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Ski resort activities - so many ways to play

How to enjoy the ski resorts

To enjoy skiing and snowboarding, you don't need any special equipment. At every ski resort, in addition to skis and snowboards, everything including clothing and accessories are available for rent, so you can go to the ski resort with nothing prepared. For beginners, we recommend that you get used to moving on the snow by getting lessons at the skiing or snowboard schools first. Of course, at every ski resort, there are courses available for intermediate and advanced people too, so you can find something to suit your own level. (Lessons are conducted in Japanese.)
There are also fun activities such as the Kids Parks that you can enjoy together with your children, snow rafting and snow mobiles, so even if you can't ski there are plenty of other ways to enjoy yourself.
If you'd like to leisurely enjoy the great natural landscape, why not try a nature hike?
Here, we introduce to you the kind of ski resorts where you can find something just for you.

Sharpen your skills at the skiing and snowboard schools

For those who are trying skiing or snowboarding for the first time, or for people who are working their way up from being beginners, there are schools available for every level. In just half a day or a day, you should be able to pick up some tips to help you improve. (Lessons are conducted in Japanese.)

If you want to go all out

At ski resorts with snow parks, you can grab attention by pulling off various tricks. There are ski resorts with parks for beginners as well, so you should give it a try. There are also ski resorts with fun courses for intermediate and advanced skiers as well such as mogul courses with difficult bumps of snow or slalom runs used in ski competitions.

Fun activities with friends

Even if you can’t ski or snowboard, you can enjoy snow rafting, which is riding on a tube or board pulled by a snowmobile. Being pulled along by a powerful engine is a totally different thrill to skiing. Also, there are ski resorts where you can take a course for riding a snowmobile itself. (Courses are conducted in Japanese.) Touring the forest paths of the great outdoors would surely become a priceless memory.

Go at your own pace

For the mountains in the ski resorts, we recommend that you “walk”, not “ski”, and try some nature hiking. You can enjoy snowshoe tours where you can go at your own pace to take in the sights gradually, or snow rambler tours, all of which are fun and popular with people of all ages. (Tours are conducted in Japanese.)

Kids Parks to enjoy with the whole family

At all Tokyu Ski Resorts, there are Kids Parks set aside for kids to be able to play safely. They’re set up in areas that adult skiers and snowboarders can’t access, plus there are snow escalators instead of lifts, so they’re also safe for small children too.

Ski resorts with skiing and snowboarding schools

Ski resorts with snow parks

NISEKO Mt. RESORT Grand HIRAFU

Tabletop, terrain park, wave, mogul run, half-pipe

The GRANDECO Snow Resort

Kicker, tabletop, box, rail

TANGRAM SKI CIRCUS

Box, spine, ungroomed trails, gates, candy poles

SKIJAM Katsuyama

2-way run, mini-kicker, quarter-pipe

Hunter Mountain Shiobara

Small pipe, kicker, various boxes, various rails, waves, etc.

Mt.Jeans Nasu

Wave, wide low box, narrow box

Tambara Ski Park

Kicker, box, WAVE48 (a long wave stretching 700m in length)

Check here for ski resorts with mogul courses

Ski resorts with slalom runs

Ski resorts with snow rafting

Check here for ski resorts where you can play with snow mobiles

Ski resorts with nature hiking

Snowshoe tours

Ski resorts with snow rambler tours

Ski resorts with Kids Parks

NISEKO Mt. RESORT Grand HIRAFU

Snow tubing, sleighing, snow mazes, etc., magic carpet (snow escalator)

The GRANDECO Snow Resort

[Fees apply]

Moving carpet (snow escalator), sleighing

Tateshina Tokyu Ski Resort

[Fees apply]

Snow escalator, sleighing, tubing, snow racers, snow playground, kids area (play equipment)

TANGRAM SKI CIRCUS

[Fees apply]

Moving walkway (snow escalator), sleigh riding, tubing, snow playground, polar carousel (tube merry-go-round)

SKIJAM Katsuyama

[Fees apply]

Moving carpet (snow escalator), board area, sleigh area, ski area, school area, snow playground area

Hunter Mountain Shiobara

<Kids Park>
[Fees apply]

Snow escalator, sleighing, tubing, snow strider, play equipment, fluffy slide

<Family Park>

A family trail suitable for elementary school age kids and younger to ski together with their parents. Featuring tunnels, waves and soft poles etc.

Mt.Jeans Nasu

[Fees apply]

Snow escalator, sleighing, snow playground

Tambara Ski Park

[Fees apply]

Snow escalator, sleighing, snow playground, snow strider

Others

Telemark skiing,Cross-country skiing