25 minutes drive from the Toyota-Iiyama IC of Joshinetsu Expressway. This ski resort is located right next to Togari Onsen. It is equipped with 15 diverse courses with abundant terrain, and is a superb powder snow slope that can be enjoyed by beginners and advanced skiers alike.
Course map / from Togari Onsen Ski Resort official website
The ski slopes can be roughly divided into the “Pegasus Slope,” which is on the left side of the map and is close to the hot spring resort, and the “Tonpei Slope,” which straddles the Pegasus Slope. Each slope features a different atmosphere and different items.
The Pegasus slope is located on the side of the hot spring resort where the “Akatsuki no Yu” is located. It has a rest house and kids room, and many of the courses run alongside the beginner and intermediate courses, so you can enjoy them without worrying about the difference in levels. There is also an unpressurized tree run for advanced skiers and a place to practice real moguls and poles, as well as a slope for children and a mogul course for beginners.
Although it is near the top of the mountain, the Tonpei slope has courses for all levels, from beginners to experts. Groups and families can enjoy the slopes together. The sense of freedom you feel while skiing and the spectacular view that spreads out when you get off the lift make this the best ski resort in Togari Onsen. On a lucky day, you may even be able to see a sea of clouds below you.
Tonpei Slope, while near the top of the mountain, is a well-maintained course for all levels from beginners to advanced skiers. Groups and families can enjoy skiing together. The sense of freedom while skiing and the spectacular view that unfolds when you get off the lift is the best among Togari Onsen ski resorts. On a lucky day, you may be able to see a sea of clouds below.
The “Permanent Banked Course,” which is very popular among snowboarders, is located on the Champion Course at the top of the ski area. The course is a series of curves that make the most of the natural terrain, and is said to attract many repeat visitors who enjoy the 3D sensation it provides.
In addition, Japan’s first new snow activity, “Yuki-Chari Snow Ride,” has opened on the Pegasus Slope. Thick tires can handle the fluffy snow. The brakes and handlebars can be easily operated like a bicycle. Visitors can ride the lift and enjoy the 2000 meter long course on a fat bike.
At Starry Night Restaurant, you can enjoy authentic Asian cuisine that overturns the concept of gele dining. Our recommendation is the authentic Gapao Rice. Why not give it a try?
■Address: 6356-2 Toyoda, Iiyama City, Nagano Prefecture
■Business Period: Saturday, December 26, 2021 – Sunday, March 26, 2023
■Opening hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays
■Fees: One-day lift ticket: Adults 4500 yen, Elementary school students 1500 yen, Seniors 4000 yen / Half-day lift ticket: Adults 3200 yen, Elementary school students 1000 yen, Seniors 2700 yen / One-time lift ticket: Adults 600 yen, Elementary school students 300 yen, Seniors 600 yen
■Rental fee: Ski or snowboard set: Adult 1 day 4,000 yen, Child 1 day 2,000 yen…