; 40-200cm base)
Zell am See (25/28 lifts; 72/77km piste; 20-145cm base)

top station of ski resort shot from drone, the clouds below the peak
Courchevel cloud inversion


Les 3 Vallees [Val Thorens, Les Menuires, ​Méribel, Courchevel] (151/156 lifts; 552/600km piste; 160-220cm base)
Les Portes du Soleil [Morzine, ​Avoriaz, ​Les Gets, ​Châtel, ​Morgins, ​Champéry] (127/165 lifts; 410/580km piste; 20-145cm base)
Tignes / Val D’Isere (68/79 lifts; 286/300km piste; 100-380cm base)
Le Grand Massif [Flaine, ​Les Carroz, ​Morillon, ​Samoëns, ​Sixt] (51/62 lifts; 228/265km piste; 20-420cm base)
Les Sybelles [Le Corbier, ​La Toussuire, Les Bottière, ​St Colomban des Villards, ​St Sorlin, ​St Jean d’Arves](55/68 lifts; 186/310km piste; 10-140cm base)
Le Grand Domaine [Valmorel, ​Doucy, ​Celliers, ​St François Longchamp] (38/47 lifts; 131/165km piste; 30-180cm base)
Espace Diamant [Les Saisies, ​Notre-Dame-de-Bellecombe, ​Praz sur Arly/, Flumet, ​Crest-Voland] (64/82 lifts; 130/192km piste; 110-190cm base)
Espace Lumière [Pra Loup, ​Val d’Allos] (26/36 lifts; 120/180km piste; 70-135cm base)
Espace San Bernardo [La Rosière, ​La Thuile] (35/38 lifts; 105/144km piste; 155-360cm base)
Grand Tourmalet/​Pic du Midi [La Mongie, ​Barèges] (20/29 lifts; 80/100km piste; 50-70cm base)

Alpe d’Huez (63/69 lifts; 172/250km piste; 105-345cm base)
Chamonix (39/81 lifts; 69/121 piste; 15-290cm base)
Font Romeu (21/23 lifts; 38/58km piste; 90-120cm base),
La Clusaz (22/49 lifts; 89/125km piste; 5-195cm base)
La Plagne (68/74 lifts; 201/225km piste; 35-350cm base)
Les 2 Alpes (44/44 lifts; 200/200km piste; 30-220cm base)
Les Arcs (44/53 lifts; 160/200km piste; 70-420cm base)
Les Contamines (20/24 lifts; 110/120km piste; 25-250cm base)
Megeve (79/81 lifts; 190/263km piste; 40-170cm base)
Serre Chevalier (50/59 lifts; 225/250km piste; 40-195cm base)
Val Cenis (28/29 lifts; 117/125km piste; 50-110cm base)
Vars/Risoul (29/35 lifts; 135/185km piste; 50-155cm base)


Via Lattea [Sestriere, Sauze d’Oulx, ​San Sicario, ​Claviere, ​Montgenèvre] (48/69 lifts; 234/400km piste; 140-190cm base)
Monterosa Ski [Alagna Valsesia, Gressoney-La-Trinité, ​Champoluc, ​Frachey] (19/20 lifts; 115/132km piste; 35-100cm base)
3 Zinnen Dolomites [Helm, ​Stiergarten, ​Rotwand/​Kreuzbergpass] (20/20 lifts; 86/86km piste; 30-85cm base)
Civetta [Alleghe, Selva di Cadore, Palafavera, ​Zoldo] (23/23 lifts; 71/72km piste; 35-60cm base)
Latemar [Obereggen, ​Pampeago, ​Predazzo] (18/18 lifts; 49/49km piste; 20-45cm base)

Alpe di Siusi (21/21 lifts; 63/63km piste; 5-40cm base)
Alta Badia (53/53 lifts; 124/130km piste; 45-65cm base)
Arabba/Marmolada (26/26 lifts; 55/63km piste; 50-80cm base)
Bardonecchia (16/22 lifts; 90/100km piste; 45-70cm base)
Bormio (11/14 lifts; 50/50km piste; 30-110cm base)
Cortina (26/27 lifts; 110/120km piste; 40-60cm base)
Courmayeur (18/18 lifts; 35/42km piste; 70-110cm base)
Kronplatz (31/31 lifts; 121/121km piste; 30-90cm base)
Livigno (31/32 lifts; 115/115km piste; 80-110cm base)
Madesimo (10/10 lifts; 33/37km piste; 70-95cm base)
Madonna di Campiglio (57/58 lifts; 135/155km piste; 60-70cm base)
Meran 2000 (8/8 lifts; 40/40km piste; 90-120cm base)
Passo Tonale (30/30 lifts; 98/100km piste; 60-250cm base)
Pila (11/12 lifts; 64/70km piste; 30-50cm base)
San Martino di Castrozza (21/21 lifts; 58/60km piste; 15-40cm base)
Solda (11/11 lifts; 44/44km piste; 100-180cm base)
Val Gardena (79/79 lifts; 175/181km piste; 60-70cm base)


