Ski fast and ride hard, but watch out for the juhyo...
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From the moment you set foot on this ancient land, you'll realize why the Japanese refer to their country as Yukiguni, or the snow country: three-fourths of Japan is covered with rugged mountains that soar as high as 9000 feet.
Each winter, Siberian weather systems sweep across the Sea of Japan and drop more than 45 feet of light powder on the slopes of the Japanese Alps. As you carve turns down backcountry bowls, chutes and glades, just remember to watch out for juhyo, or snow monsters—the term the Japanese give to the massive, snow-caked evergreen trees.
Mountains, deep powder, Japanese history and culture: all this, in a wilderness free from the madness of crowds.
As with all of WPG's trips, our Japan expedition is flexible. From the bustling metropolis of Tokyo to quiet mountain towns, from ultra-high-end hotels to traditional ryokans, we invite you to explore an ancient culture where everything—landscapes, food, tea, sake and skiing—is raised to the level of art.
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