Website: niseko.ne.jp

Japanese snowboarding culture is arguably the strongest one out there today and Niseko is the go-to spot, at least for gaijin. You'd probably be better off learning a few Aussie or Kiwi slang words than trying to master Japanese as the fun-loving Antipodeans roll deep in Niseko. Whatever your lingua franca, a run through the shadowy birch and larch trees in some of Niseko's special brand of deep, light, airy powder will let you know why this spot makes the Top 10. Legendary.

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