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  • Naeba Ski Resort
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    4.0
    232 Reviews
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    Nigata Pref. Minamiuonumagunyuzawamachi Mikuni 202
    This resort has close to 20 runs served by 13 gondolas and lifts including Dragondola the world’s longest gondola at 5481 meters. Mt. Naeba is a large ski complex that also includes the Kagura Tashiro Ski Resorts that are connected by gondola. The Naeba Prince Hotel is directly adjacent to the resort grounds. It sees many visitors for the ski resort in the winter and the FUJI ROCK FESTIVAL that is held in the summer.

    Dragondola is highly recommended for autumn! The view is magnificent! fabulous! awesome! gorgeous! It's about 5 km of almost full autumn foliage view in the air! one of the best experience! Bot...

  • Hakuba Happo-one Winter Resort
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    3.0
    3 Reviews
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    Hakkan Village Hakuba-mura, Kitaazumi-gun, Nagano Prefecture
    A ski and snowboard resort located in Hakuba Village in the Kitaazumi District Hakuba Happo-one boasts one of the largest standalone ski/snowboard areas in the country. Particular points of interest include the beautiful scenery of the surrounding Japanese Northern Alps and the highly diverse courses stretching across over 1000 meters in elevation. The panoramic view from the 1830 meter high summit is truly a sight to behold. The resort also served as the venue for alpine skiing during the Nagano Olympics.

    昨年、ここで食べた「HAPPOバーガー」が美味しかったので、今年も行きました。 ハンバーガーコーナーは今年もありました。しかし「HAPPOバーガー」というメニューは無くなり、ほぼ同等の内容のハンバーガーセットに代わっていました。お値段はなんと1,450円。去年の「HAPPOバーガー」は900円だったので、事実上の大幅値上げです。900円でも高いと思っていたのですが。 八方尾根だけではなく、イン...

  • Zao Onsen Ski Resort
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    Yamagata Pref. Yamagatashi Zaouonsen 708-1
    This is a ski resort located in Zao Onsen Yamagata City Yamagata Prefecture boasting the largest land area in Tohoku. The courses have a wide variety of length and inclines and it is also enjoyed by school excursion parties as well as families and couples. The upper ice-field course offers a wide view of the signature frost-covered trees. Seeing the magical frost-covered trees illuminated at night is a must. The Zao Onsen town spreads out from the mountain’s foot.
  • Nozawa Onsen Snow Resort
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    Nagano Pref. Shimotakaigunnozawaonsenmura Toyosato 7653
    One of Japan’s foremost ski and snowboarding resorts offering elevation differences reaching 1085 meters. The resort is popular for its wide array of courses enjoyable from beginners to experts. The resort also has a wide and gentle slope for children as well as a kids’ park for young ones to play in the snow making it a great destination for families as well. Another attractive point is the resort’s moving walkway which extends from the hot spring district directly to the slopes.
  • Hunter Mountain Shiobara
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    4.0
    107 Reviews
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    Tochigi Pref. Nasushiobarashi Yumotoshiobara Front black
    A ski resort in Maekuro Yumoto-Shiobara Nasu-Shiobara City. The ski resort offers a three kilometer downhill trail a Snow Park equipped with a half pipe and kicker The Kids Park with plenty to do such as the sledding slope and the Family Park where families can have fun together. As well as ski and snowboard lessons the resort provides plenty of facilities including six restaurants and shops.

    This ski resort facility is owned and managed by Tokyu Group Pros: - easy access from Tokyo - well managed by the operator, nice club house, friendly staff - wide slopes - can enjoy hantama(half...

