Shigakogen Sun Valley Ski Area, Yamanouchi-machi

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Must see · Ski Area · Outdoor Activity
Hit the slopes at Shigakogen Sun Valley Ski Area, a vast, snow-covered area consisting of 21 connected ski resorts that all accept the same lift pass. Snow sports enthusiasts and beginners alike can be certain of the professional standard of the ski area, which hosted various competitions during the 1998 Winter Olympics. Its rich variety of trails, downhills, and jumps spreads across an enormous 600 ha (1,483 ac) of terrain. The surrounding national park offers plenty of off-slope entertainment, with hot springs and a monkey sanctuary, where snow monkeys bathe in the hot springs. Plan to visit Shigakogen Sun Valley Ski Area and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Yamanouchi-machi attractions using our Yamanouchi-machi tour itinerary maker website.
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  • This is a rough-and-ready sort of place, with tremendous opportunities for exploration. Sometimes a bit of walking is required and the whole experience is adventurous.  more »
  • We had an incredible time skiing in Shiga Kogen. The resort was really well run, there were a vast variety of slopes and the snow was incredible. Didn't get a chance to cover it all in the time we...  more »
  • Not a big ski area But the Ramen with pork is very tasty at the hotel near the lift There is a warm stove to warm your boots & ski gear
  • Best place in the world to ski
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