Katashina Kogen Ski Resort is perfect for young children completely new to skiing, and for parents who want to hit the slopes sans kids. They offer a popular snow kindergarten for kids from age 4, Junior Ski School for kids up to age 12, Miffy Kids Room & Day Care (ages 2 – 4), sledding and playground area for little ones, rentals and lodging. Located 2.5 hours from Tokyo you could easily make it a day trip or stay overnight.
This family-friendly resort is the only one in the Kanto region whose slopes are exclusively for skiers – snowboarders are not allowed, and the only official Miffy Ski Park in Japan. Miffy, originally named Nijntje, is a small female rabbit in a series of picture books by Dutch artist Dick Bruna. You`ll spot the cute Miffy rabbit and her friends as snow sculptures, prints on sign posts and toilet doors, and on souvenirs in the Bruna shop.
Katashina Kogen Ski Resort has 11 trails from beginner to slalom, a sledding area and the Miffy Hiroba which has playground equipment, shovels and a jumping slide castle shaped as an elephant. It`s 300 yen per person for entry Saturday, Sunday & Holidays, and free during the week. Ski rental sets and individual item rentals available are in their rental shop. Prices below.
We stayed the night in their child lodge which came with a complementary dinner and breakfast buffet at their mountain lodge restaurant, and a snow mobile escort from the base of the resort to the lodges. Your kids will love it.
FEES: *Prices are subject to change. Please see their website for updated.
|Weekend Ski Set||Adults 3300 yen; Kids 2300 yen|
|Weekend Ski Wear||Adults 3300 yen; Kids 2300 yen|
|Weekend Ski Set & Wear||Adults 6000 yen; Kids 4300 yen|
|Miffy Kids Day Care (reservations required)||Half Day 3000 yen; Full Day 5500 yen|
|Miffy Ski School (reservations required)||Half Day (2 hours) Mon-Fri 3000 yen Sat, Sun & Holidays 4000 yen|
|Full Day (4 hours) Mon-Fri 5500 yen Sat, Sun & Holidays 7000 yen|
Parking: 1000 yen on Weekends & Holidays; Free during the week.
Snow escalator 300 yen per person per use / 1100 yen for unlimited use for the day.
* Discounts are applied if you stay in a lodge / apply for membership.
(one night two meals + lift)
|Katashina Kogen Hotel|
(one night two meals + lift)
|Adult||Primary school children||Infant||Adult||Primary school children||Infant|
|Monday to Friday, Sunday|
12/23, 1/11, 2/11
|13,800 yen||9,660 yen||6,210 yen||12,100 yen||8,470 yen||5,445 yen|
1/4, 5, 10, 3/20
|19,100 yen||13,370 yen||8,595 yen||16,800 yen||11,760 yen||7,560 yen|
|12/26 ~ 1/3||20,100 yen||14,070 yen||4,634 yen||17,800 yen||12,460 yen||8,010 yen|
Katashina Kogen Ski Resort Details
Ski Season: December 19 – April 3
Address: 2990 Kamada, Katashina-mura, Tone-gun, Gunma-ken (378-0413群馬県利根郡片品村越本2990)
Access: 2.5 hour drive from Tokyo on the Kanetsu expressway.
Katashina Kogen Ski Resort – Ski lessons from Age 4 & Day Care from Age 2
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