Kazawa Snow Area (Tsumagoi Village, Gunma)

Kazawa Snow Area
鹿沢スノーエリア (群馬県 嬬恋村)
Planned season: Saturday 26th November 2016 until early May 2017
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Kazawa Snow Area is located in Tsumagoi village to the north east of central Ueda and to the north of Komoro city in Nagano Prefecture. There are two conncected areas - the main Highland area and the Kaman area - the latter is only open on weekends and holidays. Spectacular mountain scenery can be enjoyed from the top of Kazawa on a clear day with many famous mountains in view.

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.

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The Mountain

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Kazawa Snow Area Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
1st - - 1st 60cm 50cm 1st 160cm 120cm 1st 150cm 120cm
2nd - - 2nd 60cm 50cm 2nd 160cm 120cm 2nd 150cm 120cm
3rd - 50cm 3rd 60cm 50cm 3rd 160cm 120cm 3rd 150cm 120cm
4th - - 4th 60cm 50cm 4th 160cm 120cm 4th 150cm 120cm
5th - - 5th 60cm 50cm 5th 160cm 120cm 5th 150cm 120cm
6th - - 6th 60cm 50cm 6th 160cm 120cm 6th 150cm 120cm
7th - - 7th 60cm 50cm 7th 160cm 120cm 7th 150cm 120cm
8th - - 8th 60cm 50cm 8th 160cm 120cm 8th 150cm 120cm
9th - - 9th 80cm 50cm 9th 160cm 120cm 9th 150cm 120cm
10th - - 10th 80cm 50cm 10th 160cm 120cm 10th 150cm 110cm
11th - - 11th 80cm 50cm 11th 160cm 120cm 11th 150cm 110cm
12th - - 12th 80cm 50cm 12th 160cm 120cm 12th 150cm 110cm
13th - - 13th 80cm 50cm 13th 175cm 120cm 13th 150cm 110cm
14th - - 14th 100cm 50cm 14th 175cm 120cm 14th 150cm 110cm
15th 60cm 50cm 15th 110cm 50cm 15th 175cm 120cm 15th 150cm 110cm
16th 60cm 50cm 16th 110cm 50cm 16th 175cm 120cm 16th 150cm 120cm
17th 60cm 50cm 17th 130cm 50cm 17th 170cm 120cm 17th 150cm 110cm
18th 60cm 50cm 18th 130cm 80cm 18th 170cm 120cm 18th 150cm 120cm
19th 60cm 50cm 19th 130cm 80cm 19th 175cm 120cm 19th 150cm 110cm
20th 60cm 50cm 20th 130cm 100cm 20th 170cm 120cm 20th 150cm 110cm
21st 60cm 50cm 21st 160cm 110cm 21st 170cm 100cm 21st 150cm 110cm
22nd 60cm 50cm 22nd 160cm 110cm 22nd 170cm 100cm 22nd 150cm 110cm
23rd 60cm 50cm 23rd 160cm 110cm 23rd 165cm 120cm 23rd 150cm 110cm
24th 60cm 50cm 24th 160cm 110cm 24th 160cm 100cm 24th 150cm 110cm
25th 60cm 50cm 25th 160cm 110cm 25th 160cm 100cm 25th 150cm 110cm
26th 60cm 50cm 26th 160cm 110cm 26th 150cm 120cm 26th 150cm 110cm
27th 60cm 50cm 27th 160cm 110cm 27th 150cm 120cm 27th 170cm 110cm
28th 60cm 60cm 28th 160cm 110cm 28th 150cm 120cm 28th 170cm 110cm
29th 60cm 50cm 29th 160cm 110cm 29th - 120cm 29th 170cm 110cm
30th 60cm 50cm 30th 160cm 120cm 30th 30th 170cm 110cm
31st 60cm 50cm 31st 160cm 120cm 31st 31st 160cm 110cm

Previous Statistics

Kazawa Snow Area Facilities

Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Kazawa Snow Area. 
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Available
Ski and snowboard equipment rental is available.
Wear, snow scoots and sledges are also available to rent. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
The 'Chibbiko' area for young children is located in the base area and is free to enter. 
Park Information
Park information
There are no special snow park facilities. 

Kazawa Snow Area 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 8:00am until 4:30pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:00pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Kazawa Snow Area is normally open from 8:30am until 4pm on weekdays and from 8am until 4:30pm on weekends and holidays.

There is no scheduled nighta at this ski hill. However, it is possible to pay for private use of the Home course area for nighta - and early morning ski. The charges for this are:

Early morning (6am-8am): 100,000 yen
Nighta (5pm-8pm): 120,000 yen

Kazawa Snow Area Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age & under
60 years & over
1 Day (weekends & holidays) 4,000 yen 2,000 yen 3,500 yen
1 Day (weekdays) 3,700 yen 2,000 yen 3,200 yen
2 Hour (weekends & holidays) 2,600 yen 2,100 yen
2 Hour (weekdays) 2,300 yen 1,800 yen
4 Hours (weekends & holidays) 3,400 yen 2,900 yen
4 Hours (weekdays) 3,100 yen 2,600 yen
1 Lift Coupon 400 yen 400 yen 400 yen
Season Ticket 55,000 yen 30,000 yen 40,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information The 2 Hour ticket is valid for 2 hours from the time of purchase.

The 4 Hour ticket is valid for 4 hours from the time of purchase.

There is no scheduled nighta at this ski hill. However, it is possible to pay for private use of the Home course area for nighta - and early morning ski. The charges for this are:

Early morning (6am-8am): 100,000 yen
Nighta (5pm-8pm): 120,000 yen

Those charges include the lift operations during that time.

Getting to Kazawa Snow Area

By public transport
30.7km from Ueda Station on the Hokuriku Shinkansen line
12.7km from Omae on the Agatsuma line
15.3km from Manza Kazawaguchi Station on the Agatsuma line
Transport Information
Kazawa Snow Area is about 13km from Omae Station on the Agatsuma line.

The larger Manza Kazawaguchi Station on the same line is a little further away.

Ueda Station on the Hokuriku Shinkansen line is just under 31km from Kazawa Snow Area.

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No shuttle bus service is available.
By Car
21.4km from the Tobu Yunomaru IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
24km from the Komoro IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
26.6km from the Ueda Sugadaira IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 144 (3.5km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 94
Kawaza Snow Area is about 21.5km from the Tobu Yunomaru IC exit and just less than 27km from the Ueda Sugadaira IC exit of the Joshinetsu Expressway.
It can be found just off Prefecture Road 94 about 3.5km from Route 144 in the Tashiro area of Tsumagoi village.

From the Tobu Yunomaru IC exit, turn left onto Prefecture Road 81 and then soon left onto Prefecture Road, right again and then right once more until reaching the Mihari traffic lights. Turn left at the traffic lights onto Prefecture Road 94. Continue on this road for just under 18km, going past Yunomaru along the way, until reaching the turn off for Kazawa Snow Area.

>> More information on Joshinetsu Expressway
There is parking for 800 vehicles at the base of the ski hill. Parking is free every day of the season.

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

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