Katashina Kogen (Katashina Village, Gunma)

Katashina Kogen
かたしな高原 (群馬県 片品村)
Planned season: Friday 23rd December 2016 until Sunday 2nd April 2017
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Katashina Kogen is a skiers-only resort located in Katashina village in Gunma Prefecture. The resort is very close to the White World Oze Iwakura resort but the two are not physically connected and do not share a lift joint lift ticket. The mascot character of Katashina Kogen is the popular character Miffy. Family and children oriented activities are emphasised at this resort. Katashina Kogen has been operating since 1967.

The region to the east of Minakami town and to the north east of Numata city in northern Gunma Prefecture is made up of Kawaba village and Katashina village. There are a number of ski and snowboard resorts dotted around the mountains of this region, all of which are accessed off the main Route 120 road from central Numata. This road is otherwise known as the Nihon Romantic Highway and continues through to Nikko in Tochigi Prefecture, though the prefecture border section of the road is closed during the winter months.

Gunma Prefecture is located in the north west area of Kanto region on the main island of Honshu and shares borders with Niigata Prefecture to the north and Nagano Prefecture to the west. There are over 20 ski and snowboard resorts in Gunma Prefecture and they are mainly concentrated in the northern regions of Minakami and Katashina and the western region of the Prefecture.

The Mountain

ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
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Katashina Kogen is a skiing-only resort (snowboarding is not allowed)

Katashina Kogen Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 30cm 40cm 1st 180cm 130cm 1st 240cm 140cm
2nd - - 2nd 30cm 40cm 2nd 180cm 130cm 2nd 240cm 120cm
3rd - - 3rd 30cm 40cm 3rd 180cm 130cm 3rd 240cm 120cm
4th - - 4th 30cm 40cm 4th 180cm 130cm 4th 230cm 120cm
5th - - 5th 35cm 35cm 5th 200cm 130cm 5th 230cm 120cm
6th - - 6th 40cm 35cm 6th 200cm 130cm 6th 220cm 100cm
7th - - 7th 40cm 35cm 7th 210cm 130cm 7th 210cm 100cm
8th - - 8th 40cm 35cm 8th 210cm 130cm 8th 210cm 90cm
9th - - 9th 50cm 35cm 9th 210cm 130cm 9th 210cm 90cm
10th - - 10th 50cm 35cm 10th 210cm 150cm 10th 210cm 90cm
11th - - 11th 50cm 35cm 11th 210cm 190cm 11th 210cm 80cm
12th - - 12th 60cm 35cm 12th 210cm 190cm 12th 210cm 80cm
13th - - 13th 70cm 35cm 13th 230cm 190cm 13th 210cm 80cm
14th - - 14th 80cm 35cm 14th 230cm 190cm 14th 200cm 80cm
15th - - 15th 100cm 35cm 15th 230cm 190cm 15th 200cm -
16th - - 16th 150cm 35cm 16th 230cm 190cm 16th 200cm -
17th - - 17th 160cm 35cm 17th 230cm 190cm 17th 200cm -
18th - - 18th 160cm 40cm 18th 230cm 190cm 18th 200cm -
19th - - 19th 160cm 40cm 19th 230cm 190cm 19th 200cm -
20th - - 20th 160cm 50cm 20th 230cm 170cm 20th 200cm -
21st - - 21st 160cm 70cm 21st 240cm 150cm 21st 200cm -
22nd - - 22nd 160cm 70cm 22nd 240cm 140cm 22nd 180cm -
23rd 20cm - 23rd 150cm 80cm 23rd 240cm 140cm 23rd 180cm -
24th 20cm - 24th 170cm 80cm 24th 240cm 140cm 24th 180cm -
25th 25cm - 25th 170cm 95cm 25th 240cm 140cm 25th 180cm -
26th 25cm 20cm 26th 170cm 110cm 26th 240cm 140cm 26th 180cm -
27th 25cm 25cm 27th 170cm 110cm 27th 240cm 140cm 27th 180cm -
28th 30cm 30cm 28th 170cm 110cm 28th 240cm 140cm 28th 180cm -
29th 30cm 35cm 29th 170cm 110cm 29th - 140cm 29th 180cm -
30th 30cm 40cm 30th 170cm 130cm 30th 30th 180cm -
31st 30cm 40cm 31st 180cm 130cm 31st 31st 180cm -

