If you’re wanting a skiing or snowboarding trip in Japan and want to visit a truly beautiful area that can easily be reached from Tokyo, you’re in luck! There are Ski/Snowboard resorts in Minamiaizu town, Fukushima Pref. The winters always give a heavy snowfall and the snow is a fine, dry powder. So you can enjoy the best powder snow (Japow) at the Minamiaizu Ski Resorts!!
“TAKATSUE Ski Resort “
Takatsue ski resort has one of the biggest elevation differences and profound terrains over the Tohoku area (northeastern area), with an elevation of 1,650ｍ, with a slope span of 5 km, and 15 diverse courses. You can see breathtaking panoramic views of Japan’s famous mountains.
Resort hotels and family lodges are lined up at the bottom of the mountain.
Ski ＆ Stay Packages in Aizu Astoria Hotels
Hotel booking site : http://aizu-kougen.jp/category/green
“DAIKURA Ski Resort “
If you’re new to snowboarding, there are incredibly talented instructors on site that can speak English and will have you riding the slopes freely in no time. The slopes range from gentle beginners courses to steep, advance runs.
For those who enjoy park riding ,there are kickers, boxes and rails set up from January which is the start of park season.
There are two restaurants on site, both selling fantastic local foods and there’s even Italian food available.
Learn more: http://daikura.net/
“NANGO Ski Resort “
If you enjoy park riding , Nango ski has the best park in Minamiaizu.
It’s the smallest of the Minamiaizu ski resorts but , it is the best for park riders ! It has a fantastic park suited for riders all abilities as well as a half pipe for those daring enough.
After riding the park, the restaurant has great, healthy food to recharge your batteries.
Learn more: http://www.nango-ski.com/
“TAKAHATA Ski Resort “
If skiing is what you do and you want the best place to exclusively ski in Minamiaizu, Takahata ski resort is the place. With a skier-only resort. Takahata ski resort has the best mogul courses in Minamiaizu. From the top of the Orange course , there are great views and you can enjoy smooth carving runs. There are excellent instructors on site.
Learn more: http://www.takahata-ski.net/
From Asakusa, take the Revaty train (
http://www.tobu.co.jp/foreign/en/using/express/revaty.html ) to Aizukogen-ozeguchi Station (Takes around 3 hours ), to Aizu-Tajima Station (Takes around 3 hours 20 min.).
Get off at Aizu kogen –ozeguchi on the Yagan railway ,get on the Aizu-bus to Takasue ski resort and Takahata ski resort.
Get off at Aizu-Tajima Station on the Aizu Railway, and get on the Aizu-bus to Daikura ski resort .
By car :
1 hour by car from Aizu-Wakamatsu, 2 hours from Fukushima City, 1 hour 45 min. from Koriyama ,3 hour 30 min form Tokyo.