Resort has fully-realized facilities that everyone from kids to adults can enjoy!

# Ski & snowboard
June 25, 2020
Naeba Ski Resort, located in the town of Yuzawa in Niigata Prefecture, is a ski resort operated by Prince Hotels, Inc. Among the many ski resorts in the Niigata area, it’s located in a place of particularly high altitude. It’s beloved by many skiers and snowboarders for its smooth, non-sticky snow quality, which comes naturally from the location. The long operating period is another one of Naeba Ski Resort’s charms. Though most places close up in April, Naeba runs until the beginning of May. As a result, you can enjoy skiing for one month longer than other ski resorts.

Access to Naeba Ski Resort

Echigo-Yuzawa Station

Echigo-Yuzawa Station, the closest station to Naeba Ski Resort, can be reached by the Joetsu Shinkansen from Niigata Airport in 45 minutes, and in 2 hours from Tokyo Station. It’s also in a position where it can be reached from both Narita and Haneda Airports by train and Shinkansen transfer in 1 hour 30 minutes, and less than 2 hours. From Niigata Airport, Naeba can be reached in 30-50 minutes by car, depending on the traffic conditions and the weather.

There’s also a shuttle bus that operates directly to Naeba from the east exit of Echigo-Yuzawa Station. As such, it’s possible to relax and enjoy your skiing trip without having to worry about not knowing the best way to get there. The fare for the shuttle bus is 660 yen for adults, and 330 yen for children. Guests who are staying at the Naeba Prince Hotel can ride the shuttle bus for free.

Ponshu-kan

The Japanese sake museum Ponshu-kan can be found within the Echigo-Yuzawa Station building. Here, with the 5-types for 500 yen plan, you can choose to sample 5 types of Japanese sake out of a selection of all the brands that are brewed in Niigata Prefecture. You can also eat Uonuma Bakudan onigiri (rice balls) made from Niigata rice at Yukinto, and enjoy a Japanese sake-infused bath at the Sakeburo Yunosawa.

Ponshu-kan can be found close to the Shinkansen gates. Don’t you think that enjoying Japanese sake and hot springs after returning from the ski resort is one of the real thrills of traveling?

【Details】
Ponshu-kan Echigo-Yuzawa Station Shop
Address: 2427-3 Yuzawa Mondo, Yuzawa-machi, Minamiuonuma-gun, Niigata Prefecture (within the Echigo-Yuzawa Station building)
Price: 500 yen
Opening Hours: 9:00am - 6:00pm (April to December), 9:00am to 8:00pm (January to March)
Weekly holidays: none

【Details】
Yukinto
Address: 2427-3 Yuzawa Mondo, Yuzawa-machi, Minamiuonuma-gun, Niigata Prefecture (within the Ponshu-kan)
Opening Hours: 9:00am - 6:00pm (April to December), 9:00am to 8:00pm (January to March)
Weekly holidays: none

【Details】
Sakeburo Yunosawa
Address: 2427-3 Yuzawa Mondo, Yuzawa-machi, Minamiuonuma-gun, Niigata Prefecture (within the Ponshu-kan)
Opening Hours: 10:30am - 5:30pm (April to December), 10:30am - 7:30pm (January to March)
Price: adults 800 yen, children 6-12 years old 400 yen (equipped with hair dryers, free lockers)
Weekly holidays: none

Ski courses that beginners can relax on & enjoy



Reference: http://www.princehotels.co.jp/ski/naeba/coursemap/
There are two slope areas in the expansive Naeba Ski Resort, fully realized with 22 types of courses. There are a good balance of courses aimed for beginners, intermediate, and advanced skiers. As such, everyone from beginners to the experienced can enjoy skiing.

Also, with a longest sliding distance of an extremely long 4,000 meters, being able to enjoy extended runs makes the resort worth a look. Use the ski lifts over and over again to eliminate the hassle of getting to the courses. Doing so lets you get your fill of skiing for a long amount of time. With the 13 ski lifts that are available, you can have a satisfying ski experience without feeling like you’re stuck at the bottom waiting for a ski lift, wanting to ski as quickly as possible.

Fully-equipped Snow Land that small children can enjoy



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Snow Land, which can be found in front of the Naeba south gate, is fully equipped with various kids areas. Featuring a full assortment of attractions that everyone from kids to adults can enjoy, such as Waku-Waku Family Snow Land where you can enjoy snow escalators, snow tubing and more, and Kappa Club Land, where you can experience air boarding.

Opens from 9am and closes at 4pm on weekdays, 5pm on Saturdays, Sundays, and national holidays. Separate entrance fees are required for each area.

