Aizu Kogen Takatsue is located in Minami Aizu town in the south-western Aizu region of Fukushima Prefecture. This ski hill has been operating since 1980.
Fukushima Prefecture is composed of three main regions - the Hamadori region to the east (including the Pacific Ocean coastline), the Nakadori region (the central area) and the Aizu region (the Western mountainous region). Many of the ski and snowboard resorts in the prefecture are found on or near Mt Bandai and Mt Adatara to the north of Lake Inawashiro. Most of the others can be found scattered across the western region of the Aizu region or to the south-west of Lake Inawashiro.
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Aizu Kogen Takatsue.
Ski and snowboard equipment rental is available. Ski and snowboard wear rental is also available.
'Takatsue Kids Park' is located near base on the lower part of the Family Course, 500 yen entry. A child care service is available in the Ski Centre building - reservations required, 2 hours for 3000 yen.
There is a half pipe (Joyful Course) and a few other park areas including the Beginners Snow Park near base.
Aizu Kogen Takatsue Season & Opening Times
Typical season is from Mid December until Late March
Weekends and holidays
Normally open from 8:00am until 4:30pm
Normally open from 8:30am until 4:30pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays
Aizu Kogen Takatsue is open every day from 8:30am until 4:30pm.
Nighta (Number 1 pair lift and Number 2 pair lift) is from 4:30pm until 8:30pm
Aizu Kogen Takatsue Lift Ticket Charges
Up to Elementary School age
60 years & over
1 Lift Coupon
10 Lift Coupons
A ticket for 1 adult and 1 child is 5,000 yen.
Ladies Day and Seniors Day is on Thursday 19th January, Thursday 16th February and Thursday 16th March 2017. On those days a ticket for those groups is 1,000 yen.
Getting to Aizu Kogen Takatsue
By public transport
69.2km from Nasu Shiobara Station on the Tohoku Shinkansen line
18.2km from Aizu Kogen Ozeguchi Station on the Aizu Kinugawa line
59.4km from Tadami Station on the Tadami Line
The closest train station is Aizu Kogen Ozeguchi Station on the Aizu Kinugawa line.
A bus or taxi from the station takes around 30 minutes to get to the ski hill.
61km from the Nishi Nasuno Shiobara IC on the Tohoku Expressway
80.6km from the Shiroishi IC on the Tohoku Expressway
81.9km from the Aizu Wakamatsu IC on the Banetsu Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 352 (3.4km away)
Aizu Kogen Takatsue is about 61km from the Nishi Nasuno Shiobara IC exit on the Tohoku Expressway.
From the Nishi Nasuno Shiobara IC exit turn right onto Route 400. Head in a northerly direction for about 27km until reaching Route 121. Continue straight on (on Route 121, signposted as Aizuwakamatsu and Minamiaizu) for just over 13 km until the turn off for Route 352. Turn left onto Route 352 and continue for about 17.5km. Turn right to head up towards the resort.
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