Oguna Hotaka (Katashina Village, Gunma)

Oguna Hotaka
オグナほたか (群馬県 片品村)
Planned season: Saturday 17th December 2016 until Sunday 2nd April 2017
Official snow depth Daily updates during snow season

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Oguna Hotaka is located in Katashina village on the south eastern slopes of Mt Hotaka in northern Gunma Prefecture. It originally opened under a different name in 1975 and before 2013 it used to be known as called Snowpal Oguna Hotaka. A joint season ticket that can also be used at Hotaka Bokujo and Minakami Hodaigi is available.

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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Oguna Hotaka Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 35cm 15cm 1st 170cm 110cm 1st 230cm 110cm
2nd - - 2nd 40cm 15cm 2nd 170cm 110cm 2nd 230cm 110cm
3rd - - 3rd 40cm 15cm 3rd 180cm 110cm 3rd 230cm 110cm
4th - - 4th 40cm 15cm 4th 180cm 110cm 4th 230cm 110cm
5th - - 5th 50cm 15cm 5th 180cm 110cm 5th 230cm 110cm
6th - - 6th 50cm 15cm 6th 180cm 110cm 6th 230cm 110cm
7th - - 7th 50cm 15cm 7th 190cm 110cm 7th 230cm 100cm
8th - - 8th 50cm 25cm 8th 190cm 110cm 8th 230cm 100cm
9th - - 9th 60cm 25cm 9th 190cm 110cm 9th 230cm 100cm
10th - - 10th 60cm 25cm 10th 200cm 130cm 10th 230cm 100cm
11th - - 11th 60cm 30cm 11th 200cm 130cm 11th 230cm 100cm
12th - - 12th 60cm 30cm 12th 210cm 130cm 12th 230cm 100cm
13th - - 13th 60cm 30cm 13th 210cm 130cm 13th 230cm 100cm
14th - - 14th 80cm 30cm 14th 210cm 130cm 14th 230cm 100cm
15th - - 15th 100cm 30cm 15th 210cm 130cm 15th 230cm 100cm
16th - - 16th 130cm 30cm 16th 210cm 130cm 16th 230cm 100cm
17th - - 17th 150cm 35cm 17th 210cm 130cm 17th 230cm 100cm
18th - - 18th 150cm 40cm 18th 210cm 130cm 18th 230cm 100cm
19th 20cm - 19th 150cm 40cm 19th 210cm 130cm 19th 230cm 90cm
20th 20cm - 20th 150cm 45cm 20th 210cm 130cm 20th 230cm 90cm
21st 20cm 10cm 21st 150cm 70cm 21st 210cm 110cm 21st 200cm 90cm
22nd 20cm 10cm 22nd 150cm 70cm 22nd 230cm 110cm 22nd 200cm 80cm
23rd 20cm 10cm 23rd 150cm 80cm 23rd 230cm 110cm 23rd 200cm 80cm
24th 20cm 10cm 24th 160cm 80cm 24th 230cm 110cm 24th 200cm 80cm
25th 20cm 10cm 25th 160cm 90cm 25th 230cm 110cm 25th 200cm 80cm
26th 20cm 10cm 26th 160cm 90cm 26th 230cm 110cm 26th 200cm 80cm
27th 20cm 10cm 27th 160cm 90cm 27th 230cm 110cm 27th 200cm 80cm
28th 20cm 10cm 28th 160cm 90cm 28th 230cm 110cm 28th 200cm -
29th 20cm 10cm 29th 160cm 100cm 29th - 110cm 29th 200cm -
30th 35cm 15cm 30th 160cm 100cm 30th 30th 200cm -
31st 35cm 15cm 31st 170cm 100cm 31st 31st 200cm -

Previous Statistics

Oguna Hotaka Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Oguna Hotaka. 
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 main 'Kids Park' area is at the base of the resort and free to enter with a valid lift ticket (otherwise the snow escalator charge is 700 yen for 1 day). 
Park Information
Park information
There are no special snow park facilities.  

Oguna Hotaka Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid December until Early April
October November December January February March April May June July
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:30pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:30pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Oguna Hotaka is open from 8:30am until 4:30pm.

There is no nighta at this resort.

Oguna Hotaka Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age & under
55 years & over
1 Day (weekends & holidays) 3,900 yen 2,800 yen 3,500 yen
1 Day (weekdays) 3,200 yen 2,200 yen 2,800 yen
2 Days 6,900 yen 4,900 yen 5,800 yen
Half Day 3,100 yen 2,100 yen 2,700 yen
1 Lift Coupon 400 yen 300 yen 400 yen
Bokuji-Oguna 1 Day 4,100 yen 3,100 yen 3,600 yen
Season Ticket 48,300 yen 30,800 yen 37,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information The Half Day ticket is valid until 1pm or from 12pm.

The Season Ticket can be used at 3 resorts:

- Hotaka Bokujo
- Minakami Hodaigi
- Oguna Hotaka

The Bokujo-Oguna 1 Day ticket shown above is also valid at Hotaka Bokujo.

Getting to Oguna Hotaka

By public transport
40.8km from Jomo Kogen Station on the Joetsu Shinkansen line
33.6km from Numata Station on the Joetsu Line
Transport Information
Oguna Hotaka is about 33.5km from Numata Station on the Joetsu line and about 41km from Jomo Kogen Station on the Joetsu Shinkansen line.

>> More information on getting to Katashina by public transport
No train station shuttle bus service is available. On weekends and holidays a bus connects parking areas 3, 4 and 5 with base.
By Car
28.1km from the Numata IC on the Kanetsu Expressway
37.2km from the Tsukiyono IC on the Kanetsu Expressway
37.2km from the Showa IC on the Kanetsu Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 120 (9.7km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 64
Oguna Hotaka is about 28km from the Numata IC exit on the Kanetsu Expressway.

From the Numata IC exit, turn left onto Route 120 (Nihon Romantic Highway), heading towards Nikko. Continue on Route 120 for about 19km until arriving at the turn off for Prefecture Road 64 - the main road sign actually mentions Kawaba. Turn left onto this road and continue for about 4km, until reaching a turn off to the right to head towards Hotaka Bokujo. Turn right here and continue for 2km until reaching the turn off for Oguna Hotaka. Turn left and then follow the road for just under 1.5km. At the junction turn right to head up to the resort.

>> More information on getting to Katashina by car
Car parking is available at base. Parking is free on weekdays and 1,000 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.

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