We are pleased to announce that Active Life has entered into an agreement to purchase Palcall Tsumagoi Ski Resort and Hotel. Active Life will take over the resort operations from the 2019-2020 season.
PalCall is an amazing resort, it is the largest resort in the Karuizawa area with a maximum elevation of 2100M and 750M of vertical. It has the longest Gondola 3.2km Gondola in the region and the longest run is 4.2km. All of this just 2 hours from Tokyo.
Adding PalCall to our growing portfolio of properties is an amazing opportunity for us to expand our market and attract a new type of ski customer to Japan. The 137 room Onsen Resort Hotel is located at the base of the lifts next to the Gondola. We have great plans for the hotel, we will intend to invest to upgrade the hotel, by adding some new and exciting facilities, including a capsule hotel, day spa, bars and restaurants. PalCall’s topography is perfect for a world-class terrain park, and host events and competitions through the season. From our experience at Madarao which is famous for its tree runs…we would also like to develop tree runs on the resort.
In the summer season, we intend to extend the resort by building mountain bike tracks and connecting the resort to the 100km Gunma Border trail, the longest ridgeline trail in Japan.
The proposition that we were really excited about our new Ski and Shop proposition, PalCall is located close to one of the Largest Outlet Malls in Japan. So our customers will be able to take a day off from skiing, catch our free shuttle to the mall or explore the beautiful town of Karuizawa to combine incredible shopping with insane skiing.
We believe that it is important for Active Life and Palcall to contribute to the local Tsumagoi community, we want the resort to be more integrated into the community. We will work with the local community to ensure that as many people and local businesses benefit as possible as the resort develops.