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Best Japan ski packages and deals for the 2016/2017 season

The bargain flights, accommodation packages and lift passes for your snow trip to Japan.

You’ll be hitting the pistes in record time, and at a record price, by investing in a ski package deal for this snow season.

We’ve trawled the Internet so you don’t have to and found the bargain ski package deals available for the upcoming season.

All you’ll need to do is drop your bags, whack on your gear and go, go, go!

Best Hakuba, Japan ski packages

5-night Hakuba stay with lift pass, onsen tour and breakfast and dinner daily from Groupon

Highlights:

  • Stay in a twin-share room at the Folktake Hakuba
  • Includes a 4-day lift pass, luxury onsen tour, breakfast and dinner daily
  • Upgrade to a peak-season stay or a weeklong stay
  • Price is per person
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$789

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7-night Hakuba Valley stay with lift pass and hear hire from Scoopon

Highlights:

  • Stay in a triple-share room at the Hakuba Gondola Lodge with breakfast daily and shuttle service
  • Includes a 5-day lift pass that’s valid at 12 different resorts
  • Upgrade to stay at the Hakuba Gondola Hotel
  • Price is per person
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$799

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7-nights at Hotel Mominoki + 6-day lift pass from $1839pp during peak season from Flight Centre

Highlights:

  • Get a 7-night twin share stay in a standard hotel room at Hotel Mominoki. It is a 9 minute walk to Hakuba Happo-one Winter Resort and 10km from Mount Shirouma.
  • Package included breakfast daily and a snow monkeys and temple tour.
  • This package is valid for travel in peak season on select dates between 3 January and 28 February 2017.
  • Price is per person
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$1839

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7-day Hakuba Japan ski trip from $1994pp from TourRadar

Highlights:

  • This tour is the complete deal. It includes a bullet train ride from Tokyo to Nagano, transfers to your hotel in Hakuba, a 6-night hotel stay, 5-day lift pass and some meals.
  • This tour is operated by Topdeck and is suitable for 18-39 year olds.
  • Tours depart weekly on Saturdays from 10 December 2016 until 25 March 2017.
  • Price is per person
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$1994

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Best Niseko, Japan ski packages

7-nights at Yama Shizen Apartments + 6-day lift pass from $1739 from Flight Centre

Highlights:

  • Get a 7-night stay in a deluxe bedroom (twin share) at the Yama Shizen Apartments in the Upper Hirafu Village, which is a 9-minute walk to the slopes of Niseko Mt Resort Grand Hirafu.
  • Yama Shizen has modern apartment features including a balcony, kitchen, electric fireplace and Wi-Fi.
  • This package is valid for travel during shoulder and late season from 4 March - 28 April 2017.
  • Price is per person
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$1739

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7-nights at Horizon Townhouse + 6-day lift pass from $1905 during peak season from Flight Centre

Highlights:

  • Get a 7-night quad stay in a private two-bedroom townhouse in the heart of Niseko.
  • Horizon Townhouse has easy access to the ski lifts and is only 100 metres from the famous Yukoro Onsen.
  • This package is valid for travel in peak season from 7 January to 17 February 2017.
  • Price is per person
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$1905

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Best Hokkaido, Japan ski packages

7-nights in North Country Inn, Furano with 6-day lift pass from $979pp during peak season from Flight Centre

Highlights:

  • Get a 7-night stay in North Country Inn, Furano in a twin share standard room. This package includes a 6-day Furano lift pass and dinner voucher.
  • North Country Inn has free ski host services who can enlighten you on everything from Japanese history to the best local bar.
  • This package is available during peak season on select departure dates from 1-31 January 2017.
  • Price is per person
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$979

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7-nights in The Tower Tomamu hotel with 6-day lift pass from from $999pp from Flight Centre

Highlights:

  • Get a 7-night twin-share stay at the upscale The Tower Tomamu hotel. It’s only 2km from Mount Tomamu and Tomamu station.
  • Breakfast and parking are complimentary with your stay.
  • This package is available during peak season from 9 January to 25 February 2017.
  • Price is per person
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$999

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7-nights in Rusutsu Resort with 6-day lift pass from from $2099pp from Flight Centre

Highlights:

  • Get a 7-night twin-share stay in the North or South Wing of Rusutsu Resort, which has direct access to the slopes and an indoor pool.
  • Daily breakfast is included in your stay.
  • This package is available during peak and shoulder season from 3 February to 4 March 2017.
  • Price is per person
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$2099

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Best Nozawa Onsen, Japan package deals

7-nights in Address Nozawa hotel with 6-day lift pass from from $1585pp from Flight Centre

Highlights:

  • Get a 7-night twin-share stay in a standard suite in the contemporary Address Nozawa. It’s a 6 minute walk away from Nozawa Onsen Snow Resort
  • Nozawa Onsen is famous for its many onsens. Nozawa Hot Springs is is only a minute walk away from your hotel.
  • This package is available during peak and shoulder season from 13 February to 17 March 2017.
  • Price is per person
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$1585

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Day trips to ski resorts from Tokyo

Day trip from Osaka to Biwako Valley Ski Resort from $90.70pp from Viator

Highlights:

  • Spend a day in Biwako Valley, which is only a two hour drive from Osaka.
  • Multiple departure times and locations are available per day. Departures are from 23 December 2016 to 13 March 2017.
  • Rental equipment and gear is available at the resort for a fee.
  • Price is per person
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$90.70

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Day trip from Tokyo to Gala Yuzawa Snow Resort inc. transport, hire and passes from Viator

Highlights:

  • Spend a day at Yuzawa Snow Resort with all transport (bullet train), ski rental and lift ticket included.
  • The train leaves Tokyo at 7:30am leaving you around six hours to enjoy the slopes.
  • This package is available during peak and shoulder season from 21 December to 31 March 2017.
  • Price is per person
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$620

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About skiing in Japan

With hundreds of ski resorts across the country, Japan is the place in Asia to go for a ski holiday.

Being in the northern hemisphere, it's season runs in the opposite months to Australia and New Zealand, making it an ideal spot to go in the off season. (Plus, it's much closer and more affordable than going to Canada.)

It's main resort areas are Niseko, Hakuba, Nozawa Onsen, Furano and Shiga Kogen - all easily accessible from Tokyo or Sapporo airports by shuttle bus or train.

The best time to go skiing in Japan is between December and April, and with favourable weather, you might be able to schuss as early as November or into April.

If you're looking for more information about skiing in Japan, or about specific resorts, check out our guide to the best Japanese ski resorts.

Stephanie Yip

Stephanie is a journalist, avid traveller and all-round bargain hunter. If there's an online coupon code, deal or cheap flight available, she'll know about it. And she'll let you know about it, too.

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