:: This lodge known as 'Pension Big Forest' is located in the Kijimidaira Ski Resort and is a true Ski in Ski out experience
:: Although the decor is a little outdated it is currently fully furnished with a fully equipped commercial kitchen. The equipment however will require a test before operating.
:: 7 bedrooms - 2 guest rooms with en-suites (5 Guests + 2 Staff Rooms), dining, commercial kitchen, dry room, entertainment room, communal bathing rooms etc..
:: Located approximately a 20 minute drive to Nozawa Onsen and a 15 minute drive to the Iiyama Shinkansen station and all amenities available in Iiyama City
:: Sweeping views of the City of Iiyama and Mountain Ranges beyond
:: Great opportunity to run as hotel lodging or fantastic as a private getaway
:: Kijimadaira is one of the four interconnected Mt Kosha ski resorts along with Yomase Onsen, Yamabiko no Oka, and X-Jam Takaifuji. Yomase Onsen is nothing that exciting in its own right, X-Jam TakaiFuji is renowned for its terrain parks, whilst Yamabiko is just a tiny link ski area, but as a collection they provide decent terrain size and the 4-area pass enhances the sidecountry opportunities. The Mt Kosha resorts combined have 18 lifts and 39 courses.
:: The ski area is the largest of the Mt Kosha resorts, although in isolation it is reasonably small with only 7 lifts and 10 courses (ie piste). With 796 metres of vertical (475 – 1,271m), it’s a long and skinny ski area except for a slight flaring in the middle.
:: It is also renowned for being the first Japanese resort to allow snowboarders, so it’s considered by some to be the birthplace of snowboarding.
:: The top lift is generally only open on weekends, but the plus is that the powder builds up on weekdays and is ready for you to savour on a Saturday.
:: This particular property is located on the Makinoire Ski Slopes which has the lifts operating on weekends only. To get to the main Kijimadaira lifts you can either ski down the hill to connect with the main lifts or just a short walk up the hill to the main ski area.