Best places to snowboard in Asia

We think these are the top 10 places overall to visit in Asia.

1.  Niseko United , Japan

Snowboard Guide rating 9 out of 10 “ Awesome freeriding, stacks of fresh powder, fantastic night riding, lots of runs, decent lift system, Good parks & pipes. Quite a ...”

Freeriding

85%

Good backcountry and lots of pow

Freestyle

80%

Selection of terrain parks

Pistes

75%

Lots of options

2.  Mt.Tomamu , Japan

Snowboard Guide rating 8 out of 10 “ Something for almost every type of ...”

Freeriding

80%

Many options including Cat and Heli

Freestyle

70%

A well-maintained park and pipe

Pistes

60%

Some nice cruisers

3.  Happo One , Japan

Snowboard Guide rating 8 out of 10 “ Hakuba's most dramatic destination; bigger, steeper and more varied then your average Japanese resort. No park at present but management are currently discussing future plans to build one, watch this ...”

Freeriding

80%

Pillows and Pow!

Freestyle

40%

Just natural baby

Pistes

75%

Good but confusing layout

4.  Ishiuchi Maruyama , Japan

Snowboard Guide rating 7 out of 10 “ Excellent parks & halfpipes makes this one of the best resorts in Japan for freestylers. Good number of long runs will please those who like to stick to the ...”

Freeriding

40%

Very little on offer

Freestyle

80%

4 Parks & 2 good halfpipes

Pistes

75%

Long & good variety

5.  Hakuba 47 , Japan

Snowboard Guide rating 7 out of 10 “ The park & pipe almost make up for the resorts attitude towards going off-piste. Sticking to the pistes and you'll have a good time with plenty of well groomed and long ...”

Freeriding

45%

A few ungroomed slopes

Freestyle

75%

Good park & better pipe

Pistes

70%

Nice long runs

6.  Furano Ski Resort , Japan

Snowboard Guide rating 7 out of 10 “ Great snow, but off-piste is not really ...”

Freeriding

70%

Great trees if you duck the ropes

Freestyle

50%

Good pipe but a crappy park

Pistes

70%

Nicely groomed selection of runs

7.  Sapporo Kokusai , Japan

Snowboard Guide rating 7 out of 10 “ Popular with with the local Sapporo ...”

Freeriding

60%

Regular powder days

Freestyle

65%

A good park

Pistes

55%

Some okay options

8.  Kiroro Snow World , Japan

Snowboard Guide rating 7 out of 10 “ Huge amounts of ...”

Freeriding

60%

Some good trees

Freestyle

50%

A basic park

Pistes

70%

A nice selection of runs

9.  Katsuyama Ski Jam , Japan

Snowboard Guide rating 6 out of 10 “ If you're in Osaka or Kyoto, then this place is worth the day trip, but if you're coming from further afield, there's bigger and better places to ...”

Freeriding

65%

Some off piste trees for powder hunters

Freestyle

65%

Some big hits + world's longest rail

Pistes

70%

Smallish, but some wide cruising runs

10.  Kamui Ski Links , Japan

Snowboard Guide rating 6 out of 10 “ Fun for a few ...”

Freeriding

60%

Some good tree riding

Freestyle

60%

A small park, but good natural hits

Pistes

65%

Fun, steep groomers