The Kanayasan ski resort in Joetsu City, Niigata Prefecture, the birthplace of skiing in Japan, opened on Sunday, January 28, and lift operations began.
The opening of Kanayasan Ski Resort had been postponed since the 12th of this month due to a lack of snowfall, but the snow reached the standard level of 30 cm, and lift operations began on the 28th (Sunday).
A person from Minamiuonuma City
I heard it opened yesterday. I recently started skiing. This is the birthplace of skiing, so I can’t miss it.”
According to the Kaneyasan Management Office, the snowfall is low even though the park has opened, and if there is no significant snowfall, the park may be closed for a few days.
Kaneyasan Management Office
We are worried that the season will be shortened, but we hope that people will take advantage of the snow while it is still available. We are worried that the season will be shortened, but we hope people will take advantage of the snow while it is still available.
Kanayasan Ski Resort is open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Lift tickets are 210 yen for adults and 160 yen for children. In addition, elementary and junior high school students living in the city are admitted free of charge every Saturday, and on the 3rd and 4th of next month, the Lerch Festival, the ski area will be open free of charge.
Address: 595-2 Onuki, Joetsu City, Niigata Prefecture
Access: <Car> 5 minutes from Joetsu Takada IC on Joshinetsu Expressway / 20 minutes from Joetsu IC on Hokuriku Expressway