Shigehiko Yoshida, manager of the Ani Ski resort in the northern prefecture of Akita. Ski resorts in Japan are struggling with surging energy costs as they often use vast amounts of electricity to run chairlifts and fuel for the giant snowcats that groom slopes.© Bloomberg
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We raised lift ticket prices by 200 yen per adult but we can't suddenly increase it by 1,000 or 2,000 yen. We can't cover all the fuel and power bill cost increases so it’s difficult.
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