Do you want to immerse yourself in the snow as high as people in Japan, or want to find majestic snow-capped mountains in China? This article will tell you more about ski resorts in Asia.
It’s not just in Europe that there are snowy mountains and winter sports. In Asia, winter sports are also popular, with top destinations concentrated in Japan, China and South Korea. With traffic and visa procedures becoming more and more convenient, tourists now have many opportunities to participate in adventure sports such as snowboarding or skiing.
1. Appi Kogen ski area, Tōhoku, Japan
Appi Kogen Resort – often referred to as Appi for short – is a 282-hectare ski area, with 21 slides with an average length of about 2km, which is the largest average slide length in Japan. Many of them are always empty even during the tourist season and are always covered with dry, fine snow. Experienced skiers can plunge down the craggy slopes of Mount Nishi Mori, while children can have fun on the quiet Yamabato 5.5 km.
The Appi Resort also offers guests a variety of recreational options, including a dairy farm specializing in ice cream and cheese production, motorbike sledding courses and sleighing techniques, in addition There are also hot mineral springs. Spongebob Children’s Park with mini ski resorts will be a great playground for children who are first skiing.
Take the JR East Japan Railway Company train from Tokyo to Morioka. At Morioka Station, take the “Hanawa” train which has a stop at Appi Kogen Station. From Appi Kogen Station, there is a free bus to the resort.
2. Niseko Ski Area, Hokkaido, Japan
Thanks to the winter storms surrounding the Siberian region, Niseko is one of the resorts with the heaviest snow in the world. At the same time, this is also one of the few resorts in Japan that is very active at night. Perhaps this is why it is the most popular Japanese ski spot in Australia.
The patrons really like to be rushed into the dry, smooth, thick snow to the chest without feeling any resistance. Niseko Resort is also a popular alpine skiing and night skiing spot.
The entire Niseko area is divided into 4 subdivisions, each with its own ski area but still linked together. Total area of up to 2191 acres and with just one ski ticket, you can visit and have fun in the whole resort.
Some trains from JR Japan will take guests from Otaru, Sapporo, Hakodate and New Chitose Airport to Niseko. Skiers can also drive by themselves or take a bus from Sapporo and New Chitose Airport to the resort.