Akakura Kanko

Akakura Onsen
Beautiful Mt. Myoko is known as "Echigo Fuji," reflecting the old name for the region. The Myoko Akakura Snow Area exemplifies the ski areas at its foot. The largest of Myoko's ski areas, it consists of two areas, and 32 diverse runs. From beginners to experts, everyone can discover endless skiing possibilities. And a grand panorama spreads out below, offering beautiful views of Lake Nojiri and, in the distance, the Sea of Japan.

As one might expect of Myoko, known for its heavy snowfall, there are plenty of chances to find good powder.

Number of Courses : 10 Longest Run : 4,500m
Top Elevation : 1,500m Base elevation : 700m
Vertical Drop : 800m Steepest Angle : 32°
Terrain : Beginner : 40% / Intermediate : 30% / Advance : 30%
Number of Lifts : Total : 8 (Gondola : 1, Single : 0, Pair : 0, Triple : 0, Quad : 7)
Services & Facilities : ✔ Restaurant ✔ Swimming Bath ✔ Rental Equipment ✔ Ski School ✔ Nap Room ✔ Child Care Centre

Course Map :

Nigata - Myoko Snow Resort - Akakura Course Map

Ikenotaira Onsen

Ikenotaira Onsen
Surrounded by forests of white birch, Ikenotaira Onsen Ski Resort is a romantic getaway for skiers and snowboarders of every level. Popular features of Ikenotaira include the Alpen Blick ski slope with its long, wooded run as well as a wide, gentle slope that provides a sense of openness and freedom. With two unique areas, there's plenty to keep visitors entertained. This resort also boasts Japan's premiere snowboard park.

After spending time at the slopes, guests can relax in body and spirit with a soak in the onsen.

Number of Courses : 10 Longest Run : 2,500m
Top Elevation : 1,487m Base elevation : 759m
Vertical Drop : 728m Steepest Angle : 28°
Terrain : Beginner : 35% / Intermediate : 45% / Advance : 20%
Number of Lifts : Total : 6 (Gondola : 0, Single : 0, Pair : 5, Triple : 0, Quad : 1)
Services & Facilities : ✔ Restaurant ✔ Swimming Bath ✔ Rental Equipment ✔ Ski School ✔ Nap Room

Course Map :

Nigata - Myoko Snow Resort - Ikenotaira Onsen Course Map

Myoko Suginohara

Myoko Suginohara
Providing 1,124 meters (3,700 feet) of vertical, and a run with a total distance of 8.5 kilometers (5.3 miles), Suginohara is one of Japan's top ski areas. It has a wide variety of ski trails, and lifts that swiftly carry skiers up to 3km (2 miles) in one stretch, The upper reaches of the ski slope have premium snow quality and a magnificent view. Some of the slopes are left ungroomed, providing excellent powder conditions on many dyas of the season.
Number of Courses : 16 Longest Run : 8,500m
Top Elevation : 1,855m Base elevation : 731m
Vertical Drop : 1,124m Steepest Angle : 38°
Terrain : Beginner : 40% / Intermediate : 40% / Advance : 20%
Number of Lifts : Total : 5 (Gondola : 1, Single : 0, Pair : 2, Triple : 0, Quad : 2)
Services & Facilities : ✔ Restaurant ✔ Rental Equipment ✔ Ski School

Course Map :

Nigata - Myoko Snow Resort - Myoko Suginohara Course Map

Myoko Arai

Myoko Arai
Arai Mountain Ski Resort will re-open with five ski lifts. It has a very impressive 951 metres of vertical descent with 11 pistes. The resort is best suited to intermediate skiers and snowboarders but there is some terrain for beginners and advanced skiers. For snowboarders, there should be one or more half pipes.

The terrain is located in a bowl and even allows for a little hiking. There were two very well kept pipes when the resort was last in operation and we are hopeful they will appear again. The main attraction is the powder resulting from the big dumps because of its location in the first mountain range west of the Japan Sea. However some caution is required as the runs can funnel towards the river and a waterfall.

Number of Courses : 11 Longest Run : 5,500m
Top Elevation : 1,280m Base elevation : 329m
Vertical Drop : 951m Steepest Angle : 38°
Terrain : Beginner : 25% / Intermediate : 45% / Advance : 30%
Number of Lifts : Total : 5 (Gondola : 1, Single : 0, Pair : 2, Triple : 0, Quad : 2)
Services & Facilities : ✔ Restaurant ✔ Rental Equipment ✔ Ski School

Course Map :

Nigata - Myoko Snow Resort - Myoko Arai Course Map

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