Minowa Ski Resort

Minowa Ski Resort

The base area of the slopes is as high as 1,050 m above sea level, ensuring skiers high quality snow and crisp, clean air. Th(e squeak of snow when you step on it and the feel of the snow underfoot are unforgettable. All the roads to Minowa Ski Resort are national routes, so even when they are covered with snow, they make for safe and comfortable driving. Moreover, the resort is within 30 minutes from the nearest ICs (interchanges) on all major expressways and free parking is available just in front of the rest house. Moreover, the entire surface of the parking area is paved so it's easy to walk on. Such ease of access is yet another attraction of this ski resort.

Venue Details

Venue Details
Websitehttp://www.ski-minowa.jp/(Automated translation available)

Ski Resort Operations Division

(+81) 242-64-3377


Best Season
  • Winter
Opening Hours

8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Related infoGeneral Information:
No. of Ski Slopes: 11
No. of Lifts: 3
Evening Skiing: None
Lessons: Reservation required.
Longest run: 3,120 m
Vertical drop: 450 m
Facilities: Restaurants, hot spring, fitness club, rest & relaxation facility, nursery, changing rooms, lockers

Rental Equipment Cost (per day)
Skiing Equipment Set: Adult 4,600 yen
Snowboarding Equipment Set: Adult 4,600 yen

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

See here for Aizu Ski Japan's page about Minowa Ski Resort.
Access Details
AccessAzumayamako, Wakamiya, Inawashiro Town, Yama District, Fukushima Pref. 969-2751
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Getting there

By Car: 30 min from Fukushima-Nishi I.C. off the Tohoku Expressway via Route 115

By Train: 50 min bus ride from Fukushima Station on the JR Tohoku Shinkansen (Non-stop bus that goes to Minowa Ski Resort directly is operated during the skiing season


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