Arai Ski resort was first opened in 1993 by the son of Sony co-founder Akio Morita. It was forced to close in 2006, but reopened in 2017 as Arai Lotte Ski Resort. Hotel Lotte CEO Kim Jung-hwan stated that he plans for the resort to complete with Asia’s best resorts.
The resort offers a world class standard hotel with over 200 rooms available, as well as extensive spa and onsen facilities. There are also numerous restaurants, stores an international snow school as well as other activities available.
The mountain gets a large amount of snow which makes this a great place for more advanced skiers and boarders and for those who love fresh powder. The mountain at Lotte Arai usually gets the most snow out of any resort in the whole of Japan
Ticket Prices 2018
REGULAR SEASON (December 16, 2017 – March 18, 2018)
SPRING SEASON (March 18, 2018 – May 6, 2018)
|Elevation||Base elevation: 329 meters
Summit elevation: 1,280 meters
Vertical drop: 951 meters
|Number of courses||11|
|Longest run||5200 meters|
|Lifts||Gondolas: 1 Quad chairs: 6|
|Gradient||Maximum: 32 degrees|
|Night skiing||From 16:30|
|Foreign language support||Available|
|Terrain||Beginner 25%, Intermediate 45%,
To get to Lotte from Akakura Onsen your 2 options are the ski resort bus service or taxi. The bus only leaves once a day and it is early in the morning at 7:50. This will allow you to enjoy the full day at Lotte though. If you go by taxi you can ask your hotel to book it at a time of your choice. Taxi price is from 8,000 yen.