Skiing in December in Japan?
June 11, 2009 10:14 PM   Subscribe

Is mid December too early for good skiing at Niseko, Japan?

We're thinking about organising a skiing trip to Japan during the Northern Hemisphere winter, and Niseko has been recommended for good skiing and popular with Aussies and Kiwis. However, due to some scheduling problems between the group, we may have difficulty going in January as we'd hoped. I wondered if mid December was too early for good skiing?

Appreciate any opinions from any snow snobs in the hive. I'd hate to book December and then find out that actually the early season snow is awful.

posted by girlgeeknz to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (1 answer total)
Niseko and Furano usually open around December 20. There will probably be snow, but not as much snow (we're talking 20m of pure, beautiful powder - the best in the world, they say) as there would be later in the season.

I have an Australian contact in Furano who works for the tourist association there. Unfortunately his email address is not listed on the web. Memail me if you would like his contact info, as he will be able to answer any questions you have.
posted by KokuRyu at 10:46 PM on June 11, 2009

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