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. However, for those who fall within the guidelines, there are some great savings to enjoy. The coupons I will be featuring this month can only be used for the 2015-2016 ski / snowboarding season.
Hodaigi Snow Resort, MINAKAMI, GUNMA
The Hodaigi family snow resort in Minakami, Gunma, is offering a 1,000 yen discount on their “daily adult pack”. The pack includes a meal ticket. The regular cost is 5,200, with this coupon that you must print out from the link, it is 4,200 yen; http://famiski.jp/coupon/gunma/hodaigi/ – CLICK the blue button with a printer icon and 印刷する. This coupon is only for those visiting the snow resort with young children.
Season: December 12th 2015 to April 10th 2016
Preschoolers: Lift is FREE
Kids park: FREE, but if you use the snow esculator it costs 700 yen for the day or 100 yen for one time.
Parking: FREE on weekdays
Ski School: for over 3s
Creche: “Snow fairy Nursery/ Creche” accept children from 6 months to 6 years old, 1,600 yen for one hour.
Attraction: They have sleighs with handles
Events: Kids snow festival on January 24th, February 21st, March 13th
Access: Train – FREE shuttle bus from Minakami station on the Joestu Line. Car – 17 kilometres from Minakami interchange on Kanetsu expressway.
Brochure: (Japanese only) http://hodaigi.jp/hp-mng/uploader/1/files/HODAIGI_REAF2016.pdf
English site: http://www.snowjapan.com/japan-ski-resorts/gunma/minakami/minakami-houdaigi
Address: 3839-1Fujiwara, Tone District, Gunma
**Print the coupon from the linked page**