Resort Spotlight: Akakura Onsen (Myoko, Niigata)

Myoko, Niigata

www.akakura-ski.com

2019-2020 season planned dates:
Saturday 14th December 2019 until Sunday 5th April 2020
Normally open from 8:30am until 4:30pm during the daytime
Open from 5:00pm until 10:00pm until 14th March 2020
Planned opening dates and times are subject to change depending on snow conditions
** Resort details, information and forecast on SnowJapan **

Akakura Onsen is located in Myoko City, on the eastern slopes of the beautiful Mt Myoko in the south-western region of Niigata Prefecture, and close to the border with northern Nagano Prefecture. Akakura Onsen has a long history and one of the better known ski and snowboard resorts in Japan. The Myoko area is known for some of the heaviest snowfalls in all of Japan. There are three areas to Akakura Onsen - Yodel, Kumado and Ginrei - and the resort is lift and course connected with the Akakura Kanko resort. A joint lift ticket is available.


Courses

Panorama Course

The main course in the Kumado area of the resort. Wide and long and suitable for beginners. Open for nighta.

Utopia A Course

A beautiful groomed course in the Kumado area.

Slalom Course

By the side of the Yodel Number 2 quad lift with varying gradients.

Elegant Course

Beginners can enjoy the ride from the upper area of the resort to base on this course.

Sekime

Great for practicing!

Alpen Course

The top courses with stunning views to enjoy before taking on the snow!

Rabbit Course

A groomed intermediate course in the Kumado area of the resort.

Mogul Challenge Course

The steepest course at Akakura Onsen. This course is left ungroomed so expect lots of fresh snow and/or some moguls for a challenge!

Kids Snow Park

The Kids Snow Park is located at the base of the Yodel area of Akakura Onsen. It features a moving belt, slide, seesaw, sledding and other items to help enjoy playing in the snow. Rental sleds are available.

Night Operations

Night operations until 10:00pm every day until 14th March 2020. The night course is groomed before opening on Saturdays.

 

Yodel Information Center

Open from 6:00am until 10:00pm
Lift tickets, shop, separate locker rooms for men and women. Wi-Fi available.


 

Kumado Information Center

Open from 6:00am until 10:00pm
Lift tickets, separate locker rooms for men and women


 

Restaurant Yodel Lodge

Open from 9:00am until 4:00pm with last orders at 3:30pm (meals from 10:30am)
Seating for 320 people. Wi-Fi available.

 

Restaurant Montanyu

Open from 8:30am until 4:30pm with last orders at 3:30pm (meals from 10:30am)
Seating for 290 people. Wi-Fi available.

 

Restaurant Piste

Open from 9:00am until 4:30pm with last orders at 3:30pm (meals from 10:30am)
Seating for 200 people. Wi-Fi available.

 

How to get to Akakura Onsen

By Train

About 5km from the Myoko Kogen Station on the Shinetsu line.


 

By Car

About 6km from the Myoko Kogen IC exit of the Joshinetsu Expressway


A free shuttle bus operates between the Kumado and Yodel bases areas of the resort.

 

Family Pack

Akakura Onsen Lift Tickets

TICKET TYPE VALID TIMES ADULTS SENIORS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CHILD
1 Day Passport 8:30am - 10:00pm 6,000 yen 4,800 yen 1,000 yen
1 Day 8:30am - 5:00pm 4,900 yen 3,800 yen 1,000 yen
5 Hours 5 hours from purchase 4,000 yen 3,200 yen 1,000 yen
Nighta 5:00pm - 10:00pm 2,600 yen 2,600 yen 1,000 yen
1 point lift ticket - 600 yen 600 yen 600 yen
SEASON TICKETS        
Every Day All season 48,000 yen 38,000 yen 15,000 yen
Nighta 5:00pm - 10:00pm 27,000 yen 23,000 yen 10,000 yen

Senior tickets are valid for people ages 60 and over (ID required)
'Grand Senior' season tickets for ages 70 and over are also available (28,000 yen for all season; 17,000 yen for nighta only)
 

Akakura Onsen + Akakura Kanko Joint Lift Tickets

TICKET TYPE ADULTS SENIORS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CHILD
1 Day 6,000 yen 4,500 yen 4,500 yen
2 Days 11,300 yen 8,000 yen 8,000 yen
3 Days 16,000 yen 11,000 yen 11,000 yen


The above tickets are valid at Akakura Onsen and the connecting Akakura Kanko ski and snowboard resorts
Senior tickets are valid for people ages 60 and over (ID required)
Available from 21st December 2019 until 22nd March 2020

Credit cards are accepted

 

 

Group Ski & Snowboard Resorts

1 Hakodate Nanae Snow Park 50 mins from Hakodate Hokkaido
2 Iwate Kogen Snow Park 40 mins from Morioka Iwate
3 Jangle Jungle 60 mins from Sendai Miyagi IC Yamagata
4 Okutone Snow Park 15 mins from Minakami IC Gunma
5 Shirakaba Royal Hill 40 mins from Suwa IC Nagano
6 Akakura Onsen 10 mins from Myoko Kogen IC Niigata

 

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