4 Vallees [Verbier, ​La Tzoumaz, ​Nendaz/, Veysonnaz, ​Thyon] (65/68 lifts; 390/412km piste; 40-250cm base)
Matterhorn [Zermatt, ​Breuil-Cervinia/, Valtournenche] (40/51 lifts; 281/322km piste; 25-240cm base)

Aletsch Arena (35/35 lifts; 92/104km piste; 130-155cm base)
Andermatt (13/13 lifts; 61/70km piste; 70-130cm base)
Arolla (5/5 lifts; 40/47km piste; 90-165cm base)
Arosa Lenzerheide (43/43 lifts; 216/225km piste; 110-120cm base)
Crans Montana (19/19 lifts; 115/140km piste; 100-180cm base)
Davos Klosters (18/18 lifts; 95/95km piste; 90-185cm base)
Engelberg-Titlis (17/17 lifts; 70/70km piste; 35-295cm base)
Flims Laax (20/28 lifts; 117/214km piste; 40-345cm base)
Grimentz Zinal (21/21 lifts; 114/115km piste; 40-130cm base)
Grindlewald Wengen (22/23 lifts; 85/102km piste; 15-90cm base)
Leukerbad (13/13 lifts; 42/48km piste; 30-220cm base)
Murren (10/16 lifts; 27/54km piste; 65-220cm base)
Saas Fee (20/23 lifts; 84/100km; 75-320cm base)
St Moritz (23/23 lifts; 152/155km piste; 10-90cm base)
Villars (22/25 lifts; 64/84km piste; 20-120cm base)

red ski tips and an off piste run
Zakopane, Poland


Arcalis (11/17 lifts; 25/30km piste; 60-100cm base), Grandvalira (62/74 lifts; 119/215km piste; 30-70cm base), and Valnord (23/32 lifts; 36/63km piste; 40-70cm base)


Baqueira Beret (33/36 lifts; 118/165km piste; 120-150cm base)
Candanchu (9/24 lifts; 13/50km piste; 25-65cm base)
Cerler (14/20 lifts; 26/80km piste; 35-45cm base)
Formigal (17/21 lifts; 43/143km piste; 15-45cm base)
La Molina (19/33 lifts; 56/145km piste; 35-55cm base)
Sierra Nevada (13/24 lifts; 32/113km piste; 20-60cm base)

Nordic Resorts


Levi (20/26 lifts; 30/38km piste; 25-60cm base)
Pyha (6/9 lifts; 11/13km piste; 40-50cm base)
Ruka (19/22 lifts; 16/19km piste; 30-40cm base)
Yllas (16/26 lifts; 33/53km piste; 70-70cm base) 


Beitostolen (5/6 lifts; 11/12km piste; 60-60cm base)
Gaustablikk (9/14 lifts; 23/35km piste; 80-105cm base)
Geilo (18/20 lifts; 31/34km piste; 40-70cm base)
Hafjell (15/18 lifts; 49/50km piste; 65-95cm base)
Hemsedal (21/21 lifts; 33/44km piste; 35-65cm base)
Kvitfjell (13/14 lifts; 37/39km piste; 20-80cm base)
Myrkdalen (9/9 lifts; 28/32km piste; 130-150cm base)
Narvik (5/6 lifts; 4/10km piste; 30-50cm base)
Oppdal (6/16 lifts; 16/56km piste; 30-40cm base)
Strandafjellet (4/6 lifts; 12/25km piste; 180-180cm base)
Trysil (31/31 lifts; 72/78km piste; 45-60cm base)
Voss (10/11 lifts; 33/45km piste; 125-150cm base) 


Are (31/35 lifts; 82/91km piste; 50-90cm base), Idre Fjall (22/24 lifts; 38/41km piste; 50-70cm base), Salen (40/40 lifts; 45/45km piste; 70-85cm base) and Vemdalen (16/16 lifts; 19/19km piste; 60-85cm base)

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bjelasnica (4/7 lifts; 4/6 piste; 45-45cm base) and Jahorina (6/17 lifts; 25/52km piste; 45-45cm base)


Bansko (12/14 lifts; 36/75km piste; 5-80cm base)
Borovets (11/13 lifts; 50/58km piste; 100-115cm base)
Pamporovo (10/13 lifts; 15/30km piste; 85-100cm base)