【Details】
Location: Inside the ski resort, in front of the Naeba south gate
Opening Hours: 9:00am - 4:00pm (until 5:00pm on Saturdays, Sundays, national holidays)
Operating Period: from Saturday, December 16, 2017 until Sunday, April 1, 2018

Plenty of rental plans even beginners can make use of



Reference: https://twitter.com/monica_0201/status/807882631564009472
Naeba Ski Resort offers a full assortment of rental ski gear. Skis, ski poles, and boots can be rented as a 3-piece set for 5,000 yen. There are also bargain plans that include goggles and gloves in the set, meaning you can come empty-handed and not have to worry about anything.

If you’re thinking, “I’d like to change into cooler-looking gear”, or “I’d like to change into something that fits better,” you can change as many times as you like during the day. Or if you feel like you’d like to give snowboarding a try, you can change your boards free of charge, allowing you to enjoy both skiing and snowboarding.

If buying a lift ticket, we recommend the Mt. Naeba Joint Lift Ticket



Reference: https://twitter.com/yakyu0908/status/826573588064935936
We recommend the Mt. Naeba Joint Lift Ticket for your lift ticket. This is a shared lift coupon that can also be used at the nearby Kagura Ski Resort. With a One Day lift ticket, at 5,700 yen for adults and 4,300 yen for junior high & high school students, you can freely enjoy coming and going between the 2 locations. It’s recommended for those who will be staying consecutive nights.

The Kagura Ski Resort can be reached in 25 minutes using a gondola lift that departs from Naeba. If you only plan on using the Naeba Ski Resort, a lift ticket can be purchased for 4,600 yen for adults, and 4,300 yen for junior high & high school students.

【Details】
Address: 1066 Mikuni, Yuzawa-machi, Minamiuonuma-gun, Niigata Prefecture
Opening Hours: 9:00am to 4:30pm
Operating Period: from Thursday, November 23, 2017 to Sunday, May 27, 2018

Onsen facilities that can be utilized for 500 yen: Naeba Onsen Outdoor Bath



Reference: https://twitter.com/noriaki72/status/756330360128929793
If you’re tired from skiing, wash away your sweat at the Naeba Onsen Outdoor Bath at the Naeba Prince Hotel. Naeba Onsen, located in the day-trip ski center N-plateau, is available for 500 yen for ski customers and is fully equipped with massage chairs and relaxing rooms for a nap. The 330-seat food court features plenty of slope meals such as pasta, curry, and crepes.

Also, there is the expansive Naeba Onsen Public Bath & Sauna, so why don’t you slowly soak yourself in hot water to ease your fatigue from skiing? Warm your body down to its core to be sure to have a good night’s sleep. No bath towels are available, so don’t forget to bring your own.

【Details】
Address: 202 Mikuni, Yuzawa-machi, Minamiuonuma-gun, Niigata Prefecture
Opening Hours: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, 5:00am - 8:00am
Operating Period: Friday, December 8, 2017 to Sunday, April 8, 2018

If staying at the Naeba Prince Hotel, we recommend the value set plan with lift ticket included



Reference: https://twitter.com/puuta2002/status/870510854361370624
If staying at the Naeba Prince Hotel, we recommend the value set plan with the lift ticket included. The deal includes 1 night’s stay with 2 meals, and comes with the Mt. Naeba Joint Lift Ticket that allows access to the Kagura Ski Resort, all for 10,522 yen. This means you can enjoy your ski trip at an extremely reasonable price.

Also, the adorably decorated rooms are fully-equipped with amenities, and with Wi-Fi available, you can quickly upload your pictures from the day onto social media.

Enjoy hassle-free skiing at the Naeba Ski Resort



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That about wraps it up! The Naeba Ski Resort, adjacent to the Naeba Prince Hotel, is a ski resort that’s full of activities the whole family, from kids to adults, can enjoy. It can be reached from Tokyo in less than 2 hours, and with attractions such as the Ponshu-kan in the nearest station, where you can enjoy drinking the region’s Japanese sake, there are plenty of sights to be enjoyed in Niigata Prefecture.

Together with skiing, you can also encounter unique Japanese culture, such as onsen and delicious cuisine. It’s sure to become a memorable experience, so why not enjoy winter in Japan at Naeba Ski Resort this year?

【Details】
Address: Mikuni, Yuzawa-machi, Minamiuonuma-gun, Niigata Prefecture
Opening Hours: 8:30am - 8:00pm
Operating Period: from December 16, 2017 to May 6, 2018

Pricing information and schedule may not be up to date and are subject to change without notice. Please check before your trip.

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