The Ski Resort
From April onwards, the summer ski resort on Mount Gassan not far from Nishikawa opens every year. In winter, the access roads are buried by such large masses of snow that the area is also called the "Gassan Glacier".
Between April and July, skiers can expect 10 kilometres of mostly natural slopes. A double chair lift leads from the main building in the valley up to the ski area. From there it continues with two ski lifts. However, these do not lead to the summit. The only way to get there is a one-hour walk. But this is rewarded by a dreamy descent on a slope that is hundreds of metres wide. Beside a mogul piste, there is also a separate area for snowboarders with a jumping platform in the skiing area. One can have a break in the restaurant in the main building.
- It is among the 10 most family-friendly ski Resorts in Japan.
- Elevated between 4052 ft and 5479 ft, the Ski Resort is among the 10 highest elevated Ski Resorts in Japan. The vertical drop from summit to base is 1427 ft. The average difference in altitude between base and summit of Ski Resorts in Japan is 2894 ft. Runs and slopes are therefore relatively short.
- The day pass at Mt. Gassan is JPY4,700 making it one of the 5 cheapest ski Resorts in Japan.