Czech Republic

Špindlerův Mlýn (12/17 lifts; 26/28km piste; 70-125cm base)

deck chairs on the snow
Gudauri, Georgia


Bakuriani (10/20 lifts; 18/29km piste; 45-70cm base)
Gudauri (10/15 lifts; 26/35km piste; 45-70cm base)
Tetnuldi (5/5 lifts; 14/14km piste; 45-70cm base)


Garmisch-Partenkirchen-Zugspitze (18/18 lifts; 39/40km piste; 50-130cm base)
Oberstdorf (12/14 lifts; 34/34km piste; 40-150cm base)
Spitzingsee (10/10 lifts; 14/15km piste; 70-130cm base)
Sudelfeld-Bayrischzell (12/13 lifts; 26/31km piste; 35-115cm base)


Malbun (7/7 lifts; 23/23km piste; 75-130cm base)


Białka Tatrzańska (19/19 lifts; 17/18km piste; 50-150cm base)
Zakopane (3/4 lifts; 3/3km piste; 25-95cm base)

a red gondola travels over a piste, trees around laden with snow
Poina Brasov trees heavy with snow


Poiana Brasov (4/10 lifts; 5/14km piste; 25-30cm base)


Kopaonik (20/26 lifts; 31/55km piste; 15-30cm base)


Jasna (17/19 lifts; 47/45km piste; 40-100cm base) and Tatranska Lomnica (9/9 lifts; 12/12km piste; 50-80cm base)


Kanin-Bovec (4/10 lifts; 11/30km piste; 20-180cm base)
Kranjska Gora (8/15 lifts; 9/20km piste; 30-30cm base)
Krvavec (6/13 lifts; 11/30km piste; 0-40cm base)
Maribor (12/14 lifts; 25/35km piste; 10-40cm base)
Vogel (9/9 lifts; 13/22km piste; 10-80cm base)


Ejder 3200 (13/13 lifts; 37/42 piste; 30-130cm base)

Erciyes (7/19 lifts; 10/34 piste; 30-110cm base)

UK – Scotland

Cairngorm Mountain (4/11 lifts; 6/32km piste; 0-15cm base)
Glenshee (9/21 lifts; 12/40km piste; 10-10cm base) 


Alyeska (7/7 lifts; 45/62km piste; 110-280cm base) in Alaska

Heavenly (23/27 lifts; 69/94km piste; 30-90cm base), Kirkwood (12/13 lifts; 64/65km piste; 45-100cm base), Mammoth (23/25 lifts; 75/90km piste; 115-190cm base), Northstar (17/19 lifts; 72/97km piste; 45-110cm base), and Palisades Tahoe (20/43 lifts; 114/200km piste; 70-140cm base) in California

Arapahoe Basin (7/9 lifts; 43/105km piste; 70-130cm base), Aspen Highlands (5/5 lifts; 130/135km piste; 70-150cm base), Aspen Mountain (8/9 lifts; 103/103km piste; 40-80cm base), Beaver Creek (24/25 lifts; 102/150km piste: 70-110cm base), Breckenridge (34/35 lifts; 109/153km piste; 70-140cm base), Copper (21/24 lifts; 85/126km piste; 90-170cm base), Keystone (19/21 lifts; 101/135km piste; 60-120cm base), Loveland (7/10 lifts; 41/93km piste; 65-115cm base), Snowmass (16/20 lifts; 194/237km piste; 50-130cm base), Steamboat (20/20 lifts; 145/165km piste; 60-160cm base), Telluride (16/19 lifts; 65/88km piste; 60-105cm base), Vail (25/34 lifts; 213/234km piste; 90-155cm base), Winter Park (18/25 lifts; 90/143km piste; 140-180cm base) and Wolf Creek (9/11 lifts; 100/100km piste; 140-140cm base) in Colorado

Schweitzer (10/10 lifts; 91/95km piste; 70-140cm base) and Tamarack (7/7 lifts; 37/42km piste; 70-150cm base) in Idaho

Sugarloaf (8/15 lifts; 72/87km piste; 25-60cm base) and Sunday River (17/20 lifts; 60/85km piste; 70-80cm base) in Maine

Big Sky (31/38 lifts; 113/250km piste; 60-80cm base), Bridger Bowl (11/11 lifts; 65/71km piste; 25-55cm base), and Whitefish (13/16 lifts; 73/91km piste; 60-165cm base) in Montana

Mt Rose (7/8 lifts; 54/60km piste; 100-150cm base) in Nevada

Attitash (7/8 lifts; 17/37km piste; 40-45cm base), Loon (9/11 lifts; 34/49km piste; 20-40cm base), and Wildcat (4/5 lifts; 23/25km piste; 15-45cm base) in New Hampshire

