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Norn Minakami Ski Resort: Video Introduction

This video, titled "[Norn Minakami Ski Resort] 2017-2018 Seasonal PV" (【ノルン水上スキー場】2017-2018シーズン PV), was uploaded by "Norn Minakami Ski Resort."

Only an hour-and-a-half drive from the city and you'll arrive at Norn Minakami Ski Resort in Tone, Gunma, in Japan's Kanto region. You can see Mt. Nikko-Shirane and Mt. Hotaka, which are both one of the Top 100 Mountains of Japan. You can also enjoy not only skiing, but beautiful views as well! The ski resort has even hosted an illumination event called Spring Flower Garden during Golden Week. In this article, we'll introduce Norn Minakami Ski Resort, including activities to enjoy at this popular winter destination.

More About Norn Minakami Ski Resort, Home to Snowland, an Attraction Popular With Kids

Image of a child skiing
Photo:A child skiing

Norn Minakami Ski Resort is a ski area located in Tone, Gunma. It's close to the city, and is also open until late at night for night skiing. In winter, this place is quite popular for its snow-related activities!

Norn Minakami Ski Resort was built late into Japan's bubble economy, and it features an efficient arrangement of ski slopes and gondolas. There are 5 ski slopes, and all of them lead to the main lodge. Some courses are for beginners, and others are for advanced skiers, so anyone can enjoy skiing here.
[Video] 0:24 - People Enjoying Snowboarding on the Ski Slopes

Crepes & Other Delicious Food at Morn Minakami Ski Resort

Image of making a crepe
Photo:Making a crepe

You can also expect great facilities outside of the slopes at Norn Minakami Ski Resort. There's also a shop where you can rent equipment for skiing and snowboarding. There are a variety of places serving delicious food where you can grab a bite for lunch as well.

Norn Burger serves tasty hamburgers using locally made tofu patties. Fuji Men (富士麺, "Fuji Noodles") is popular for its thick shoyu ramen noodles that warm you up, and the rooftop terrace offers a trendy jerk chicken plate that you wouldn't expect to find at a ski resort.

Check out the video to see the mouthwatering crepes and strawberry sweets offered at the ski resort. If you've got a sweet tooth, be careful because these things are irresistible after a long day of skiing and snowboarding!
[Video] 1:10 - Delicious Looking Crepes

If you're searching for some souvenirs, there's also a gift shop. Or if you forgot something at home and need it to enjoy the snow, there's a sports shop where you can buy whatever you need.

Enjoy Sledding and Snow Tubing at Snowland!

Image of sledding

Snow Land is a fun place for both children and adults alike.

First is the sledding area, which features a 40-meter-long snow escalator that makes climbing the hill a breeze! You'll want to slide down it over and over again! On the other side of the sledding area are snow striders and snow bikes. Both are available for 500 yen per 30 minutes.

In addition, a new tubing course has been added this season. Snow tubing is an exhilarating experience for both children and adults! Snow tubing is also available for 500 yen per 30 minutes.

Norn Minakami Ski Resort also features picturesque scenery, with views of some of Japan's Top 100 Mountains, such as Mt. Hotaka, Mt. Shibutsu, Mt. Nikko-Shirane, Mt. Akagi, Mt. Asama. Be sure to take photos of this amazing scenery.

Norn Minakami Ski Resort – Additional Information for the Ski Resort!

Image of the shinkansen at Jomo-kogen Station
Photo:The shinkansen at Jomo-kogen Station

Opening hours for Norn Minakami Ski Resort vary by season, so be sure to check the official website for the latest information. On some Fridays and Saturdays, the resort is open until midnight, so make sure to check the website if you're looking to enjoy evening activities.

Norn Minakami Ski Resort is approximately 3 kilometers from the Minakami Interchange by car on the Kanetsu Express Way. A free parking area is available as well. There's also a free shuttle bus from Minakami Station via the Joetsu Line and from Jomo-kogen Station via the Joetsu Shinkansen Line. It can cost upwards of 4,700 yen to use a taxi, so we recommend using the free shuttle buses if you come by train.

There are many ryokan (traditional Japanese inns) and resort hotels near Norn Minakami Ski Resort that we recommend staying at. For example, "Omine-kan" (大峰館), "Minakami Hotel Juraku," "Minakamikan," "Oyado Matsubaya," "Matsunoi" (松の井) "KKR Minakami Suimei-so" (KKR水上水明荘) "Daikoku-kan" (pet friendly), "Pension Be" (ペンションBe). Relax in a hot spring and enjoy luxurious dishes after a long day of skiing and snowboarding!

Summary of Norn Minakami Ski Resort

Norn Minakami Ski Resort features ski slopes that both beginners and advanced skiers can enjoy, and it's close to the city. There are shops and restaurants quality dishes, so you can enjoy more than just skiing or snowboarding.

Norn Minakami Ski Resort is actually a compact ski resort, and so Snow Land is only a small portion of the resort, but it's fun enough for small children and adults. Maybe check it out on a weekend trip!

【Official Website】Norn Minakami Ski Resort

【TripAdvisor】Norn Minakami Ski Resort

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Last Updated : Jan. 11, 2023
有田 和義(Kazuyoshi Arita)
A 40-something writer who loves entertainment
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