What you need for snow in Japan

As summer gradually comes back and the flowers are blooming, it’s the perfect moment to shift your focus toward the approaching northern hemisphere snow season. With less than 30 days remaining, it’s high time to get pumped  and make preparations for another thrilling Japanese winter.

Begin Organising Your Trips – Regardless of whether you’re skiing or snowboarding, it’s crucial to start organising your trips now or even have them booked already. Take advantage of early-bird specials and discounted accommodation options.

Season Passes – If you plan on spending more than 5 days on the snow this season, hopefully you’ve already got a 2023 Epic Australia Pass. This will give you 5 days at selected Japanese resorts (Hakuba Valley and Rosotsu). Don’t worry if you haven’t got the Epic Pass, lift tickets are under $100 a day!

Check Your Gear – Ensure all your gear is in good condition and fits you well. Check your skis or snowboard, outerwear, and helmet for any signs of wear and tear. If there are any issues, address them promptly. Make sure you have the correct type of gear for snow in Japan as it is significantly colder there. LAYER UP! Check your skis and snowboard has been waxed and edged, the more you take care of them, the longer they’ll last! Grab a board/ski bag to hold your gear in, trust us, the wheels are worth it!

Get Fit – Shredding in the park or down the runs demand a certain level of physical fitness, so it’s important to start preparing your body now. Engage in regular exercise routines, focusing on building strength, endurance, and balance. This will not only enhance your performance on the slopes but also reduce the risk of injuries.

With fewer than 30 days left until the snow season kicks in, it’s time to get excited and ready for another exhilarating winter adventure. So, start the countdown and we’ll see you there!


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