It’s busy and it’s cold, but boy does this Japanese ski resort have a lot of snow. If you’ve seen those shots of people skiing through chest-deep powder, they have probably taken them here. And they have onsens… Sold.
What could make this celebrity ski town even better? When it’s covered with a sprinkling of snow. The powder is deep, but the holiday crowd is long gone, which means that you increase your chances of sharing a gondola with Elle Macpherson and pals.
You get the snow, and you get the sunshine. In the past five ski seasons, it’s said that this picturesque ski town in British Columbia has enjoyed more than two meters of fresh snowfall every year. With a lift that connects Whistler and Blackcomb mountain, you can enjoy some 8,000 acres of pistes and unique winter adventures.
This slick cosmopolitan resort is the perfect place to find some snow late in the season. Catch a ride up to one of the top stations to take the obligatory selfie with the Matterhorn backdrop.
Ruka, Finnish Lapland
Who needs a glacier? The Finnish ski resort of Ruka manages to keep its pistes open until mid-June. This may be achieved with the help of a few snow machines, but when there’s 24 hours of daylight you have plenty of time to practice those turns.