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**During the 2021 State of Emergency and Coronavirus Outbreak, events are subject to change and cancellation at a moment’s notice. Please do always check with the official website for any last minute changes or cancellations.**
Sayama Ski Resort 2020 ~ 2021 season
April 11, 2021 @ 10:00 – 21:00
The Sayama Ski Resort generally have their season opening event on the last Friday of October. But in 2019 they didn’t open because they were doing renovations. Those renovations are finally finished and the ski resort will open for business in 2020 / 2021. However, they are opening at the later date of November 12th this year. But, you can now ski in this conveniently located ski resort near Tokyo right up until Sunday April 11th.
Where can I go skiing in Saitama?
Saitama does not have any natural ski slopes. The only place you can currently ski indoors is the Sayama Ski Resort by Seibu, in Tokorozawa. Its location makes it the closest place to Tokyo that you can ski, but it is an artificial ski slope. But as it is an artificial slope you can ski as early as the end of October in a normal year, November in 2020.
Sayama Ski Resort Renewal Open
Quite a bit has changed in the last year. For example, they now have a snow escalator and a dedicated children’s area. And this year on account of the Coronavirus you will be required to have your temperature took before you can enter the slopes area.
Opening Event November 12th
The resort used to open at 9 am for the season opening event, but looks like that has changed to 10 am. There is usually a live performance from 11 am to about 11.40 am on the opening day, this year November 12th. On the morning of the event, the slopes themselves are generally not open to the public due to the opening ceremony and events. They normally open the slopes from midday.
Sayama Ski Resort Hours & Cost
The ski slopes are open around 21 hours. The main opening time is 10 am from November 12th to April 11th. On weekends they will have their popular night skiing for just 1800 yen between the hours of 6 pm and 9 pm. And there is actually an “all night” ticket that allows you ski between the hours of 10 pm and 6 am for just 3700 yen. That is generally only available on weekends. Prices shown below are for non-members, members get about a 400 yen discount.
|Daytime hours||10 am to 6 pm||3,800 yen||4,100 yen|
|One day pass||10 am to 9 pm||4,200 yen||4,500 yen|
|Afternoon pass||2 to 9 pm||3,500 yen||3,800 yen|
|Night time||6 to 9 pm||1,800 yen||2,000 yen|
|All night||10 pm to 6 am||—-||3,700 yen|
Children of primary school age and younger used to be free in, but now it will cost 500 yen per child for non-members. Every Wednesday is Ladies Day and skiing only costs 2500 yen.
The ski resort is a three minute walk from the Leo Liner Yamaguchi Line Seibu Kyūjōmae station. By car the ski resort is ten kilometers from the Iruma Interchange of the Ken-o expressway.
Information in English on Snow Japan, which is a comprehensive ski and snow boarding English information site for Japan.
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For more events in Saitama please see the event pages.
Sayama Ski Resort
Tokorozawa, Saitama 359-1153 Japan + Google Map 04-2922-1384
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Events by their very nature are tentative. Please do check with the official sources for any last minute changes due to weather or other mitigating factors, particularly with the current Coronavirus outbreak.