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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.


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.