Hit the famed powder snow of Niigata with our guide to the top resorts for snow lovers.
Located to the south of Joetsu, Myoko is characterized by lush, untouched nature dominated by a skyline of snow-covered peaks in winter. The region is named after Mt. Myoko, a 2,454-meter active volcano and popular hiking spot. Dozens of stunning onsen and traditional Japanese hotels are dotted throughout the area, including the famous milky-white Tsubame Onsen. Myoko’s pure-white snow is fluffy, powdery, and light, resulting in top-tier skiing conditions with plentiful courses servicing pros and first-timers alike. The only downside to Myoko is its remote location makes some resorts difficult to access without a car.