Naeba Ski Resort is an icon for skiing in Japan. Located in Niigata Prefecture, this giant resort is owned by the Prince Hotel group. Naeba Ski Resort is a relatively short trip from Tokyo and enjoys a longer-than-average snow season, which lends to its popularity.
The Naeba ski slope's business operations will resume on December 19, 2020 down to March 28, 2021.
Naeba Prince Hotel, at the bottom of the snow mountain, serves skiers and patrons alike with over 1,200 rooms and 20 restaurants. Various accommodations in the area also offer traditional Japanese inn-style rooms and even onsen.
The main ski resort in Naeba is also connected to the Kagura Ski Areas by way of a gondola, called the Dragondola. The gondola enjoys popularity during autumn as well for its high vantage point over the autumn leaves of the area. Naeba Ski Resort itself has two gondolas and 33 ski lifts. Skiers enjoy Naeba Ski Resort for its good-quality dry snow and high altitude.
In summer, the ski resort is home to Fuji Rock Festival which draws huge crowds to the spacious grounds. The rock festival is held around the end of July and boasts annual crowds of more than 130,000 people.
40 minutes by bus or taxi from Echigo-Yuzawa Station.