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