Ski Japan - Take the path of Champions!
With over 12 meters of annual snowfall, ski enthusiasts from across the globe flock to this Alpine paradise, host of the 1998 Nagano Olympics. Beginners to advanced Skiers/Boarders alike discover the perfect terrain to suit their skills while Backcountry explorers enjoy blazing a trail in unforgettable world-class powder.
Tucked within the forest of Wadano in the former Olympic Village the popular Penke Panke and Panketo Lodges offer unbeatable location, sensible rates, cozy comfort, friendly staff and all the amenities sure to add to your comfort. Let us assist you with rentals, transfers, lift passes, lessons, and daily shuttle service to soak in soothing Onsens after tearing it up on the slopes. Ahhh…and that’s not all! We offer nightly shuttles to the local bank machine and corner store so you can fill up on all your needs with ease. When the sun goes down relax in the Penke Bar/Bistro with live music and tasty meals sure to nourish the soul.
Families enjoy the spacious beginner area out front of each Lodge, perfect for teaching the little ones new to skis. Nearly ski-in, ski-out with the celebrated slopes of Happo-One a mere 200 meters away! Be sure to check out our package deals. More than just a ski adventure, visitors experience a true Ski Community that has them coming back for more.