Why not ski in Japan’s Powder Snow?

We glamorous baby boomers are still fit enough to go skiing. If we can find an exotic destination, more unusual than, say , France or Switzerland, so much the better. Think Japan!

Read on to find out why and where.

Craving metres of powder, buckets of culture and stunning scenery?


Then it’s time to consider Japan as your next skiing destination



The Oxford Ski Company has provided travel expertise since 1998, with nearly 20 years within the industry, they know how to deliver the best holiday yet. Specialising inluxury ski chalets and hotels, Oxford Ski now offers Japan as part of their exclusive list of skiing destinations, new for 2017.



Japan is starting to appear on travel bloggers’ must-do ski holidays, and it’s easy to understand why with over 500 ski resorts. The Oxford Ski Company now offers holidays to the top three destinations, NisekoHakuba and Nosawa Onsen.

Rupert Longsdon, Founder and MD of The Oxford Ski Company comments: “Our business was founded on the basis of knowledge, personal service and a passion for skiing. The team have spent some time exploring and understanding the nuances of skiing in Japan before expanding our offering to this intriguing and culturally rich destination. We’re hugely excited to be introducing clients to the thrill of skiing in Japan, and opening their eyes to a new ski experience: fabulous snow conditions and quiet resorts where visitors enjoy wide and well-maintained runs that run deep with untracked powder throughout the day. Finishing the day traditional Japanese style with après ski will make their holiday unforgettable”

Over the past 10 years, Japan has seen a huge increase in British skiers visiting the country to experience for themselves the famous powder. The unique thing about

Japan’s  snow quality is really pillow soft. You can’t make snowballs as the powder just leaks through your fingers. The result? Vast quantities of the lightest and fluffiest powder snow known to humankind. This makes it a surreal skiing experience, and one that can’t be found anywhere else in the world.

Japan enjoys consistent powder conditions and in a usual season you can expect huge amounts of great snow, 14 metres in fact, taking you through from Christmas until late March. In Niseko, Hakuba and Nozawa Onsen it’s not uncommon to see snow depth of three metres plus.

Don’t worry as lift passes are among the cheapest of any destination, with prices far cheaper than Europe or the US, meaning plenty of extra money to spend enjoying the local area.

After a long day skiing, there’s no better way to unwind and soak those sore muscles than relaxing in a traditional Japanese Onsen (hot spring). Resorts often have both indoor and outdoor Onsens to help you unwind and prepare for the next morning on the slopes.

However, it is not all about the slopes, why not indulge and explore the local cuisine. Japanese ski resorts and towns are known for serving fresh sushi, ramen and most importantly, fine malt whiskey. Or play with the monkeys.

The Oxford Ski Company tailors its holiday packages to suit you, with a complimentary concierge service organising accommodation, food, childcare, ski instruction and entertainment. The team plans everything from honeymoons to family Christmases. To find out more about Japan and to book your next ski holiday, please visit The Oxford Ski Company http://www.oxfordski.com/

You will return home fit as a fiddle and with a completely new outlook on Japan.



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