Naeba Ski Resort is on Mt Takenoko near Echigo Yuzawa in Niigata Prefecture. Naeba Ski Resort features a maximum course length of 4,000m and a drop of 889m and was used in the FIS Ski World Cup Races in 2005. Naeba Ski Resort can be reach in 40 minutes by express bus from Echigo-Yuzawa Station which connects to Tokyo via the Joetsu Shinkansen. Naeba Ski Resort is connected to Tashiro, Mitsumata and Kagura ski areas via gondola. In summer the Naeba Ski Resort plays host to the Fuji Rock Festival.