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MYOKO KOGEN - The real Japan, with some of the biggest snow in the world!


Receiving up to14 metres of snow a year, Myoko gets serious snow! This abundance of snow is a result of its location in the Niigata prefecture right next to the Sea of Japan. Cold winds tear across the Siberian tundra, hit the Sea of Japan where moisture is picked up, then hit the mountains of Japan where the moisture becomes some of the lightest, fluffiest snow in the world. The Niigata prefecture gets the snow first!

7 ski resorts offer a range of incredible on and off piste skiing and fresh tracks can generally be found days after the last snowfall. Myoko suits hardcore powder hounds who are looking for a different experience.

A rustic Japanese town, accommodation is very Japanese and ranges from basic to reasonable. One needs to be careful as the basic accommodation is very basic! Our experience ensures we pick the best options for you.

Myoko is one location where guide is a great asset. We recommend you look at getting on for at least a day or two.


Family Friendly: 2/10

Powder Hounds Paradise : 9/10

Ski terrain: 25% Beginner |53% Intermediate |22% Advanced 

Vertical Drop: 1,124m

Base Elevation: 731m

Summit Elevation: 1,855m

Skiable area: 370 acres plus offpiste

Longest Run: 8.5km

Trails: 54 plus off piste

70 lifts

Ski in, Ski out accommodation



Snow mobiling

Nordic skiing

Snow shoe tours

Tube park

Snow monkey tours

Hot pools - Onsen



Take your fat skiis, your powder ribbons and your snorkel!

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