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Backcountry Skiing in Tenjindaira

Explore untapped backcountry magic in Japan.

Situated in the Gunma Prefecture in Japan, Tenjindaira is a backcountry lover’s paradise. Often overlooked in favor of other Japanese resorts, this area is free of big crowds but offer a lot of good powder. 

Top backcountry skiing trips | Tenjindaira:


There are many reasons for choosing Backcountry Skiing in Tenjindaira

This area gets a lot of snowfall annually making for pretty deep powder. The quality of the snow is also excellent, nice and dry.


Good to know:

Country code





Japanese yen

Best time to visit

January, February and March

How to get there

Fly to Tokyo then take the bullet train to Minakami


Weather can be extreme here particularly in the winter months. Expect cold temperatures and heavy snowfall

More info about Backcountry Skiing in Tenjindaira:

Take a lift from the Tenjindaira Ski Area into the sidecountry and backcountry. Visit Mt Tanigawa for some epic downhills runs. There is quite a bit of avalanche risk in this area so going with an experienced guide is essential for safety

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