Kanayasan Ski Resort

Kanayasan Ski Resort
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2023/03/01 09:00  update

The birthplace of skiing in Japan where Major Theodor Edler von Lerch, a soldier in the Austro-Hungarian empire, instructed the first skiers in Japan in 1911. People from beginners to advanced can enjoy skiing here because of abundant gentle and steep slopes even though the area size is small. The Lerch Festival is held in early February every year.

Course levels

  •  Elementary 25%
  •  Intermediate 50%
  •  Advanced 25%
  •  Skiers 25%
  •  Snowboarders 50%
  •  Snow covered area 25%
  •  Ungroomed snow area 50%

Course size

Highest altitude (m) m
Lowest altitude (m) m
Difference of elevation (m) 113 m
Maximum slope angle (°) 27 °
Longest skiing distance (m) 780 m
Number of courses 4
Kanayasan Ski Resort
Number of lifts
1 Kanayasan Ski Resort
Number of gondolas

Ski resort facilities

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    Equipment for night skiing
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    Kid’s park
  • Kanayasan Ski Resort
    Snowboard park
  • Kanayasan Ski Resort
  • Kanayasan Ski Resort
  • Kanayasan Ski Resort


One-day lift ticket for adults yen
One-day lift ticket for children yen


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Foreign Currency Exchange

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Credit cards accepted

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Expressway About 5 minutes by car from the Joetsu Takada Exit on the Joshin-etsu Expressway
Bullet train About 10 minutes by car from Joetsu Myoko Station on the Hokurku Bullet Train Line
Address 595-2 Onuki, Joetsu City
Phone number 025-525-4295
Home page http://joetsukankonavi.jp/spot.php?id=23