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NASPA Ski Garden offers more than just skiing with many other activities to enjoy during your stay. With the peak season snow conditions during February, why not make the most of your time at NASPA by enjoying some additional snow-related activities? On this page we introduce Snowmobile Experience, Sledding & Playing in the Snow and Kamakura Experience.

Snowmobile Experience

Even wanted to ride on the back of a snowmobile? Here’s your chance! Experience the exhilaration of speed and the feeling of the wind on your face as you race across the snow on a snowmobile (with ski resort staff operating the snowmobile)...

Opening dates Wednesday 14th February until Friday 16th February 2018
Monday 19th February until Friday 23rd February 2018
Location Round trip between Garden Annex and Garden Rest House
Opening times From 5:00pm until closing.
Limited to 10 people per day. Only person at a time can ride.
Reception Ski Center Information Center
Charge 1,000 yen (including tax)


Sledding & Playing in the Snow

Kids Garden is a popular area at NASPA Ski Garden where small children can play in total safety. Enjoy some extra ‘playing in the snow’ time after the normal hours – including sledging and snowball pistol and shield snowball fights! Free use of sleds and snowball pistol and shield during this special time period.

Opening dates Wednesday 14th February until Friday 16th February 2018
Monday 19th February until Friday 23rd February 2018
Location Kids Garden
* Please note: the moving walkway will not be operating during this opening time
Opening times 4:30pm until 5:30pm
Reception Ski Center Information Center
Charge 1,000 yen (including tax)


Kamakura Experience

During the winter it is popular to make ‘kamakura’ (Japanese style igloo) with all of the snow that falls in the region. Our NASPA Kamamura-making professionals use lots of snow to make these kamakura at NASPA Ski Garden. Be sure to have your photo taken in the kamamura during this unique experience.

Opening dates Wednesday 14th February until Friday 23rd February 2018
Location Near the Kids Garden or by the side of Garden Annex
Opening times 8:30am until 5:30pm
Charge Free (no charge)


Please note that any of the events may need to be cancelled or suspended due to prevailing weather, temperatures or snow conditions.

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During a stay at NASPA you can enjoy the skiing and other activities at NASPA Ski Garden, take part in special events and enjoy our excellent cuisine and other facilities. The staff at NASPA look forward to warmly welcoming you and helping you enjoy your vacation.

For those who have not yet visited NASPA, please do check out the official NASPA Ski Garden website for full details on the ski hill that is located just by the side of the hotel.

NASPA Ski Garden is one of only a few ‘skiers only’ resorts in Japan. That means that only skiers are allowed to use the slopes and snowboarders are not allowed. (Snowboarders are very welcome to stay at the hotel and use it as a base to snowboard at one of the other nearby ski resorts). The ski hill is popular with families and older skiers - as well as skiers in general.

NASPA New Otani hotel offers a wide selection of plans and packages to choose from that include various options such as free ski lift tickets, ski rental and meals as well as accommodation.

Popular packages include the ‘Ski & Stay’ plans which include a pass allowing unlimited use of the ski lifts at NASPA Ski Garden (the pass is given to you when you check in) and the ‘Come as you are’ plan that includes ski and wear rental as well as the ski lift ticket (so you don’t need to bring your own gear).

Other packages are available that include use of the various facilities at the hotel. These facilities include the onsen hot springs, heated indoor swimming pool overlooking the slopes and a fitness room.

>> For full details of all current available packages, please go here
>> For more information on NASPA Ski Garden, please go here



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