Kusatsu Kokusai Ski Resort (草津国際スキー場, Kusatsu Kokusai Skījō) is located on the slopes of Mount Shirane above the town of Kusatsu Onsen. The resort is not far from Kusatsu's famous hot spring baths, where it is popular to take a long hot soak after a day of hitting the slopes.

Following an unexpected volcanic eruption in January 2018, the upper part of the ski resort, including its main ropeway had to be closed, but the resort continues to offer multiple lifts and runs on its lower section. In the summer, the resort offers various outdoor activities, such as mini golf, grass cart and mountain boarding.

Kusatsu Kokusai Ski Resort
Kusatsu Kokusai is a small resort, located just minutes from the famous baths of Kusatsu Onsen.
Season*
Mid December to Early April
(December 16, 2017 to April 8, 2018)
Lifts
9 lifts
Tickets
Full day 3000 yen
Nighter 1800 yen
Access
Bus/Train Five minutes by free shuttle bus from the Kusatsu Onsen Bus Terminal. One bus per hour. Alternatively, the resort is a 15-20 minute walk from central Kusatsu.
* Season dates may be adjusted due to lack of snow. Check before going.

Access

An hourly, free shuttle bus runs between the Kusatsu Onsen Bus Terminal and the ski resort (5 minutes one way). Alternatively, the resort is a 15-20 minute walk from central Kusatsu.

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Page last updated: April 23, 2018