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NECK posted a topic in Snow talk, trip reports, Japan avalanche & backcountryCan anyone fill me in as to what exactly happened to Arai Ski Resort and spa? As far as I understand, it was built around 10 years ago by Sony, operated for a few seasons before going bankrupt. Now it is just another abandoned ski resort rotting away on the landscape..... Does this sound about right? Did anyone ride there when it was operating? Has anyone been there since it closed? Any information would be much appreciated. Neck.
NECK posted a topic in Snow talk, trip reports, Japan avalanche & backcountrySo SJ users seemed to show quite a bit of interest in the Arai Mountain Resort and Spa thread I started a while ago. I actually went to Aokiko a few weeks before my Arai trip, to check out how it looks now and to take a few photos. Aokoiko ski resort closed just 5 years ago and I know the area well. I used to ride there fairly often during the first few winters I lived in Nagano. it was the middle resort of the Sun Alpina linked resort area and there were a few pretty fun lines between Kashimayari and Aokiko. I had actually visited the resort a few times since it closed, but only duri