  • Appi Kogen Ski Resort
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    Iwate Pref. Hachimantaishi Appikougen
    This is a popular ski resort that cares about the quality of its slopes and where guests can enjoy “aspirin snow” which is fluffy powder snow with little humidity. There are 21 various runs including long courses that even beginners can enjoy and ungroomed snow courses with a maximum gradient of 32 degrees intended for those more advanced making for a snow resort with something for everyone from families to expert skiers and snowboarders. On site is a ski and snowboard school that offers various lessons to help students improve safely and enjoyably. In addition to its slopes the resort has a complete restaurant and lounge area that groups and families will appreciate.
  • GALA Yuzawa Ski Resort
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    Nigata Pref. Minamiuonumagunyuzawamachi Yuzawa Chihira 1039-2
    This ski resort is directly linked to the GALA Yuzawa Station. The Cheers gondola rises up to the ski slope’s central area, from which point skiers can choose from any of 17 courses. The snow is of high quality, perfect for everyone from beginners to advanced level skiers, and the ski resort is directly linked to the Shinkansen train line, making it even convenient. In addition, a skiing and snowboarding school officially recognized by SAJ/JSBA has been opened, and instructors with a wealth of experience carefully construct lessons according to their students’ levels. The resort also has a full range of facilities, including hot springs, a lounge and a day-care center.
  • Marunuma Kogen Ski Resort
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    4.0
    54 Reviews
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    Gunma Pref. Tonegunkatashinamura Higashiogawa 4658-58
    This ski resort is on Mt. Nikko-Shirane in Katashina Village Tone County Gunma Prefecture. Its early opening date has made it well known in the Kanto region as the first place to ski each year. At four kilometers it’s longest slope utilizes the natural topography of the landscape. The kids park and a beginner area make it great for families and those new to skiing. From the summit you can enjoy magnificent views of the surrounding mountains.

    It was a scorching Sunday, mercury rising up to 35 degree C. 1.5hour drive from Takasaki and 2000 yen rope way fare took us to an ideal hiking area with 22 degree at the height of 2000 meter. Soaking...

  • Joetsu Kokusai Ski Area
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    3.5
    143 Reviews
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    Nigata Pref. Minamiuonumashi Kabanosawa 112-1
    This ski area is located on the slopes just outside the JR Joetsu Line’s Joetsu International Skiing Ground Station. The various ski slopes, spanning an area into which 214 Tokyo Domes would fit, range from advanced level courses with a highest gradient of 38 degrees, to slopes which beginners can happily enjoy. There are also two types of half pipes for both skiers and snowboarders to use. Because the ski slope is on the northern side of the mountain, it has abundant snowfall, and skiers can also enjoy the powder snow. Additionally, there are sled-only courses and snow games slopes exclusively for children, so the whole family can have fun.

    a wide skiing resort. I went there 3 times for skiing. have different categories for skier. I was also used for international ski championship. close to JR train station. it was wonderful experience.

  • Tsugaike Kogen Ski Resort
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    Otari village Kitaazumi-gun Nagano prefecture Tsugaike plateau
    Tsugaike Kogen Ski Resort is popular among beginners and families for its safe terrain. The Kane-no-naru-oka course slopes gently down the hill and has a generous width of over 1200 meters. Skiers can also enjoy the fantastic atmosphere when the slopes are lit up during night skiing. The uma-no-se (horseback) course for advanced skiers is set on a narrow ridge with large humps continuing down the steep slope. On fine days Mt. Fuji can be seen from the highest point at an elevation of 1700 meters. For the adventurous why not try out the special Heli-ski and Snowboard activity.
  • Yawata Highland 191 Resort
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    Hiroshima Pref. Yamagatagunkitahiroshimachou Nishiyawatahara
    A ski resort in Kitahiroshima Town Yamagata County, Hiroshima Prefecture with seven different courses offering slopes for everyone from children to adults to enjoy. There are also two types of kids play area where kids can enjoy snow sports such as sledding and tubing. They offer special events including Ladies’ Days, Men’s Days, and Family Days.
  • Utopia Saioto
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    Hiroshima Pref. Yamagatagunkitahiroshimachou Sayoto 144
    A ski resort in Kitahiroshima Town Yamagata County, Hiroshima Prefecture. One of the best snow parks in western Japan, with their Big Gelande ski slope boasting a length of 3,200 meters. There are also children’s attractions including the easy slide snow escalator and snow playing areas. Snow wear and gear are both available for rental.
  • Geihoku Kokusai Ski Resort
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    4.0
    18 Reviews
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    Hiroshima Pref. Yamagatagunkitahiroshimachou Nakaso 19
    This ski resort in Kitahiroshima Town, Yamagata County, Hiroshima Prefecture, is one of the largest in western Japan. The resort offers a variety of courses suitable for all skill levels, as well as a kid’s park and other attractions. Guests can enjoy playing on its wide slopes all day long. Other facilities include three restaurants, a rental booth, locker rooms, and more. The resort is open from around December to March each year.

    Bought a season's pass here, rode most of the season, and deeply regretted it for the following reasons: 1. Most important, the snow quality is horrendous. Poor snowfall means it opens late and...

