Historical WondersMovie CultureSnowscapeHot Springs20Equipped with snowmobiles, a huge slide, and banana boards, you can enjoy a thrilling experience through various fun activities in the snow.■Opening DatesOpen on weekends and holidays from early January to late February■Opening Hours10:00 am – 4:00 pm ＊Open on weekends and holidays only■FeeAdmission ticket: ￥500 per adult, ￥300 per childFree pass (with admission): ￥3,500 per adult, ￥2,500 per child■Directions・10 minutes by car from JR Uzentsubaki Station・40 minutes by car from JR Yonezawa Station→Are you looking for a farmhouse inn in this area? See page 30 Snowmobile lessons3341, Oaza-Hagyu, Iide-machi, Nishi-Okitama-gun, Yamagata Prefecture TEL: 0238-86-2411 (Iidemachi Tourist Association)http://www.iikanjini.com/snowpark.htmlVisitors can experience summer skiing from April to July and even trek among the remaing snow in July. Gassan is one of a handful of places for summer skiing in Japan.■Opening DatesOpen from early April to late July■Opening Hours8:00 am – 4:30 pm■FeeOne-day pass, ￥4,600 per adult, ￥3,300 per childSummer ski lift (Green Season): Round-trip ticket: ￥1,000 per adult, ￥700 per child■Directions・From JR Yamagata Station, take the highway bus bound for Sakata / Tsuruoka and get o at Gassan-guchi after a 55-minute ride. Then, take the Nishikawa town bus and get o at the terminal, Ubasawa, after a 25-minute ride. A 5-minute walking distance from the bus stop⑳ Gassan Shizu Hot Springs “Yuki Hatago no Akari”→Are you looking for a farmhouse inn in this area? See page 30 Gassan Ski Resort (Summer Skiing)Ubasawa, Nishikawa-machi, Nishi-Murayama-gun, Yamagata Prefecture TEL: 0237-74-2218 (Gassan Kanko Kaihatsu Inc.)http://www.gassankanko.jp/Head o to the slopes after relishing the soothing winter scenery. Come see why Yamagata ski resorts have a reputation for high snow quality.