Is Skiing in Japan Affordable?
From 2013 to 2014, the Japanese yen weakened around 30% against most
major currencies. The weak yen means skiing and snowboarding
holidays are great value, with prices comparing favourably with
resorts in Europe and the USA. Skiing and snowboarding are particularly
popular with young people in Japan so resorts have been careful to keep
their costs low. A full-day lift ticket at a major resort in Japan will
cost around 5,200 yen (approx. £36). All large resorts offer various
accommodation options. Rates per person per night range from 7,200 yen
(approx. £52/€54) including two meals at a minshuku (reasonable Japanese
inns) or skiers lodges and hotels averaging around to 24,500 yen
(approx. £177/€184) for two people in one room on a half-board basis.
For detailed information about Japan’s many ski resorts visit www.snowjapan.com.
Click here to download a guide to Skiing & Snowboarding in Japan 2016 -17.
* Please note prices are based on the exchange rate as at 01 September 2016 (1 GBP = 137 JPY).