Are you an Austrian or skiing lover living in Niigata? If so, there's an event you won't want to miss!
This event is held at Kanayasan Ski Area in Joetsu City to commemorate Major Lerch, an Austrian who introduced skiing techniques to Japan. There will be food stalls selling Austrian beer and sausages, as well as unique dishes from Joetsu City. During the event, free chair-lift service is available.
Lerch Ski Festival in Niigata
February 3rd(Sat) - 4th(Sun), 2024
Kanayasan Ski Area in Joetsu City, Niigata prefecture
Info by Joetsu City
Info by Niigata Prefecture Tourism Association
Kanayasan Ski Area
Getting there by train and bus
Take a Toki-tetsu Myoko Haneuma Line train and get off at Takada Station 高田駅. From Takada sta, take the Aotasen bus (about 10 min. ride) and get off at the stop Kaneyasan Iriguchi 金谷山入口.