Lotte Arai
Ski and Snowboard

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Let our team of Japan Specialists find you the best deals available for your next Lotte Arai holiday. We can create a package to suit your taste and budget. Mint Tours is a full-service travel agent, so we are able to take care of your flights, accommodation, transfers, rentals, lift tickets, insurance, stopovers and any other arrangements for your trip.


The legendary Lotte Arai Mountain & Spa is back on the winter lovers resort map; closed in 2006 and reopened in December 2017 under new management, Lotte 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 Huichi 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 Ohgenashi, 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 metres (3120 feet) of vertical descent, and skiers at all levels have fun on the Resort’s eleven ski trails. Runs are approximately 25% “beginner”, 45% “intermediate” and 35% “advanced”, with the longest being 5.2 kilometers. Freeskiers 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. There are two hotel options at Lotte Arai Resort – Inn at Arai sporting 149 guest rooms, well suited to families, and The Lodge, with 108 deluxe guest rooms which perfectly compliment the discerning travellers’ needs.

Join a guided ski and snowboard tour where we ride at Lotte Arai. Our flexible itinerary, small group of 6 and private transport ensures that you’ll be riding at the best resort on the day. Your expert guide will keep a sharp eye on the weather and select the best resort to ride each day. You could find yourself riding at Lotte Arai, Madarao, Seki Onsen, Kurohime, Togakushi, Akakura Onsen, Akakura Kanko, Ikenotaira and Myoko Suginohara. We stay in a traditional lodge where you’ll experience true Japanese hospitality (omotenashi), and enjoy the best home-cooked dinners and breakfasts. Finish off each day visiting different local onsen. View our tours HERE


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