The Hotel Shiga Aspen is one of the more affordable hotels in the Shiga Kogen
Ski Resort, and is real ski in/ out accommodation. It is one of the smaller
hotels in Shiga Kogen with a capacity if 70 guests.
It is located at the base of the Giant slopes, with 3 lifts within 25m of the
hotel. The Giant Ski Resort is part of the main resort of Shiga Kogen that
stretches from Sun Valley across to Oku Shiga Kogen, a massive area that takes
several days to explore. For those wanting to get to Kumanoyu and Yokoteyama,
you can catch a lift up to Hasuike, and jump on the shuttle there (free if you
have a lift pass).
The base of the Giant resort is a quiet area with about 5-6 hotels grouped
together. There is a ski school office, medical center, lift ticket office right
next to the hotel.
All reservations have breakfast included, but we suggest you order dinner
also as there are not many restaurants within walking distance, and it gets
mighty cold outside in winter. Dinner is a hearty affair, served in the dining
room with plenty of volume. Many of the ingredients are locally grown.
Guest Rooms are Japanese Style, each with a private toilet, but guest use the
lodges natural hot spring baths to bathe in. These are a fantastic way for
relaxing after a day on the slopes.