is situated in the heart of the Johshinetsu Kogen National Park. Shiga
Kogen is by far the largest ski resort in Japan, with 21 interlinked
resorts all on one lift ticket! Shiga covers a huge area and offers
a great diversity of natural terrain.
Shiga Kogen hosted a variety of events in the 1998 Winter Olympics
including the women's downhill, slalom, the super Giant slalom and
both snowboarding events. Snow conditions and quality are superb and
Shiga has one of the longest seasons in Japan. The extensive lift
network enable skiers and snowboarders to easily move around from
one resort to the next. A shuttle bus system running non-stop between
resorts can also be used for getting between resorts. To actually
ski all the runs it would take you days. Yakebitai Yama is the most
modern of all the resorts at Shiga and offers customers, fantastic
facilities, fast lifts and a great variety of terrain. Yakebitai and
the adjoining resort Okushiga are a pleasure to ski, with many wide
long runs as well as some great tree skiing.
Adjoining Yakibtaiyama is Ichinose resort and village, which is the
best and most central location in Shiga Kogen to be based. Within
Ichinose Village a good variety of accomodation is available, the
Sunroute Hotel with its extensive facilities caters well to families
and those seeking mid range lodging. Hotel Mount Shiga situated by
the slopes, offers comfortable budget style lodging. For the most
exclusive and intimate lodging at Shiga Kogen the Grand Phenix Hotel
situated on the slopes of Oku Shiga is the property of choice.