There is a lot to consider in regards to Japan ski vacations, especially when you consider that you are going to be seeing a foreign country where they speak a foreign language, and you are also going to be engaging in a physical activity that may also be quite foreign to you. However it is Japan’s unique culture which produces ski holidays here so unique and also very popular, along with some of the best skiing and snowboarding conditions from the world.
The best time to go skiing in Japan depends on which ski area you’re going to be visiting, no matter how the ski season total runs from late December to March and as late as May in certain areas. January to February is generally the best time to go skiing in Hakuba since it is when the area receives its very best powder snow. Despite also being the busiest time on the slopes, most people are pleasantly surprised by the absence of queues for lifts. The Niseko snow record places January and February as the most popular times to see yet mid-February to the end of March also provides an exceptional base of snow combined with more sunny days and is excellent for families as prices fall but skiing and nightlife remains plentiful. Look for cheap Hakuba Ski Packages before you make your trip!
It is up to you how long you think you will have to fully experience the Japan ski slopes; however the typical Japan ski vacation lasts for per week to 2 weeks. You might prefer to go for a little longer if you have never skied before, merely to give yourself lots of time to get the hang of it then hit the slopes. If you are an experienced skier, then you might enjoy a longer ski vacation and get the most out of it by visiting more than 1 ski field. However it is important to bear in mind that the physical toll ski takes on your body and make sure you leave enough time for some time to recoup and see a few of the sights. You may also like to combine your ski vacation with a stopover at Tokyo.
Can they speak English?
While not everybody you encounter during your Japan ski vacation will be fluent in English, many Japanese people can understand and speak basic English and will try to assist you as much as you can. In regards to teachers at the ski resorts, there are loads of English-speaking teachers and staff throughout the hotels and ski fields with a far better grasp on the English language.
What do I want to take?
It’s a lot easier to hire equipment when you get there and many resorts and ski fields provide gear hire for a fair rate. If you are an advanced skier and have your favorite gear which you can not ski without, snow sports equipment can be included as part of your checked luggage under’bulky things’. Simply add the necessary additional checked luggage allowance at time of booking. There are a few smaller items that you might want to take with you, even if you’re a first time skier, such as waterproof gloves, jackets, beanies, ear muffs and even goggles. Although these things are available for hire, lots of individuals enjoy having their own preferred brand and perfect fit and those products can easily fit into your luggage.