This winter season, don’t hide away indoors. Instead, discover snowcapped mountains, lush hillsides and charming chalets throughout Asia. Ditch the cabin fever and opt to explore some of Asia’s best ski resorts for a winter wonderland getaway. We’ve put together this list of four picturesque ski slopes, so make like a ski bunny and hop to one today!
Here are our top 4 picks for Asia’s best ski resorts:
Beginner skiers should head to Daemyung Resort Vivaldi Park, for a first-time ski lessons for all ages. Choose to go skiing or snowboarding on Mt. Daemyung. Guests can rent all the equipment they need and spend as much time as they’d like conquering the slopes.
For the skilled and serious skiers, head to the Asahidake Ropeway, in Hokkaido, Japan. Featuring some of the lightest and driest snowfall in the country, it’s perfect for the seasonal athletes who like a challenge.
Hop on the gondola lift, the Asahidake Ropeway, and jump from more than 400 meters! The resort has an expansive terrain that goes deep and steep; it’s advisable to ski with a guide, because the terrain can get very dangerous on low visibility days. While the Asahidake Ropeway isn’t the ideal family activity (especially if you’re traveling with small children or elderly), it’s located at the Daisetsuzan National Park, which is full of other scenic sights worth exploring.
Skiing not so much your thing, but still looking to take advantage of the winter season? Make you way to Nami Island in Gangwon, South Korea, just outside of Seoul. At this half moon-shaped island, tourists can try their hand at ice fishing on a frozen river and glide down hillsides on a sled.
Race down the snow topped hills on a fun sledding experience. In the afternoon, stand over a solid frozen river and place bait in one of the many man-made holes. Cast a line and try to catch as many mountain trout as you can! After a successful haul, you can either release your fish or grill and eat them on the spot for an additional fee.
Just two hours away from Tokyo, Tambara Ski Park in Numata City is a family-friendly ski resort full of great outdoor activities. Take ski and snowboard lessons, slide down beginner-friendly slopes, or experience Tambara Snow Land’s moving ‘snow escalator’ as a relaxing way to take in the surrounding views.
Kids will enjoy ‘snow striders’ that allow them to bike on powdery snow and they fun carnival games, on-site. When the day is down, warm up over an all-you-can-eat snow crab and seafood buffet.
Whether traveling with friends, family or even solo, Asia has exciting and challenging ski resorts to suit all skill levels. So forget about hibernating this winter season and book your passes to one of Asia’s best ski resorts.
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