9 Off-Radar Ski and Board Dests

9 Off-Radar Ski and Board Dests

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Americans who 10 years ago wouldn't have trekked to Japan, have since discovered the fantastic slopes (and chest deep powder) on the far northern island of Hokkaido. But just an hour north of Nagano, Myoko Kogen is unspoiled by tourists, despite being one of Japan's oldest ski areas. Those in the know head there for great snow, hot springs and a charming town with welcoming izakayas offering sake, fresh sushi, ramen noodles and Japanese-style tapas.

Sleep: Myoko Akakura Kanko Hotel, for ski-in and out access and Japanese-style fine dining.


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