Aizu Kogen Takatsue Ski Resort

Aizu Kogen Takatsue Ski Resort

Have fun skiing on high-quality, natural powder snow at Aizu Kogen Takatsue Ski Resort.

From the summit of the slopes, a vertical drop height of 1650 m gives visitors a 360-degree panoramic view over the mountains. Aizu Kogen Takatsue offers a variety of courses, allowing skiers of all levels to enjoy the resort to the full.

There are other snow activities that don’t involve skiing, such as the Takatsue Snow Cat Tour. In this tour, run by Aizu Astoria Hotel, you are taken by snowcat all the way to the summit of the slopes, where you can enjoy the picture-perfect view.

Venue Details

Venue Details

Takatsue Ski Resort

In Season: (+81) 241-78-2220; Off Season: (+81) 241-78-3099

Best Season
  • Winter
Opening Hours

Open: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM on Weekdays (8:00 AM - 4:30 PM at the weekend). Evening skiing available between 4:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Related infoGeneral Information:

No. of Ski Slopes: 15

No. of Lifts: 9

Evening Skiing: Available

Lessons: Classes held twice a day (Includes insurance). Sign-up from 9:00 AM

Longest run: 1,100 m (‘Romance’ Course)

Vertical drop: 707 m

Height at the Summit: 1,650 m

Rental Equipment Cost

Skiing Equipment Set: Adults 3,000 yen; Children 2,000 yen

Skiing Outfit: Adults 3,000 yen; Children 2,500 yen

Snowboarding Equipment Set: Adults 4,000 yen; Children 3,000 yen

Slide: 300 yen
Access Details
Access535 Takatsuehara, Minamiaizu Town, Minamiaizu District, Fukushima Pref. 967-0315
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Getting there

By Revaty train service (Asakusa-Aizu Kogen Ozeguchi) and by No. 40 bus (Aizu Kogen Ozeguchi -Takatsue Ski Resort)

  •  Take the Revaty Aizu from Asakusa Station to Aizu Kogen Ozeguchi Station (会津高原尾瀬口駅).
  • At Aizu Kogen Ozeguchi Station, take the number 40 bus bound for Hinoemata Nakadoai Park (檜枝岐中土合公園前) and get off at Takatsue Ski Resort (たかつえスキー場).
  • You can also take a taxi or rent a car (it takes approximately 30 minutes to get to the ski resort from Aizu Kogen Ozeguchi station). Some accommodation providers in the area offer a free shuttle bus service from Aizu Kogen Ozeguchi Station (reservation is needed).  

By shinkansen (Tokyo Station-Nasushiobara) and by car (Nasushiobara-Aizu Kogen Takatsue Ski Resort)

  • Take the Tohoku Shinkansen from Tokyo Station to Nasushiobara station (那須塩原駅).
  • At Nasushiobara station, there are many places where you can rent a car and drive to Aizu Kogen Takatsue Ski Resort (approx. 80 minutes).

By car:

90 min from Nishi-Nasuno Shiobara I.C. off the Tohoku Expressway via Route 400, Route 121, and Route 352.


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