Free Ski and Snowboard Lift Tickets in Japan!

Ski or Snowboard all day for free and Mario Kart in the streets of Tokyo at night.

Japan is firmly planted on the international ski and snowboard map, an exotic dream destination for many. Powderhounds the world over start drooling with the mere mention of ski resorts in the Northernmost prefecture of Hokkaido such as Niseko, Tazawako, and Minow, all of which are known for their insane (see below) amounts of high quality, dry powder.

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Yup, that’s all sweet, sweet Hokkaido powder. Source: The Perfect Snow Experience/tinyurl.com/jsqf6cd

With these resorts being world class destinations, resorts in Fukushima’s lesser known Aizu and Minami Aizu mountain regions are attempting to put their name on the map by offering free lift tickets to anyone with a foreign passport between the ages of 19-24. Simply present your passport at the ticket window and away you go. Now, before you quip about the misleading title of this article, if you hold a foreign passport and you’re over (or under, not sure there 19) 24 you can get lift tickets for roughly USD $17. Not a bad deal any way you look at it. The offer is available through March 31st, 2017, at 22 ski resorts in the Aizu and Minami Aizu mountain region.

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With 22 resorts on tap, the Aizu and Minami Aizu mountain regions have something for everyone.

The promotion, as reported by local news agency Rocket News 24, is being held by Visit Fukushima, the prefectures’ tourism board. Some of the best looking resorts participating in the promotion are:

Nekoma Snow Park & Resort

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Alts Snow Park & Resort

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Aizu-Kogen (Aizu Highland) SNOWLAND Takatsue

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A major benefit of the Aizu and Minami Aizu mountain regions are their proximity to Tokyo, a very comfortable 2 hour bullet train ride away. Two Japan destinations for the price of one.

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Tokyo is a 2 hour bullet train ride from the ski areas included in the promotion

And if you didn’t know… you can do this in Tokyo:

 

 

So yeah. Do it. Now. Right now. Why are you still reading this? Stop. WAIT! CHECK OUT GORILLASAFE FIRST: GoGorillasafe.com

If you’d like to learn more about the promotion, please visit: iplayfukushima.com

 

 

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