Beat the Heat! Check Out These Summer Events at Japan’s Top Ski Resorts

Jun 11, 2023


Ski Resorts are not only about winter, check out the exciting activities and events you can visit with your family and friends this green season! Whether you are into music festivals, sports or other outdoor activities, there’s something for everyone to look forward to while you wait for the iconic Japanese powder snow to come back in winter!

Green Magic

What a great time to be alive in Myoko Suginohara Ski Resort with the Green Magic event from May 3-6. Many local and international guests attend to relax and unwind with the lively music surrounded by the great natural landscapes of Japan.

Fuji Rock Festival

Fuji rock festival

One of the largest music festivals in Japan, Fuji Rock will take place from July 28-30 this year. Located at the Naeba Ski Resort in Niigata Prefecture, this event will be a blast with an exciting lineup of international and local performances from The Foo Fighters, Lizzo, The Strokes, Denzel Curry, Alanis Morisette and many more.

4100D Mountain Trail

Nozawa trail running

One of the most awaited running events in Nagano Prefecture is the 4100D Mountain Trail. Happening this July 16 at the village of Nozawa Onsen, participants can join various trails, including 65 kilometres, 37 kilometres and 14 kilometres. After a long trail adventure, visitors can treat themselves to delicious local eateries in town or recuperate in the onsen!

Kutchan Jaga Matsuri

Celebrate the harvest season with the Kutchan Jaga Matsuri that will occur on August 5-6 in the Niseko area. With vibrant parades, lively traditional performances, flavourful local treats, overflowing drinks and spectacular fireworks, you don’t want to miss this fun and memorable event.


Grinduro japan

Heads up cyclists! The largest and longest bike adventure trail is coming to Hakuba from October 7-9. The Grinduro features an art and music festival with different food stalls to enjoy. You can spend time with your loved ones in the lovely Autumn weather while appreciating the beauty of nature in Nagano Prefecture.

Summer Sky Snow Festival

Missing snow in this green season? Say no more! Head to the Summer Sky Snow Festival to be held in the last week of July at the Muikamachi Hakkaisan Ski Resort. Winter activities such as a sledding slope, thrilling stage performances and fantastic food and beverages will be featured in the event. Who says you can’t celebrate snow in summer?

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