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Shiga Kogen Ski Area, Yamanouchi-machi

(4.4/5 based on 300 reviews on the web)
Hit the slopes at Shiga Kogen Ski Area, a vast, snow-covered area consisting of 21 connected ski resorts that all accept the same lift pass. Snow sports enthusiasts and beginners alike can be certain of the professional standard of the ski area, which hosted various competitions during the 1998 Winter Olympics. Its rich variety of trails, downhills, and jumps spreads across an enormous 600 ha (1,483 ac) of terrain. The surrounding national park offers plenty of off-slope entertainment, with hot springs and a monkey sanctuary, where snow monkeys bathe in the hot springs. Make Shiga Kogen Ski Area part of your personalized Yamanouchi-machi itinerary using our Yamanouchi-machi vacation generator.
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  • The entire Shiga Kogen ski area claims to be the largest ski resort in Japan. It is considered a large scale resort because it consists of quite a number of ski resort mountains. However, each mountai...  more »
  • I have just left Shiga Kogen after 3 days skiing. I stayed down in Yudanaka, about 30 min drive to the ski fields I have only skied once before in NZ so didn't have much to compare it to but I know th...  more »
  • There are quite a number of choices of intermediate and beginners. The snow condition is generally great (except the exposed slopes on a very windy day and after a weekend jammed by hundreds of school...  more »