Shiga Kogen: Okushiga & Yakebitai Area
This area when looking at the map is at the far left corner. The area consists out of two different ski resorts, the Okushiga Ski Area and the Yakebitaiyama – or just ‘Yakebtitai’ – Ski Area. Of course there is plenty of skiing and snowboarding to be done in this area. There is off-piste skiing which you could also do with a guide at the Okushiga Area, you could also take skiing lessons there at the international ski school.
With the family you could go to Yakebitaiyama for some simple sledding as well at the family park. There is a variety of courses available going from beginners up to advanced. The area can be covered with the 5000 yen ski pass that covers the whole of Shiga Kogen, but it is also possible to buy a separate pass for one of the areas for 4000 yen. For complete information about the entire resort, see our ‘Shiga Kogen Ski Resort’ main page.
Okushiga: 0269-34-2225 / Yakebitai: 0269-34-3117
8:30 - 16:30
mid-Dec. to early-May
About JPY4000 for a day pass
Approx. 40-minutes drive from the Jigokudani Monkey Park