Summer slopes begin operating in earnest in Engaru
On June 4, the operation of summer slopes began in earnest at the Engaru Rock Valley Ski Area in the town of Engaru in the Okhotsk region of eastern Hokkaido, allowing visitors to enjoy winter-like skiing during the summer months.
The summer slope is a 300-m-long, 30-m-wide course lined with resin mats, on which skis and snowboards soaked in liquid wax are used.
The weather was unfortunately drizzly on the day of opening, but several skiers who were eagerly awaiting the reopening were able to get a feel for the slopes. A man from Asahikawa City who was visiting with his wife, enjoyed the first day of skiing, saying “I have been conscious this place every time I pass by during my work. It feels just like an icy slope in winter, so it feels good to ski.”
The lift is open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays. The lift fee for adults is 1,900 yen for two hours.
Engaru Rock Valley Ski Area
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