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Road trip Japan and explore Hakuba Valley and Rusutsu!

The Northern Hemisphere winter is in full swing, with both Hakuba Valley and Rusutsu Resort receiving up to 40cm of snow in the past day alone, and it's still coming down! 

Why not plan a road trip across Japan? Explore Hakuba Valley and Rusutsu; where Japanese culture meets next-level powder. With such easy access, you could be taking off one day and riding deep snow in the trees the next.

Discover the beauty of Hakuba Valley in the majestic Nagano region with 5 days of lift access before immersing yourself in all that Tokyo has to offer. Then, extend your Japow adventure with another 5 days in the tree-riding nirvana of Rusutsu, located on Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido.

If you’re a 2023 Epic Australia Pass holder, you get 5 consecutive days in Hakuba Valley and 5 consecutive days in Rusutsu this 2023/24 season!

24 Hour snowfall
Hakuba: 40cm
Rusutsu: 30cm

2023/24 total snowfall
Hakuba: 625cm
Rusutsu: 669cm

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Don’t have a 2023 Pass? Stop dreaming and start planning with the 2024 Epic Australia Pass. Connect these two winter paradises and road trip across Japan in the 2024/25 Northern Hemisphere season.

Why Japan should be on your bucket list (again and again)

Get around the road trip of a lifetime and experience the best of Japan's winter playgrounds!

Hakuba Valley: Located in the breathtaking Japanese Alps in Nagano, Hakuba Valley is a haven for the snow obsessed. Boasting an average annual snowfall of 11 meters, and featuring some of Japan’s best and varied terrain, it’s an absolute paradise for powder enthusiasts. Just four hours from Tokyo, Hakuba Valley is conveniently located so you can make the most of your time on snow.

Rusutsu Resort: Nestled in the northern island of Hokkaido, Rusutsu is known for its incredible tree skiing and boarding, buckets of pow and never-ending backcountry terrain. With an average annual snowfall of 14 metres, Rusutsu is a mecca for those seeking off-piste adventures, where untouched powder and snow-covered forests create the ultimate playground. Discover a gem of Japan and explore somewhere unique.

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