Sample itinerary (6N): 4N Rusutsu ski resort + 2N Sapporo, Japan

I normally avoid all-inclusive resorts but since I was going solo I decided to join a group trip organized by YMCA Outdoors Singapore. Thankfully I met some other fun-loving solo travellers on the trip and overall we had a great four days with some 30cm of new snow. Loved the resort (ski area), hated the hotel.

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Six day trip ski resorts near Sapporo

If you just want to see snow / play snow, you DO NOT need to go all the way to a large or “famous” ski resort as these require more time and effort to access. There are less well-known ski resorts less than one hour from Sapporo that you can visit on a day trip and have a fun snow experience.

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My Niseko Onsen List

Hot springs are the best way to soak away your aches and pains after a long day out on the slopes! I love the ones where the outdoor pool is the traditional kind made of real boulders, and not sheltered (very awesome when it snows). Don’t sweat it if your hotel doesn’t have an on-site onsen as there are several public onsens in Niseko Hirafu village. Here’s my list.

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