Lotte Arai Resort

The legendary Arai Mountain & Spa is back on the winter lovers resort map; closed in 2006 and reopening December 2017 under new management, Arai is renowned for the biggest snowfalls on the ski resorts on the mainland. Now with a whole new upgraded luxury resort, Arai will lead the way in offering prime resort-style ski experiences in Japan and throughout Asia.

Situated in the Joshinetsu national park nearby Myoko Kogen, and with the towering peaks of Mt Myoko, Mt Hiuchi and Yakeyama in the background, Arai offers some of the most spectacular scenery you will find in Japan. Covering an area of 1,020 hectares and at the foot of Mount Ohkenashi, Arai’s close proximity to the Japan Sea ensures snowfall depths of over 500 centimeters over the winter months.

Arai has a broad based appeal with both skiers and snowboarders (approximately 44:56 ratio). It is a small ski resort with just 5 ski lifts but it does boast a very impressive 951 meters (3120 feet) of vertical descent, and skiers at all levels have fun on the Resort’s 14 ski trails. Runs are approximately 36% “beginner”, 36% “intermediate”, 21% “advanced” and 7% ”Expert”, with the longest being 5.2 kilometers. Free skiers and snowboarders rate the resort particularly highly, partially because of its off-piste skiing opportunities.

LOTTE ARAI RESORT located in the Niigata prefecture, is conveniently positioned close to Joetsu Myoko bullet train station, meaning you can conveniently access the resort from major cities and airports on the main island. Once at the resort, you'll find all your needs catered for, from dining and entertainment, to fitness pool and gym, and pampering day spa services. LOTTE ARAI RESORT is aiming to being one of Asia's top resort, supplying guests with all their needs in the one resort, and providing entertainment activities all year round, to complement the luxurious accommodation, great location and renowned hot spring waters.

Summit 1280m
Vertical 951m
Longest Run 5200m
Lifts/Gondolas 5
Average Snowfall 13m
Beginner 36%
Intermediate 36%
Advanced 36%
Expert 7%
Off-piste 10 areas 1.62 km²
(Off-piste) Intermediate 10%
(Off-piste) Advanced 70%
(Off-piste) Expert 20%
Kids Park Yes
Runs Open 8:30 - 16:00
Night Skiing 18:00 - 21:00
Ski Season Dec - May