Taos (11/14 lifts; 93/113km piste; 75-105cm base) in New Mexico

Mt Bachelor (11/15 lifts; 67/100km piste; 110-210cm base) and Mt Hood (6/12 lifts; 68/90km piste; 85-145cm base), and Timberline (5/7 lifts; 26/31km piste; 195-290cm base) in Oregon

Alta (7/8 lifts; 57/71km piste; 150-280cm base), Deer Valley (21/25 lifts; 96/103km piste; 90-155cm base), Park City (40/42 lifts; 250/250km piste; 135-185cm base), Powder Mountain (8/9 lifts; 61/68km piste; 90-175cm base), Snowbird (12/14 lifts; 91/103km piste; 100-190cm base), and Solitude (9/9 lifts; 46/64km piste; 85-175cm base) in Utah

Killington (15/22 lifts; 112/118km piste; 15-40cm base), Okemo (14/20 lifts; 56/70km piste; 25-40cm base), Smuggler’s Notch (6/8 lifts; 71/78km piste; 20-60cm base); and Stowe (12/12 lifts; 58/70km piste; 45-60cm base) in Vermont

Crystal Mountain (7/11 lifts; 42/50km piste; 35-50cm base) and Mt Baker (7/10 lifts; 75/100km piste; 195-255cm base) in Washington

Snowshoe (12/12 lifts; 22/31km piste; 45-125cm base) in West Virginia

Grand Targhee (6/6 lifts; 33/35km piste; 110-190cm base) and Jackson Hole (12/13 lifts; 110/116km piste; 55-165cm base) in Wyoming

Whistler ski runs cut into the alpine
Whistler pistes


Castle Mountain (5/6 lifts; 67/94km piste; 55-90cm base), Lake Louise (11/11 lifts; 115/139km piste; 55-110cm base), Marmot Basin (6/7 lifts; 75/91km piste; 65-65cm base), Mt Norquay (5/5 lifts; 13/16km piste; 80-80cm base), and Sunshine (12/12 lifts; 104/109km piste; 50-100cm base) in Alberta

Big White (11/12 lifts; 77/105km piste; 30-150cm base), Fernie (9/10 lifts; 134/142km piste; 85-180cm base), Kicking Horse (4/5 lifts; 73/100km piste; 40-110cm base), Kimberley (5/5 lifts; 70/80km piste; 0-90cm base), Panorama (10/10 lifts; 99/100km piste; 60-90cm base), Red Mountain (8/8 lifts; 118/120km piste; 110-110cm base), Revelstoke (5/7 lifts; 42/55km piste; 80-150cm base), Silver Star (6/10 lifts; 112/115km piste; 60-135cm base), Sun Peaks (12/12 lifts; 135/135km piste; 45-120cm base), Whistler Blackcomb (23/27 lifts; 180/200km piste; 10-155cm base), and Whitewater (5/5 lifts; 50/50km piste; 145-160cm base) in British Columbia

Blue Mountain (10/11 lifts; 21/29km piste; 55-65cm base) in Ontario

Le Massif (7/9 lifts; 31/39km piste; 40-65cm base), Mont Saint Anne (6/9 lifts; 53/73 piste; 50-70cm base), Sommet-Saint-Sauveur (6/8 lift; 32/38km piste; 55-95cm base), Stoneham (5/6 lifts; 28/34km piste; 55-75cm base), and Tremblant (14/14 lifts; 76/82km piste; 10-130cm base) in Quebec

snow monsters
Zao Onsen snow monsters



Furano (9/9 lifts; 31/32km piste; 100-180cm base)
Kamui (6/6 lifts; 24/24km piste; 100-160cm base)
Kiroro (6/10 lifts; 10/24 piste; 70-160cm base)
Niseko United (28/32 lifts; 44/51km piste; 130-310cm base)
Rusutsu (15/18 lifts; 41/42km piste; 130-170cm base)
Sahoro (6/8 lifts; 16/25km piste; 80-115cm base)
Tomamu (5/6 lifts; 21/22km piste; 60-180cm base)


Happo One Hakuba (19/22 lifts; 46/52km piste; 70-210cm base)
Naeba (9/15 lifts; 15/19km piste; 80-120cm base)
Nozawa Onsen (14/17 lifts; 44/44km piste; 80-185cm base)
Shiga Kogen (45/48 lifts; 79/83km piste; 90-150cm base)
Zao Onsen (33/35 lifts; 39/50km piste; 65-95cm base)

About the author

Mike Richards

Welsh valleys boy born & bred, Mike now lives between Cardiff and Niseko in Hokkaido, Japan where he's a pro ski instructor. Mike came to skiing later in life at 27, with his first ski season spent as a Chalet Host in Ellmau, Austria in 1993. He's skied every year since, notching up 100+ ski areas across 21 countries and five continents, including his home hill in Brecon Beacons National Park. His personal motto - "If it's snowing, I'm going..."

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