  • Osa Ski Resort
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    Hiroshima Pref. Yamagatagunkitahiroshimachou Koujimbara 38-31
    This ski resort is located in Kitahiroshima Town, Yamagata County, Hiroshima Prefecture. It has six slopes that can be used by everyone from beginners to advanced skiers. In addition, it also holds Osa’s famous Penguin Day, where you can see penguins walking. The ski resort is open from December to March every year, and operates as a ground golf course from April.
  • Megahira Hot Spring Ski Resort
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    3.0
    1 Reviews
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    Hiroshima Pref. Hatsukaichishi Yoshiwa 4301
    This ski resort is in Hatsukaichi City, Hiroshima Prefecture. Come enjoy hot springs and skiing and try the 2,300 meter -long downhill course, where you can descend the mountain in one take. From late December to late February you can enjoy All-Night Skiing with slopes open until 4 a.m. And if you get hungry while skiing, there are food options on site.

    人工雪で初冬-春の入り口まで、頑張って営業してくれるスキー場です。 広島、島根地方のスキー場でもアクセス良く、初心者の方が多いです。 初心者用の限定コース(リフトあり)は親切ですが、本コースの初心者はマナー不足に注意(経験者が気をつけることをオススメします)。 山頂→ボトムまで距離も起伏もあり、経験者も楽しめるスキー場だと思います。

  • Daisen White Resort
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    4.0
    22 Reviews
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    Tottori Pref. Saihakugundaisenchou Daisen 96 Service center
    This ski resort is one of the largest in Western Japan and consists of four areas called Kokusai, Goenzan, Naka-no-hara, and Ue-no-hara. The resort offers slopes with an ocean view. If you look down from the lift, you can see the Japan sea and the Oki Islands. There are nine styles of slopes that can be enjoyed from beginners to advanced skiers. Also, there is a kid’s area called “Taka-piyo” land that can be enjoyed by families with children.

    Was snowboarding there 2 times this year! There are good rental stores for clothes and equipment, ski and snowboard school for those who are doing it for the first time, and restaurants. It`s pretty...

  • Kotobiki Forest Park
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    Shimane Pref. Ishiguninanchou Sami 1151
    "This is a ski resort with seven slopes catering from the beginner to advanced skiers and a snow park and family kids park. Adults and children can enjoy skiing or snowboarding. A variety of popular ski camps such as the ""Daisuke Yoshioka Ski Camp"" and ""One Night Two Day Special Lesson"" are also available."
  • Mizuho Highland
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    Shimane Pref. Ochigunonanchou Ichigi 6242-19
    This ski resort offers 14 courses and 5 attractions and is popular with both skiers and snowboarders. It is also popular for having daycare centers available on Saturdays and Sundays and public holidays and during the end and beginning of year holidays. There are also two play rooms for children under elementary school age where parents can let their children play safely. It is also open at nights.
  • Ski Resort Minakami Norn
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    3.5
    3 Reviews
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    Gunma Pref. Tonegunminakamimachi Terama 479-139
    This ski resort is located approximately five minutes from the Kan’etsu Expressway Minakami Interchange. There is also a free shuttle bus service from the JR Minakami Station or from the Joetsu Shinkansen Jomo-kogen Station (reservation required). It is accessible for day trips from the Tokyo area. In addition to a variety of beginner level to advanced level courses, there is also the ENJOY PARK, designed by Naoki Tsushima a leading Japanese park guru, and Snow Land, with its many snow attractions for both children and adults to enjoy. The long night ski course, open from 10 p.m. to midnight is also very popular.

    13年振りに訪れました。 駐車場や大雪の際のスタッフによる交通誘導がしっかりしていて助かりました。 また、行く前にHPをチェックして、自分がどんな割引特典の対象かチェックしないと損です。 私はノルンプレミアムネットメンバーズに登録。名前とメールアドレスの入力&簡単なアンケートを送信して完了。さらに初回特典のスクラッチゲームで1000円が当たり、1日リフト券が2800円になりました! その支払いはク...

  • SNOW PARK OZE TOKURA
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    Gunma Pref. Tonegunkatashinamura Tokura 329
    This snow park is located in Katashina Village 1 hour 30 minutes by bus from Numata Station. It is blessed with beautiful mountain landscapes and a natural environment. There are a variety of courses available, including the Dynamic Course, a SAJ-certified race course, the Diamond Slope, with its powder snow, and the Lesson Slope, which is reserved for beginners and children. The snow park also puts an emphasis on snowboarding, with facilities such as the Super Pipe, jumps and rails. It is also possible to use the auto campsite during the summer.

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