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Steeper runs

In between Okushigakogen & Ichinose...with more intermediate to advanced intermediate runs and... read more

Reviewed February 24, 2018
ComfyGourmetSeeker
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Melbourne, Australia
Great spot

Went mid-week in February 2018. Never a crowd, never a lift line, got off my skis and got right on... read more

Reviewed February 18, 2018
719rachel
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Milford, Michigan
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Shiga Kogen is the biggest ski area in Japan, and it has 19 connected ski resorts. The main resort here is Yakebitaiyama that offers various ski trails for all levels on a huge hill covered with “Platinum Snow”. There are 3 Shiga Kogen Prince Hotels...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Yakebitaiyama Shigakogen, Yamanouchi-machi, Shimotakai-gun 381-0497, Nagano Prefecture
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+81 269-34-3117
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Reviewed February 24, 2018

In between Okushigakogen & Ichinose...with more intermediate to advanced intermediate runs and above, so not a place for beginners. Nice scenery when doing runs.

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed February 18, 2018

Went mid-week in February 2018. Never a crowd, never a lift line, got off my skis and got right on the gondola every time. This is not a challenging ski mountain- not many steeps- but the snow quality was awesome. It snowed all night and...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed April 30, 2017

Although Yakabitaiyama is a reasonably good mountain, it is not very big and there is limited eating and accomodation options. In fact the only accomodation is in one of the Prince Hotels. They are ski in / ski out however they are not cheap. There...More

Date of experience: January 2017
1  Thank yotcrew
Reviewed February 12, 2017

This resort is a wide, predominantly beginner and intermediate runs of well groomed reliable snow with some off piste expert runs for those who want to run the gauntlet of the vigilant ski patrol. With Prince Hotel cafeteria style restaurants at the base of many...More

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank MargaretPowell
Reviewed February 3, 2017

The pistes are mostly for intermediate and beginners. Great views of neighbouring mountains (but not as good as Terakoya) and the groomed trails are fun to ski on. The slalom (red) trail towards the East wing of Prince Hotel is my favourite.

Date of experience: January 2017
1  Thank jaylowe
Reviewed March 22, 2016

The runs from the hill top can be connected to Okushiga and Ichinose, which can be connected to Takamagahara and Higashitateyama and the rest. Two gondolas run in this area and a few runs are over 2400m.

Date of experience: February 2016
3  Thank EC-HK
Reviewed February 28, 2016

We liked skiing in this area, but it is very crowded on weekends. This area is good for families - we could ski easy and I termdiate trails with the kids, then do more challenging runs on our own. Also, this area connects (through lifts...More

Date of experience: February 2016
1  Thank Jennifer M
Reviewed February 17, 2016

Our party of 9 skiers ranging from proficient to junior beginners had a great time, with a choice of runs to suit all. The snow depth was marginal - but even so, the quality was great. In our experience the lift lines were very good,...More

Date of experience: January 2016
1  Thank TonyfromNewtown
Reviewed February 13, 2016

Nice long runs with two gondolas, some moguls, but mostly intermediate and beginner runs. The park is well maintained and so are the facilities, Toilets are clean and food to be better quality then the rest. I accessed this area from Ichinose Diamond / Yamanokomi...More

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank Keng Hian L
Reviewed January 26, 2016

This ski area lies between Ichinose and Okushigakogen and incorporates two gondolas and several lifts. The runs are wide and cruisy, with some steeps and good variety. It would be an enjoyable "resort" by itself but with the easy links to other areas there's really...More

Date of experience: January 2016
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