ABOUT Lotte Arai
Lotte Arai Ski Resort is a luxury boutique resort in the Niigata prefecture, it was re-opened after extensive renovations in December 2017. It offers a world-class luxury hotel with ski in/ski out access, 5 star spa and onsen facilities, a variety of restaurants, retail stores, an international snow school and other alpine activities. The Lotte Arai Ski Resort has terrain for all abilities including extensive off-piste terrain and is known for its wide open powder bowls. Included on the Snow Chaser Pass, staying here you’ll also have access to a variety of resorts within the Myoko region. For more information on Lotte Arai click here.
Lotte Arai AccommodationThe Lotte Arai Resort Hotel is your only accommodation option, yet it has everything you need for an enjoyable stay.
things to doIf you want to take a rest day while in Lotte Arai here are some ideas to keep you busy.
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Featured Lotte Arai Articles
2023-2024 Japanese Snow Season Outlook – Grasshopper’s December Update
Bluebird pow day in Niseko last winter. Will we see similar days this season? Photo: Niseko United Mountainwatch | The Grasshopper The past month has been an unsettled one in Japan, where an anomalous southwest flow has brought [...]
Mountainwatch Guide to Myoko – Japan’s Powder Capital and Second Stop on The Golden Snowmads Tour
Myoko is regarded as the powder capital of Japan for good reason – 15 metres average annual snowfall means there are a lot days like this. Photo: Grant Gunderson Mountainwatch | Joe Stanco After visiting Minakami and Tenjinda [...]
First Snow Has Fallen and Resorts are Open!
As the mountains across the Northern Hemisphere are starting to disappear under a blanket of snow, ski enthusiasts around the world are starting to dust off their gear, in preparation for those first powder turns! In Japan, Niseko [...]
2023-2024 Japanese Snow Season Outlook – Grasshopper’s November Update
Niseko and Mt Yotei after this week’s snowfalls cleared. Photo: 360niseko Mountainwatch | The Grasshopper First North America, then Europe, and now Japan is on the map after the first proper snowstorm of the season came through [...]
2023-2024 Japanese Snow Season Outlook – What We Can Expect in an El Nino Year
Drew Jolowicz finding deep powder at Appi Kogen, northern Honshu, in Feb 2020 a season that experienced a moderate to strong El Niño. Photo: Dylan Robinson Mountainwatch | The Grasshopper Here we go folks, another Japanese snow [...]
Embrace the Myoko Magic: A Safe, Fun, and Enlightening Backcountry Adventure
Get ready to embark on an extraordinary journey through the winter wonderland of Myoko, Japan. Our daily backcountry tours are more than just adventure; they’re about prioritising your safety, ensuring you have a blast, and [...]
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