Myoko Ski Holidays

Japan

An off-piste paradise with magical tree skiing - Myoko is the place for a serious powder fix, while the town is distinctly Japanese.
  • Culture
  • Nightlife
  • Once-in-a-Lifetime
  • Off the Beaten Track
  • Powder
  • Village Charm
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced

On average, Myoko receives a colossal 13-metres of snow each year - more than anywhere else in the region. Off-piste access is unrivalled and, unlike other resorts, tree skiing is allowed, so expect dreamlike runs between snow-laden birches.

The ski area covers four zones on Mount Myoko, all linked by shuttle buses. Akakura Onsen is the main area, while Ikenetaira has gentler slopes and a freestyle park. Seki Onsen is best for tree skiing, and we love the long groomers over in Suginohara - especially the 8.5km run above Lake Nojiri. For some, the ski area isn’t quite large enough for a week, so combining with Nozawa Onsen or Hakuba can be a good idea.

At the mountain’s base, Myoko village has authentic appeal. Hot springs (onsens) are everywhere and the izakayas (Japanese pubs) are full of atmosphere. For eating out, the local eateries are excellent value and serve everything from sushi and noodle soups to katsu curry.

To experience more of Japan, Nagano’s Zenkoji Temple and the Jigokudani Park snow monkeys are highlights, while catching the bullet train back to Tokyo for a night makes an exciting end to any Myoko ski holiday.

"Fantastic snow record, friendly and local, this is the kind of atmosphere you would expect from a Japanese ski town."

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Our Prices

Every holiday is tailor-made, just for you.

To give you the most choice and best value, we create every holiday from scratch. This means that the quotation you receive is unique, based on your preferred departure dates, group size and holiday preferences.

We save you time and get the most for your money.

We sift through the prices and promotions for every airline, hotel and resort, exploring all options. We don’t publish all our prices online. Instead, we give personal quotations within 24 hours of receiving your request.

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Resort Guide

Season
December to April
Nearest airport
Tokyo Narita / Haneda
Flight time
11 hours 30 minutes
Direct flight
Yes
Transfer time
4 hours
Transport
Rail / transfer
Elevation
2,454 m
Vertical drop
1,124 m
Avg snowfall
14 m
Ski lifts
40
Runs
54
Grade
17% advanced 41% intermediates 42% beginners
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