As the ski season kicks off this month, skiers around the world are getting ready for the season’s best experience in the best location. For skiers who are in search of a location to enjoy cool downhill skiing surrounded by fantastic snowy landscape, Lotte Arai Resort is going to be their top choice in the coming 2018-2019 season. Located in Myoko City, Niigata Prefecture, Japan, the luxury boutique resort has opened its ski season on December 15.
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Lotte Arai Resort, which opened in December 2017 after a large-scale renovation, is a ski resort and complex equipped with some of the world’s best facilities. With high mountains and heavy precipitation, Niigata Prefecture in the northeastern part of Japan is widely known not only as the origin of skiing in Japan but also as the backdrop of the novel “Snow Country (Yukiguni)” by Yasunari Kawabata, who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1968.
Especially, Mt. Ohkenashi where Lotte Arai Resort is located boasts of optimal snowfall and Japan’s best snow condition — powdery, light, and fluffy. On clear days, skiers at the mountain top can enjoy the stunning view of the sea, which makes being in the resort unique and special.
The resort offers a total of 14 courses spread out in the 15,700,000m2 area, with the longest course at 5.2 km. Beginner, mid-level, and expert courses are adequately distributed with altitude difference of 951 meters. Facilities include a sleigh area for children and an expert course that starts at 1,280 meters above sea level. Ski lovers love the extra-long ski season here, which runs from December 2018 to May 2019. As raved about by skiers and fans alike, Lotte Arai Resort hosts the world-renowned Freeride World Tour Japan Series in March again following last year’s successful event.
There are more exciting winter sports to enjoy at Lotte Arai Resort. Zip Tour on Asia’s longest run at 1,501 meters starts at the mountain at 1,000 meters above sea level. Measuring 192 meters, the Tubing is the longest in Japan. Visitors can also engage in various non-skiing activities like Bouldering (indoor artificial rock climbing), Square Trampoline and more. After a full day of winter sports, why not soak in the fantastic outdoor Onsen created naturally by alkaline-based spring water from 1,750 meters below the ground while counting twinkling stars in the night sky?
From leisurely activities on stunning ski courses packed with 100% natural powdery snow to the cozy Onsen warming one’s body and mind to amazingly delicious seafood matched with Japanese traditional liquor, Lotte Arai Resort is a pleasure central and the most optimal destination for ski lovers in winter.
Check this out: from December 22, 2018 to March 16, 2019, the resort offers the Snowy Arai Package inclusive of a standard room and one Economy Lift Ticket per person. Price starts at JPY 22,920 excluding VAT.