Naeba Facilities

Naeba Facilities

Naeba Ski Resort Facilities

Naeba is a ski resort that has plenty of trimmings. The Naeba Prince Hotel has the necessary facilities and services for skiing and snowboarding, and day trippers are incredibly well catered for too. One end of the hotel, the “N-Plateau”, has lots of services and facilities for day guests including an information booth, lockers, a kids room, nursing room, and a food court that comes complete with a foot bath (if you’re brave!). 

Facilities for Children

Pandaruman is a program for 3 to 9 year old children where they can have group or private ski lessons. Indoors is Pandaruman House that is heaven for small children. It features indoor artificial mat slopes to learn to ski. This kiddies’ area is amazing for the wee ones to practise, and then the instructors progress them to the outdoor slopes.

The Pandaruman Adventure Park sits right out the front of Wing 4 of the Prince Hotel at the base of the ski area. Admission to this fun kids’ park is reasonably inexpensive. Here kids can learn to ski with Mum or Dad, go tubing, sledding and enjoy the kids’ music that blares from the speakers – it’s a bit of an acquired taste!

It appears that the Heidi Nursery that offered babysitting and childcare is no longer in operation.

There are also various kids activities at Naeba.

Naeba Ski School

Sherpa International School offers private lessons in English for adults and for children aged 3 and up. Reservations are highly recommended due to the limited number of English speaking instructors.

Naeba Ski Hire and Snowboard Rental

For Prince Hotel guests and day trippers there are a few ski and snowboard rental stations throughout the hotel building. Prices are reasonable considering the quality of the gear they rent out, and they even have some fat skis.

Much cheaper ski and snowboard hire is available at a few shops in the town of Naeba. A couple of the shops have good quality rental equipment, whilst some have rear entry boots and other gear that’s from about the same era as the buildings.

Other Facilities

In case you had aspirations of grandeur and thought you were Shaun White in the terrain park, there is a medical centre at the Prince Hotel that specialises in orthopaedic related issues.

Eating On Mountain

Naeba has an abundance of options for lunch at various different restaurants on mountain. Our fave is the Whistler Café at the base of #2 gondola, where you can get a filthy feed of poutine, Japanese style.

Alternatively down at the Prince Hotel there are many restaurants, or head to the food court for inexpensive fare such as pizza, ramen, pasta, hot dogs, curry, rice dishes, and assorted crepes.

Banking Facilities

You won’t have any trouble getting hold of yen at Naeba. The Prince Hotel has a 7-Eleven ATM in wing 4. The post office in Naeba town has an ATM that accepts international cards. Your other option is to visit the 7-Eleven store near Echigo-Yuzawa Station, out the west exit and 50 metres to the right.