Kansai Information

2015-16 Ski Resort and Other Snow Sports Information

Friendship Adventure Early Jan.~Mid of Mar.
 Super exciting! Enjoy the thrill of speed with Snow Speed and truly feel nature in the snowy mountains, even more than you can while snowboarding, with Snow Shoe Hiking. Friendship Adventure offers tours with the two winter sports. Pick-up, hot drinks and many more services are included.
※All Courses Reservation Required.

Meeting Spot:Parking lot in front of Kutsuki “Tenku Hot Spring”
Take a Kojaku Bus from the JR Adogawa Sta.(Kosei Line) to “Kutsuki Gakko Mae”. Another 1 min. walk from there. Or take a shuttle from Kutsuki Shinhonjin Road Station.
Inquiry:Friendship Adventure   TEL:077-533-5112
URL:http://www.friendship-adventures.com/index_eng.html
 
Biwako Valley 18 Dec.(Fri)~3 Apr.(Sun)
 The main Horai Panorama Slope is 1,174 m high and offers beautiful views over Lake Biwa. In addition to a variety of courses for beginners as well as experts, the site offers kids’ areas where you can sled and play in the snow.
 
1547-1 Kido, Otsu
About 10 min. ride of Kojyaku Bus from the Shiga Sta.(JR Kosei Line)
Inquiry:Biwako Valley 
TEL:077-592-1155      
URL:http://www.biwako-valley.com/
 
Hakodateyama Ski Resort Mid of Dec.~Mid of Mar.
 Known for its quality and quantity of snow, the site offers a variety of slopes for beginners and advanced skiers. Kids World has a moving walkway and is suitable for beginners and sledders. With the help of snowmaking machines, people can ski even in December. You can take the 8-seater gondolas from the parking lot and ride straight to the slope.
 
4201-4 Imazuchohiokimae, Takashima
About 20 min. ride with an Imazu Community Bus from the Imazu Sta.(JR Kosei Line).
Inquiry:Hakodateyama Ski Resort               
TEL:0740-22-2486
URL:http://snow.gnavi.co.jp/guide/htm/r0136ens.htm
 
Zero Gravity Late Dec.~Mid of Mar.
 Zero Gravity offers a variety of Snow Shoe courses for different levels and invites you to the world of white snow. The new beginner course includes a bake-it-yourself experience making pizza in a wood fired oven in a relaxing environment.
 ※All Courses Reservation Required.

Meeting Spot:Village #7, 1400 Katsuno, Takashima
About 5 min. walk from the Omi-Takashima Sta.(JR Kosei Line)
Inquiry:Kyoto Office  
TEL:075-702-9330      
URL:http://www.zero-gra.com/
 
*Find out more details at their websites.
*A certain amount of practice is required before using a lift. Mind your manner and respect the rules to enjoy skiing.

 
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Friendship Adventure
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Biwako Valley
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Hakodateyama Ski Resort