You can go to Karuizawa ski area from Tokyo for about one hour and ten minutes. There, you could experience the joy of skiing.

Karuizawa Prince Hotel skiing area   (English)

There is a ski area in Karuizawa town.
near from Karuizawa station and Karuizawa Prince shopping plaza.
There are courses from beginners to expert skiers. It is a place for the entire family to enjoy.
snow board and ski sets
can be rented.
There is also a night game.
The night view is also beautiful.

* Please confirm latest informationcharges and services at the HP of Karuizawa Prince Hotel ski information website.

It is from beginner's course to senior's course. 

In KidsPark, you can experience the snow sleigh and Tubing.
The adult can also enjoy the warp and Tubing. 

kids park admission fee 1000 yen/day
snow sleigh rental fee      500 yen/day

Lift charge
Adult                                      2000 yen-
Child (To the grade-schooler)  100 yen-
*The price changes by the day.

Ski boards, ski boost, and wear can be rented as a set.
All wears are under Ellesse brand.
However, there is no rental of goggle and gloves. You can buy it in the shop in the ski area.
ID card is necessary for the rental.
*Skiing set rental
Adult                          5000 yen/day   4000 yen/four hours

To the grade-schooler   3500 yen/day   3000 yen/four hours
*The skiing wear rental
Adult                          3500 yen/day   3000 yen/four hours
To the grade-schooler   2500 yen/day   2000 yen/four hours

Ski area ticket counter
Locker room (200 yen - 500 yen)

In the ski area, there are shops where souvenirs can be bought. Hello Kitty's souvenirs are also available.

In other shops, goggle, gloves, and kits necessary for skiing can be bought.
There are a fashionable hat and T-shirt, too.

It will take a minute ride by taxi from Karuizawa Station to the ski area or ten minutes on foot.
Also, there is a free shuttle bus from the Karuizawa Station in the South exit.

There are some pensions and hotels which give a ride to the ski area in Karuizawa.
Please confirm it with the Pension and the hotel.
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