Marunuma Kogen (Katashina Village, Gunma)

Marunuma Kogen
丸沼高原 (群馬県 片品村)
Planned season: Wednesday 23rd November 2016 until Sunday 7th May 2017
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Marunuma Kogen is located on the western slopes of Mt Shirane in Katashina village close to the Gunma-Tochigi prefecture border. Marunuma Kogen is particularly popular during he early season and late season due to the snowfall in the region. The road just beyond Marunuma Kogen gets blocked off during winter. Marunuma Kogen has been operating since 1974.

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

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Marunuma Kogen Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 120cm 60cm 1st 220cm 170cm 1st 295cm 180cm
2nd - - 2nd 120cm 70cm 2nd 220cm 170cm 2nd 295cm 180cm
3rd - 50cm 3rd 120cm 70cm 3rd 250cm 170cm 3rd 295cm 180cm
4th - - 4th 120cm 70cm 4th 250cm 170cm 4th 290cm 180cm
5th - - 5th 140cm 70cm 5th 250cm 170cm 5th 290cm 180cm
6th - - 6th 140cm 70cm 6th 250cm 170cm 6th 290cm 180cm
7th - - 7th 140cm 70cm 7th 250cm 170cm 7th 290cm 180cm
8th - - 8th 140cm 70cm 8th 250cm 170cm 8th 290cm 180cm
9th - - 9th 140cm 70cm 9th 250cm 170cm 9th 290cm 180cm
10th - - 10th 140cm 70cm 10th 250cm 180cm 10th 290cm 180cm
11th - - 11th 140cm 70cm 11th 250cm 180cm 11th 290cm 180cm
12th - - 12th 160cm 70cm 12th 290cm 180cm 12th 290cm 180cm
13th - - 13th 160cm 70cm 13th 290cm 180cm 13th 290cm 180cm
14th - - 14th 170cm 70cm 14th 290cm 180cm 14th 290cm 180cm
15th 60cm 50cm 15th 170cm 70cm 15th 290cm 180cm 15th 290cm 180cm
16th 80cm 40cm 16th 200cm 70cm 16th 290cm 180cm 16th 290cm 180cm
17th 100cm 50cm 17th 200cm 70cm 17th 290cm 180cm 17th 290cm 180cm
18th 120cm 50cm 18th 200cm 110cm 18th 290cm 180cm 18th 290cm 180cm
19th 120cm 50cm 19th 200cm 110cm 19th 290cm 180cm 19th 290cm 180cm
20th 120cm 50cm 20th 200cm 140cm 20th 290cm 180cm 20th 290cm 150cm
21st 120cm 50cm 21st 200cm 140cm 21st 290cm 180cm 21st 240cm 150cm
22nd 120cm 50cm 22nd 200cm 140cm 22nd 295cm 180cm 22nd 240cm 150cm
23rd 120cm 50cm 23rd 200cm 140cm 23rd 295cm 180cm 23rd 240cm 150cm
24th 120cm 50cm 24th 220cm 140cm 24th 295cm 180cm 24th 240cm 150cm
25th 120cm 50cm 25th 220cm 160cm 25th 295cm 180cm 25th 240cm 150cm
26th 120cm 50cm 26th 220cm 160cm 26th 295cm 180cm 26th 240cm 150cm
27th 120cm 50cm 27th 220cm 160cm 27th 295cm 180cm 27th 240cm 150cm
28th 120cm 50cm 28th 220cm 160cm 28th 295cm 180cm 28th 240cm 150cm
29th 120cm 50cm 29th 220cm 160cm 29th - 180cm 29th 240cm 150cm
30th 120cm 70cm 30th 220cm 160cm 30th 30th 240cm 150cm
31st 120cm 70cm 31st 220cm 170cm 31st 31st 240cm 150cm

Previous Statistics

Marunuma Kogen Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Marunuma Kogen. 
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Available
Ski and snowboard equipment rental is available.
Ski and snowboard wear rental is also available. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
The 'Kids Park' is located at the base of the resort in front of Kogen-no-eki Marunuma building. There is also a 'Beginners Area'. 
Park Information
Park information
The 1,000m long 'Snow Park' area is located on the Orange Course. 

Marunuma Kogen Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Late November until Early May
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:15am until 4:30pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:15am until 4:30pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Marunuma Kogen is generally open from 8:15am until 4:30pm with some variations.

There is no nighta at this resort.

Marunuma Kogen Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age
Older Child
High School age
55 years and over
1 Day 4,900 yen 2,200 yen 3,700 yen 4,400 yen
Set 1 Day 5,600 yen 2,900 yen 4,400 yen 5,100 yen
Set Weekday 5,400 yen 2,700 yen 4,200 yen 4,900 yen
5 Hours 4,400 yen
Season Ticket 62,000 yen 25,000 yen 30,000 yen
20 Hours 15,000 yen
10 Hours 8,000 yen
Ropeway (return) 2,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information The 20 Hour ticket can be used in units of 1 hour through the season.

The 10 Hour ticket can be used in units of 1 hour through the season.

The 'Set' tickets include a lunch voucher worth 1,200 yen.

Ladies & Seniors Day is every Monday and Friday (unless those days are a national holiday). On those days a 1 day ticket including a lunch voucher worth 1,200 yen is 3,500 yen for ladies and seniors.

Getting to Marunuma Kogen

By public transport
51.9km from Jomo Kogen Station on the Joetsu Shinkansen line
42.9km from Numata Station on the Joetsu Line
Transport Information
Marunuma Kogen is about 43km from Numata Station on the Joetsu line and about 52km from Jomo Kogen Station on the Joetsu Shinkansen line.

>> More information on getting to Katashina by public transport
A shuttle bus is available from Jomo Kogen Station to Marunuma Kogen.
By Car
38.4km from the Numata IC on the Kanetsu Expressway
46.3km from the Tsukiyono IC on the Kanetsu Expressway
46.5km from the Showa IC on the Kanetsu Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 120 (0.1km away)
Marunuma Kogen is located very close to the border with Tochigi Prefecture. Outside of winter months Route 120 continues past Marunuma Kogen and connects with the Oku Nikko area of Tochigi, but that section of the road is closed during winter. This means that the only way to approach Marunuma Kogen in winter is from the west on Route 120.

Marunuma Kogen is just over 38km from the Numata IC exit 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 just over 38km to the base of Marunuma Kogen.

>> More information on getting to Katashina by car
There are a number of car parks available at the base area of Marunuma Kogen. Parking is free on all car parks apart from the Central (Chuo) car park where it is 500 yen on weekends and holidays.

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

The information shown on this page is for the 2016-2017 season. Planned season dates and information for the 2017-2018 season will be updated over the coming months. Data for every ski resort should be updated in time for the start of the 2017-2018 winter season.
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