Gassan | Japan
The archipelago chain of Japan plays host to some of the best snow in the world. This small island nation also boats over five hundred resorts that range from large upscale resorts to small mom and pop style setups with a few lifts. Of these five hundred resorts one in particular stood out as being a late season haven for skiers and snowboarders. Tucked away in the town of Nishikawa is a resort called Gassan. Gassan doesn’t actually open until the middle of April and usually closes around late July. Gassan isn’t a very big resort but what it lacks in lifts it more than makes up for with its amount of annual snowfall.