Lotte Arai Resort (Myoko City, Niigata)

Lotte Arai Resort
ロッテアライリゾート (新潟県 妙高市)
Planned season: Saturday 16th December 2017 until Sunday 6th May 2018
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Lotte Arai Resort makes its debut for the 2017-2018 season. From 1993 until closing in 2006, this ski resort was known as ‘ARAI Mountain & Spa’. The facilities were taken over by Lotte in 2015, and after 11 years of being inactive and significant restoration and brand-new facilities being added, Lotte Arai Resort makes its debut in mid-December 2017.

The slopes of Lotte Arai Resort are located on the eastern slopes of Mt Okenashi in the western region of Niigata Prefecture. The resort can be found just to the south of Joetsu City and to the north of the ski resorts in Myoko Kogen.

Considering its location just 20km from the Sea of Japan coastline, the mountain was famous for receiving large amounts of snowfall.

Welcome back Arai!

Regional information Learn more about the Myoko region

The Mountain

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Lotte Arai Resort Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons in English are available. For more information on companies offering lessons in English in Myoko, please check our current 'Lessons in English' page
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Available
Ski equipment and wear rental is available.
Snowboard equipment and wear rental is available. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
Snow tubing and other activities at the base area. Day care facilities for children ages 3 through kindergarten are located in the lower level of the base Arai hotel. 
Park Information
Park information
There is no designated Snow Park. 

Lotte Arai Resort Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid December until Early May
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:30am 4:30pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:30am 4:30pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays Yes
Weekdays Yes
Opening information
Opening information
Lotte Arai Resort is normally open from 8:30am until 4:30pm during the daytime.

Nighta is normally from 4:30pm until 8:00pm daily.

Lotte Arai Resort Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Child (6-12 years)
Older Child
Youth (13-15 years)
PM 4,400 yen 2,800 yen 3,800 yen
1 Day Ticket 6,000 yen 3,800 yen 4,800 yen
2 Day Ticket 10,300 yen 6,400 yen 8,000 yen
3 Day Ticket 13,900 yen 9,200 yen 10,700 yen
4 Day Ticket 17,800 yen 11,900 yen 13,900 yen
5 Day Ticket 21,700 yen 14,600 yen 16,900 yen
6 Day Ticket 25,700 yen 17,600 yen 20,200 yen
7 Day Ticket 29,700 yen 20,300 yen 23,100 yen
Nighta 1,800 yen 1,500 yen 1,800 yen
1 Day (Spring) 3,800 yen 2,600 yen 3,100 yen
2 Days (Spring) 5,600 yen 3,800 yen 4,900 yen
3 Days (Spring) 8,100 yen 5,400 yen 6,900 yen
Lift Ticket Information All ticket prices shown (unless noted otherwise) are valid during the regular season - between 16th December 2017 and 18th March 2018. All lift passes include nighta.

Spring season tickets are available from 19th March until 6th May 2018.

Getting to Lotte Arai Resort

By public transport
14.6km from Joetsu Myoko Station on the Hokuriku Shinkansen line
10.4km from Arai Station on the Myoko Haneuma Line
Transport Information
Lotte Arai Resort is just over 10km from Arai Station on the Myoko Haneuma line and just under 15km from Joetsu Myoko Station on the Hokuriku Shinkansen line.
An hourly free shuttle bus operates from Joetsu Myoko Station.
By Car
7km from the Arai Smart IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
9.6km from the Nakago IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
15.8km from the Joetsu Takada IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 18 (5.1km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 366
The closest exit of the Joetsu Expressway is Arai Smart IC - note that ETC card is required to use that exit. Nakago IC is just under 10km away.
Free parking is available for 1200 cars.

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