Bluebird days of clear, sunny skies spent gliding effortlessly down slopes freshly-fallen, powdery snow, in a glorious winter holiday setting of mountains and forests: Japan’s northernmost island of Hokkaido is heaven for snow bunnies of all ages. Choosing an all-inclusive holiday is a great way to eliminate any hassles and elevate your enjoyment to the next level.
Hokkaido is one of the world’s favourite winter sports destinations: its ski-perfect climate delivers the finest powder snow. On the slopes, you can choose to work on your turns, indulge in a snowball fight or build a snowman, while off the slopes, you can try snow-trekking, explore the finest Japanese cuisine, delve into traditional indigenous Ainu culture or just enjoy the stunning mountain scenery.
Snow Forest, Japan
If you were to design the ideal family snow holiday, it would probably include hassle-free airport transfers, a selection of accommodation options, access to childcare facilities and fun après-ski activities. An all-inclusive snow holiday in Hokkaido offers all of these, along with family-friendly ski zones, lessons tailored to all abilities with English-speaking instructors and a choice of dining options.
Choose an all-inclusive snow holiday and you won’t have to worry about who’s turn it is to cook – an international buffet ensures that there is something to tempt even the pickiest little eaters. Or if you fancy spoiling yourself a little, you can bring in the babysitters and spend an evening sampling the finest traditional Japanese cuisine at a speciality restaurant – your only concern will be whether you can still squeeze into your snow pants after a week of indulgence!
Convenience can be a great luxury, such as the luxury of staying in an on-snow resort, overlooking breath-taking, snow-clad mountains. Choosing a ski-in, ski-out resort means you have direct and easy access to the tree-lined slopes so that you can simply slip into your bindings and be on your way – with no time wasted, you should be able to fit in a few extra runs. And if the kids are getting hangry, it’s easy to pop back to the hotel for refuelling before the afternoon’s exertions.
If you think an all-inclusive snow holiday set in Japan’s sparkling winter wonderland sounds like the easiest snow holiday ever, you’re probably correct – ask your personal travel manager for details today.