Although the season varies depending on the weather and resort, generally it opens in mid-to-late December and continues until late March or early April. The most certain period falls between mid-January and late February. However, the peak season means crowded slopes. The top six ski resorts claimed by global travellers are Niseko, Hakuba, Myōkō, Furano, Nozawa Onsen, and Yuzawa.
Moreover, if you fancy skiing in the summer, Yamagata Prefecture can also be your destination since the Gassan skiing season starts in April and lasts until late July!