Karuizawa Prince Hotel Ski Resort, Karuizawa-machi

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Take to the snowy slopes of Karuizawa Prince Hotel Ski Resort for thrills, spills, and loads of kid-friendly activities. Having previously hosted both summer and winter Olympic games, the resort remains well endowed with varied courses for all abilities, whether you're a first-timer with lessons in mind or a seasoned pro looking for a challenge. Adults can enjoy a pampering in the hotel, just off the slopes, while kids can opt for bowling, arcade games, or craft-making. Plan a Karuizawa-machi trip in moments using our itinerary builder.
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  • Various countries for fun and leisure park is. If there are leisure travelers, children take such is ski area easy. Guests can enjoy a 10-day trip, but, and away from a bullet train station shuttle. Stable because they are artificial snow ski slope maintenance was so slippery, I feel. The rent is high for Prince price. With a Prince Street around here if you have a car shop, has little more than half the price.
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  • Is a famous outlet malls and ski areas have Wi-Fi. I think park staff, rooms to families with children. Children were playing so much fun because it was Sunday. And you can also shop on my way home, I suggest you.
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  • Ski resort was great - people at the counter were efficient and answered my questions. The slopes are friendly to beginners or those with no experience at all. Changing rooms are clean, there are lock...  more »
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  • Great for novice & beginners. most runs aren't too flat or too steep. Came here end of December 2017, all snow are man-made, there aren't any snow between the tree lines. Quality of snow is quite powdery, not icy anywhere. Compare to most mountains I've been, this is quite small. The main lift isn't open, the other lifts are slow relatively to other modern lifts. Borderline fun intermediate level skiers/borders. There is only one mogul sections, and tricks park.
  • Easy to travel from Tokyo, only 1 hour and 5 minutes by Shinkansen from Tokyo station. I found no security guard on the slope when I need help.
  • Just 1 Hour From Tokyo we can have this Awesome Place...!!! Sugeeenaa...!! 😁😁
  • It was very crowded when we went. We had a lot of fun, but there were a few things I was disappointed with. First, the rentals were very expensive, but our kids, who has never been before, didn't really have a good place to practice. It seemed the only place was the bottom of the slopes. The other problem was that the kids play area was not only overpriced....adults should not have to pay to enter with their kids...it was very under staffed. There was a large jump house which our kids were excited to use, but as they were entering I realized that it was starting to deflate! There was not even a single person watching the entrance to make sure the door stayed shut, so it started to deflate with a lot of kids inside. The moms of course got the kids out and eventually a staff member arrived and got it to re-inflate, but not before telling the MOMS to watch and make sure the doors stayed closed. I was pretty shocked. We won't be going back, at least not with our kids.
  • Not recommended. Crowded, expensive, small and the snow quality was so-so. I might forgive this place if not for the fact that it was located in Japan where there are so many choices for something better in every category for everyone. One might argue that the small easy runs here are suitable for beginners; however, the large crowds and prices make this very prohibitive IMO. How can someone learn when they're panicking trying to constantly avoid being hit and then stuck in line all day waiting for the slow lifts? That and the cost of lift tickets + rentals are sure to leave a bad taste in their mouth should they consider skiing again in the future. Even if you want a casual ski experience with nice restaurants/hotels, etc., there are much better choices for that elsewhere that don't overcharge like they do here. (Karuizawa is known as a posh golf/ski/country getaway in Japan so they add big premiums on everything). Even if you are looking at proximity/ease of access from Tokyo, the traffic jams they get here due to the popularity are terrible which cancel out the whole proximity thing. There only benefit I could see is if you're more interested in going shopping at the nearby outlet or staying at a posh hotel and have tons of cash to blow.

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