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DESTINATIONS SKI & SNOW | JAPAN


GETTING THERE


Finnair offers economy flights from Heathrow or Manchester to Tokyo Narita, via Helsinki, from £503 return. Onward connections to Sapporo must be booked as a separate ticket, from around £80 return. A direct service from Helsinki to Sapporo that commenced in December 2019 has been put on hold but the airline said routes would be reviewed as demand returns. finnair.com


them offering clean lines down the mountain. Niseko is the largest resort in Hokkaido, with an international village where most people speak English, and tourists from around the world. As such, it’s one of Japan’s most-accessible winter resorts. A Ritz-Carlton Reserve with ski-in, ski-out facilities is due to open in December, plus nearby hotel Nest has rebranded as Miru Niseko, offering a mix of hotel rooms, apartments


and lodges an eight-minute drive from the resort. Rusutsu: The second-largest resort is spread over two mountains with incredible views of Mount Yōtei, Lake Tōya and Uchiura Bay. It’s quieter than Niseko, with similar snow, two hotels and quirky touches including an amusement park, which can be skied through in high snow. Its airport transfer buses are now running at reduced capacity to allow for social distancing, and


gondolas are being disinfected between each ride. Furano: Furano is located on a dense spine of mountains running up the belly of Hokkaido. It offers a more localised experience for those who want to immerse themselves in the island’s culture, with a clientele that is predominantly Japanese. Furano boasts a higher altitude and the conditions are some of the best in the country, with more bluebird days than any other mountains and


exceptional champagne powder. Hakuba: Located in the northern Japanese Alps west of


fast fact


Covid-19 protocols added across Hokkaido prefecture include


temperature and travel history checks, cleaning of high-touch areas, floor stickers for social distancing and protective screens at check-in desks.


Nagano, Hakuba Valley offers 11 resorts and amazing izakayas and bars tucked among traditional villages, as well as night skiing, diverse terrain and Olympic


race trails. Nozawa Onsen: Not far from Hakuba, Nozawa Onsen is a charming traditional village peppered with hot springs. It offers consistent powder conditions, quiet slopes and terrain for all levels, and even has its own micro-brewery. A new gondola system has been built for the 2020-21 season, making the resort easier to access and halving travel time from 16 minutes to eight – so clients can spend even more time on the slopes.


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