SHIGA KOGEN - Japan’s Largest Combined Ski Area
Shiga Kogen is renowned for its outstanding powder, diverse ski terrain and spectacular panoramas. This vast area comprises 19 interlinked ski resorts covered by one lift pass, providing seemingly endless trails to enjoy. Yakebitaiyama is the largest of the 19 resorts, and features the region’s premier terrain park and snowmobile area. It was also the site of the first ever Olympic snowboard race as well as the downhill and slalom ski events during the 1998 Winter Olympics.
The splendid ski-in, ski-out Shiga Kogen Prince Hotel at Yakebitaiyama offers 690 wonderfully appointed rooms in three separate buildings, each with its own distinctive charm.
The surrounding national park gives visitors ample opportunity for off-slope adventure such as a visit to Jigokudani Monkey Park, famous for its snow monkeys who love to bathe in the area’s hot springs.