Previous Statistics

Katashina Kogen Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Not available
Ski lessons are available at Katashina Kogen. Special children lessons are offered at the Miffy Ski School. 
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Not available
Ski equipment rental is available. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
There are few children areas. The 'Miffy Hiroba' and snow escalator are both near the base of the resort and open from 8am until 4:30pm. Entry to Miffy Hiroba is 300 yen on weekends and holidays and free on weekdays and the snow escalator charge is 1100 yen for the day (or 300 per for one time). There is also a snow strider park area for children.

A 'Kinder Room' child care service is available in the base 'Country Child' building and is open from 8am until 4:30pm. Membership is required. 
Park Information
Park information
There are no special snow park facilities. 

Katashina Kogen Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Late December until Early April
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:00am until 4:30pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:00am until 4:30pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Katashina Kogen is normally open from 8am until 4:30pm every day.
The lifts open until 4:40pm from the beginning of February.
There is no nighta at this resort.

Katashina Kogen Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Older Child
Elementary School age
50 years & over
1 Day (weekends & holidays) 4,500 yen 2,300 yen 3,200 yen 3,900 yen
1 Day (weekdays) 3,200 yen 1,600 yen 2,200 yen 2,700 yen
Morning (weekends & holidays) 4,000 yen 2,000 yen 2,800 yen 3,400 yen
Morning (weekdays) 2,800 yen 1,400 yen 2,000 yen 2,400 yen
Afternoon (weekends & holidays) 4,000 yen 2,000 yen 2,800 yen 3,400 yen
Afternoon (weekdays) 2,800 yen 1,400 yen 2,000 yen 2,400 yen
1 Lift Coupon 400 yen 300 yen 300 yen 400 yen
Miffy Hiroba 1 Day (holidays) 300 yen 300 yen 300 yen 300 yen
Miffy Hiroba 1 Day (weekdays) yen yen yen yen
Snow Escalator 1 Day 1,100 yen 1,100 yen 1,100 yen 1,100 yen
Lift Ticket Information The Super Morning Tickets are valid from 8am until 2pm.
The Super Afternoon Tickets are valid from 10am until closing.

Getting to Katashina Kogen

By public transport
41.7km from Jomo Kogen Station on the Joetsu Shinkansen line
36km from Numata Station on the Joetsu Line
Transport Information
Katashina Kogen is 36km from Numata Station on the Joetsu line and about 42km from the Jomo Kogen Station on the Joetsu Shinkansen line.

>> More information on getting to Katashina by public transport
Buses from both Jomo Kogen Station and Numata Station operate to central Kamada area of Katashina village. A free welcome bus is available from there to the resort on request.
By Car
30.1km from the Numata IC on the Kanetsu Expressway
38.2km from the Tsukiyono IC on the Kanetsu Expressway
38.2km from the Showa IC on the Kanetsu Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 401 (1.2km away)
Katashina Kogen is located just off Route 401, about 30km the north east of the Numata IC on the Kanetsu Expressway.

From the Numata IC exit, turn left onto Route 120 (Nihon Romantic Highway) and head towards Nikko. Continue on Route 120 for about 25km until arriving at the turn off for Route 401 just after passing through the central Kamada part of Katashina Village. Turn left onto Route 401 over the bridge heading towards Oze and Tokura. Continue on this road for around 3.5km until arriving at the sign for Katashina Kogen - turn left to head up to the car park.

>> More information on getting to Katashina by car
There is a car park at the base of the resort. Parking is free on weekdays and 1000 yen on holidays and weekends.

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At the time of writing (mid May), almost all ski resorts in Japan have closed for the 2016-2017 season.

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