Don’t forget night skiing. A trip to the snow as part of your Japan vacation can mean travelling from Tokyo or Niigata and spending some time on trains. That doesn’t mean that you have to miss out on snow time. iCamp Japan Hotel offer special discounted Night Skiing lift passes.
Night skiing is usually only on a few slopes of the ski resort, so don’t expect everything to be open, but there is usually plenty to keep you occupied. One of the main benefits is that there is hardly anyone there after 4.30 so you will feel like you are in your own private ski resort. There will be some restaurants open so you can have dinner on the snow or just a hot drink to warm you up.
The mountain views are great at night – very different from what you see during the day, and should you be lucky enough to be there while it is snowing, it is magical with snow falling under floodlights.