There are a number of ski resorts that participate in a family ski programme. They offer discounts on lift passes to families. There are some conditions, for example you have to have a print version of the coupon on your person, you cannot get the discount by showing it online. Most resorts in the programme also stipulate that children of the family must be under a certain age, usually primary school age or younger. Generally, you cannot use these coupons in conjunction with any other type of discount. The coupons I will be featuring this month can only be used for the 2015-2016 season.
The Hoshino Resort Tomamu in Hokkaido offer a 10% discount on the lift pass for all members of ONE family only for one day only; on famiski.jp. A regular ticket for adults is 5,400 yen and 3,800 yen for kids, with this coupon it becomes 4,800 yen for adults and 3,400 yen for kids. Please print out the coupon using the blue button with a print icon and 印刷する from this link: http://famiski.jp/coupon/hokkaido/tomamu/
Hokkaido Hoshino Tomamu Information URL: http://www.snowtomamu.jp/winter/ In English: http://www.snowtomamu.jp.e.vc.hp.transer.com/winter/ TEL: 0167-58-1111 ADDRESS: 〒079-2204 Nakatomamu, Shimukappu-mura, Yuufutsu-gun, Hokkaido
Just 40 minutes from Tokyo you can enjoy indoor skiing and snowboarding.
The Sayama Ski Resort, a Prince Snow Resort and part of the Seibu Group, opens their 2015/16 season this Friday, October 23rd. 2016/7 season on October 29th from 10 am. Initially, the resort is only open on the 29th and 30th and will open full time from November 13th. It is an artificial snow resort, best suited to beginners and intermediate level skiers and snowboarders. They don’t have any special play attractions for children. They do have ski lessons for children on Saturdays. There is good information in English on this site: http://www.snowjapan.com/japan-ski-resorts/saitama/tokorozawa/sayama
They are offering a discount to people with 雪 or 神 in their name for the pre-opening event in October.
Hours: Hours: 10 am to 6 pm on October 29th and 30th. The facility is closed from October 31st until November 13th. The season will kick off properly from November 13th.
From the 13th the facility is open from 10 am to 9 pm on weekdays and open from 10 am to 9 pm and then again from 10 pm until 6 am for night skiing on weekends.
Address: 2167 Kamiyamaguchi, Tokorozawa, Saitama Prefecture 359-1153, Japan. Close to Seibu Kyujomae station on the Seibu Ikebukuro Line. The phone number is (04)2922-1384 and the official website (Japanese only) is: http://www.sayama-ski.jp/ski_web/
Access: 3 minute walk from Seibu Ikebukuro Line’s Seibu Kyujomae station.
10 KM from Iruma Interchange on the Ken-O expressway following route 463 on to route 55. Parking is charged.