Aizu Kogen Daikura Ski Resort

Aizu Kogen Daikura Ski Resort

This ski slope area makes skiers feel as free and safe as if they were skiing on their own private slope. All eleven courses are situated on the northern slopes and offer great powder snow in winter. Visitors can enjoy themselves to the fullest at this full-scale ski resort.
 

Venue Details

Venue Details
Websitehttp://www.daikura.net(Japanese)
Contact

Aizu Kogen Daikura Ski Resort

(+81) 241-64-2121

daikura2@orion.ocn.co.jp

Best Season
  • Winter
Opening Hours

8:30 AM - 4:00 PM (8:00 AM - 4:30 PM on Sat., Sun., and holidays)

Related infoGeneral Information
Season: Dec. to Apr.
Shuttle Bus Pick-up: Not available
No. of Ski Slopes: 11
No. of Lifts: 5
Evening Skiing: None
Longest run: 1,500 m
Vertical drop: 362 m

Difficulty Levels of Slopes
30% Beginner; 50% Intermediate; 20% Advanced

Lessons
Reservation required.
Daikura Ski School (SAJ-authorized school) Sign up from 8:30 AM
Daikura Snowboard School (JSBA-authorized school) Sign up from 9:00 AM

Rental Equipment Cost (per day)
Skiing Equipment Set:
Adult 3,000 yen, Child 2,000 yen

Snowboarding Equipment Set:
Adult 3,800 yen, Child 2,500 yen

Skiing / Snowboarding Clothing:
Adult 3,000 yen, Child 2,200 yen

Slide: 300 yen
Super Slide: 500 yen

See here for Aizu Ski Japan's page about Aizu Kogen Daikura Ski Resort.
Access Details
Access857-150 Hirutakiyama, Haryu, Minamiaizu Town, Fukushima Pref. 967-0026
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Getting there

By Car: 80 min from Nishinasuno-Shiobara I.C. exit off the Tohoku Expressway via Route 400, Route 121 and Route 289.

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