2017-2018
Winter Ski Season

Two amazing offers for overseas passport holders!

Both campaigns run from 1st December 2017 until 31st March 2018 at all of the ski areas in the Aizu and Minami Aizu areas.

Simply present your passport at the ski area ticket office!

Introducing Aizu

Two Areas

Quality Snow

Snow Travel Expo

Aizu Ski Areas

Aizu Video

Sightseeing & Cuisine

Useful Links

Aizu is a beautiful mountainous region in northern Japan, located to the north of Tokyo and within easy reach of the capital city. There are over twenty individual ski and snowboard areas in the region offering a huge range of varying terrain, excellent powder snow conditions and also often un-crowded slopes. The Aizu area also offers a satisfying cultural experience giving visitors a real taste of the best Japan has to offer.

Narita Airport and Haneda Airport near Tokyo are just a few hours away by train. The Tohoku Shinkansen (bullet train) from central Tokyo makes nothing of the trip to Koriyama, and then a local train takes you straight to Aizu Wakamatsu.


          

The ski areas in the Aizu Area are located to the north of Lake Inawashiro, around or near Mt. Bandai and. Mt Adatara.

The ski areas in the Minami Aizu Area are located over a wider region to the south-west of Lake Inawashiro. ('Minami' means south).

The two regions offer unique characteristics and a different experience.

Why not try them both with a visit to Aizu?

The Aizu area may not be yet famous outside of Japan but it is a gathering place for skiers and snowboarders throughout Japan. The different ski and snowboard resorts across the region provide slopes for every skill level, from complete beginners to experts looking for a challenge.

But the number one reason why the ski resorts of the Aizu region are popular with skiers and snowboarders is without a doubt the quality of the snow. The quality dry powder snow - due to the low water content - acts like a magnet for the snow connoisseur.

Hoshino Resorts Alts Snow Park & Resort, Grandeco Snow Resort, Inawashiro and Hoshino Resorts Nekoma Snow Park & Resort in the Aizu Area feature incredible terrain and over 10 meters of the excellent snow annually.

If you enjoy impressive amounts of untracked powder and (often) non-existent lift lines, try the Minami Aizu Area. Takatsue, Daikura and Takahata may be somewhat off the beaten track, but they won't disappoint. The Minami Aizu Area has a long history of being open to snowboarders. Many of the resorts include half pipes, rails, and kickers which should satisfy the most active snowboarders and park enthusiasts.

Some of the ski areas also feature night time floodlit skiing if you want to continue after the sun goes down!

After a fun and energetic day on the slopes, be sure to enjoy some fabulous Japanese dining at in Aizu Wakamatsu city. It is a very good place to stay and also enjoying delicious traditional and modern Japanese cuisine.


Just as a comparison, the snow quality during the peak season in Australia peak is only at about the level of the snow in Aizu at the very end of the season! The sense of floating you get while skiing or snowboarding in untouched powder snow... it instantly becomes addictive skiers visiting Aizu for the first time.

We invite you to try!

The winter sports season in Aizu area lasts from December through the following April, and in some cases until early May.

Come and say hello!

Sydney, Australia
May 21st 2017
9am until 4pm
ICC Sydney
Darling Harbour

Melbourne, Australia
May 28th 2017
90am until 4pm
Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre
Southbank

Find out more about Aizu at the Snow Travel Expo 2017 events that are held in May in Australia.

There will be some special giveaways available for visitors visitors including:

** A 1 day lift ticket that enables you to ski or snowboard at any of ski hills in the Aizu area **
** Free or discounted entry to various sightseeing attractions in the Aizu area **

Benefits other than ski lift tickets
More will be posted on this site from June onwards, so please come back and check again for details.

** Free admission to Tsurugajo Castle in Aizu Wakamatsu **


Hoshino Resorts Nekoma Snow Park & Resort
Kita Shiobara village
Hoshino Resorts Alts Snow Park & Resort
Bandai town
Snow Paradise Inawashiro
Inawashiro town
Grandeco Snow Resort
Kita Shiobara village
Minowa
Inawashiro town
Grandee Hatoriko
Tenei village

There are over 20 individual ski areas in the region.

Details of each of the ski and snowboard resorts - as well as links to their official Japanese websites - can be found on the SnowJapan.com website.

Links can be found below.

Aizu Kogen Takatsue
Minami Aizu town
Ski Resort Name
(Alphabetical order)
Town Top
elevation
(metres)
Base
elevation
(metres)
Steepest
slope
(degrees)
Further info
(SnowJapan)
Adatara Kogen Nihonmatsu 1,350m 950m 33 Details
Aizu Kogen Daikura Minami Aizu 1,200m 838m 38 Details
Aizu Kogen Nango Nango 1,000m 510m 37 Details
Aizu Kogen Takahata Minami Aizu 1,240m 720m 34 Details
Aizu Kogen Takatsue Minami Aizu 1,650m 943m 36 Details
Fairy Land Kaneyama Kaneyama 775m 470m 32 Details
Family Snow Park Bandai X2 Inawashiro 780m 580m 26 Details
Grand Sunpia Inawashiro Resort Inawashiro 1,200m 760m 33 Details
Grandeco Snow Resort Kita Shiobara 1,590m 1,010m 33 Details
Grandee Hatoriko Ski Resort Tenei 1,280m 950m 26 Details
Hoshino Resorts Alts Snow Park & Resort Bandai 1,280m 700m 29 Details
Hoshino Resorts Nekoma Snow Park & Resort Kita Shiobara 1,337m 1,026m 33 Details
Inawashiro Inawashiro 1,255m 675m 34 Details
Listel Ski Fantasia Inawashiro 871m 598m 37 Details
Minowa Inawashiro 1,500m 1,050m 34 Details
Nihonmatsu Shiozawa Nihonmatsu 925m 709m 35 Details
Numajiri Inawashiro 1,220m 850m 30 Details
Oze Hinoemata Onsen Hinoemata 1,050m 900m 35 Details
Sannokura Kitakata 780m 570m 22 Details
Ski Resort Tenei Tenei 870m 700m 38 Details
Tadami Tadami 550m 400m 28 Details
Ura Bandai Kita Shiobara 1,200m 900m 35 Details

Please note that Aizu Kogen Takahata is a skiing-only area: snowboarding is not allowed.
Skiing and snowboarding is allowed at all of the other ski areas.



There are plenty of activities to enjoy in the Aizu region as well as the winter sports. They include beautiful castles, temples and parks. And don't forget the amazing local cuisine.

More information will be posted here soon. In the meantime please check out the websites featured in the Useful Links section below.


diamondroutejapan.com
Diamond Route Japan

iplayfukushima.com
Tourism information for Fukushima Prefecture

tif.ne.jp/lang/en
Fukushima-no-tabi - Sights in Fukushima Prefecture

aizuwakamatsu.mylocal.jp/trip/en/
VISI+AIZU

gokujo-aizu.com/iti/en
Tourism Guide

snowjapan.com
The independent guide to winter sports in Japan

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