Snow Park Oze Tokura (Katashina Village, Gunma)

Snow Park Oze Tokura
スノーパーク尾瀬戸倉 (群馬県 片品村)
Planned season: Saturday 17th December 2016 until Sunday 2nd April 2017
Official snow depth --- [updated on 24th April 2017]

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Snow Park Oze Tokura is located in the mountains of the Oze region of Katashina village in Gunma Prefecture. It was the first of the resorts in the Oze and Numata region to open in 1962 and it is currently the most northerly of the resorts in the region. The resort was one of the early ones to welcome snowboarders to the slopes and the half-pipe remains a popular feature.

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

1420m
340m
1080m
32"
9
3100m
7
30%
40%
30%
Skiers
40%
ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
Boarders
60%
0 0 0 0 7 0 0

Snow Park Oze Tokura Snow Depth Statistics

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

Previous Statistics

Snow Park Oze Tokura Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Snow Park Oze Tokura. Special Kids lessons are also available. 
Rental
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 by the base Oze Kogen Hotel and is free to enter.

There is also a 'Kids Room Kurara' nursery facility by the base area. Reservations are required and charges apply.  
Park Information
Park information
The 120m long super half-pipe at Snow Park Oze Tokura is popular. There are some other park items around the courses of the resort. 

Snow Park Oze Tokura Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid December until Early April
October November December January February March April May June July
                                                           
Daytime
Daytime
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:00am until 5:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:00am until 5:00pm
Nighta
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Snow Park Oze Tokura is open from 8am until 5pm.

There is no nighta at this resort.

Snow Park Oze Tokura Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age
Senior
60 years & over
1 Day (weekend & holidays) 4,400 yen 2,600 yen 3,200 yen
1 Day (weekdays) 3,700 yen 2,600 yen 3,200 yen
2 Days (weekend & holidays) 7,500 yen
2 Days (weekdays) 6,300 yen
1 Lift Coupon 500 yen 400 yen
Season Ticket 55,000 yen 20,000 yen
Morning (weekend & holidays) 3,400 yen 2,500 yen
Morning (weekdays) 2,600 yen 2,400 yen
Afternoon (weekend & holidays) 3,900 yen
Afternoon (weekdays) 3,200 yen
Lift Ticket Information The Morning ticket is valid from 8am until 12pm.

The Afternoon ticket is valid from 12pm until 5pm.

A 1 day ticket for ladies on weekdays costs 3,200 yen.

Ladies Day is on some Fridays when a 1 day lift ticket costs 1,000 yen for ladies: 13th January, 27th January, 3rd February, 17th February, 3rd March, 17th March and 31st March.

Mens Day is on some Fridays when a 1 day lift ticket costs 1,000 yen for men: 6th January, 20th January, 10th February, 24th February, 10th March and 24th March.

Junior Day - when elementary school age children can ride the lifts for free - is on the following dates: 28th January, 29th January, 25th February, 26th February, 25th March and 26th March.

Getting to Snow Park Oze Tokura

By public transport
Train
Train
47.5km from Jomo Kogen Station on the Joetsu Shinkansen line
40.3km from Numata Station on the Joetsu Line
Transport Information
Information
Snow Park Oze Tokura is about 40km from Numata Station on the Joetsu line and about 47.5km from Jomo Kogen Station on the Joetsu Shinkansen line.

>> More information on getting to Katashina by public transport
bus
Bus
Bus services from Jomo Kogen Station and Numata Station are available.
By Car
Car
35.8km from the Numata IC on the Kanetsu Expressway
43.9km from the Tsukiyono IC on the Kanetsu Expressway
43.9km from the Showa IC on the Kanetsu Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 401 (1.8km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 63
Direction
Direction
Snow Park Oze Tokura is located just off Route 401, about 36km 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 8.5km, going past the turn off roads for Katashina Kogen and White World Oze Iwakura, until arriving at the junction to turn off for Oze Tokura onto Prefecture Road 63. Turn left here and follow the signs to the resort base.

>> More information on getting to Katashina by car
Parking
Parking
There is a car park for about 900 vehicles areas by base of the resort. Parking is free every day of the season.

More Information

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Address
Address
Tokura 329
Katashina-mura
Tone-gun
Gunma-ken
378-0411
Telephone
Telephone
0278-58-7511
Season dates and information
At the time of writing (3rd April 2017), many ski resorts in Japan have closed for the 2016-2017 season - though some remain open. Season dates shown on these pages are the original planned dates and subject to change.

The information shown on this page is for the 2016-2017 season. Information will be reviewed and 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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