Hit the slopes

It is that time of the year when pristine white slopes beckon skiers and snowboarders

Whether you are an adrenaline junkie or still mastering the bunny slopes, holidaying on a budget or going down the luxe route, there is a winter vacation that is just right for you.

Head to Hakuba in Nagano prefecture for challenging runs set against the backdrop of the Japanese Alps, where you can ski or snowboard all day and spend your evenings soaking away the aches in an onsen.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on November 18, 2018, with the headline 'Hit the slopes'. Print Edition | Subscribe