Ikenotaira Onsen Ski Resort (池の平温泉スキー場) in Myoko Kogen is a medium sized ski resort with 8 ski lifts that offers skiers an impressive 700 metres (2296 feet) of vertical descent. The resort enjoys long, wooded trails and wide, gentle slopes in two distinct skiing areas.
Ikenotaira Onsen Ski Resort
Ikenotaira is the perfect place for families just starting out their ski adventures…
“My Myoko” by Kazuko Ikeda
Ikenotaira Onsen Ski Resort: About
Ikenotaira Onsen Ski Resort enjoys long, wooded trails and wide, gentle slopes over two distinct skiing areas. The main, central run is good quality with plenty of untouched fields of powder nearby. There is enough terrain to keep beginner to intermediate skiers & snowboarders interested for the day whilst the more advanced will go looking for lines in the trees. There is no really challenging terrain or steeps.
The far left of the mountain (Alpenblick side) tends to be much quieter with no ropes and plenty of scope for in the trees and/or under the lifts action. Ikenotaira Onsen Ski Area also has what the resort boasts as, ‘Japan’s premier snowboard park’ (see video) which was put together by a local pro snowboarder. A large childrens play area, retreat and ski school is adjacent to main ticket office.
Trails: 10 (Beg: 40% Int: 45% Adv: 15%)
Ikenotaira: Lift Tickets 2013/14:*
Ikenotaira: Average Snow Depth
|One Day Ticket:||¥4,000||Dec||80 cm|
|Two Day Ticket:||¥7,000||Jan||180 cm|
|Season Ticket:||¥25,000||Feb||280 cm|
|Half Day Ticket:||¥3,000||Mar||200 cm|
|Resort Course Maps Here (English) (Japanese) (.pdf)|
|* Lift prices may be subject to change. Senior, family and/or coupon discounts may be available (listed in Japanese only). There are also a number of deals that include use of Landmark Cafe onsen, meals at the Tatra Beer Hall or hotel Blackbox specials|
Average snow depth (2012/13) in Ikenotaira Onsen
Phone: 0255 86-2370 | Website (Japanese)
Nearest station: Myoko Kogen – Access Map (Japanese – courtesy of Snow Navi)
Tokyo Ski Buses to Ikenotaira Onsen
During January and February the Myoko Snowliner from Harajuku (Tokyo) to Ikenotaira Landmark Cafe is 6,000 return
Ski Bus Club also runs both night and day bus services between Tokyo Station, Shinjuku and Ikebukero to Myoko Kogen, Suginohara, Ikenotaira and Akakura Onsen.
The cost for both services is 4,000 yen one way or 7,500 yen return.
Niigata Ski Buses to Ikenotaira Onsen
The Myoko Snowliner from Niigata University/Niigata Station (south entrance) to Landmark Cafe Ikenotaira (and Myoko Suginohara) is only 2,900 yen for the round trip. Packages inc. lift ticket are also available.
|Hotel Alpenblick is a ski-in hotel adjacent to the Ikenotaira chairlifts. The Tatra Myoko Beer Hall provides evening meals plus there is a great outside onsen (rotemburo)! Ski school and ski hire onsite. Ten minutes by car from the station or collection can be arranged. Map to Hotel Alpenblick|
|Park Lodge Sekine is a traditional style Ikenotaira Onsen accommodation located in an historic brewery building. A shuttle to the nearby lifts is available. There are restaurants and Landmark Onsen Cafe within walking distance. See map or check reviews of Park Lodge Sekine|
|Syumisen-no-yu Ichinoyado Gen
Surrounded by beautiful white birch trees, the Gen Hotel is a classic and quiet Japanese country house style inn just a short walk from the Ikenotaira chairlifts. This establishment has been featured on national TV. See map.
|Lodge Myoko in Ikenotaira Onsen is only a short walk from the Ikenotaira chairlifts. Each room has a great view of Mt. Myoko and can sleep up to 4 people. The lodge is set along the foothills of Mt. Myoko. See reviews of Lodge Myoko|
|Pension Schoene||Ryokan Kitamura-Sanso||Snow Goose Pension|
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