ZUJI's Top Ski Resorts Guide

Plan your amazing ski holiday now

Dreaming of a perfect winter getaway? ZUJI scores some of the world’s most popular skiing destinations and hand picks 10 cool ski resorts for you to add to your favourite list. Come to find the one that suits your travel style.

First of all, this is our criteria in choosing a good ski resort:

  • Snow condition: snow cover, quality and length of the ski season.
  • Terrain: size of skiing domain, number of courses, varieties of slopes, view
  • Service and lesson: foreigner-friendly service, multilingual ski lessons for different levels, experienced ski instructors
  • Location: ski resorts with easy and quick access to big cities and airports
  • Accommodation and attractions: multiple options to stay, restaurants and other entertainments

Best for powder-hungry individuals

Source: Prince Snow Resorts

 

 

Mt.Naeba / Kagura Ski Resort

Niigata, Japan

Kagura is a ski paradise within 1.5 hours drive of Tokyo Station where you can enjoy powder snow every day from late December to early March. You will see fewer crowds and it offers the perfect terrain for powder-hungry skiers.

 

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flights to Tokyo from $2,007

 Source: Whistler Blackcomb Facebook page

Whistler Blackcomb Ski Resort

Vancouver, Canada

Whistler offers you 8,171 vast acres of stunning ski-able terrain (Top terrain in North America), including 200+ trails and powder-filled bowls. The ski season lasts from November to May.

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flights to Vancouver from $3,575

 

 

Best for family fun

Source: Hoshino Resorts Tomamu Facebook page

Hoshino Resorts Tomamu

Hokkaido, Japan

This fantasyland of snow and ice possesses Asia’s largest family ski “Adventure Mountain”, promising fun for all ages. There are multiple options for beginners and experts, in terms of courses and snow activities.

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flights to Sapporo from $4,457

Source: 富良野スキー場 【プリンススノーリゾート】Facebook page

Furano Ski Resort

Hokkaido, Japan

This ski area features world-class notable powdery snow and great view of Daisetsu Mountain Range. Multiple family snow activities, hot springs nearby and sightseeing in Furano town also give you unmatched fun experience.

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flights to Sapporo from $4,457

 

 

Excellent terrain with high popularity

Source: YongPyong Resort PyeongChang, Korea Facebook page

 

Yongpyong Ski Resort

Pyeongchang, South Korea

Korea’s best known Ski Resort and its Yongpyong Alpine competition venue hosted 4 World Cup Events before and 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Game as well.

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flights to Seoul from $1,495

Source: NISEKO UNITED Facebook page

Niseko Resorts

Hokkaido, Japan

There are 4 ski resorts in this area. All feature its soft powdery snow and rich variety of terrains. two of them even provide terrains that allow skiers to ski in the winter woods.

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flights to Sapporo from $4,457

 

 

The most scenic ski destination

Source: Zermatt Matterhorn Facebook page

Zermatt Ski Resort

Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt promises perfect skiing experience with the pristine, bright-white slopes, powdery snow and breathtaking view of the Alps.

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flights to Geneva from $3,274

Source: Val Thorens Facebook page

 

Val Thorens Ski Resort

Val Thorens, France

Snow-covered fields to infinity, a landscape dominated by six glaciers, stunning views… After a good skiing session, you can go on with a gourmet journey of Michelin Starred Restaurants.

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flights to Lyon from $3,295

 

 

Outstanding Access

Source: Elysian Website

Elysian Gangchon Ski Resort

Gangchon, South Korea

The only ski resort in Korea that can be reached by subway within one hour! No plan is needed, just ski for fun whenever you want. 

 

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flights to Seoul from $1,495

Source: Gala Yuzawa snow resort Facebook page

Gala Yuzawa Snow Resort

Niigata, Japan

You can take Shinkansen directly from Tokyo station to Gala Yuzawa station to get to the ski center, which only takes 1.5 hour. You can change your plan in Tokyo and get on the train to enjoy skiing. After completing the superb powder snow trail, you can get refreshed in the hot spring nearby.  

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flights to Niigata from $4,029

flights to Tokyo from $2,007

 

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Hotel Specials

Pyeongchang

Elf Spa Resort Hotel

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Pyeongchang

Yongpyong Resort Greenpia Condominium

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Sapporo

APA Hotel TKP Sapporo Ekimae

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Ginza

APA Hotel Ginza-Takaracho

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Yuzawa

Yuzawa Grand Hotel

From HKD 1,082 per night

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Zermatt

Best Western Hotel Butterfly

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Vancouver

Nita Lake Lodge

From HKD 1,181 per night

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Furano

Hotel Naturwald Furano

From HKD 1,199 per night

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Yuzawa

TAKAHAN

From HKD 1,465 per night

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Niseko

Niseko Landmark View

From HKD 1,902 per night

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Courchevel

Hôtel Les Peupliers

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Furano

New Furano Prince Hotel

From HKD 2,256 per night

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All flight prices indicated exclude taxes and surcharges and subject to flight availability.

Prices are based on search performed on 19 Nov 2018.

The price of flight may change depends on supply and exchange rate.