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<Niigata Joetsu Ski Resort Guide 2021-2022>AKAKURA ONSEN SKI AREA(Myoko City)/vol.13



One of the heaviest snowfall areas in Japan, the high quality powder attracts skiers!December 19 (Sunday) – April 3 (Sunday)

The Akakura Onsen Ski Area is located next to the Akakura Onsen hot spring resort in Myoko City. There are a total of 17 courses (50% beginner, 40% intermediate, and 10% advanced) on the spacious slopes at the foot of Mt. It is also known as one of the heaviest snowfall areas in Japan, with 100% natural snow, and the unpressurized courses offer high-quality snow powder that attracts skiers.

From the official website of Akakura Onsen Ski Area

The slopes are wide and gentle, and can be enjoyed by first-time skiers and families. It’s great that the lift fee for elementary school children is always 1,000 yen. Incidentally, on the third Sunday of every month, “Ski Children’s Day,” elementary school children receive a free one-day lift ticket.

It is the only ski resort in the Myoko area that is open for night skiing until 10 pm. Night skiing is available from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

There are many lodges, restaurants, and hot springs in the vicinity of the ski resort, making it a great place to enjoy a full day of after-skiing.

Related article:Sightseeing on Foot – Myoko and Hot Springs

[Video] Joetsu & Myoko Ski Resort Introduction “Akakura Onsen Ski Area”


Address: Akakura Onsen, Myoko City, Niigata Prefecture
Business period: December 19 (Sunday) – April 3 (Sunday)/ Night skiing from December 25 (Sat) to March 21 (Mon)
Opening hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. / Night skiing: 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Usage fees
Adult: 1-day ticket: 4,900 yen / 5-hour ticket: 4,000 yen / Night skiing ticket: 2,600 yen
Senior citizens (60 years old and over) and junior high school students: 1-day ticket: 3,800 yen / 5-hour ticket: 3,200 yen / Night ticket: 2,600 yen
Children (up to 6th grade): 1,000 yen for a day ticket, 1,000 yen for a 5-hour ticket, 1,000 yen for a night ticket.
Preschool children are free.
Rental Fee
Adult rental: Ski or snowboard + boot set: 4,000 yen / wear: 4,000 yen
Adult rental: Ski or snowboard + boot set 4,000 yen / wear 4,000 yen

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Ski Children’s Day Special

Contents: Free lift
Target: Elementary school students and younger
Date of implementation: 3rd Sunday of December to March  


Tel: 0255-86-6211
Access: <Car> Approx. 6 minutes from Myoko Kogen IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
URL: https://akakura-ski.com/english/

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