It doesn’t matter whether you are a committed snowboarder or keen on skiing, Asia hosts plenty destiantions to raise your heart rate by speeding down pure white slopes. Check out our top 5 picks for snowboarding in Asia!

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1. Gulmarg Ski Resort, Himalayas
These slopes are not for the faint-hearted. If you are afraid of heights, getting to the 2213 mile high summit via a gondola might be a problem. However, for any adrenaline junkies it is an unforgettable experience, and the resort has fantastic snowfall making for powder that any snowboarder would drool over. Get ready for runs that are unmatched by anywhere else in the world!

2. Kiroro Resort, Japan
Kiroro Skiing and Snowboarding Resort is not far from the coastal town of Otaru, and a day pass costs about ¥4500. The lifts are top quality, which means more time on the powder and less time getting back to the top. You also have plenty of accommodation options as Sapporo is in close proximity. There are plenty of great spots for shopping, sightseeing, and dining.

3. Muju/Deogyusan Resort, South Korea
Nature lovers and thrill seekers unite in this resort tucked away in the Mt Deogyo National Park. Snowboarders and skiers have claimed that the slopes here feel more like clouds than snow, so you’re sure to have a unique snowboarding vacation here.

4. Ki Niseko, Japan
Many snowboarders want to have a mountain all to themselves, and that’s what it feels like when you get to enjoy the finest powder along with a spectacular view. The best time to plan your trip is from the start of December to late April. If you’re going to be there around New Year’s Eve, make sure you take part in the torchlight skiing at the foot of the mountain. There’s a whole bunch of other snow sports to try too, such as snowmobiling and snow tubing.

5. Nanshan Ski Resort, China
If you’re doing sightseeing in Beijing, this is an easy spot to get to to experience awesome snowboarding in Asia. If you’re a novice, there are plenty of instructors to help you out and a variety of renting gear available. If you’re an intermediate snowboarder, you can tackle their highest run, which measures at 1800 meters above sea level.
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Genevieve Schröder is a South African Mountain Sports enthusiast. Her qualifications include Advertising studies through UCT and currently studying a BA in Languages & Literature. She is a passionate wordsmith with strong ability to grasp ideas and realise them.

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