Oh Japan, Japan. It goes without saying that this is one place you have to visit before you pop your clogs. Unlike Antarctica and Alaska, Japan is a little more achievable. Well, only just. Flights are pretty damn pricey, but you’ve never heard any shredder come back from Japan saying they’ve had a crap time, have you?
70 per cent of Japan is mountainous, there’s over 500 resorts to explore and it pretty much snows constantly from December to May. Off-piste potential is vast, but it’s best to go with a specialist company if it’s your first time there. Japan Ski Experience run a sweet two-week Hokkaido Powder Tour with Powder Detours for those already comfortable riding pow and tree runs. It’s 80 per cent guiding and 20 per cent coaching, which sounds pretty ideal to us.
From £2,053 approx. per person (including accommodation, transfers, guiding, coaching)