Long, wide ski runs and amazing views make Sugadaira Kogen Snow Resort in Nagano Prefecture a multiple day stop! Their longest course is 2.8km and other slopes make for true excitement and a variety of different adventures. Stop at the ski view area for breathtaking views of Mt. Fuji and the Northern Alps. New snow activities for children have proved popular and a must for families travelling with kids.
Manza Onsen Ski Resort in Gunma Prefecture has some of the finest powder in Japan and is referred to as Manza of Powder. With slow, compact ski runs, families with children can enjoy skiing here. Also located at the resort is a traditional Japanese hot springs.
On a scale totally different to many of the other resorts in Japan, Naeba Ski Resort in Niigata Prefecture offers endless excitement for skiers and snowboards. Within the vast resort, you can enjoy ungroomed powder courses as well as the park area with various levels of ski runs. Perfect for families with beginning kid skiers, Naeba opened the very popular Panda Kids Ski School which includes Panda-man House, the world’s first indoor kids ski slope, an indoor kids trail and Panda-man Open Space for those first runs outside.
Since 1949, Ishiuchi Maruyama Ski Area in Niigata prefecture has been loved by skiers for its natural, untouched beauty and abundance of snow. A quick 90 minute ride on the Shinkansen from Tokyo, you will be enjoying the endless slopes without a lot of hassle.Opening in 2019 is the world’s most advanced combination ski lift – the Sunrise Express a hybrid Gondola / 6-person lift.
If you are looking for the perfect place to relax and experience nature’s beauty all season long, Yuzawa Nakazato Snow Resort in Niigata Prefecture is just for you. With lots of help for first timers plus the Smile Kids Park complete with escalator for kids, families are able to enjoy everything the resort has to offer.
With 14 lifts and 17 courses, Myoko Akakura Onsen Ski Area in Niigata Prefecture offers everything from dynamic powder zones to slopes which range from steep to wide and smooth. They also have many beginners areas good for kids.Myoko is definitely a place where relaxation, fun and the euphoria of skiing truly meet.
At 1,770m, once up the Ryuoo Ropeway at Ryuoo Ski Park in Nagano Prefecture, you will experience a pretty special view as you rise above the sea of clouds and enjoy local cuisine at the recently reopened SORA Terrace Café. At that elevation you can imagine it is quite heavenly for powder lovers, especially at the upper Skyland Area. On your way down, the famous Kiotoshi Course is also famous for powder enthusiasts.
Myoko Suginohara in Niigata Prefecture is a great place for families and all level of skiers as 80 per cent of the ski area is targeted for children and beginner to intermediate winter sport enthusiasts. Many of the slopes are long and wide with a maximum run distance of 8.5km. The views from the top of the mountain are breathtaking and when the weather is good and the skies are clear, Mt. Fuji is visible from the special view point.
The largest ski resort in Japan, Shiga Kogen Ski Area in Nagano Prefecture welcomes snow enthusiasts for close to six months out of the year. Quality powder snow from the end of November to early May, a 360 degree panoramic view from the top of the mountain looking out over a beautiful landscape of conifers and natures perfect terrain await you at Shiga Kogen!