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    When it comes to planning a skiing or snowboarding holiday, many people will look at European destinations such as France, Italy and Switzerland. Some resorts in Asia can sometimes be overlooked. Asia actually has some of the best snowboarding resorts in the world with excellent conditions, fresh snow and stunning scenery. The most popular destinations include Japan and Korea, but China is also making its mark on the slopes. Not only do these destinations offer great snowboarding conditions, many of them have brilliant apres ski entertainment and nightlife. Here are some uncovered snowboarding resorts in Asia that are certainly worth a visit.Niseko, Hokkaido, JapanNiseko is one of the best known resorts in Japan. It has a first class reputation for producing large amounts of powdery snow. This resort is very popular with international tourists looking to get some guaranteed snow at Japans most famous ski and snowboarding locations. The resorts in Niseko are located on Niseko-Annupuri mountain. Snowboarders also enjoy this destination because of the wide range of restaurants and great nightlife. If you love off piste snowboarding then you won’t be disappointed with what Niseko has to offer. Don’t expect lots of sunshine though, what makes Niseko so perfect for snowboarding is its almost constant snowfall.Appi Kogen, Tohoku, JapanAppi Kogen is popular with skiers and snowboarders alike. It is located in the Tohoku region of Japan. Appi has 21 slopes and 45 kilometres of runs to try. Appi is not a hotspot for Westerners and there isn’t much nightlife, but if you are happy to sacrifice that in favour of perfect conditions and a unique experience then you will be blown away. They really look after the slopes here and you will find lots of quality long runs.Mt.Tomamu , JapanMt Tomanu resort has 19 pistes and is suited to lots of different types of snowboarders. It is excellent for free riding and freestyle snowboarding. The snow is dry and there are a good range of different terrains. If you have been to lots of different snowboarding resorts in Japan then you will probably know that not many allow tree riding or off piste. Mt Tomanu does allow tree riding and you can go on off piste tours.Happo One , JapanIf you feel you are ready to take on a challenge and enhance your snowboarding skills then head to the steep slopes of Happo One. This busy resort is best for free riding and has fantastic pistes, making it very popular with westerners. It can get quite packed so avoid the weekends if you can. Happo One has 13 pistes and is probably best suited to intermediate and advanced snowboarders.Yongpyong, Gangwon-do, South KoreaIf you love competitive sport and impressive snowboarding slopes then book a trip to Yongpyong. This resort is firmly rooted in the history of Korean snowboarding and skiing. It is arguably one of the best resorts in South Korea. This resort tends to get quite busy, particularly if you are a beginner. Though it has lots of advanced slopes and fun runs to enjoy. Yongpyong has hosted lots of international competitions including the World Cup Ski Competition. Snowboarders will love the terrain park and range of different slopes available.High 1 Resort, Gangwon, South KoreaYou can tell that High 1 is going to be an impressive snowboarding resort just by its name. The slopes are the highest of all Korean ski resorts, so you won’t be disappointed with the height of the runs. High 1 has 18 ski slopes to explore and plenty of activities and entertainment to fill the breaks between boarding.Yabuli Ski Resort, ChinaYabuli really does cater to the needs of snowboarders. It is home to China’s largest snowboarding park, complete with a half pipe and six jumps. You can really test out your skills and try some challenging jumps here. This pretty resort is about 60 kilometres North of Beijing and is one of the biggest ski and snowboarding resorts in the area.87unzof8787dynkxrldw.jpeg About the Author:Ryan is the resident blogger at AsiaRooms. When Ryan is not working he spends his time traveling the globe, drawing on his travel experience and passion for travel to spread the good word. Ryan is also a social monkey and can be found lounging around on Twitter & Google+ and loves to interact with other travel bloggers.

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