This hotel is definitely past it's prime and may actually be the most run-down of the Prince Hotel chains in existence, but is not a bad place to stay since it is located right on the slopes of the Naeba mountain ski resort. The building is part of a sprawling complex of stores and restaurants, pretty much giving it a feeling of a small city. The rooms are small, but nice enough, but certainly wouldn't be considered luxury accommodations by any means. A short walk into town and you can find other stores and restaurants. The lack of wifi in rooms is a little disappointing, but not a major problem if you aren't counting on wifi at all.
The ski/snowboard school on premises is pretty good and they offer indoor preparation before actually going out on the mountain which may ease the fear of people, especially children who are learning for the first time.
It is accessible by the Prince hotel service bus from Echigo Yuzawa station (approx. 70 minutes from Tokyo Station by Shinkansen)More