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Just 80 mins away from Tokyo,
experience the world’s leading snow resort

Welcome to Ishiuchi Maruyama Ski Area !

Ishiuchi Maruyama ski area in Echigo-Yuzawa (Niigata) is one of the few leading ski resorts in the world,  capped with high volume of snowfall every season, natural and quality snow as thick as 3m high and above.

Just about 80 minutes from Tokyo, it is easy to access to this beautiful location.

This ski resort was born and has been operating since 70 years ago, long before the ski boom in Japan.

We take pride in being able to offer the largest scale in this area, together with spectacular mountain scenery to all skiers and snow seekers.

We sincerely welcome your arrival and visit, to have fun in skiing, snow mountain sightseeing and snow play.

Have fun here

Our broad terrain and ski slopes allow maximum enjoyment for skiing and snow play activities.

Alongside with these fun, do enjoy the beautiful scenery and food this land has to offer, with the blessing of natural snow.

Snow riches the food culture here.  It flourishes rice fields and Japanese sake making, producing the best quality in Japan.

There are many Japanese-style accommodation for your relaxation while experiencing local Japanese culture.

Access

From Tokyo, by bullet train (using Joetsu Shinkansen), the journey is about
70 minutes. By car, using Kan-Etsu Expressway, is about 2 ½ hours.
If you are travelling from Narita Airport, it will take around 180 minutes.

Very good and convenient accessibility.

World’s Latest Gondola Lift – Sunrise Express

We have brought in the sleekest gondola Sunrise Express into our facility, nowhere else in the world, only available here.
They are the 10-person seated gondola and 6-person chair lift, running on the same line providing guest with combination gondola lift service.
Chairs are bucket type with heated seating, an added luxurious feel to the ride.
With the advanced technology incorporated, rides are smooth and quiet , aiming to provide our guests the best ride in the world.

越後湯沢とは

世界的にも多くの雪が降ることで有名な日本。その中でも国内屈指の積雪量を誇るのが、越後湯沢です。

東京から上越新幹線を利用して70分、新潟市からは45分で到着する近さにあります。
周囲を山々が囲み、冬はスキー・スノーボード、夏はトレッキングを親しむ人々が訪れ、四季を通じて自然と触れ合えます。
その山からは溶け出す雪解け水が”米”や”酒”などの地元地産品の源になります。

山から授かる恩恵には“温泉”もあります。
「越後湯沢温泉」は疲労回復などに効果があるといわれる泉質で、訪れる人々の心と体を癒しています。

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