For young families: Hotel Green Plaza Joetsu
If you have little ones in tow, your best bet would be the all-encompassing Hotel Green Plaza Joetsu. This sprawling resort features many facilities including seven restaurants serving a variety of cuisines, indoor and outdoor pools with hot spring water, a game room, and even a karaoke room. The rooms are also capacious to accommodate large families, with even an option for a two-floor maisonette-type room.
Young families will appreciate the many child-friendly amenities available here, such as an entire area dedicated to sledding, tubing and other snow activities, Spongebob-themed ski and snowboard lessons as well as a mini-triathlon for little tykes.
For honeymooning couples: Cupid Valley Ski Resort
With a name like Cupid Valley, you can be sure that this ski resort is built for romance. Located on the northern slopes of Mount Hishigatake, this intimately sized resort offers nine runs that are pitched at the intermediate level.
Apart from skiing, you and your sweetheart can take the lift to the top where you can enjoy a bit of snowshoe trekking. On clear days, you’ll be able to admire sweeping views of the Sea of Japan from the peak.
Need a break from all that high-energy action? Soothe your tired muscles at the local Yukidaruma onsen, located just a stone’s throw from the base of the ski resort.