The ski resorts Panorama and Shimokura, both making up the Hachimantai Ski Resort, are full of fun avenues for visitors to enjoy their time in the snow.
At Panorama’s “Hachimantai Winter Land,” there are myriad ways for children to play! The whole area is surrounded by safety netting and stocked with sleds, snow tubes and other equipment for younger visitors to use for fun and excitement. The snow escalator will bring you safely to the top of slopes, and mini-snowmobile and banana boat rides offer a fun way to slide back down! There are also tandem rides available. All ages are welcome. (Note that some activities are charged separately)
In 2021, the resort also introduced the “Prefectural Forest Rafting Course,” where visitors are tugged on a thrilling ride through a preset course on rubber rafts by snowmobiles. The ride is designed to be exceptionally stable, so even children and seniors can comfortably experience cruising through the forest’s pure-white surroundings.
But the resort won’t stop there; in 2022, Hachimantai Ski Resort plans to introduce a brand-new activity, Tree Run Tubing! Arriving at the start point from the lift, you’ll get to ride a special sled tube on a 600m-long downhill run through the forest. It’s a unique thrill that you won’t be able to experience anywhere else!