Shiga Kogen Ski Area

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Shiga Kogen Ski Area
4.5
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Nathaniel Rosen
Yamanakako-mura, Japan21 contributions
Endless ski resort
Dec 2020
This is a rough-and-ready sort of place, with tremendous opportunities for exploration. Sometimes a bit of walking is required and the whole experience is adventurous.
Written 4 January 2021
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Natalie
London, UK30 contributions
Great snow, variety of slopes!
Mar 2020
We had an incredible time skiing in Shiga Kogen. The resort was really well run, there were a vast variety of slopes and the snow was incredible. Didn't get a chance to cover it all in the time we were there either so would definitely return!
Written 9 June 2020
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cafowler (Don't Use)
2 contributions
Great Ski Are but Dated Lift System
Feb 2020
This is a great ski area that caters for all ski abilities and pisted very well. Had our best ever hot chocolate at the kiosk at the top of the gondola.

I'd happily return here to ski if the lift system was modernised to European standards. This isn't the only resort with dated lift system. Annoyingly, there is no direct bus from either end of the ski area, which is a real pain, and the 2 buses don't link up time wise.
Written 28 March 2020
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Mark P
Sarina, Australia49 contributions
6 days of great boarding
Feb 2020
Our favourites were the black run off Ichinose Family (because everyone else on that lift are beginners riding the green run) and the Yakebitaiyama area.
Written 14 March 2020
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john m
Shell Cove, Australia25 contributions
A great ski area, with big variety of runs.
Feb 2020
Has a large number of small resorts joined together so you can cruise around a big variety of runs. Eating options are a bit limited, so try and get a hotel in a village. Ichinose is pretty good and central. Some tree runs. Runs are generally not overly long, plenty of steeps. Very nice in the powder.
Written 5 March 2020
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1pixie_12
Shenzhen, China299 contributions
Powder tastic
Feb 2020 • Friends
Amazingly large skiing area with great, fluffy powder snow. Fantastic tree runs and great pistes too. Loads of lifts with friendly staff
Written 29 February 2020
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capykyu
Hong Kong, China333 contributions
A Big Ski Resort by Japanese standard
Jan 2020 • Family
We drove to Shiga Kogen for a day trip to ski with our relatives and friends. We were pleasantly surprised at how big the ski resort was. There were so many slopes to explore and one day actually was not enough. There are many hotels to choose from. We visited Gramd Phoenix Hotel, where our relatives were staying at, and skied to the Prince Hotel to have lunch. The overall skiing experience was fantastic. The slopes are well connected, and there was so much to explore for first time visitors like us.
Written 1 February 2020
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Madshus
Canberra, Australia1 252 contributions
Massive but only one ATM for the foreigners!!
Jan 2020 • Solo
Shiga Kogen got lots of kudos from The reviewer powder hounds. It’s connected mainly by ski lifts and shuttle buses. The ski areas are all pretty good. There right on back country skiing without a guide. Okushiga Kogen seems a bit more relaxed on this front. My only gripe is there seems to be only one international ATM st the post office to service this massive ski area.
Written 27 January 2020
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Barra G
Darwin, Australia63 contributions
Huge area with many varying runs
Jan 2020 • Family
Skied twice at Shiga, there are many runs in the varying resort areas.
The runs don’t have the length of Happo or goyru. If you are after thigh burning runs Shiga may not be the place for you.
If your after good red runs then Shiga will probably suit you well.
Written 26 January 2020
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Niki C
Auckland, New Zealand101 contributions
Fantastic skiing
Jan 2020 • Family
We really enjoyed our family holiday to this ski resort. The snow was great and there is no end of lovely long runs catering for various ability levels.

A couple of things to note
1) Many places only take cash so make sure you have plenty before you arrive. We had to make a trip to the nearest ATM at a local post office 40 minutes away!

2) I wish I’d taken my own coffee. It’s hard to find (apart from sweetened coffee in a vending machine. We did find a few places for coffee but they aren’t nearby.

3). Sleeping arrangements are all single beds - no doubles.

Written 25 January 2020
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