230 m of Vertical
Min Elevation of 276 m and a max Elevation of 506 m
4 Lifts
Total of 4 lifts with a total distance of about 2.2 km
5 Pistes
Total of 5 lifts with a total distance of about 1.9 km
1 Runs
Over 0.5 km
Beginner
3 Runs
Over 1 km
Intermediate
1 Runs
Over 0.5 km
Expert
Ookuradake Kogen Ski Area – Overview This is small ski mountain located just outside of Komatsu city. It is very local and, at the time of this writing, there is no English or second language in their website. Visit Ookuradake’s facebook page to view the hundreds of pictures uploaded to…
491 m of Vertical
Min Elevation of 546 m and a max Elevation of 1037 m
4 Lifts
Total of 4 lifts with a total distance of about 2.5 km
8 Pistes
Total of 8 lifts with a total distance of about 4.3 km
4 Runs
Over 2.5 km
Beginner
2 Runs
Over 0.5 km
Intermediate
2 Runs
Over 1.2 km
Expert
SAM Hakusan Ichirino Ski Resort – Overview This is another smallish local mountain just outside of Komatsu city. The Owner of this resort has built a separate website entirely in English here (The Japanese version is here).
220 m of Vertical
Min Elevation of 1408 m and a max Elevation of 1628 m
3 Lifts
Total of 3 lifts with a total distance of about 1.9 km
7 Pistes
Total of 7 lifts with a total distance of about 3.5 km
3 Runs
Over 1.6 km
Beginner
2 Runs
Over 0.9 km
Intermediate
2 Runs
Over 1.1 km
Expert
Châteraisé Ski Resort Yatsugatake – Overview The new name is Châteraisé Ski Valley Nobeyama. The same operator runs Chateraise Ski Valley Koumi, a 30-minute drive away. Season This resort opens from mid Dec to late March.. In 2023, the resort opened on Dec 20th and closed March 24th. Artificial snow…
373 m of Vertical
Min Elevation of 1406 m and a max Elevation of 1779 m
5 Lifts
Total of 5 lifts with a total distance of about 3.4 km
9 Pistes
Total of 9 lifts with a total distance of about 5.4 km
6 Runs
Over 2.8 km
Beginner
2 Runs
Over 1.9 km
Intermediate
1 Runs
Over 0.7 km
Expert
Chateraise Ski Valley Koumi – Overview It advertises itself as just 2.5 hours from Tokyo. In September 2022, it changed its name from Koumi Re-Ex Ski Valley to Chateraise Ski Valley Koumi. You can check out their website at the provided link. However, as of the last update to this…
487 m of Vertical
Min Elevation of 1753 m and a max Elevation of 2240 m
3 Lifts
Total of 3 lifts with a total distance of about 3.4 km
7 Pistes
Total of 7 lifts with a total distance of about 5.4 km
1 Runs
Over 0.9 km
Beginner
4 Runs
Over 3.2 km
Intermediate
2 Runs
Over 1.4 km
Expert
Pilatus Tateshina Snow Resort – Overview This resort is about 3 hours away by car. By train, it can take up to 6 hours! At the time of writing this article, the website has a link for English, but it states it is still under construction. Nevertheless, even in Japanese,…
78 m of Vertical
Min Elevation of 1340 m and a max Elevation of 1418 m
1 Lifts
Total of 1 lifts with a total distance of about 0.3 km
3 Pistes
Total of 3 lifts with a total distance of about 0.7 km
1 Runs
Over 0.2 km
Beginner
1 Runs
Over 0.3 km
Intermediate
1 Runs
Over 0.3 km
Expert
Tateshina Tokyu Ski Area – Overview Tateshina Tokyu Ski Area is a small hill but packed with lots of activities for the entire family. Probably not for the expert, off-piste seeking snowboarder or skier. Is Night Skiing Available? Ski Season Length & Hours of Operation This resort is generally open…
294 m of Vertical
Min Elevation of 761 m and a max Elevation of 1055 m
8 Lifts
Total of 8 lifts with a total distance of about 4.3 km
7 Pistes
Total of 7 lifts with a total distance of about 4.6 km
5 Runs
Over 3.3 km
Beginner
2 Runs
Over 1.3 km
Intermediate
0 Runs
Over 0 km
Expert
Saki Ski Garden Parada is one resort but divided into two areas, namely north (北パラダ) and south (南パラダ). The north side is larger of the two areas but both sides maintain a lodge and parking lots. Saku Ski Garden Parada – Overview Is Night Skiing Available? Yes, there is night…
214 m of Vertical
Min Elevation of 944 m and a max Elevation of 1158 m
8 Lifts
Total of 8 lifts with a total distance of about 4.9 km
20 Pistes
Total of 20 lifts with a total distance of about 8.8 km
13 Runs
Over 5.3 km
Beginner
3 Runs
Over 2.1 km
Intermediate
4 Runs
Over 1.4 km
Expert
380 m of Vertical
Min Elevation of 1242 m and a max Elevation of 1622 m
7 Lifts
Total of 7 lifts with a total distance of about 3.8 km
11 Pistes
Total of 11 lifts with a total distance of about 3.5 km
2 Runs
Over 1.1 km
Beginner
5 Runs
Over 1.7 km
Intermediate
1 Runs
Over 0.2 km
Expert
472 m of Vertical
Min Elevation of 1488 m and a max Elevation of 1960 m
3 Lifts
Total of 3 lifts with a total distance of about 1.6 km
12 Pistes
Total of 12 lifts with a total distance of about 9.4 km
3 Runs
Over 4.7 km
Beginner
5 Runs
Over 3 km
Intermediate
4 Runs
Over 1.7 km
Expert